Read about air fryers to extreme food budgeting

Posted by: on Friday March 24, 2023 A lot is going on in the ‘heads up nutrition educators’ space from Lunchables coming to school meals (at what price point?), save money by making meals from Dollar Tree, a pilot of contactless mobile WIC payment, the popularity of air fryers puts instructions on some labels, subscription programs are EVERYWHERE and more. Of interest to nutrition educators… Lunchables to become part of school meals this fall w/reformulation: URL link for PDF about them ( (...)

SNEB Editorial – March 2023

Posted by: on Sunday March 12, 2023 The Nutrition Workforce Gains Traction in Healthcare Luyue Zheng, MS, RD, PhD Student University of New Hampshire, Chairelect, Student Division of SNEB Ksten Heitman, PhD, RDN, LD The Ohio State University, Member, Student Division of SNEB Kritika Gupta, PhD, CHES Senior Program Analyst, Ripple Effect, Past Chair, Student Division of SNEB Katharine Garrity, MS, RD, PhD Student The Ohio State University, Member, Student Division of SNEB Aysegul Baltaci, PhD Mi (...)

JNEB Editorial – March 2023

Posted by: on Sunday March 12, 2023 Nutrition Educators are Innovators... but it Takes Time Lauren Haldeman, PhD Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Nutrition, Education and Behavior, Advancing Research, Practice, and Policy As  we  enter National Nutrition Month, nutrition educators are particularly hard at work teaching communities about and promoting healthy food choices and physical activity behaviors. This is no easy task. One of the biggest challenges we face in this field is developing messages and materials that are e (...)

Groceries…they are chock full of news!

Posted by: on Saturday March 11, 2023 by Ellen Schuster, MS ************************************************************************************** A lot is happening at grocery stores (when is it not?). Interesting new observation…shoppers increasingly turn to discount grocers and stores that sell food along with other merchandise ( And a first…double produce bucks available online, the latest about high food price (...)

Keep up with new foods/new terms

Posted by: and on Saturday February 25, 2023 by Ellen Schuster, MS Although the supply chain has limited many food items, tracking new foods that come on the ‘market’ (in stores and online) continues to be a moving target as the number of places to get food grows. If you’re feeling FOMO (fear of missing out) on new groceries, foods for takeout/dining out or new nutrition terms keep reading… New products… Here are some recent products you may be unaware of: Magic Spoon cereal heavily advertised on podcasts and only be (...)

JNEB Editorial – February 2023

Posted by: on Sunday February 12, 2023 What's JNEB Got to Do With It? Lauren Haldeman, PhD Online When I think about the role JNEB has played throughout my career, it is clear to me that it was and continues to be integral to my development as a nutrition professional. I can pinpoint how I utilized JNEB at specific times over the course of my training as an undergraduate and graduate student, as well as in my positions as a public health/community nutritionist and a faculty member. I was introduced to the field of nutrition edu (...)

SNEB Editorial – February 2023

Posted by: on Sunday February 12, 2023 Supporting Food and Nutrition Security Among Migrant, Immigrant, and Refugee Populations Betsy Anderson Steeves, PhD, RDN; Kelseanna Hollis-Hansen, PhD, MPH; Marissa McElrone, PhD, RDN Habiba Nur, MS, MS, RDN; Matthew J. Landry, PhD, RDN, FAND Online Socio-political conflict and environmental impacts of climate change are driving population movement across the globe. Migrants, immigrants, and refugees can be particularly vulnerable to food and nutrition insecurity, as these groups are (...)

Last look at 2022, looking ahead to 2023

Posted by: and on Tuesday January 31, 2023 In just a few years everyone now seems to have joined the future casting food and drink trend bandwagon. One article suggests it’s due to the availability of consumer data from e-commerce and social media which makes it easier to track consumer food habits and peak at next year’s trends. My takeaway: trends are ‘fun,’ yet they also reflect changes in food habits and the food environment; trends are a ‘heads up’ as we communicate to/connect with/educate the public. A last look (...)

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior updates Nutrition Educator Competencies for Promoting Healthy Individuals, Communities, and Food Systems

Posted by: on Monday January 30, 2023 Philadelphia, January 25, 2023 – In continuing efforts by the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) to improve the health of individuals, communities, and food systems globally, the Society has updated the competencies that are essential for nutrition educators to be effective. The rationale and evidence-base for these competencies are presented in a position paper in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier, and includes the "what,” "why," and "ho (...)

Beginning 2023: Looking back and moving forward.

Posted by: and on Friday January 13, 2023 As we begin 2023 we look back and forward: U.S. life expectancy drops largely due to COVID and drug overdoses but health-related conditions such as heart disease also figure into decreased life expectancy  ( Inflation has taken a big bite out of budgets: when it goes up health outcomes fall as people choose between everyday costs and those that support health such as medication, healthy food and gym memberships (h (...)