Call them community fridges, free food fridges or ‘freedges’, refrigerators set up in community locations for people to share food are gaining traction across the U.S. in states such as NY, CA, TN, FL, LA, and TX. This is due, in part, to the pandemic but the refrigerators were flourishing prior to the pandemic. Community refrigerators began overseas and in 2017 they were supported by a U.K. foundation, Hubbub Foundation in the U.K., Canada, Australia, India, Germany and Israel.
World Food Day is an international day celebrated every year worldwide to honor the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Other organizations also mark the day by highlighting issues surrounding food security. The Division of International Nutrition Education (DINE) recognizes this day through programs and activities to educate individuals on how they can change simple habits to make a difference in the world. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, World Food Day 2020 will be a virtual, but interactive celebration. Join us as we welcome international and national experts to share their views about the impact COVID has had on food distribution.
Nutrition and health professionals often discuss, research, and write about social determinants of health. We acknowledge health disparities among marginalized populations and inequitable access to foods, places, and spaces for healthful lifestyles. However, at what point do we acknowledge how settler colonialism promulgates inequitable access to healthful lifestyles, as well as the complexities regarding the damaging sociohistorical and contemporary contexts of policy, poverty, historical trauma, and food systems?
In JNEB, the Discussion section should compare and contrast the results of the research with other published studies. The reason for this is to provide the readers with an idea of the external validity of the study. That is, can results be generalized to other populations, settings, times? Is the sample representative of a larger whole? External validity is enhanced with randomization, which in turn heightens the representativeness of the sample. Replication also increases external validity.
CDC Coronavirus Halloween/holiday & other food-related guidelines; Bring PE to Your Family Week (October 19 - 23, 2020)
Two Coronavirus-related topics: First, CDC guidelines for holidays including Halloween and other food-related guidelines released during September 2020.
Second, Ideas/resources for celebrating the Active School campaign: Bring PE to Your Family Week (in lieu of Take Your Parent to PE Week) - Oct. 19 - 23, 2020.
Our premiere online conference this year was a resounding success due to our adaptation and innovation. The tech features of chats and networking lounge retained that unique meeting atmosphere from SNEB members who are friendly, generous, and inquisitive. Recognizing our ongoing pandemic and social inequities, our food future appears more complex but we are committed to rise to a sustainable world.
I want to draw attention to a few JNEB updates. The first involves the use of ORCID—Open Researcher and Contributor ID. While we previously supported this option for authors or reviewers, we now require the corresponding author to enter their ORCID when submitting a manuscript. Be sure to enter only the numerals and not the ORCID link.