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On Reflecting; Letís Start with Stories from Diverse Perspectives

Posted by: Ellen Schuster on Monday, June 29, 2020

In response to the recent events SNEB has shared these helpful resources from the Food Solutions New England Network as they work to transform the food system so that it is sustainable, just and resilient: 

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB): Statement on Addressing Racial Injustice

Posted by: Staff on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

We are heartbroken, angry and deeply saddened by the repugnant displays of police violence against Black People and other People of Color across our country. Our deeper heartbreak, anger and sadness is over the social injustice, systemic racism and lack of accountability that have long defined and divided our country. Longstanding misuse of privilege and power by individuals, institutions, and political leaders undermines trust and the principles of a civil, democratic society. 

What Will School Meals Look Like When School Reopens?

What Will School Meals Look Like When School Reopens?

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday, June 15, 2020

When school resumes in the fall (or late summer) of 2020, school foodservice will look different. Schools, already challenged by the pandemic, will change operations. Some districts are surveying parents about re-opening schools and some are asking about school lunch. The School Nutrition Association is leading a series of Zoom meetings to help their members gear up for re-opening. Nutrition educators who teach nutrition and health in classrooms and cafeterias will want to be aware of the challenges and opportunities ahead and consider how to work with school partners.

Mentorship: Building Research Capacity Within the Society

Mentorship: Building Research Capacity Within the Society

Posted by: Mackenzie J. Ferrante, MS, RDN on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior's Research Division is focused on three functions: 1) engaging members in research through capacity building and networking; 2) increasing the rigor of submissions to JNEB; and 3) bringing together students and researchers to strengthen the potential of future nutrition educators. Mentorship is central to these functions, and mentors have been found to exist laterally, virtually, and among peers. Peer-to-peer mentoring among students and researchers can offer not only traditional research support and guidance but also provide insights and connections within SNEB that can work to support the Society as a whole.

What's a Researcher to Do?

What's a Researcher to Do?

Posted by: Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RDN on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Force majeure. Pandemic. Global disaster. Not phrases I ever thought I would include in a JNEB editorial. Yet, here we are. We've switched to teaching online in both the university and outreach settings. We are trying to stay in touch with friends, family, students, and colleagues. We are stretching ourselves in so many ways. But what's a researcher to do?
 

SNEB's conference goes virtual in 2020

SNEB's conference goes virtual in 2020

Posted by: Evan Hoffmeyer, Senior Communications Coordinator on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Distinguished nutrition educators from around the world will gather in a truly global event this summer as the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior hosts its 53rd Annual Conference entirely online.

Food Now, Food Tomorrow

Food Now, Food Tomorrow

Posted by: Ellen Schuster, MS on Monday, June 1, 2020

For now, our focus is still on the food supply chain and how we are eating, spending our money on food and takeout. In the immediate future, will what we are eating change? Will online grocery shopping increase? In the longer term, how will the food system change? What will school meals and eating out look like? Cue up the crystal ball...

2019 Presidential Address published in peer-reviewed journal

2019 Presidential Address published in peer-reviewed journal

Posted by: Jennifer Wilkins, PhD, RD on Friday, May 22, 2020

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and its health and food system impacts, the issues addressed in Jennifer Wilkins' 2019 Presidential Address become even more critical.

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