Schuster’s Blog: Spring!

Posted by: on Sunday April 24, 2022 by SNEB member Ellen Schuster,  MS To celebrate, let’s look at growing food - costs (in light of ever rising food prices), health benefits, using SNAP to buy seeds/edible plants, the deep meaning growing food has for many people. COSTS, BENEFITS Costs/benefits: Is gardening cheaper than buying fruits and vegetables? includes initial/on-going costs and the most cost-effective edible things to grow ( (...)

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Elects 2022-2023 Leadership

Posted by: on Sunday April 10, 2022 Jasia Steinmetz, PhD, RD , President of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior announces the election of volunteers who will begin their roles August 1, 2022. Sarah Colby, PhD, RD, University of Tennessee, has been elected Vice President. During her three-year term, she will transition into the role of President of the Society serving from 2024-2025. Amy Mobley, PhD, RD, University of Florida, will serve as Secretary. Siew Sun Wong, PhD, MS, Oregon State University, will ser (...)

From SNEB: An Informed Thrifty Food Plan

Posted by: on Sunday April 10, 2022 by Oyinlola T. Babatunde, PhD, MPH, RDN, FAND, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Healthy Aging Division Point Person, SNEB Advisory Committee on Public Policy Lesli Biediger-Friedman, PhD, MPH, RD Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, Member, SNEB Advisory Committee on Public Policy Sara A. Elnakib, PhD, MPH, RDN Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Chair-Elect, SNEB Advisory Committee on Public Policy Jule Anne Henstenburg, PhD, RD, LDN, FAND, The MANNA Institute, MANNA, Philadelp (...)

From JNEB: Keeping an Eye Out for Opportunities in Challenging Times

Posted by: on Sunday April 10, 2022 by Susan L. Johnson, PhD Senior Associate Editor, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Advancing Research, Practice and Policy Generally, I work hard at seeing the glass half full—always looking out for potential opportunities to innovate in the face of challenges; or as my mother  would have (endlessly) encouraged me, to “make lemonade out of lemons.” I’ve tried hard to look for such openings during the pandemic years asking, “How can we continue to do our research in a ri (...)

Schuster’s Blog: The food environment changes…food costs, Buy Now Pay Later oh my!

Posted by: on Sunday April 10, 2022 by SNEB member Ellen Schuster,  MS Plant-based food, Walgreens cooler doors cause a stir, WIC, FDA, SNAP (2 club retailers now accepting/Target to accept online SNAP) and so much more… FOOD The cost of food: USDA’s latest food price outlook for food in 12 categories as well as eating out and takeout sees the largest increase since July 1981 ( The latest shrinkinflation examples - when a (...)

Food Skills: More than a Video

Posted by: on Monday March 28, 2022 Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RDN In January, JNEB developed a collection of articles related to food skills. I'm sure you've seen it by now in the banner ads or collections section of the website. What a broad range of subtopics in this collection! Data from a longitudinal study from the US Department of Agriculture's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study-2 (ITFPS-2) were analyzed relative to the (...)

Re-envisioning Nutrition Instruction in Higher Education

Posted by: on Monday March 28, 2022 Zubaida Qamar, PhD, RDN; Rebecca L. Hagedorn-Hatfield, PhD, RDN; Virginia B. Gray, PhD, RDN; Mical K. Shilts, PhD, MS; Cara L. Cuite, PhD The Covid-19 pandemic upended the traditional model of face-to-face instruction and provided an opportunity to re-envision our teaching practices. Initial transition to online learning necessitated the development of new skills in delivering and participating in online learning for students and faculty alike. Additionally, heightened attention to multifaceted (...)

New rules to save money on food in 2022

Posted by: on Thursday March 24, 2022 The current food shopping environment - online, curbside - calls for new food shopping ‘rules’ or tips. Food costs continue to rise - a survey finds that 78% of mostly smaller companies are passing these costs on to consumers. More and more groups are entering this new shopping environment…consider that those receiving SNAP benefits may be able to shop online with club retailers. Note: About those rising prices…here’s an interesting article about how much consumers in the U.S. and U (...)

Food environment changes…are these the changes we want?

Posted by: on Wednesday March 9, 2022 Scanning the changing food environment is interesting but sometimes scary. Note this: Is the future of food the future we want? It describes the future of food while at a (wait for it) ’Food on Demand’ conference. And consider retail grocery’s digital personalization strategy: to customize the shopper experience and take meal planning off the shopper’s plate. Lastly, the food environment is changing with regard to the number of U.S. dairy farms - they’re declining. Read about more foo (...)

Ethical Eating: Seals, Certifications, Icons, Pledges and More

Posted by: on Friday February 18, 2022 Consumers increasingly express interest in the environment, treatment of animals and sustainability. Where did this all start? Federal nutrition and organic labels may have paved the way for single-trait label claims. Yet there’s no denying that third parties have developed food seals and certifications for food packages and menu items to meet consumer interest in more transparency about the food they eat. Here is a snapshot of the challenges of ethical eating through the lenses of social jus (...)