Transforming Our Practice and Making Every Bite Count

Posted by: on Wednesday August 18, 2021 Jasia (Jayne) Steinmetz, RD, CD On June 5, 2021, the global family celebrated World Environment Day with the theme “Ecosystem Restoration” and called for not only conservation but also recovering systems that have been degraded or destroyed.1 This World Environment Day also officially launched the United Nations Decade of Ecosystem Restoration, a decade addressing various ecosystem challenges around the world. Everyone around the world resides in 1 of the 8 identified ecosystems, includi (...)

Who Wants a Seat at the Table for Dietary and Climate Change Strategies?

Posted by: on Wednesday August 18, 2021 Susan L. Johnson, PhD As I sit, in July, in temperatures over 100° F and breathe smoke-filled air, I am thinking about climate change and what that means for our future. Channeling my thoughts into more productive realms, I have been thinking about my role, both personally and professionally, and how I can positively contribute to the future of the planet. I am contemplating moving toward a more plant-based diet and how far I, and my household, are willing to step in that direction. Food pr (...)

A Summer of Writing (Plans)

Posted by: on Thursday July 8, 2021 Susan L. Johnson, PhD How many times have you thought “this summer I'm going to get all those manuscripts written that I've let pile up because now I'm not teaching, and I will have a lot more time to devote to getting some things to the finish line!” And how many times have those best-made plans somehow evaporated because, despite the somewhat slower pace of summer and fewer required meetings, our plans to produce somehow drift away or get subsumed by other competing demands? The best a (...)

SNEB: Equity at the Core

Posted by: on Thursday July 8, 2021 Pamela Koch, EdD, RD For my last Presidential Editorial, I will reflect on the past year. When my presidency started in a global pandemic, I did not think it would end in the pandemic. There is hope for a post-COVID-19 pandemic world. I am also hopeful for our Society's bright future. My SNEB editorial, Forging the Future of Food and Nutrition Education,1 discussed the importance equity at the core of our field and SNEB. I, along with the rest of the Board of Directors (BOD), dedicated (...)

Is Hosting a Podcast in Your Future?

Posted by: on Tuesday July 6, 2021 In 2005 ‘podcast’ became the ‘word of the year’ according to New Oxford Dictionary. In 8 short years, 2013, Apple had 1 billion subscribers (find more podcast milestones). Podcasts have become a way to inform, entertain and more. If you are considering starting one, read on. Data... A Nielsen report finds podcast listeners are more diverse than the U.S. population; black, Hispanic, Asian podcast audiences are growing faster each year (2010 to 2019). Kids and family podcasts ra (...)

SNEB 2021: Today’s Mentees Becoming Tomorrow’s Leaders

Posted by: on Monday June 21, 2021 It has been a long fourteen months. Although the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, there is a sense of normalcy returning to many of our lives as more and more people become vaccinated. Families and friends who have only been connected since March 2020 via Zoom and FaceTime are finally being reunited in person. Businesses are rebounding, live events are being scheduled, and here in New Jersey, the traffic’s back on my commute to campus. Yet, as the world returns to normal, it’s b (...)

Having a hard time keeping track of plant-based options?

Posted by: on Wednesday June 16, 2021 Plant-based options are virtually everywhere yet there may be some surprises about where you can find them below. This is a fast moving train so look for changes often! A look at the numbers, the landscape Vegan statistics for the U.S., UK and globally. Look at Google searches by state for vegan/plant-based over 15 years and here’s the interactive map for years 2004 through 2019. One registered dietitian ranks the best plant-based fast food options in 2020; another identifies 7 plant-b (...)

Cool plant-based ice creams are hot; DIY frozen treats

Posted by: on Tuesday June 1, 2021 Have you seen the crowded the ice cream with its many vegan/plant-based options? Read on to see how they fare nutritionally. And find recipes for easy frozen treats you can make at home if you choose plant-based. An overview... Choosing a dairy-free ice cream looks at health concerns associated with coconut-based options and guidelines for what to look for on the Nutrition Facts label. Can ice cream ever be healthy? takes a look at low calorie ice cream, protein and fiber found in som (...)

Sustaining Sustainability

Posted by: on Monday May 24, 2021 Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RDN While JNEB has a long history of publishing articles related to sustainability, this is the first full issue devoted to the topic. In searching the site, I find hundreds of articles related to sustainability. This is incredible work. Thank you, authors! I found the 1989 Report by Herrin and Gussow1 very interesting. They provide an overview of how one can analyze a state's local foods to explore the ability to eat locally. Montana's choices wer (...)

Quality Nutrition Education Materials for Pregnant or Lactating Women and Children Ages 0–24 Months Old

Posted by: on Monday May 24, 2021 Noereem Z. Mena, PhD, RD; Sarah Amin, PhD, MPH; Georgianna Mann, PhD; Rachel Vollmer, PhD, RD The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior's (SNEB) Nutrition Education for Children Division recognizes the role SNEB members have in ensuring quality nutrition education handouts for the pregnant and birth (0) to 24-month population (P/B-24) population. Importantly, objective quality assessments of educational materials will be crucial for evaluation of behavior change outcomes and (...)