Ellen’s blog: The latest supermarkets/groceries, new food options

Posted by: on Sunday January 21, 2024 By  Ellen Schuster, MS Groceries are the focus this week as some European supermarkets drop some products due to high price increases and one podcast looks at the battle over grocery store shelves. And in Columbia they are taxing ultra-processed foods - 10% in 2024 and 25% in 2025  The latest at supermarkets/grocery stores… French supermarket will no longer carry some PepsiCo products due to unacceptable price increases; Italy, Spain and Belg (...)

Best wishes 2024 from SNEB Leadership!

Posted by: on Tuesday January 9, 2024 Best wishes 2024 from SNEB Leadership! For 2023, we re-connected, re-nourished, and re-inspired each other while empowering transformation in the food system. Building on that momentum, SNEB is excited about what is ahead in 2024, which our conference theme emphasizes as "Understanding Foodways". Let's explore some of our top plans for this year: Our 2024 SNEB International Conference in Knoxville, TN relocates to the University of Tennessee campus. This move offers fresh opportunities (...)

From JNEB – Establishing Our Position: SNEB and JNEB Working Together to Move Nutrition Education Forward

Posted by: on Friday January 5, 2024 as published in the January 2024 issue of JNEB  by Lauren Haldeman, PhD, JNEB Editor in Chief As I begin to write this editorial to start 2024, I can't help but look back at my first complete year as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB). I knew I was walking into a very big role with lofty expectations, but I had no idea the impact this position would have on me personally as well as professionally. I have been a member of the Society for Nutrition (...)

From SNEB – Cooking Up Empowerment: Ingredients for Food Citizens Transformation

Posted by: on Friday January 5, 2024 as published in the January 2024 issue of JNEB Virginie Zoumenou, Jenn Mampara, Chanda Robinson Banks, Tambra Stevenson, Daniel W. Thomas Introduction In our continuous quest for a fair and sustainable food system, the recent panel discussion at the 2023 SNEB conference, titled "Cooking Up Empowerment Ingredients for Food Citizens Transformation," provided valuable insights and inspiration. These discussions emphasized the critical elements, such as the United Nations-endorsed right to (...)

Elllen’s Blog: Made it to 2024….2024 trends coming soon

Posted by: on Friday January 5, 2024 By  Ellen Schuster, MS Coming soon…2024 food/nutrition/fitness trends. Now is a good time to look back at 2023 and what took up much of our attention (Ozempic anyone?). How many will be around in 2024? Snapshots…looking back at 2023… The year of Ozempic  looking back @ SNAP from a grocer perspective ( top 2023 recipes from Google (...)

Ellen’s Blog: Buying food (subscription services), health and interesting reading

Posted by: on Saturday December 16, 2023 By  Ellen Schuster, MS As always, the list starts small and grows. Read about interesting news about buying food one grocery alerts shoppers digitally when fresh-picked produce arrives at stores, the price of eggs is the top Google 2023 search in every state), subscription services is the price of convenience worth it?) and health weight loss drugs continue to make news with Oprah and poison control center calls, House passes bill to allow whole milk in schools, Latino food insecurity data a (...)

A Brief Reflection as the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Mentored Editor

Posted by: on Saturday December 16, 2023 by Alexandra MacMillan Uribe, PhD, RDN When I applied to be the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB) Mentored Editor, to say I had a vague idea of what the position entailed would be outright generous. While I had previous experience publishing in and reviewing for JNEB, how manuscripts moved through the editorial process was largely enigmatic. What I came to learn was far richer and more complex than I had imagined and has instilled a profound appreciation for the thoughtful (...)

The Advisory Committee on Public Policy Capitol Hill Visit: SNEB Members Shaping Polic

Posted by: on Saturday December 16, 2023 by Sara Elnakib, PhD, MPH, RDN; Ricardo Kairios, MS; Laura Vollmer, MPH, RD Engaging in Advocacy The Advisory Committee on Public Policy (ACPP)1 is a committee of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) that focuses on food, nutrition, and health policy at the national and state levels. Membership for this committee is open to all and is a great place for SNEB members to hone their policy and advocacy skills. SNEB members have an important role to play in supporting the d (...)

Ellen’s blog: In the news for December 2023

Posted by: on Saturday December 2, 2023 Weight loss drugs continue to pop up in the news as does the focus on food costs and there climate change, SNAP and physical activity are also in the news. And a new online tool tracks the crops that are grown in your county - where they come from and where they go to. In the news… Is this a joke? Nope. Subway is bringing footlong cookies to their menu in January: nutrition info not yet available FTC warns food inf (...)

From JNEB Editorial: Beyond Our Silos

Posted by: on Saturday November 18, 2023 Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia, EdD, RDN, Alyshia Gálvez, PhD While we are joined as co-authors of this piece, the two of us met each other in a different context: as journal associate editor and prospective author. Both of us are committed to interdisciplinary work (Pamela is a nutritionist and qualitative researcher within an interdisciplinary health science department, while Alyshia is an anthropologist with a primary appointment in an ethnic studies department who largely collaborates with c (...)