Effective Food Demos

Posted by: on Monday October 22, 2018 Article originally appears in the October 11, 2018 issue of the SNEB eCommunicator. Why do food demos? As nutrition educators we know that those who have tight budgets are less likely to try something new if they have to spend money they haven’t planned to spend. Food demos are a great way to introduce new foods at no cost! Those in retail know that food demos work because free food samples increase sales (more @ (...)

Five Things to Know Before Abstracts Open

Posted by: on Monday October 15, 2018 The SNEB Annual Conference Call for Abstracts opens on November 1. Here are five things you should know before the submission process begins. The 2019 conference theme is Nutrition Education: Rooted in Food. It is a reminder of our origins as food and nutrition educators. It’s a call to action that underscores the need to safeguard food producing resources and improve healthy food access in a time of political, social and planetary disruption. It also celebrates the beauty, pleasure and (...)

Celebrating the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program?s Anniversary

Posted by: on Thursday October 11, 2018 Posted by: Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RDN on Thursday, October 11, 2018 Published in JNEB - October Issue The 50th anniversary year for JNEB is ebbing, but I wanted to also highlight the 50th anniversary for the Expended Food and Nutrition Education program (EFNEP). Since 2000, JNEB has published nearly 80 articles that involved EFNEP. Going back to 1970, there are over 590 articles. Clearly, EFNEP leaders have embraced the scholarship of curricula development and implementation (...)

SNEB Receives Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

Posted by: on Friday October 5, 2018 SNEB Receives Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations Status grants SNEB opportunity to expand international reach of the Society and advance the field of nutrition education INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 5, 2018) -- Effective July 2018, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) has been granted special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations. “SNEB members are a treasure trove of (...)

What’s in/NOT in Your Food – Mobile Apps/Online Resources Can Help

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Posted by: on Tuesday October 2, 2018 Article originally appears in the September 27, 2018 issue of the SNEB eCommunicator. What’s in food is important to consumers and sometimes what’s NOT in food is of more concern. Ingredient lists don’t always tell the whole story. Welcome to the world of resources that can help. Here are some apps to consider - most are free or have a nominal cost. Using online recommendations I searched for more information about the apps. (Note: I’ve avoided focusing on ingredient-specific apps suc (...)

Misleading Food Package Claims

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Posted by: on Monday September 17, 2018 Article originally appears in the September 13 issue of the SNEB eCommunicator. There are too many misleading food package marketing claims to contain in one place. This article focuses on two...the first, ‘made with’ claims, the second, the use of words that may lead consumers to believe the food is good for their health. ‘Made with’ claims Fruits and veggies are good for us, right? So if a food is ‘made with real fruit’ or ‘made with spinach’ it’s a healthful choice. (...)

Communicate and be Understood – Top 10 Clear Writing/Speaking Tips (and more!)

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Posted by: on Monday September 10, 2018 Article originally appears in the August 30, 2018 issue of the SNEB eCommunicator. It has many names - low literacy, readable, plain/clear language (my preference, reader-friendly) but one goal - communicating clearly. We often point to the reading level of our audiences as the reason to write below a certain reading level - writing at or below 8th grade for the U.S. public but lower reading levels may be more appropriate for your audience. Here are 2 compelling reasons for clear communicatio (...)

Stop! Read This Before Food Shopping Online

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Posted by: on Monday August 20, 2018 Article originally appears in the August 16, 2018 issue of the SNEB eCommunicator. Think you know about online food shopping? If you think fees, membership dues or speedy delivery are the only factors to consider, read on! (Note: This article doesn’t address meal delivery services, a topic covered previously.) Overview >>>Are grocers solving the e-commerce riddle? Only 2% of grocery sales come from online sources yet there’s a lot of activity. If it seems like every grocery (...)

Can We Eat Healthfully at the Fair? Yes, Yes We Can

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Posted by: on Wednesday August 8, 2018 Article originally appears in the August 2, 2018 issue of the SNEB eCommunicator.  It’s that time of year when many states hold their state (or county) fair. Deep-fried foods often make the headlines yet there are enticing and healthful food choices. It’s not all about just telling people to avoid high calorie/fat/sugar foods at the fair. I was pleased to read other strategies suggested similar to attending a party or buffet (look at everything and choose a few items), eat slowly and mi (...)

Follow-up from Conference Dialogue Now Session with Learning ZoneXpress

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Posted by: on Monday August 6, 2018 Thanks to everyone who joined the Learning ZoneXpress team for the Dialogue Now session, “Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign!” at the 2018 SNEB Conference in our home state of Minnesota. For those of you who missed it, Learning ZoneXpress consults with clients worldwide to create customized, high-impact signs with images and messages to promote healthy eating and physical activity. Custom banners, posters, shelf signs, lawn signs, and supporting handouts are used in all kinds of settings from s (...)