Schuster’s Blog: Inflation, grandfamilies, and SNAP

Posted by: and on Thursday December 15, 2022 Families with limited resources are being squeezed on all sides. Overall inflation has slowed yet food prices increased over the past year for different foods/categories of food ( and many companies raise prices and reap profits ( Vegetables: 90% increase in cost compared to November 2021 due to drought, the cost of water ( (...)

From SNEB Reflections on the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

Posted by: and on Wednesday December 7, 2022 In October 2022, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) was invited to participate in the historic in-person White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. This bipartisan event was attended by nearly 600 people from multiple sectors and different levels of government, including Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Ambassador Susan Rice, Congressmember Jim Mc- Govern, Senator Mike Braun, and Senator Cory Booker, as well as leaders in the industry, higher education, an (...)

Editorial: Proud to Have Served SNEB and JNEB

Posted by: and on Wednesday December 7, 2022 I’m taking this opportunity to thank the many people who have supported me in my tenure as your Editor-in-Chief, as this is my last editorial before retirement. Bittersweet, definitely, as I have grown professionally and personally through my associations with so many talented and kind individuals. I know they will pass this forward to my successor, Dr. Lauren Haldeman, as she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief in 2023. First, to my right-hand women and men who have served as Associate (...)

What Gets Said, Heard, and Done: Health Care Provider Influences on Early Childhood Feeding Decisions

Posted by: on Monday December 5, 2022 Place yourself in this scenario: you have questions about your 6-month-old infant's health and well-being, you may be sleep deprived, your infant might not be eating as you expect them to, and you have a well-child visit to attend during which you plan to get information and reassurance from your health care provider (HCP). Well-child visits are packed with tasks and messaging that need to be conveyed in a very short period of time. In this issue, McGowan and colleagues1 point out that the av (...)

Embrace the Opportunity: 2023 SNEB Conference Call for Abstracts

Posted by: and on Monday December 5, 2022 On behalf of the planning committee, we have the great pleasure of inviting you to the 2023 International Conference of the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) that will take place in Washington, DC, on July 21 to 23, 2023. This month of November, we will start the “Call for Abstracts,” and we would like to thank you in advance for submitting your work as an abstract. To embrace this opportunity, the purpose of this editorial is to share with you “the what-why-how-when” ab (...)

Schuster’s Blog: WIC Foods, SNAP, Rewards Programs and More

Posted by: and on Friday December 2, 2022 A soft drink vending machine at the checkout of a shoe store? My first thought when I saw this 8 years ago: Why? (One in the back for employees made more sense.) In the years since, food availability and convenience, good and bad, has skyrocketed. Add to that, food companies that shape our food behaviors in ways we are unaware of. Note: The data about the cost of using a food delivery app in the ‘Online’ section is of particular importance to consumers! WIC foods update… More (...)

Making Sure to Keep the Person in Personalized Nutrition

Posted by: on Monday November 21, 2022 Personalized nutrition focuses on the concept that individuals may respond very differently to foods and may require different dietary patterns to achieve the best health.  Personalized or precision nutrition falls under the umbrella of personalized medicine, a medical model that calls for medical practices, interventions, and products to be customized to the individual based on their risk of disease. Personalized medicine relies upon an individual’s genetic profile to identify the most appro (...)

Students, Gear Up for the SNEB Conference 2023!

Posted by: on Monday November 21, 2022 The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) held its 2022 Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. This was the first hybrid experience after 2 years of online conferences. During the annual division meetings, we dis- cussed the successful activities of all divisions during the past year. The Student Division officially started functioning in 2018. The Student Division remains a relatively younger division and has been successful in organizing 2 conference sessions in the past 2 years, (...)

Lauren Haldeman named Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Posted by: on Monday November 21, 2022 Philadelphia, November 21, 2022 – The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) is pleased to announce that Lauren Haldeman, PhD, will assume the duties of editor-in-chief of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB), published by Elsevier, effective January 2023. Dr. Haldeman takes over from Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RD, who has expertly served the Journal as editor-in-chief since 2008.  JNEB serves as a global resource to advance nutrition education and behavior- (...)

Schuster’s Blog: Grocery retail, competition, food deserts and more.

Posted by: and on Tuesday November 15, 2022 A new ‘Big 3’ in grocery retail? Higher food prices? Less competition? More food deserts? These are some of the issues swirling around the recent news of a proposed 2024 Kroger Albertsons merger. Let’s dig deeper… Overview… The numbers: 2 out of 3 shoppers would be reached by the merger; Kroger’s acquisition of Albertsons would mean a more diverse shopper demographic especially Latinos and Asians; new shoppers would be most likely to live in urban areas and more datapoint (...)