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SNEB Statement on the Events of January 6, 2021

Posted by: on Thursday January 7, 2021 We are greatly saddened by the January 6, 2021 violent attack at the United States Capitol. Our sympathy goes out to the families of those who have died. Respect for the democratic process and honoring the vote of the people is the foundation of a functioning democracy. During these unsettling times, it is important to remember the key principles of justice. As a public health nutrition society, we champion the virtue of justice for all.  This is evidenced by the Society for Nutrition (...)

    Good-For-Them Gifts That Are Easy On Your Wallet

    Posted by: on Tuesday December 15, 2020 Affordable gift ideas to promote health/physical activity, local food outlets, growing something at home and help break out of cooking fatigue! Happy holiday giving!Take-a-break ideasThese ideas are for taking those much needed breaks.**A basket sampler of teas **A tin filled w/popcorn and DIY seasonings (Mexican cocoa, gingerbread, cinnamon sugar, coconut curry and more or vegan chili cheese). **A book about changing habits or intuitive eating or equitable and sustaina (...)

    Looking Back and Moving Forward: SNEB Commitment to Embracing Racial Equity and Social Justice

    Posted by: on Monday December 14, 2020  As 2020 closes, Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) members will remember a year unlike any other. Friends, relatives, or colleagues may be included in the sobering statistics of more than 219,000 lives lost to COVID-19.1 We have faced significant disruptions in our personal, political, economic, social, and professional ways of thinking and being. From food justice, COVID-19 justice, racial justice, climate justice, to policing justice, this year has amplified inequities rout (...)

    Optimizing Lessons Learned from COVID-19’s Effects on School Nutrition Programs

    Posted by: on Monday December 14, 2020 The closure of US public schools during the COVID-19 public health emergency has affected up to 55 million students, 13.6% of whom come from food insecure households.1,2 In the study reported by McLoughlin et al., they remind us of the breadth of services that schools offer to children and families. 3 Not only do schools seek to educate and provide opportunities for cognitive and social-emotional growth, they also support physical growth and health, providing nutritional stability and food se (...)

    Cooking Fatigue: How to Overcome It & Resources

    Posted by: on Wednesday December 2, 2020 Cooking fatigue‘ has set in...many are tired of cooking at home, cooking for no one/themselves/family. A survey of 2,000 Americans conducted for SunBasket found that the average respondent had prepared the same dish 28 times since the pandemic began. The survey identified some familiar sources of cooking fatigue - time, prep work needed, clean-up and planning. A program associate with Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Warren County suggests getting help from others especially with clean-up (...)

    Family Meals

    Posted by: on Monday November 9, 2020 Family meals have changed quite a bit over the past 6 or 8 months. We may be eating at home more with immediate family or eating alone more often because we aren’t getting to restaurants. We may be trying more new recipes because of boredom or eating more frozen meals because of fatigue and stress. Looking back over the past year of meal-related articles brought some interesting highlights.A systematic review published in May concerning the relation between family meal frequency and dietar (...)

    New Dietary Guidelines, New Opportunities

    Posted by: on Monday November 9, 2020 UPSTREAM NUTRITION EDUCATIONIn my 35 years as a nutrition educator, I am often too busy doing the proverbial, “pulling drowning people out of the river to go upstream and stop people from getting in.”Yet, I had an opportunity to do upstream nutrition education with a fifth-grade class. It started during a pre-intervention survey about vegetables. A student asked, “can I write you a message?”The message was “Kids my age DO NOT [sic] eat vegetables.” In another lesson aimed (...)

    Reimagine this…recipes using food in new ways

    Posted by: on Thursday November 5, 2020 With the holidays coming maybe there’s more time to try new recipes using food in new ways. Consider using dessert hummus, butternut squash, sweet potatoes and more in new and interesting ways. Enjoy!For the holidays...Use dessert hummus:Pumpkin pie parfaits w/pudding, pumpkin pie spice hummus, whipped cream and fruit (consider omitting the caramel sauce); Dark chocolate hummus trifle (consider a lighter cake like angel food cake instead of the brownies); Or frost cup (...)

    Community fridges – the ‘little free library’ for food

    Posted by: on Monday October 19, 2020 Call them community fridges, free food fridges or ‘freedges,’ refrigerators set up in community locations for people to share food are gaining traction across the U.S. in states such as NY, CA, TN, FL, LA, and TX. This is due, in part, to the pandemic but the refrigerators were flourishing prior to the pandemic. Community refrigerators began overseas and in 2017 they were supported by a U.K. foundation, Hubbub Foundation in the U.K., Canada, Australia, India, Germany and Israel.Pro (...)

    Being Healthy is DINE’s Responsibility

    Posted by: , , and on Wednesday October 14, 2020 World Food Day is an international day celebrated every year worldwide to honor the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Other organizations also mark the day by highlighting issues surrounding food security. The Division of International Nutrition Education (DINE) recognizes this day through programs and activities to educate individuals on how they can change simple habits to make a difference in the world. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, World Food Day (...)