More Views of the Future

Posted by: on Wednesday May 12, 2021 Additional perspectives on 2021 trends, pandemic changes and online grocery shopping and older adults. At the close of 2020 I provided a roundup of 2021 nutrition/physical activity/food trends. Four months into 2021, here are more perspectives on trends: The 9th annual survey of RDNs (1165 surveyed this year) includes some recognizable trends from other lists (interest in health and well-being, more snacking than meals) and intermittent fasting as #1 in the public’s interest as well as so (...)

Two Views of the Food System: Food Everywhere / Vegetarian Food Relief

Posted by: on Monday April 26, 2021 Food is everywhere...accessible if you can afford it yet many are food insecure. And some of the food insecure are vegans/vegetarians. Food is everywhere Increased access to food is a trend that continues. Unfortunately, it often comes with impulsive food choices for consumers. Nutrition educators can help the public navigate the myriad of available food choices. Technology/online/social media... Voice-assisted technology assists online grocery shopping which is important to note si (...)

Just One Bite?

Posted by: on Friday April 16, 2021 A familiar phrase for both nutritionists and parents who are trying to increase the willingness of young children to try novel food. It is not a new area of study. However, I was intrigued by a study published in JNEB in 2002,1 where the number of children willing to try a novel vegetable (kohlrabi) was so high (76%) in the positive treatment group (storybook reading with positive kohlrabi message) that the results and study were severely limited. The authors had pretested the scenario with a (...)

Making “Thrifty” Go Further

Posted by: on Friday April 16, 2021 The Thrifty Food Plan (TFP) determines the allotment for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The TFP is the least expensive of the 4 US government food plans. The TFP was last revised in 2006 to “provide a representative healthful and minimal cost meal plan that shows how a nutritious diet may be achieved with limited resources” (p. ES-1).1 The TFP assumes all purchased foods are consumed at home and is based on the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.2 Rev (...)

CMHC Annual Events To Attend This Year

Posted by: on Friday April 16, 2021 April 16-18 | CMHC Spring The Cardiometabolic Challenge: Navigating a Syndemic (complimentary) Join a gathering of world-renowned experts in the prevention and treatment of cardiometabolic disease at CMHC Spring taking place April 16-18. Covering the latest advances in obesity, hypertension, lipids, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and more this event will provide you with new insights and strategies to ready to integrate into practice by Monday morning. The conference will begin (...)

The State of SNAP and Online E-commerce

Posted by: on Friday April 16, 2021 SNAP online grocery e-commerce has grown exponentially in a short period of time. What is the retail perspective? The customer perspective? (Note: If you aren’t familiar with online grocery delivery services, here’s one comparison a/o February 2021: minimum order, fees, membership for Walmart+, Instacart, Amazon Prime, Postmates and more. It’s a bumpy road! Fees and technology are two retail challenges - currently one tech company works with USDA and complex technology slows im (...)

BIPOC & Women-Centered Food and Agriculture

Posted by: and on Friday April 16, 2021 If you are not currently aware of how to find BIPOC/women-owned/operated farms, food boxes, food brands, dining and more, read on. Food retail and dining... Some Black-centered food retail and dining out efforts you may not be aware of: Giant Foods’ new shelf labels identify over 300 products that are from women, BIPOC, LGBTQ, veteran-owned businesses Trader Joe’s to increase shelf space to Black-owned businesses by setting a goal to have 15% of tasting panel food items from th (...)

SNEB Statement Against the Shootings Targeting Asians in the Atlanta Area

Posted by: on Friday April 16, 2021 We are deeply saddened and troubled by the hate crimes against Asian Americans. This week, we witnessed targeted and horrific shootings in the Atlanta-area against Asian Americans. As an organization, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior is striving to become an anti-racist and multicultural organization. We do not tolerate hate and discrimination of any kind. Our Board of Directors has a strong commitment to equity and inclusion and works to disrupt all forms of systemic racism. We (...)

An Important Update on the 2021 SNEB Annual Conference

Posted by: on Friday April 16, 2021 Dear SNEB Community, The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference serves as a way for professionals from all over the world to gather and share developments in the field of nutrition education. Over the course of the last year, the world has changed shape dramatically, and, like all of you, we have had to continuously adjust. Considering the on-going developments with COVID-19 and keeping the health and safety of our community top of mind, the SNEB Board of Directors (...)

COVID-19 Work in JNEB

Posted by: on Monday March 8, 2021 It has been a year since we all became painfully aware of COVID-19. To be honest, I didn't expect that JNEB would have COVID-related manuscripts to publish. Today, I think we will continue to have COVID-related manuscripts for quite a while yet. Some of our articles have highlighted the associated food insecurity while others reflect our creativity in times of crisis. Several papers relate to schools. McLoughlin et al 1 conducted a nationwide assessment of child nutrition administrative age (...)