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The Wave of Removing Artificial Colors and Ingredients Continues

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Posted by: on Monday March 5, 2018 Article originally appears in the March 1, 2018 issue of the SNEB eCommunicator. Companies respond to consumer advocate demands to remove artificial colors and other ingredients from processed food and restaurant offerings. Background **Color additives An overview of color additives, which ones are FDA-approved and their oversight/regulation. https://foodandnutrition.org/september-october-2017/color-additives/ **Goodbye to artificial colors? Dr. Marion Nestle’s response to Nestle (...)

Learn Online with Podcasts!

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Posted by: on Monday February 19, 2018 Podcasts are a way to listen to an interview with a nutrition leader, hear about the latest research, learn about a nutrition-related topic or learn about a nutrition-related book. And you can walk or garden while listening. So get podcasting.. Interviews with nutrition leaders Isabel Contento Put a Fork In It! Ep. 6: Pamela Koch and Isobel Contento, Tisch Center for Food, Education and Policy - All About Nutrition Education from Put a Fork In It! in Podcasts. https://itunes.apple.com/us/p (...)

Food (and Drink) in All the (Wrong) Places

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Posted by: on Monday February 12, 2018 Several years ago while in a shoe store I noticed a beverage vending machine near the cash register. I began to see food and/or drink vending machines in places I wouldn’t have expected such as Best Buy. Here are some other places food and drink is popping up (hint: not all examples are vending machines)... VENDING Where are the best places to locate vending machines? **According to the Vending Group blog, apartment communities and auto shops. http://blog.vendinggroup.com/6-best-places-t (...)

Visual Serving Size Guides

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Posted by: on Monday January 22, 2018 It’s the New Year and in the spirit of eating healthy resolutions here is a list of visual serving size guides from different sources. What is the difference between a serving and a portion? Some of the resources below are titled serving sizes, others are titled portion sizes. This article reminds us that a serving may be based on MyPlate (or a similar food guide) or a food label. A portion is what someone eats at one time for a meal or snack - a portion may be more or less than a serving. (...)

Grocery Store Disruption News for Savvy Nutrition Educators

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Posted by: on Monday January 8, 2018 Amazon's expansion into the grocery store space, online ordering/delivery (about 25% of grocery stores provide this) and meal kit services aren't the only current grocery store disruptions. What is disruption? According to Wikipedia, it's an innovation that creates new markets and 'disrupts' an existing market. Here are some examples of grocery store disrupters... New in-store offerings **Why grocerants are the future of food shopping Grocerants are grocery stores offering typical shelf pro (...)

SNEB ACPP Resources

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Posted by: on Wednesday January 3, 2018 Are you feeling the way we are feeling? Everyday some new need for advocacy arises, and you wonder how will you find the energy to be everywhere at once? How much impact can we really have signing petitions? SNEB is a great tool for amplifying our voices and finding some focus for our efforts. There are also many resources at SNEB to help you become a more effective and focused advocate for nutrition. We’ve listed those out below. Now is a great time to remind your local, state, and nation (...)

Support the Future of Nutrition Education

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Posted by: on Tuesday November 28, 2017 Since 2004 the SNEB Foundation has awarded over 75 scholarships to promising nutrition education students wanting to attend the SNEB Annual Conference.  Many of those recipients have gone on to become active SNEB volunteers and leaders. Betty Izumi writes, “I was one year into my doctoral program and was thrilled to be the recipient of the SNEB Foundation scholarship. SNEB is the first professional organization that I joined.” Laura Hopkins adds, “I have been to several other nation (...)

Recorded Webinars: Fall 2017 Journal Club

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Posted by: on Tuesday November 21, 2017 The Fall 2017 Journal Club series is nearing an end! Thank you to our speakers, moderators and all attendees for an excellent series. The last webinar of this season, SNEB Journal Club 9: Effectiveness of a Parent Health Report in Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption, takes place Monday, November 27. Nonmembers can register here. Did you miss out on webinars 1-8? View the recorded webinars from the Fall 2017 Journal Club series to catch up on the nutrition education interventions you mi (...)

Special Online Dialogue Now Session with SNEB Organizational Member Learning ZoneXpress

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Posted by: on Monday November 13, 2017 REGISTER   Thursday, November 16 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET A conversation about nutrition and health education signage and resource. Over time, our customers have moved from straight-forward nutrition education to a PSE approach. We support the thoughtfulness and planning that seems to come from PSE, but wonder if our products, marketing, and outreach need to change so that customers can more easily see how our resources now fit with their plans and initiatives. All welcom (...)

Call for Abstracts for the 2018 Annual Conference Now Open

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Posted by: on Monday November 6, 2017 SNEB invites you to submit abstracts for presentation at the 2018 Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN, July 21 - July 24. The first deadline for submission is January 15, 2018. SNEB is interested in abstracts about research, and/or programs that relate to behavior change and food choice. Abstracts related to this year’s conference theme, Optimizing Impact: Supporting Food Systems with Nutrition Education, are also encouraged. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) category is (...)