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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 (...)

External Validity

Posted by: on Monday October 12, 2020 In JNEB, the Discussion section should compare and contrast the results of the research with other published studies. The reason for this is to provide the readers with an idea of the external validity of the study. That is, can results be generalized to other populations, settings, times? Is the sample representative of a larger whole? External validity is enhanced with randomization, which in turn heightens the representativeness of the sample. Replication also increases external validity.1 (...)

Flipping the Script Towards Health Equity: A Call for Native Land Acknowledgment

Posted by: , and on Monday October 12, 2020 Nutrition and health professionals often discuss, research, and write about social determinants of health. We acknowledge health disparities among marginalized populations and inequitable access to foods, places, and spaces for healthful lifestyles. However, at what point do we acknowledge how settler colonialism promulgates inequitable access to healthful lifestyles, as well as the complexities regarding the damaging sociohistorical and contemporary contexts of policy, poverty, historical traum (...)

CDC Coronavirus Halloween/holiday & other food-related guidelines; Bring PE to Your Family Week (October 19 – 23, 2020)

Posted by: on Monday October 5, 2020 Two Coronavirus-related topics...First, CDC guidelines for holidays including Halloween and other food-related guidelines released during September 2020. Second, Ideas/resources for celebrating  the Active School campaign: Bring PE to Your Family Week (in lieu of Take Your Parent to PE Week) - Oct. 19 - 23, 2020.CDC Coronavirus Halloween/holiday & other food-related guidelines...CDC guidelines for holiday celebrations (including Halloween) updated 9/21/2020 helps you assess you (...)

Community nutrition education during a pandemic

Posted by: on Monday September 21, 2020 It’s impossible to capture all of the ways nutrition educators have continued to teach nutrition in the midst of a pandemic (some are highlighted here). Want more examples/resources? Read on... WEBINARS/OTHER RESOURCES...**Delivering Food and Nutrition Education During COVID-19 (blog post) is a recap of a recent webinar from the Teachers College, Columbia University about how to go virtual when providing nutrition education. At this URL find the blog post, webinar recording (...)

JNEB Updates

Posted by: on Tuesday September 8, 2020 I want to draw attention to a few JNEB updates. The first involves the use of ORCID—Open Researcher and Contributor ID. While we previously supported this option for authors or reviewers, we now require the corresponding author to enter their ORCID when submitting a manuscript. Be sure to enter only the numerals and not the ORCID link.By registering with ORCID, users receive a unique digital identifier, also called ORCID, to which they can link their published articles and other profession (...)