National Report Showcases Model Program that “Gives Kids the Voice of
A new report from Action for Healthy Kids showcases how schools and students
in Massachusetts are working together to improve student wellness.
The report, Giving Kids the Voice of Authority: Engaging Students in the
Fight Against Childhood Obesity, features the successes of student
councils in six high schools across the Bay State.
Each of the schools won a competitive $1,000 grant to participate in the
“Students Taking Charge” initiative, launched by the Massachusetts Action
for Healthy Kids Team. Through the initiative, student councils evaluated
student satisfaction with the nutrition and physical activity options
available to them, as well as their satisfaction
with access to health information at their schools.
Using the survey results, student leaders developed advocacy plans and
recommendations for specific pilot projects designed to improve wellness,
presented to their schools along with more than 200 state legislators and
The Massachusetts student councils also helped shape the “Students Taking
Charge Toolkit”, a unique resource that helps high school students assess
their school’s nutrition and physical activity policies, and recommend and
The toolkit is available at HYPERLINK
Giving Kids the Voice of Authority: Engaging Students in the Fight Against
Childhood Obesity is the second in a series of Field Reports published by
Action for Healthy Kids and designed to mobilize change at the grassroots
level by involving parents, students, and school leaders.
The reports are part of Action for Healthy Kids’ recently launched “Campaign
for School Wellness,” a multifaceted communications and outreach
effort that brings to schools new tools and resources for strengthening
their wellness efforts.
To view the new report, go to HYPERLINK
The Society for Nutrition Education is a member of the Action for Healthy
Kids Partner Steering Committee.
About Action for Healthy Kids
Action for Healthy Kids is a national grassroots partnership created to
address the epidemic of overweight, undernourished and sedentary youth by
focusing on changes at school. Now celebrating its fourth anniversary,
Action for Healthy Kids is a public-private partnership of more than 50
organizations and government agencies representing education, health,
fitness, and nutrition, which supports the efforts of its Teams (including
states and the District of Columbia) made up of over 6,000 volunteers.
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Tracy A. Fox, MPH, RD
President, Food, Nutrition & Policy Consultants, LLC
5927 Beech Ave.
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Greetings SNE Colleagues,
I am very excited to announce that the charter issue of the Journal
of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition published by The Haworth Press is
now available. You can place an order or request a sample copy of
the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition at http://
The Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition studies the growing
connection and interdependence between the environment, food,
nutrition, and health. It comprehensively examines local, national
and international hunger and environmental nutrition issues -
specifically food access, food security, food production,
agriculture, and the interconnectedness on nutrition and health. The
journal is designed to provide current research and application
information on public policy, legislation, and regulation related to
sustainable ecosystems and the link with maintaining optimal
nutrition and well-being for all people.
The Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition:
* Provides a distinguished venue for the publication of original
articles prepared by scholars and practitioners in the field and
reviewed by qualified peers;
* Publishes manuscripts that advance knowledge across the range of
research and practice issues in nutrition, food and water security,
health, agriculture and the environment; and
* Supports the professional growth of researchers and practitioners
in these areas.
Print ISSN: 1932-0248
Electronic ISSN: 1932-0256
Marie Boyle Struble, PhD, RD
Southern Maine Community College
2 Fort Road
South Portland, ME 04106
To give you a taste of the fabulous content of Volume I, Issue I,
check out these articles:
Reflections on Nutritional Health and the Environment: The Journey to
Joan Dye Gussow EdD
Disparities in Obesity: Prevalence, Causes, and Solutions
Patricia B. Crawford DrPH, RD, May-Choo Wang DrPH, RD, Sarah
Krathwohl MPH, Lorrene Ritchie PhD, RD
A Food Bank Collaborates with Federal Food Assistance Programs to
Reduce Child Hunger
Nancy Cotugna DrPH, RD, Gerry Treese CDM, CFPP, Patricia D. Beebe MS
A Survey of Food System Knowledge, Attitudes, and Experiences Among
High School Students
Alison H. Harmon PhD, RD, LN, Audrey N. Maretzki PhD
The Effects of the Local Food Environment and Social Support on Rural
Steven Garasky PhD, Lois Wright Morton PhD, Kimberly A. Greder PhD
Food Security, Hunger, and Food Stamp Participation Among Low-Income
Working Families in Rhode Island
Kathleen S. Gorman PhD, Kelly D. Horton MS, Robert F. Houser PhD
Abstracts and TOC are free. Full text access available for a fee.
Instructions for authors can be found at http://www.haworthpress.com/
If you are a registered dietitian and are interested in this
publication, please contact Angie Tagtow at angie.tagtow(a)mac.com for
reduced subscription information.
Angie Tagtow, MS, RD, LD
Environmental Nutrition Consultant
13464 NE 46th Street
Elkhart, Iowa 50073
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Another take on ending the use of the term "hunger" in the federal
Linda T. Drake, M.S.
Nutritionist and Program Director
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
3624 Horsebarn Rd. Extension
Dept. of Nutritional Sciences
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-4017
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To: Nutrition Networks, SNEEZE, BASICS
From: Doris Montgomery
Re: Notification of community health consultant position for Iowa
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Doris Montgomery, MS RD LD
Iowa Department of Public Health
Iowa Nutrition Network
80053201579 (in Iowa)
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We'd like to include a short reading (~3-10 pages long) to promote a
healthy, non-obsessive relationship with food.
The reading would be in addition to the text (Sizer-Whitney's NUTRITION:
CONCEPTS & CONTROVERSIES, 10th ed) for our college Intro Nutrition course.
This could be a consumer-friendly review or overview, a scientific journal
article that touches the theme broadly, or perhaps a chapter in a book. We
want something that is credible and not terribly technical, but also not too
touchy-feely. We would use this at the beginning of the course to begin
allaying students' fears, worries, and obsessions about "eating RIGHT."
Of course we would request copyright permission and pay royalty fees.
Any suggestions: something you have written for a particular audience, or
something you have read? (We've tried various PubMed and Google Scholar
searches, but haven't found the right key words or articles yet.)
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
Lora Beth Brown, EdD, RD, CD
Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602-4608
The Nutrition Education Research Interest Section of ASN recently had
monies donated by Kraft and Drs. Mona Calvo and Susan Whiting and we are now
able to offer cash awards ($200) for two student research projects that are
presened in the Nutrition Ed RIS mini-symposia at EB. In case you missed
the RIS communities announcement, here it is again. Thanks to Shirley
Gerrior for helping me with the award announcement. Barbara
Barbara Lohse, PhD, RD
Department of Nutritional Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University
5 B Henderson
University Park, PA 16802
Principal Investigator and Director,
Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Tracks & Pennsylvania Nutrition Education
111 Sowers Street, Suite 600
State College, PA 16801
814-863-0074 or 814-865-5169
My new office and telephone extension are highlighted in the signature
FYI, Karla Shelnutt has my old room and extension (room 3038 and
Linda Benjamin Bobroff, Ph.D., RD, LD/N
Dept of Family, Youth & Community Sciences
University of Florida
3026 McCarty Hall, PO Box 110310
Gainesville, FL 32611-0310
Tel: 352/392-1895 Ext 305
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