Attached and below is a description of the two tenure-track positions
available here at Texas Tech. I would greatly appreciate it if you
could disseminate this to doctoral students and others who may be
Debra B. Reed, PhD, LD, RD
Dept. of Nutrition, Hospitality, and Retailing
College of Human Sciences
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-1162
Texas Tech University
Department of Nutrition, Hospitality, and Retailing
Application Due: Open until filled (review of
applicants will begin 11/1/ 2007)
Type: nine months, Tenure-track
Position Availability: 1/1/2008 or 9/1/2008 (negotiable)
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications
Minimum Qualifications and Responsibilities:
Assistant/Associate Professor: Doctorate in Nutrition or related field,
Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian in the State of Texas (within
three months of hire). Candidates should have commitment to and
experience with university teaching and be able to teach a variety of
undergraduate and graduate courses in food and nutrition to support the
Didactic Program in Dietetics and other major/minors in Nutritional
Sciences. A demonstrated ability to establish a focused research
program, secure external funding, and publish in peer-reviewed journals
is required. Preferred areas of interest include obesity, diabetes, and
chronic disease prevention and interventions, wellness or other areas
that complement existing strengths in the department. Experience in
multidisciplinary collaborations for academics and research is desired.
The new faculty member will be expected to participate in graduate
student research committees and other departmental, college, and
Application: Apply at www.depts.ttu.edu/personnel. Click on
Applicants, then the employment website. Create an application for
position number 74466 or 74459. The position is also available through
the search postings feature. Include with the completed application a
letter of application, vita, copy of transcripts (official transcripts
will be required upon appointment), and the contact information (name,
address, telephone number, and email address) of three references.
For additional information, contact Dr. Debra B. Reed (806-742-3068 or
Angie Tagtow, MS, RD, LD
Environmental Nutrition Solutions
An ecological approach to food and health
13464 NE 46th Street
Elkhart, Iowa 50073
Check out the new Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition at
>> From: "Nord, Mark" <MARKNORD(a)ers.usda.gov>
>> Date: November 14, 2007 9:05:00 AM CST
>> To: "Nord, Mark" <MARKNORD(a)ers.usda.gov>
>> Subject: Household Food Security annual report and other food
>> security research
>> To: ERS Food Security Research Information Group
>> From: Mark Nord
>> Date: November 14, 2007
>> ERS has just released Household Food Security in the United
>> States, 2006
>> It is available at www.ers.usda.gov/publications/err49
>> Household Food Security in the United States, 2006
>> By Mark Nord, Margaret Andrews, and Steven Carlson
>> Economic Research Report No. (ERR-49) 66 pp, November 2007
>> Eighty-nine percent of American households were food secure
>> throughout the entire year in 2006, meaning that they had access
>> at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life for all
>> household members. The remaining households (10.9 percent) were
>> food insecure at least some time during the year. About one-third
>> of food insecure households (4.0 percent of all U.S. households)
>> had very low food security-meaning that the food intake of one or
>> more adults was reduced and their eating patterns were disrupted
>> at times during the year because the household lacked money and
>> other resources for food. Prevalence rates of food insecurity and
>> very low food security were essentially unchanged from those in
>> 2005. The typical food-secure household spent 31 percent more on
>> food than the typical food-insecure household of the same size and
>> household composition. Just over half of all food-insecure
>> households participated in one or more of the three largest
>> Federal food and nutrition assistance programs during the month
>> prior to USDA's annual Food Security Survey.
>> The public-use data file will be available on CD-ROM later today
>> or tomorrow at the latest. Release via the on-line dataferrett is
>> expected within a few days.
>> Other recent publications and papers in food security research:
>> Nord, Mark, and Heather Hopwood. 2007. "Measuring Children's Food
>> Security," Journal of Nutrition vol. 137: 533-536.
>> Nord, Mark, and Heather Hopwood. 2007. "Does Interview Mode Matter
>> for Food Security Measurement? Telephone versus In-Person
>> Interviews in the Current Population Survey Food Security
>> Supplement," Public Health Nutrition. doi:10.1017/S1368980007000857
>> Published on-line on August 7, 2007. On-line url: http://
>> Nord, Mark, and Heather Hopwood. 2007. "Higher Cost of Food in
>> Some Areas May Affect Food Stamp Households' Ability To Make
>> Healthy Food Choices," Economic Research Report No. 29-3. Chapter
>> 3 in Can Food Stamps Do More to Improve Food Choices? Washington,
>> DC: Economic Research Service, USDA. Available: www.ers.usda.gov/
>> Melgar-Quiñonez, Hugo, Mark Nord, Rafael Perez-Escamilla, and A.M.
>> Segall-Correa. 2007. "Psychometric properties of a modified US-
>> household food security survey module in Campinas, Brazil,"
>> European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602760
>> Nord, Mark, and Lynn Parker. 2007. "How Adequately Are Food Needs
>> of Children in Low-Income Households Being Met?" Paper presented
>> at annual research conference of the Association for Public Policy
>> Analysis and Management, Washington, DC, November 10, 2007.
>> (Available on request from Mark Nord.)
>> Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. 2007.
>> America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2007.
>> Includes statistics on food insecurity and children's diet quality
>> (indicators ECON3.A and ECON3.B). Available at www.childstats.gov
>> Mark Nord
>> Economic Research Service, USDA
>> 1800 M St NW, Room 2180
>> Washington, DC 20036-5831
I couldn't wait any more to tell everyone that my new children's book -
JANEY JUNKFOOD'S FRESH ADVENTURE! is FINALLY HERE!
(Guaranteed to help kids get off the junk food track and make good eating
And, since it's my birthday today, and because I just got the very first
shipment* - I decided to announce it to all you SNEEZERS first - and to
say a big THANK YOU for your support over the 25 years I've been going to
SNE! (Especially for my mentors - you know who you are!)
This book has taken five years of my blood, sweat, and tears!!! And I hope
it'll be a very cool resource to help make nutrition come alive for kids.
Please check it out and let me know how you like it!*
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season,
*I have a few copies available now, the bulk will be arriving December 29th!
Barbara Storper, M.S., R.D.
FOODPLAY Productions: Turning Kids on to Healthy Habits!
1 Sunset Ave.
Hatfield, MA 01038
I am working on a water promotion campaign, and am currently in need of some
baseline data. Does anyone have or know of a beverage preference and/or
consumption survey that I can look at? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Lauren Dinour, MPH, RD, CDN
Public Health Doctoral Candidate
Graduate Center, City University of New York
CALL FOR PAPERS: 2008 Priester National Extension Health Conference
***DEADLINE EXTENDED TO: DECEMBER 14, 2007***
(We've had a very good response nation-wide, but don't want the Thanksgiving
holiday to have prevented some from submitting.)
The Call for Presentations instructions and forms are attached.
Visit http://continuingeducation.ncsu.edu/PNEHC/index.html for details.
Please join us on April 8-10, 2008 in Raleigh/Durham, North
Carolina for springtime beauty and an exciting and engaging 2008
Priester National Extension Health Conference!
***LATEST CONFERENCE NEWS***
--INVITED SPEAKERS HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED:
*George Luber, PhD, Associate Director for Global Climate Change,
National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control &
Prevention; Session Topic: Health effects of global warming.
*James Gooch, DrPH, Director, Institute for Public Health, North
Carolina A&T State University; Session Topic: Health disparities among
*Julie Miller Jones, PhD, College of St. Catherines, Minnesota;
Session Topic: Healthy eating and healthy lifestyles; sponsored by the
*Karen Stobbe, Improvisational actress, writer, caregiver and
Project Director of In the Moment, a training program for caregivers;
Session Topic: Creative approaches to Alzheimer's, dementia, caregiving and
--DISCOUNTED STUDENT REGISTRATION OF $149:
*Encourage your students (or yourself, if a student) to submit a
paper or attend the conference.
*A special discounted student conference registration rate of $149
applies to students (full- or part-time) enrolled in an undergraduate,
graduate, or certificate program! This includes traditional students AND
working adults enrolled in a degree or certificate program (such as
Extension county-based field faculty/educators).
*Early Bird full conference registration (by Feb. 15, 2008) is $229;
pre-conference workshop registration is $49.
--PRIESTER AWARD NOMINATION GUIDELINES WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON; NOMINATIONS
WILL BE ACCEPTED JAN. 1, 2008 - FEBRUARY 15, 2008.
MORE ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:
The 2008 Priester National Extension Health Conference theme, BUILDING
HEALTHY COMMUNITIES, ONE PERSON AT A TIME, celebrates Cooperative
Extension's long history of promoting health and preventing disease for
individuals of every age and background, in families of all types,
living in rural, sub-urban, and urban communities. The conference
showcases the successful programs of Extension professionals, their
community and organizational partners, and their students.
This year's Conference Tracks:
* Successful Aging
* Global Health
* Growing Up Healthy IRL (in real life)
focus on programs that address today's challenges. Our communities,
families, and youth are facing challenges such as baby boomer retirement,
caregiving for aging parents, and other sandwich generation issues, new
immigrant health, global consumer product safety, green living, and youth
growing up in a world of unprecedented affluence and communication
technology, yet growing disparities among rich and poor.
Please respond to the Call for Presentations for the opportunity to share
your health-related educational programs and resources, applied research,
collaborative strategies, and integrated programming ideas with your
colleagues. Named in honor of retired CSREES National Program Leader Jeanne
Priester, the conference has drawn participants from the Cooperative
Extension System state and county offices, CSREES/USDA, Departments of
Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Rural
Health, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services, US EPA, HUD Healthy Homes Program, National Cancer Institute,
National 4H Council, National Rural Health Association, public school
systems, local governments, non-profits and private organizations, faith-
based organizations, and other university departments of health-related
--Your 2008 Priester Conference Coordinating Committee and Hosts:
Dr. Sandy Wiggins (sandy_wiggins(a)ncsu.edu), Dr. Robert Williamson
(robertw(a)ncat.edu) and Ms. Julia Storm (julia_storm(a)ncsu.edu),
NC Cooperative Extension (NC State University and NC A&T State University)
Marilyn A. Swanson, PhD, RD, LD
CSREES National Program Leader - Maternal and Child Health
USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center
1100 Bates Street Room 2062
Houston, TX 77030-2600
tel: 713-798-6788 fax: 713-798-7035
I am teaching a basic nutrition course at our community college. They're
very interested in learning about hunger. I am wondering if anyone knows of
a presentation I can adapt or use to get things started?
Any rsources that would be good to include?
A new Spanish/English handwashing activity sheet for young children --
developed in cooperation with Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department,
-- has been added to the free Web materials you can download and use in
your educational activities.
This accompanies a Spanish/English handwashing poster already available on
Both can be downloaded at
We hope these are helpful to you in promoting handwashing as we enter the
colds and flu season!
Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Extension Educator
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Lancaster County
444 Cherrycreek Rd., Ste. A, Lincoln, NE 68528 USA
ahennema(a)unlnotes.unl.edu 402/441-7180 Fax: 402/441-7148
FOOD Web site: http://lancaster.unl.edu/food
PowerPoints & handouts: http://lancaster.unl.edu/food/resources.shtml
Hi All -
I think I may have asked for this some time ago, but if I did I cannot
locate the responses :-).
Does anyone have a copy of a dietary practices survey that has been used
which assesses both healthful and non-healthful means of dieting? If so I
would most appreciate it if you would share it with me, as well as any
pertinent reliability or validity info that may be available. Many thanks!
Debrah M. Palmer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor/Extension Specialist in Community Nutrition
Director, Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program
Coordinator, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
Dept. of Nutritional Sciences
26 Nichol Ave.; Davison Hall
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2882
Good morning from chilly Chicago! (My apologies for the
I want to let you know about some new childhood hunger research recently
completed by America's Second Harvest. Here is an excerpt from our press
release about this research:
"Research has shown that children are particularly vulnerable to the
effects of food insecurity because even mild undernutrition can have
adverse impacts on behavior, school performance, and cognitive
In partnership with the ConAgra Foods Foundation, America's Second
Harvest - The Nation's Food Bank Network determined just how many
children are vulnerable to the debilitating effects of hunger in every
state. We worked to create state-level estimates on the number and
prevalence of child food insecurity using existing data.
This information fills a critical gap in our understanding of states
with high and disproportionate need as well as aid anti-hunger activists
and elected officials become more informed about the children within
their own states who are at risk of hunger."
For more details about the research results, visit
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact me.
Shelley Scott, RD, LDN
America's Second Harvest--The Nation's Food Bank Network
35 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 2000
Chicago IL 60601
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I am desperately seeking programs or proceedings from the annual
conferences/meetings listed below. If anyone has one or more of them and is
willing to let me borrow the program for a few days, it would be much
appreciated. I just need to look through the sessions offered, and will
then overnight the program back to you.
* Experimental Biology: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007
* ADA Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE): 1997, 1999, 2001
Many thanks! - Audrey
Audrey Adler, MS
Sr. Project Administrator for Research & Development
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program
Department of Nutritional Sciences
26 Nichol Ave.; Davison Hall
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2882