I am pleased to announce the release of my Jumping Jacks with Jill DVD, Fitness Videos for Kids. Copies are available at www.jumpingjill.com under store. The press release is below. I produced this video entirely myself and appreciate your support.
Secondly, my band, Sunset West, is releasing a new album on Sunday, June 3rd at the Knitting Factory in New York. If you are in the area and want to rock, you can pick up a ticket for $10 and get a free copy of our CD at www.sunsetwest.net or www.knittingfactory.com. It is an all-ages afternoon show, so little punks are also welcome. The theme is Punk Rock Prom, so punk an old dress with safety pins and wear it with Converse tennis shoes. Check out our new tunes as www.myspace.com/sunsetwest.
The Rockstar Nutritionist
Jumping Jack with Jill
New York, NY
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Contact: Jill Jayne, RD
DATE: March 5, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUMPING JACKS WITH JILL LAUNCHES IN MULTI-MEDIA
NEW YORK- Move over Dora! Jumping Jacks with Jill, nutrition education through entertainment, is now available in multi-media. Four instructional videos get kids up and moving, while a fifth story features kids doing exercises with Jumping Jill. The DVD is ideal for ages 4-8, for educators and parents alike. The DVD is available on the new and improved Jumping Jill website, www.jumpingjill.com. A new promotional video highlighting what Jumping Jill can do for you is also available. Check out recent press, upcoming shows, editorials, and recommended resources there as well!
Only one out of three kids meets basic fitness requirements. With heart disease remaining the number one killer of adults, and its primary causes such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure developing in childhood, nutrition and fitness education are crucial. Health professionals are reacting to childhood obesity, but Ronald McDonald continues to serve over 47 million per day. No matter how educationally correct, well structured nutrition education competes with an intensely pervasive and persuasive media environment. Jumping Jacks with Jill uses the tools of mass media proven to sell unhealthy foods with excitement, humor, bandwagoning, and role modeling. Previously, Jumping Jacks with Jill was only available as a live character. With the launch of the website and the DVDs for kids, Jumping Jill is now multi-media, taking her message of healthy habits and a positive body image to the masses.
"It is very exciting to expand my reach. I can have more staying power with these many media, as kids interact with media more than ever before," says Jumping Jill. Rather than waging war on the media, Jumping Jill is part of it to become a competitive force in how kids learn about health.
To request a multi-media press kit, call 646-596-7454 or email whataboutjill(a)gmail.com. To order Jumping Jacks with Jill Fitness Videos for Kids visit www.jumpingjill.com.
Jill Jayne, RD-- Rockstar Nutritionist
240 W 104th Street-3A
NY, NY 10025
Jumping Jacks with Jill
Nutrition Education through Entertainment
Dear Colleagues -
Great thanks to LeeAnn Weniger for providing these food portion pictures.
They are from USDA.
Also a great web site for food pictures is:
Thank you for your assistance!
Kathy Orchen, MPH
Senior Program Coordinator for Nutrition Education Programming and Training
26 Nichol Avenue, Davison Hall Room 226A
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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The deadline for manuscripts is October 26, 2007. Thank you
Angie Tagtow, MS, RD, LD
Environmental Nutrition Solutions
13464 NE 46th Street
Elkhart, Iowa 50073
Check out the new Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition at
Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition
Call for Papers
Special Double Issue: Sustainable Food Systems: A Global Perspective
Guest Editors: Angie Tagtow, MS, RD, LD, Consultant, Environmental
Nutrition Solutions and Alison Harmon, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor
of Food and Nutrition and Director Dietetics Program, Montana State
Manuscripts Due: October 26, 2007
Examining hunger and the interconnectedness among individual,
political, and institutional factors that govern how people produce,
procure, and consume food and the implications on nutrition and health.
The Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition is the premier, peer-
reviewed journal among professionals interested in the growing
connection between the environment, food, nutrition, and health. It
comprehensively examines local, national, and international hunger,
and environmental nutrition issues—specifically, food and water
security, agriculture, food production, sustainable food systems,
poverty, social justice, and human values.
The Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition is currently
accepting manuscripts for consideration for a special double issue
focusing on global perspectives on sustainable food systems.
Manuscripts from Canada, the European Union and the United States are
specifically sought. The deadline for manuscripts for this special
theme issue is October 26, 2007. This special issue will be
published in August 2008. Manuscripts that are accepted but are not
published in this double issue, will be published in future issues of
the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition.
Papers are sought on any topic related to sustainable food systems,
agriculture, food production, social justice, and human values,
including but not limited to:
● Food and Water Systems and the Connection to Public Health
Disparities and Chronic Diseases (e.g., obesity)
● Agricultural Practices and the Nutritional Quality of the Food
Supply (e.g., health and nutritional impacts of reduced-chemical,
organic, and sustainable agricultural systems)
● Food Consumption Trends and How Food Choices Affect Health and
Global Food Security
● Nutritional, Environmental and Economic Impacts of Local, Regional
or Community-based Food Systems
● Food, Nutrition, and Energy Security (e.g., food miles, petroleum
use in agricultural inputs, and energy requirements for food production)
● Impacts of Climate Change on Global Food and Water Systems
● Consumers’ Perceptions of Sustainable Agriculture, Local Foods
and Related Issues
● Nutrition, Health and Societal Implications of Aquaculture,
Agricultural and Food Technologies and Practices
● Biodiversity Trends of the Food Supply
● Politics and Policies Pertaining to Sustainable Agriculture, Food,
● Outcomes of Farm-to-Cafeteria Research and the Impacts on Behavior
● Roles of Food Policy Councils in Promoting Optimal Nutrition and
● Programs, Policies, and Initiatives Addressing Sustainable Food
Kinds of papers accepted:
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● Reports on Successful Programs, Policies, and Practices
● Reviews of Current Knowledge and Research Needs
● Interdisciplinary Analyses of Sustainable Food Systems and Related
● Commentary on Relevant Issues and Controversies
● Implications of Public Policy Related to Sustainable Food Systems
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Farm to School Regional Lead Agencies selected
We are delighted to announce the selection of Farm to School Regional Lead Agencies for the National Farm to School Network in seven regions of the country. The regions and agencies are listed below:
1. West - Ecotrust, OR
2. Southwest - Farm to Table, NM
3. Midwest - Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture Inc., OK
4. Great Lakes - Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, University of Wisconsin, WI
5. Mid-Atlantic - The Food Trust, PA
6. Northeast - Vermont FEED, VT in partnership with Coastal Enterprises Inc., ME
7. Southeast - Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, NC in partnership with Community Farm Alliance, KY
Note: For the eighth region in the National Farm to School Network - the South (Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama), we received limited applications. As a result, we are currently seeking a second round of applications ONLY for the South region. See attached RFP, applications are due August 17. 2007. Please contact Anupama Joshi ajoshi(a)oxy.edu <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or Marion Kalb marion(a)foodsecurity.org <mailto:email@example.com> for more information.
The National Farm to School Network is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. It is jointly coordinated by the Center for Food & Justice, a division of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College, and the Community Food Security Coalition. The Network's activities will be focused on five key areas - policy, networking, media and marketing, information services and training and technical assistance to support the farm to school movement in the country.
Congratulations to the organizations listed above who will serve as Regional Lead Agencies for the National Farm to School Network over the next three years. We look forward to working closely with them to promote and strengthen farm to school programs in these regions and across the country.
Anupama Joshi & Marion Kalb
Coordinators, National Farm to School Network
For all those who have opinions about FDAs focus, here's your chance to be
heard (hopefully) where it counts!:
"The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting comments concerning
the establishment of program priorities in the Center for Food Safety and
(CFSAN) for fiscal year (FY) 2008. As part of its annual planning,
budgeting, and resource allocation process, CFSAN is reviewing its programs
to set priorities and establish work product expectations. This notice is
being published to give the public an opportunity to provide input into the
priority-setting process. Submit written or electronic comments by September
4, 2007." from Federal Register announcement
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Subject: Texas releases $20 M to fight childhood obesity
A good model for other states -- and a funding opportunity if you work in
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Director, Nutrition Policy
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Washington, DC 20009
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Austin Business Journal (Texas)
July 24, 2007 Tuesday
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HEADLINE: State releases $20M to fight childhood obesity
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is releasing $20 million from the state's
coffers to help public and charter schools fight childhood obesity.
The new Texas Fitness Now grant program will support in-school physical
education, nutrition and fitness programs for students in sixth, seventh and
The grant program will be available over the next two years. The program
will be open to schools with a student enrollment that is at least 75
percent economically disadvantaged. Some 700 schools throughout the state
will be eligible to apply for grants.
"Texas Fitness Now will provide crisis money for our schools," Combs says.
"Childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes among children is an epidemic that
we, as a state, must address now. Obesity cost Texas businesses an estimated
$3.3 billion in 2005 and could cost employers $15.8 billion annually by 2025
if the trend continues."
The U.S. Surgeon General's office indicates that overweight children have a
70 percent chance of becoming overweight or obese as adults.
The minimum grant is $1,500 and schools can receive more, based on their
enrollment. An estimated 270,000 middle school students in Texas could
benefit from the grants.
The deadline for schools to apply for a Texas Fitness Now grant is Oct. 1.
LOAD-DATE: July 24, 2007
Fern Gale Estrow, MS, RD, CDN
The FGE Food and Nutrition Team
200 West 18th Street
New York, New York 10011
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Subject: Fw: grant available to schools to promote fresh vegetable
FYI -- funding opportunity for elementary schools.
Hidden ValleyR Announces Expanded Love Your VeggiesT Grant Campaign
Elementary School in Every State to Receive $10,000 Grant to Promote Fresh
CHICAGO, July 23, 2007 - The makers of Hidden ValleyR ranch dressings, owned
by The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX), today announced it will be awarding more
than a half million dollars in grants next year to elementary schools
nationwide to support increased access to, and consumption of, fresh
vegetables during lunch. The grant program - the Love Your VeggiesT
Nationwide School Lunch Campaign - was created to help schools implement a
recent federally mandated local wellness policy that requires schools to
develop and execute programs to improve their students' overall health and
nutrition, and in response to the overwhelming shortage of funds available
for the execution of these programs.
Today at the School Nutrition Association's Annual National Conference in
Chicago, Hidden Valley, along with its partners the School Nutrition
Association (SNA) and its foundation and Produce for Better Health
Foundation (PBH), announced it will provide $10,000 grants to 51 elementary
schools in the United States - one grant per state plus an additional grant
to a school in Oakland, Calif., Clorox's hometown. Beginning Aug. 1, schools
can visit <http://www.loveyourveggiesgrants.com/>
www.LoveYourVeggiesGrants.com to get more information on the grant program
and complete an online application.
The Love Your Veggies campaign began as a pilot program last year, awarding
grants totaling $90,000 to six schools nationwide. But with last year's
grant submissions came an outcry from schools, validating the need for help
to fund nutrition programs.
"As we read the grant applications last year, we realized the need for fresh
vegetables in schools was even greater than we thought. Many students across
the nation do not have access to fresh vegetables on a daily or even weekly
basis," says Kristin Wonzen, marketing manager of Hidden Valley. "This year
we are excited to expand our Love Your Veggies grant program to make a
difference for at least one school in every state. In addition to providing
better nutrition during school lunch time, we also are hoping to educate
kids on the importance of vegetables in their diet."
Supporting the Veggie Cause
Millions of students nationwide consume a meal at school daily and, for many
children, school lunch is the most important meal of the day, contributing
one-third to one-half of their nutritional intake, according to USDA. With
the significance of lunch in a student's diet and childhood obesity levels
continuing to rise, schools are an integral source to ensure kids are
getting the right foods each day.
No one knows this more than Hidden Valley's partners -SNA, a national,
non-profit professional organization representing more than 55,000 members
who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country, and
PBH, which recently renamed its healthy eating campaign from the well-known
"5 A Day" to "Fruits and Veggies - More Matters,T" a more inspiring health
initiative focusing on motivating people to simply eat more fruits and
veggies at every eating occasion because they are not getting enough in
their daily diets.
"In order to meet the 2005 Dietary Guidelines, most kids need to more than
double their current intake of fruits and vegetables," states Elizabeth
Pivonka, president and CEO of PBH. "We know from our previous work with
schools that offering funding for fresh vegetables is a great way to do
"Schools nationwide are trying to implement creative ways to get their kids
to eat their veggies, yet simply lack the funds to do so," says Janey
Thornton, president of the SNA. "Increased produce consumption is
instrumental in improving a child's long-term health and can help with
weight control, decreasing risk of heart disease, some types of cancer and
diabetes and providing fiber, potassium and other important nutrients. We
praise Hidden Valley for their efforts in making an impact on thousands of
Nutrition Awareness Beyond the Lunch Room
A study presented at the 2006 American Dietetic Association's Food and
Nutrition Conference and Exhibition found that students may not necessarily
eat more vegetables by virtue of the salad bar alone if the changes in the
cafeteria are not supported by nutrition education in the classroom.
Researchers at Loyola University and the University of Illinois at Chicago
found that salad bar use soars when teachers support the new cafeteria
addition with lessons on nutrition.
To address this issue, the makers of Hidden ValleyR ranch dressings have
partnered with Weekly Reader Custom Publishing, creators of innovative
teaching materials and resources for students, to distribute classroom kits
to 30,000 elementary schools nationwide. Focused on the theme "Vegetables
and You," students will learn about the importance of eating vegetables to
maintain a healthy lifestyle through cross-curricular activities for grades
1 through 6 that include math, language arts, and science.
A History of Help
The Hidden ValleyR Love Your VeggiesT Nationwide School Lunch Campaign also
was created based on findings from a 2006 study with two Northern California
elementary schools conducted by the University of California Expanded Food
and Nutrition Education Program and the Butte County Cooperative Extension.
One of the most significant findings from the study was that children
consumed 23 percent more vegetables when paired with a moderate amount of
And the benefits of a moderate amount of ranch dressing may go beyond
helping to increase veggie consumption. A study conducted at Iowa State
University found that certain vitamins and cancer-fighting compounds found
in fruits and vegetables are fat-soluble. This study suggests that some
moderate amount of fat may help the body adequately absorb nutrients.
The 2007 Love Your Veggies pilot program provided grant money and a salad
bar to six elementary schools nationwide: Garden City Elementary School in
Indianapolis; Lakeland Elementary in Humble, Texas; Seahurst Elementary in
Burien, Wash.; South Hamilton Elementary in Jewell, Iowa; Victor Herbert
Elementary in Chicago, Ill. and Sequoia Elementary in Oakland, Calif..
This year's grant funds will be used toward the implementation of a creative
and sustainable vegetable consumption program, fresh produce, program
staffing, a training course for school personnel given by SNA
representatives on how to create a healthy and nutritious environment in
school, and nutrition education supplies.
Applying for a Grant
All interested schools must apply for a Love Your Veggies grant online at
Schools can apply for a grant beginning Aug. 1, and applications will be
accepted through Nov. 30, 2007. Grant recipients will be selected by
representatives of Hidden Valley, SNA and PBH, and announced in March 2008
during National Nutrition Month.
The Clorox Company
The Clorox Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of consumer
products with fiscal year 2006 revenues of $4.6 billion. Clorox markets some
of consumers' most trusted and recognized brand names, including its
namesake bleach and cleaning products, Armor AllR and STPR auto-care
products, Fresh StepR and Scoop AwayR cat litter, KingsfordR charcoal,
Hidden ValleyR and K C MasterpieceR dressings and sauces, BritaR
water-filtration systems, and GladR bags, wraps and containers. With 7,600
employees worldwide, the company manufactures products in more than two
dozen countries and markets them in more than 100 countries. Clorox is
committed to making a positive difference in the communities where its
employees work and live. Founded in 1980, The Clorox Company Foundation has
awarded cash grants totaling more than $66.3 million to nonprofit
organizations, schools and colleges; and in fiscal 2006 alone made product
donations valued at $6 million. For more information about Clorox, visit
The HV Food Products Company is a subsidiary of The Clorox Company,
headquartered in Oakland, Calif. Clorox is a leading manufacturer and
marketer of consumer products with fiscal year 2006 revenues of $4.6
billion. With 7,600 employees worldwide, the company manufactures products
in two dozen countries and markets them in more than 100 countries. For more
information about Clorox, visit <http://www.thecloroxcompany.com/>
School Nutrition Association
The School Nutrition Association is a national, non-profit professional
organization representing more than 55,000 members who provide high-quality,
low-cost meals to students across the country. The Association and its
members are dedicated to feeding children safe and nutritious meals. Founded
in 1946, SNA is the only association devoted exclusively to protecting and
enhancing children's health and well being through school meals and sound
Produce for Better Health Foundation
Produce for Better Health Foundation is a 16-year old nonprofit organization
whose mission is to motivate people to eat more fruits and vegetables for a
healthier America. The foundation is co-chair and member of the National
Partnership, consisting of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and
industry working in collaboration to expand nationwide efforts to increase
consumption of fruits and vegetables for improved public health.
Their new initiative, Fruits & Veggies-More MattersT, replaces the 5 A Day
Program and is created to help Americans overcome common everyday barriers
to eating fruits and veggies. These include differing tastes within a
family, not knowing how to prepare them or keep them fresh, or simply not
liking them. For more information on Produce for Better Health Foundation
and the Fruits and Veggies - More Matters program, visit
Current Lifestyle Marketing
The Clorox Company
Julia E. Salomon, MS, RD, CD
Family Living Programs Specialist
University of Wisconsin - Extension
432 N. Lake Street, Room 309
Madison, WI 53706
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I have recently been asked to put together a presentation for incoming college females about energy drinks (ie, Red Bull, Rockstar, etc.). As I assume they are on most campuses, they are popular here! Have any of you done anything like this, or seen some good info on the topic? The title I have come up with is, "Energy drinks: What's all the hype, and are they healthy?"
THANKS in advance!
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Texas Woman’s University
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PepsiCo Inc. will spell out that its Aquafina bottled water is made with tap
water, a concession to the growing environmental and political opposition to
bottled water industry.
According to Corporate Accountability International, a U.S. watchdog group,
world's No. 2 beverage company will include the words "Public Water Source"
"If this helps clarify the fact that the water originates from public
then it's a reasonable thing to do," said Michelle Naughton, a Pepsi-Cola
Pepsi Chief Executive Indra Nooyi told Reuters earlier this week the company
considering such a move.
Pepsi's Aquafina and Coca-Cola Co's Dasani are both made from purified water
sourced from public reservoirs, as opposed to Danone's Evian or Nestle's
Spring, so-called "spring waters," shipped from specific locations the
say have notably clean water.
Coca-Cola Co. told Reuters it will start posting online information about
quality control testing it performs on Dasani by the end of summer or early
"Concerns about the bottled-water industry, and increasing corporate control
water, are growing across the country," said Gigi Kellett, director of the
"Think Outside the Bottle" campaign, which aims to encourage people to drink
San Francisco's mayor banned city employees from using city funds to buy
water when tap water is available. Ann Arbor, Michigan passed a resolution
banning commercially bottled water at city events and Salt Lake City, Utah
department heads to eliminate bottled water.
Critics charge the bottled water industry adds plastic to landfills, uses
much energy by producing and shipping bottles across the world and
confidence in the safety and cleanliness of public water supplies, all while
much of the world's population is without access to clean water.
But industry observers said such opposition is unlikely to drain U.S. sales
bottled water, which reached 2.6 billion cases in 2006, according to
Digest. The industry newsletter estimated that U.S. consumers spent about
billion on bottled water last year.
"Consumers have an affection for bottled water. It's not an issue of taste
health, it's about convenience," the newsletter's publisher, John Sicher,
"Try walking up (New York City's) Third Avenue on a hot day and getting a
of tap water."
Dave Kolpak, a portfolio manager at Victory Capital Management, said the
environmental objections will have little impact on the bottom line for
Pepsi or Coke, though he admitted it could slow the market's growth rate.
"Pepsi and Coke do not make a lot of profit" on bottled water, said Kolpak,
adding that people may talk about the issue, but will likely continue buying
some bottled water. Victory Capital owns about 3 million shares of PepsiCo
its $62 billion under management.