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
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
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Joanne: you are lucky.
Your nephew is 38. My granddaughter is 7. She is at the 95th percentile for weight and height and looks normal
weight. (Her calculated BMI is 90th percentile). Fortunately her MD has eyes, sees her weight as normal, and
recognizes that a child that is at the 95th percentile for height should also probably be at the 95th percentile for
weight. (By extension, shouldnt the child at the 99th percentile for height be above the 95th percentile for
weight?) If she were at 97th percentile for height and for weight her BMI would be 93 percentile (!).
I have been studying the AMA, NICHQ, CDC Expert report. They are recommending that all children (ages 2 to 18) who
are at or above the 85th percentile for BMI should be monitored for weight maintenance or slowing of weight gain
until BMI is less than or equal to the 85th weight percentile. If the child has a BMI greater than 95th percentile
with co-morbidities or greater than 99th percentile, is 12 to 18 years of age and has shown no improvement under
increasingly stringent interventions (Stages 1 to 3), consideration should be given to meal replacement, very-low-
calorie diet, medication or surgery.
If the state of Florida ever accepts the AMA, CDC, NICHQ standards my granddaughter would automatically be
placed under surveillance for being overweight. Since my daughter-in-law is constantly dieting and regaining the
weight, she would be very concerned if her daughter were overweight or even at risk for overweight and would
immediately take measures to prevent the situation from progressing, which would lead to a roller coaster weight for
There is no apparent recognition in the report that BMI is a screening tool, not a diagnostic tool for an individual
(1) or recognition of individual growth patterns, especially in preteen and adolescence.
It has been recognized for fifty years that weight control programs meet with only limited success (2-4).
The study was funded by the CDC, AMA, and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The HRSA is a part
of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services whose vision is: optimal health care for all, supported by a
health care system that ensures access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality care. It is now on the website
of the CDC, the AMA, the NICHQ. However, the HRSA does not have it on their website (as of August 29). Perhaps they
disagree with the findings, or perhaps they consider it unrealistic as health care for all.
So, like I say, be glad that your nephew is 38 not 8.
1. Flegal KM, Tabak CJ, Ogden CL. Overweight in children: definitions and interpretation. Health Educ Res.
2. Lopez-Woodward G, Ritchie LD, Gerstein DE, Crawford PB. Obesity: Dietary and Developmental Influences.
Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis, CRC Press, 2006: pg. 2
3. Goodrick GK, Foreyt JP. Why treatments for obesity dont last. J Am Diet Assoc. 1991;91:1243-1347.
4. Mayer J. Overweight: causes, costs, and control. Prentice-Hall. 1968: pg 1.
"Joanne P. Ikeda, MA, RD" <jikeda(a)berkeley.edu> wrote:
The classifications remain "at risk of" and "overweight." There is a
proposal to change this and use the term obese for children at and over
the 95th percentile. Hopefully, it will not be adopted. Large children
suffer from enough discrimination, teasing, and stigmatization. The last
thing they need is to be labeled as "too fat" which is essentially what
obesity means. Plus I find it difficult to belive that every child who
grows above the 95th percentile is too fat. I had a nephew who grew above
the 95th percentile from 6 months of age until his late teens. He is now
38, is 6'4" and weights 220 pounds. He is very active and eats a healthy
diet. He has no health problems. Are we going to totally ignore size
diversity in humans and insist that every body must conform! This is all
Joanne P. Ikeda, MA, RD
Department of Nutritional Sciences
University of California, Berkeley, CA
1777 View Drive
San Leandro, CA 94577
> Hello SNEEZE,
> I'm writing professional paper on childhood obesity rates. I'm wondering
> we've officially dropped "at risk of" when classifying kids as overweight
> How it's written in a study from 2004:
> 33% are "at risk of overweight" and 17% are overweight
> How it's written in a study form 2006:
> 33% are overweight and 17% are obese
> I do not need to know that this classification is based on old data and
> needs revised or that we shouldn't stigmatize kids with labels or that we
> should develop programs that do not focus on weight reduction alone. I
> need to describe it correctly. Different studies over the years describe
> differerntly, and I know that posting of the AMA guidelines said to drop
> Thanks for your input!
> Sneeze_l mailing list
Joanne P. Ikeda, MA, RD
Department of Nutritional Sciences
University of California, Berkeley, CA
1777 View Drive
San Leandro, CA 94577
Sneeze_l mailing list
Antes ahora y siempre COLEGIO
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
If you know of anyone there who might be interested in attending, pls
We have several colleagues from Mexico presenting as well as Dr
Enrique Caballero from Joslin.
International Forum on Diabetes
Pls post pdf, or forward, and/or direct to our website
We encourage students to submit abstracts - see the website.
Registration for the event is required, but free.
Registration ensures adequate seating and handout material,
continuing education credit, and lunches.
Karen Chapman-Novakofski, RD, LD, PhD
College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences &
College of Medicine; Extension Specialist, Nutrition
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
343 Bevier Hall, 905 S. Goodwin Ave
Urbana, IL 61801
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