Attached is a press release announcing SNE's report State of Nutrition Education and Promotion for Children and Adolescents.
Please forward it to friends and colleagues who would also be interested in reading it and using it to help justify the need for more nutrition education.
Nicole Turner-Ravana, MS
Strategic Nutrition Communications LLC
“Talking Food, Inspiring Health"
This note is to introduce the latest issue of The Forum for Family and
Consumer Issues found at http://ncsu.edu/ffci. You may have already
read this issue as I should have sent this announcement out quite a
while back. I am including the Welcome and the paper abstracts below:
Promoting the health and wellbeing of our country’s youth is an effort I
believe all citizens and professionals support. Our youth and their
families play pivotal roles in our society. Yet there is much that we
need to learn about our youth and how they as a population have
increased in size and have changed in needs and behavior over the years.
For instance, children and adolescents from birth to age 17 now
constitute one-fourth of our country’s population. The U.S. adolescent
population increased by 16.6 percent from 1990 to 2000 and the
population is projected to increase to an estimated 41.6 million by the
year 2010. While the youth are healthier than adults in general, from 13
to 23 percent experience special health care needs or chronic illnesses
and disabilities. In 2005 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance survey showed that 14.5% of students in
grades 9 to 12 had lifetime asthma and 13.1% were overweight. To add to
the health issues large differences exist between the stresses,
pressures and lifestyles lived by today’s youth than that previously
experienced by earlier generations. Seventy one percent of all deaths
among persons aged 10 to 24 years result from four causes: motor vehicle
crashes, other unintentional injuries, homicide and suicide.
Professionals who serve our population of youth need more knowledge,
skills, tools, and training to promote positive outcomes. In this issue
we offer a diversity of papers that focus on a variety of approaches to
and issues that surround our youth and their eventual growth, health and
wellbeing. They cover the gamut from older youth reaching younger youth
to supporting pediatricians with parenting information, and from direct
delivery of educational curriculum to students to looking at the role of
parental communication quality on youth behavior. These papers will
benefit many areas of your efforts with youth. Enjoy!
Recruiting college students to be youth mentors
Kathy Dimick,Utah State University Extension System; Brian J.
Higginbotham, Stacey MacArthur, Utah State University; Monti Poulson,
Utah State University Extension System
Mentoring programs are becoming an increasingly popular intervention to
promote positive youth development. However, in the United States there
are more at-risk youth than there are mentors. One concentrated source
of mentors is students on college and university campuses. This article
discusses the recruiting strategies employed by one Extension-sponsored
mentoring program. The three strategies outlined have been instrumental
in securing committed and caring college-aged mentors.
Rites of passage during adolescence
Scott D. Scheer, Stephen M. Gavazzi, The Ohio State University; David G.
Blumenkrantz, Center for the Advancement of Youth, Family, and
Community Services, Inc.
The literature on rites of passage in adolescence is reviewed, with
particular attention given to the essential components for positive
developmental outcomes. Three human development orientations – life
course, life span, and life cycle – are presented to examine rites of
passage as they relate to life transitions. Within these orientations,
positive rites of passage are framed as requiring both events and
cognitive processes of the event. In other words, rites of passage
events must be significant for adolescents not only as experiences, but
having special meaning, emotion, and understanding. A model is
introduced that highlights the potentially positive and negative roles
that rites of passage can play in the transition to adulthood. In
addition, investigations are discussed to help understand the complex
rites of passage mechanisms. Finally, the benefits of employing rites of
passage strategies are illustrated through youth development programs.
Family life educators supporting pediatricians with parenting information
Karen DeBord, Rebecca Stelter, North Carolina State University
Pediatricians report seeing 40 to 60 patients per day. Many parents of
these patients have specific questions about behavioral and
developmental issues such as discipline, sleep, nutrition, and
toileting, all of which are topics that family life educators are
prepared to address routinely. Collaboration between Extension educators
and pediatricians can benefit patients, parents, and pediatric
practices, as well as family life education programs.
Adolescent nutrition and exercise behavior: A preliminary investigation
into the role of parental communication quality
Kay M. Palan, Mary Lynn Damhorst, Iowa State University, Jennifer Paff
Ogle, Colorado State University; Cheryl O. Hausafus, Cheryll A.
Reitmeier ,Iowa State University ; Grace Marquis, McGill University
This paper addresses an issue that has received little attention within
the literature: the role that parents play in shaping children’s
nutrition and exercise beliefs and behaviors. Of particular interest was
the influence of parental style and the quality of parent-child
communication upon children’s nutrition and exercise beliefs and
behaviors. Twenty family units with a child in middle school were
studied during home visits. Data were collected with a survey
instrument, including measures related to parent-adolescent
communication quality, warm and restrictive parenting styles, adolescent
nutrition concern, adolescent weight loss behaviors, and adolescent
exercise commitment and satisfaction. Results suggest that adolescents’
nutrition concerns were positively related to good communication quality
and restrictive parenting behaviors, and they support the significance
of parental communication on adolescents’ nutrition and exercise
attitudes and behaviors. Implications for education and intervention are
Morality and money: Relating character and values to financial education
in grades K-4
Thomas A. Lucey, Illinois State University; Duane M. Giannangelo, The
University of Memphis; Jeffrey M. Hawkins, Oklahoma State University
(Tulsa Campus); Julia A. Heath, Michael M. Grant, The University of Memphis
This study examines the inclusion of a moral component to teaching
financial education to children in grades K-4. Comparisons were made
between current financial education areas and suggested moral items.
Morality was defined and measured by modifying items from the courtesy,
generosity, and sportsmanship subscales of Bulach and Butler’s (2002)
survey. The study found that levels of agreement with financial morality
items were similar to the levels of agreement with the generally
accepted areas. Findings must be extended to a larger sample for
confirmation or refutation, using a more extensive measure of financial
morality. The authors invite further examination into the prospect of
developing moral tenets within financial education.
Got Calcium? - A youth curriculum that promotes dairy and non-dairy
sources of calcium
Martha Raidl, Rhea Lanting, Katie Miner, Joey Peutz, University of Idaho
Most children are not meeting dietary calcium requirements. To address
this issue, a four-lesson youth curriculum called Got Calcium?, which
promotes dairy and non-dairy calcium-rich foods, was developed. Two
hundred and thirty-two students and 196 family members participated in
the study. After four lessons, students significantly increased
(p<0.001) their knowledge of calcium and calcium-rich foods. A parent
take-home food frequency form revealed that students’ current intake of
calcium came from dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt) products. By the end of
the four lessons, approximately 40 percent to 70 percent of students
selected non-dairy calcium-rich foods (kale, greens, tofu, and salmon)
when planning calcium-rich meals.
Strengthening Families Through Military 4-H Partnerships
Debra A. Jones, Joanne Roueche, Utah State University Extension
Extension, 4-H, and the military have been partners since World War I.
Through the recent decade, the U.S. Army, Air Force, and 4-H have
partnered to provide positive youth development on military
installations involving over 7,000 youth in 4-H clubs in the U.S. and
abroad. In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, a new initiative
extends this same support to military youth and families who are not
affiliated with military installations, but who are dispersed in rural,
urban, and suburban communities across the nation through the National
Guard and Reserve. All youth involved through military outreach are
enrolled as 4-H members through their respective counties. As the
program becomes more widely known, counties integrate these youth in
local, state, regional, and national 4-H activities and events. Authors
share their experience developing relationships, implementing positive
youth development programs, and explain how these successful actions
resulted in funding sources for increased outreach.
Youth Teaching Youth: Evaluation of the Alcohol/Tobacco Decisions
cross-age teaching program
Carly Emil, Jodi Dworkin, Carol Skelly, University of Minnesota Extension
The Alcohol/Tobacco Decisions (ATD) program was developed by the
Extension Service in a midwestern state. The program’s unique format of
cross-age teaching uses local high school students to instruct
fourth-grade students, rather than the typical teacher-to-student
format. The ATD program operates under the 4-H model of promoting
positive youth development and older youth teaching younger youth. To
begin to evaluate the effectiveness of the ATD program in changing
students’ knowledge of alcohol, tobacco, and advertising, students
completed a pre- and post-test. This pilot evaluation yielded
statistically significant improvements in knowledge in all content
areas. Future directions for evaluation of cross-age teaching programs
Jacquelyn W. McClelland, Ph.D.
Professor, Department Extension Leader,and Nutrition Specialist
Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences
North Carolina Cooperative Extension, CALS, NC State University Campus
Box 7605, 112 Ricks Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7605
Phone: 919-515-9148 FAX: 919-515-2786 Email: jackie_mcclelland(a)ncsu.edu
Department Home Page: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/dept/fcs/faculty/jmcclell.html
Editor-In-Chief, The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues (FFCI)
Author: Give Your Heart a Healthy Beat!
Dear Higher Ed. Division members,
I've attached a flier on student events and other features of interest to
students and young professionals at the upcoming SNE conference. Please
share this information with your students who will be attending or may be
interested in attending. The flier is both in Publisher and pdf for those
who don't have Publisher.
Rena Quinton PhD. RD, LDN
Chair: Higher Ed. Division
Assistant Professor/ Director Dietetic Internship
Imaculata, PA 19345
Hello to all,
I am looking for any viable posters that has a breakfast message that is
also available in Spanish.
I have already explored Got Breakfast, which thus far has not been
Sr. Program Coordinator for Social Marketing
Rutgers NJ Agricultural Experiment Station-RCE
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed)
Food Policy Institute
Administrative Services Building III
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
3 Rutgers Plaza
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8559
(732) 932-1966 ext. 3108
(732) 932-9544 fax
--- On Wed, 9/30/09, Denise Lionetti <info(a)iycn.org> wrote:
From: Denise Lionetti <info(a)iycn.org>
Subject: September IYCN Update: The latest on maternal, infant, and young child nutrition
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 4:13 PM
If you're having trouble viewing this email, you may see it online.
Welcome to the third issue of the IYCN Update, a newsletter from USAID’s Infant & Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) Project. Distributed four times per year, each issue offers updates on the latest research, new resources, and project news.
Promising new research on HAART during breastfeeding
New research on highly active anti-retroviral treatment (HAART) and breastfeeding shows great promise for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. In July 2009, researchers announced findings from several highly anticipated studies at the International AIDS Society Conference (IAS) in Cape Town, South Africa. Researchers showed that giving HAART to women who do not qualify for treatment or infants during breastfeeding can significantly reduce transmission of HIV to infants during breastfeeding. Read more and view summaries of the studies.
New analysis of outcomes and costs for school feeding programs
In a study to be published in the Food and Nutrition Bulletin in October 2009, researchers conducted a systematic review of school feeding programs in four African countries and found that the average cost of school feeding programs was $40 per child—double the World Food Program’s most recent cost estimate of $20 per child. Read more.
Integrated Management of Childhood Illness’ impact in Bangladesh
In a cluster randomized trial published in The Lancet in August 2009, investigators evaluated the impact of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy on health workers’ skills and support, care-seeking practices, feeding practices, and health outcomes in children under five in rural Bangladesh. They found no differences in mortality between the IMCI intervention and non-intervention areas. However, children in IMCI areas were more likely to have been exclusively breastfed and less likely to be stunted. Read more.
Adding zinc to iron/folic supplementation for pregnant women improves growth
In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition in July 2009, investigators examined the growth outcomes of children six to eight years old in Nepal whose mothers had received one of five micronutrient combinations during pregnancy: folic acid, folic acid + iron, folic acid + iron + zinc, multiple micronutrients, or a control. The only micronutrient formulation to show a positive effect on growth was folic acid + iron + zinc. The authors suggest further exploration of the potential benefits of adding zinc to the standard iron/folic acid supplement. Read more.
Continued breastfeeding increases HIV-free survival
The Zambia Exclusive Breastfeeding Study randomized HIV-positive mothers to wean their infants after four months (intervention) or to continue breastfeeding for as long as they wished and found no HIV-free survival advantage for early weaning. A secondary analysis, published in PLOS One in June 2009, investigated whether maternal disease severity modified the relative risks of HIV infection and death associated with adherence to the intervention. Among infants whose mothers had higher CD4 counts or less advanced disease, breastfeeding continued to have a protective effect until the age of 15 months. Read more.Point of view
Better nutrition is central to addressing hunger and food security
In a new commentary on the IYCN website, Denise Lionetti, IYCN project director, talks about the importance of prioritizing nutrition programs as part of a comprehensive strategy to alleviate global hunger and promote food security. She urges the nutrition community to engage now in dialogue on global food security policy.
Read the commentary.
A mother in Madagascar who receives nutrition support from the WFP.
Country spotlight: Madagascar
Helping partners address nutrition gaps
For Flora Bertizzolo, 30, a health and nutrition program officer at the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), getting food to children in need in Madagascar is her first priority. She and her colleagues at the WFP office in Madagascar run a program that provides food assistance to more than 65,000 mothers and children in the most food-insecure areas of the country during the lean season.
But she believes the families she serves need more than food to prevent malnutrition. That is why the WFP team—located in the capital city of Antananarivo and in sub-offices around the country—collaborates with other organizations to make sure that food is part of an integrated effort to prevent malnutrition and improve health.
“Food is not the only solution to nutritional problems. We need to work with a range of partners who offer behavior change interventions, health systems strengthening, and capacity building in order to effectively reduce malnutrition,” she said.
Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week
Denise Lionetti, IYCN project director, in Kenya.
IYCN joined partners around the globe during World Breastfeeding Week, August 1 to 7, 2009, to highlight the critical role of breastfeeding before and during emergencies. IYCN worked with partners in several countries to commemorate the campaign. Highlights included:
Zambia introduced a new media campaign to promote exclusive breastfeeding. View a television spot from the campaign.
Kenya held a National Infant Feeding Stakeholders’ Meeting, sponsored by IYCN. Read a message from IYCN’s project director Denise Lionetti about her experience at the meeting.
Haiti and Lesotho held community and national events to promote good infant feeding practices. Read more.
New infant feeding guidance for health workers in Haiti
Rose Mireille Exumé, IYCN Country Coordinator, with a baby at the World Breastfeeding Week celebration on La Gonâve Island, Haiti.
In Haiti, a lack of infant feeding guidance for health workers resulted in the spread of potentially harmful messages for mothers—especially messages for counseling HIV-positive mothers on good feeding practices for their babies. To offer clear direction for health workers to effectively support mothers on infant feeding, IYCN worked with the Ministry of Health to introduce a new national guide, National Norms for Safe Feeding of HIV-exposed Infants and Young Children.
To help create the guide and get support from key stakeholders, IYCN brought together more than 100 partner organizations to discuss conflicting messages about infant feeding for children affected by HIV. In August, the Ministry of Health started introducing the guide to health workers across the country.
View the National Norms for Safe Feeding of HIV-exposed Infants and Young Children (in French).
Join us in Bangkok at the International Congress on Nutrition
Planning on going to this year’s International Congress on Nutrition (ICN) conference? Join IYCN and USAID on October 8, 2009, for a symposium: Communication and Partnership Building to Improve Child Nutrition. Panelists, including IYCN’s Tom Schaetzel, will share experiences of how communication and partnership building has been critical to the successful implementation of programs in diverse contexts. Dr. Schaetzel will also present An Evaluation of AIN-C Community-Based Growth Promotion in Honduras as part of another panel.
CAPGAN 2009: Making a case for prevention of severe acute malnutrition
IYCN presented a poster on the case for prevention of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) at the 10th Commonwealth Association of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (CAPGAN) Congress on Diarrhoea & Malnutrition in Blantyre, Malawi, which took place from August 12 to 16, 2009. The poster outlines arguments for investing in prevention of SAM rather than in the universal introduction of SAM treatment.
Also at the conference, IYCN presented results from the first phase of a study which aims to understand infant feeding practices in Malawi. The project will publish results from the study later in the year after the second phase has been completed.
Learn more and download a handout of IYCN’s poster on the case for preventing malnutrition.
IAS 2009: IYCN assessment reveals lack of adequate infant feeding training in Kenya
IYCN presented observations of provider practices from an infant feeding assessment in Kenya at the 5th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Cape Town, South Africa, on July 19, 2009. Among the results, IYCN found that lack of training leads to inappropriate infant feeding information given to mothers. The presentation was part of a satellite session, Infant Feeding and HIV: Science and Practice, hosted by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
Learn more and view the presentation.
We welcome your feedback and suggestions for our next issue. Please contact: info(a)iycn.org.
Photos: Aurelio Ayala III, World Food Program, PATH/Evelyn Hockstein, Jennifer Latortue.
New IYCN materials
Haiti: National Norms for Safe Feeding of HIV-exposed Infants and Young Children
Success story: Protecting Babies from HIV in Zambia
Handout: The Case for Prevention of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Helpful links and publications
Read a Q&A with Bread for the World’s Eric Munoz to learn about proposed US food security legislation.
View hunger and food security resources.
View a new USAID fact sheet on nutrition and food security.
Learn about successful community-based nutrition approaches from our partners.
News from our colleagues
PATH's Ultra Rice named a 2009 Tech Award Laureate by The Tech Museum of Innovation.
1800 K Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
This message was produced through support provided by the U. S. Agency for International Development, under the terms of Cooperative Agreement No. GPO-A-00-06-00008-00. The opinions herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
This email was sent to cbsne(a)yahoo.com. To ensure that you continue receiving our emails, please add us to your address book or safe list.
manage your preferences | opt out using TrueRemove®.
Got this as a forward? Sign up to receive our future emails.
I am interested in receiving via email; mail; fax; reference to a website,
etc. documents composed by your programs that report/communicate SNAP-Ed
and/or EFNEP data/activities/events to your academic institution; agencies
/organizations; and the community at large, etc.
The communication documents that you use to communicate your message and
successes will be extremely welcome.
Kathy Orchen, MPH
Senior Program Coordinator for Nutrition Education Programming and Training
Dept. of Nutritional Sciences
26 Nichol Avenue, Davison Hall Room 226A
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
> This page was sent to you by: fge2(a)earthlink.net
> DINING & WINE | September 30, 2009
> Schools' Toughest Test: Cooking
> By KIM SEVERSON
> Little actual cooking goes on in the kitchens of New York City
> public schools. M.S. 137 in Queens is one of the exceptions, making
> lunch from scratch for its nearly 2,000 students.
> Adam The story of two strangers, one a little stranger than the
> other. Starring Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrne. Now Playing in select
> Click here to view trailer
A new nutrition student called SNE seeking some information. He is a
pharmacist who is now starting a nutrition degree. He is interested to
know what career fields and opportunities are available for a pharmacist
with a nutrition degree. If you want to forward your comments to me, I
can compile and return them to him.
Director of Membership & Marketing
Society for Nutrition Education (SNE)
9100 Purdue Road, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46268
P (317) 328-4627 | F (317) 280-8527
acook(a)sne.org | www.sne.org <http://www.sne.org/> | www.jneb.com
Suggestions from individuals/groups that I received. If you have additional information/suggestions we welcome them. I have a student that will try to work on creating a list. I wondered if anyone has set a calorie goal.... For example, the back pack will contain 25% or 50% of caloric needs of the kids for the weekend....
1. Hi, Kathy - Did you check with Feeding America? Our Food Bank person sent me this link:
There is a contact person listed.
I think, however, that the kid-friendly/not so healthy might be true!
We have worked many years with pantries/shelters, etc.
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
The Arkansas Rice Depot http://www.ricedepot.org/ who pioneered the Food for Kids backpack program, has a list of sort of healthy foods kids will eat. The foods are all pretty high in sodium because so many are processed. The Vienna sausage and Spam are questionable, but non-perishable.
Anyway, I only have a hard copy, but will be happy to fax it to you if you would like it. Let me know if you want me to fax it.
Rosemary Rodibaugh, PhD, RD, LD
Professor - Nutrition
University of AR Division of Agriculture
2301 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204
Lynn forwarded your e-mail to us at the food bank in Santa Fe. We have been conducting the Food 4 Kids aka backpack program since 2003 and have struggled throughout the time in dealing with the kid friendly and healthy food question. What makes it harder for us is that we deal in large numbers (over 200 students at some schools) and we like to provide each student the same thing to avoid any conflicts which limits some choices.
Each week we try to have 5-6 different food items in each backpack and then the items are doubled or tripled so the children have enough. Each week we try to have a juice, a protein, a fruit, and two or three other snack type items.
Some items we have had success with include healthy cereal. And since we are a food bank we can buy this in bulk (300-500 pound bags) and repackage it into smaller containers. We have had mixed success with shelf stable milk in that there is some education involved in making sure they know what it is and that it can be kept out of a refrigerator but mostly we just focus on fruit juices in sturdy containers.
We alternate between applesauce, mixed fruit in cans, and raisins to provide fruit.
For protein we have struggled but we try to include things such as beef jerky, tuna and chicken snack packs, and depending on the age of the students individual cans of beef stew or other soups that can be reheated.
Then we always try to have a mixture of granola bars such as Nature Valley, peanut butter crackers, breakfast bars, sunflower seeds, cheese crackers, and trail mix as examples of snack items.
Those are just some of the items we have had success with. However, it remains a struggle but I would be happy to answer any specific questions you might have.
Zac Warden, Program Manager
The Food Depot
1222 Siler Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507
505-471-1633 Ext. 11
To learn more about The Food Depot please visit www.thefooddepot.org<http://www.thefooddepot.org>
Kathryn M. Kolasa, Ph.D., RD., LDN
Professor and Section Head
Nutrition Services and Patient Education
Departments of Family Medicine and Pediatrics
Mail Stop 626
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
UHS Nutrition Initiative Consultant
600 Moye Blvd, Suite 4N-70
Greenville, NC 27834
(252) 744-5462 Phone
(252) 744-3040 Fax