Lately I have had numerous requests from clientele for hands-on programs that meld nutrition information and cooking. I am looking for evidence-based culinary-nutrition programs for adults that are independent of the SNAP-ED program. Are there any programs that you know of or have had success with? Please point me in the right direction.
Diane S. Saenz, RD/LD
Northwest Area Educator - Nutrition and Food Safety
PO Box 470 - Lander, WY - 82520
Tel: 307-332-2363 Fax: 307-332-2391
Has anyone use the family cooking lessons curriculum offered as part of
SOS's Cooking Matters series? If so, can you give me a rough idea how much
it costs to do the activities associated with a class series? Budgets,
budgets, budgets - ha
Debra M. Palmer, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Extension Specialist
NJ Director, SNAP-Ed/State EFNEP Coordinator
11 Suydam Street, 2nd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2882
FYI - a new publication that may be of interest. See below URL to access it in its entirety. Child Obesity 2014;10(3):266-271.
Inter-Rater Reliability of a Food Store Checklist To Assess Availability of Healthier
Alternatives to the Energy-Dense Snacks and Beverages Commonly
Consumed by Childrenhttp://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/chi.2013.0083
Hi. This summer our health and wellness program will be at the County Fair
with an educational promotional campaign to have kids ReThink Your Drink.
WE have an information display with sugar content of different beverages.
We also have a blender bike so youth can mix their own smoothie. I want to
evaluate if the youth will consider changing their drink preference as a
result of our information and bike blender activity. Have you created a
simple evaluation tool to assess knowledge change or anticipated behavior
change (drink more water, less sugary drinks). Thanks in advance
> Diane Smith, RDN, MA
PO Box 69024
Portland OR 97239
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FYI - news from the Prevention Institute. See below URL to access full NYT article.
Mark Bittman on Why It Makes Sense to Tax SodaBittman’s got the scoop: He had the privilege of introducing the SWEET Act to the American public in his New York Times blog yesterday. It’s a good read. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/opinion/mark-bittman-introducing-the-nati…
New research published in Nature Climate Change. Of course there are human health benefits to curbing air pollution as well. Air pollution is the number one environmental threat in the world today (WHO, 2014). See below URL for more information regarding the new research.
Curbing air pollution could help crops thrive. Controlling air pollution could help curb projected declines in global food supplies, a new study says, suggesting policymakers should consider both climate change and ozone pollution in efforts to ensure the world has enough food. Reuters
Excerpt: Controlling air pollution could help curb projected declines in global food supplies, a new study says, suggesting policymakers should consider both climate change and ozone pollution in efforts to ensure the world has enough food. Scientists have largely neglected the interactions between rising temperatures and ozone pollution, which is known to damage crops. But the complex linkages can be significant, said the study, published in the latest issue of the journal Nature Climate Change The researchers found, for example, that 46 percent of damage to soybean crops that had previously been attributed to heat was actually caused by increased ozone...
Denise L. Mauzerall, a professor of environmental engineering at Princeton University who was not involved in the study, described the finding that air pollution controls could improve agricultural yields and partially offset the negative effects of climate change on yields as "important".
"The increased use of clean energy sources that do not emit either greenhouse gases or conventional air pollutants, such as wind and solar energy, would be doubly beneficial to global food security, as they do not contribute to either climate change or increased surface-ozone concentrations,” Mauzerall said in a statement.
Another reason to support agro-ecology in Brazil and other parts of Latin America. See below story from Reuters for more information. Chris McCullum-Gomez
Brazil farmers say GMO corn no longer resistant to pests. Genetically-modified corn seeds are no longer protecting Brazilian farmers from voracious tropical bugs, increasing costs as producers turn to pesticides, a farm group said on Monday. Reuters http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/07/28/brazil-corn-pests-idINL2N0Q327P201… Excerpt: "There are barely any non-GMO seeds available ... it is very uncomfortable that the companies are blaming the farmers," he said. Aprosoja hopes to reach a negotiated agreement with the seed companies, but if all else fails farmers may sue to get reparations for pesticide costs, he added."
Can 'Agroecology' Bring Food Security to Latin America?
Excerpt: Holding rice seeds in her hands, villager Emilia Alves Manduca explains to other smallholder farmers how the community where she lives – Mato Grosso, in the central-west region of Brazil – escaped from poverty and became self-sufficient..." I used to work in a big farm, applying pesticides. I had to go to the hospital twice because of the side effects," says Alves... Central-west Brazil, where most live on soybeans and maize, consists mostly of monocultures. In 2013, the region farmed a record volume of soybeans and maize, producing over 78.5m tonnes. However, most of it is not used to feed the population: it is exported to produce biofuels.
Dear SNEB Members,
Below are conferences with a nutrition focus that will be held at the New York Academy of Sciences this Fall.
Early-Life Influences on Obesity: From Pre-Conception to Adolescence<http://www.nyas.org/Events/Detail.aspx?cid=75eeb016-1b83-46cb-87a1-933b9642…>
September 26, 2014
This conference will present how maternal nutrition, the microbiome, metabolic disorders, and fetal development affect obesity rates.
Use the code EARLY5 for $5 off registration!
Early bird registration ends September 16, 2014
Food Safety Considerations for Innovative Nutrition Solutions<http://www.nyas.org/Events/Detail.aspx?cid=23db04bf-effb-4d2e-801d-d29b2605…>
November 6, 2014
This conference will discuss issues of food security, economics, policy and communication related to food safety. Keynotes include Walmart Vice President of Food Safety Frank Yiannas and Vice President and Director of the Institute for Food Safety and Health at Illinois Institute of Technology Dr. Robert E. Brackett.
Early bird registration ends October 23, 2014
Use promo code "SAFEFOOD5" to receive $5 off registration!
Shaping the Developing Brain: Prenatal through Early Childhood<http://www.nyas.org/Events/Detail.aspx?cid=4757ae98-7fa3-4f07-a77d-d8693dd5…>
November 11-13, 2014
Discover the latest cognitive neuroscience research on infant and early childhood development; social, family, and nutritional factors that cause lasting changes to the brain; and intervention, education, and policy to help at-risk children.
Early Bird Deadline is October 3, 2014. Poster Abstract Deadline is September 15, 2014.
Amy R. Beaudreault, Ph.D.
The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science
The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street, FL 40
New York, NY 10007
O: (212) 298-8614 I F: (212) 298-3624
Social Media: www.nyas.org/StayConnected<http://www.nyas.org/StayConnected>
IOM Seeks Senior Program Officer for WIC Food Package Review
The Institute of Medicine's Food and Nutrition Board is seeking a full-time Senior Program Officer to direct a 32-month review of the WIC food packages. The incumbent will be responsible for overall oversight and management of the project staff (program officer, research associate, and senior program assistant) and activities related to the conduct of the study, including a comprehensive evidence-based literature review; data gathering and analyses; and planning and conducting meetings and workshops for an ad hoc expert committee of approximately 16 members. She/he will have primary responsibility for the development of 3 reports from the expert committee, a short letter report to be released at 6 months, an interim report to be released at approximately 18 months, and a final report with recommendations to be released no more than 12 months following the release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
The senior program officer/study director will have at least a Master's degree (PhD preferred), with preference for background in nutrition and RD certification. Individuals with experience in WIC or other nutrition assistance program management are preferred. For information, please call 202-334-2000 for the Human Resources Department. To apply, please go to: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=NAS&cws=1&rid=…<http://paracom.paramountcommunication.com/ct/21398749:21640332406:m:1:14938…>.
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