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
The National Food Service Management Institute, Applied Research Division (NFSMI, ARD) is pleased to announce a new Request for Proposal (RFP) Award entitled Assessing Point-of-Service / Point-of-Sale Systems in School Nutrition Programs in the United States.
The Applied Research Division is located at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. This project is being funded at least in part with federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service through an agreement with the NFSMI at The University of Mississippi.
University faculty interested in applying must submit all information as detailed in the RFP on or before Monday, December 15, 2014. Attached to this email is the Request for Proposal. You may also access the RFP on the NFSMI web site at
Please contact Dr. Keith Rushing by e-mail (keith.rushing(a)usm.edu<mailto:email@example.com>) or phone (800-321-3054) if you have questions regarding the RFP or submission requirements.
Mary Frances Nettles
Mary Frances Nettles, PhD, RD
Director, Applied Research
National Food Service Management Institute
The University of Southern Mississippi
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In addition to what you've observed below, I thought you and others may be interested in this information since I don't remember seeing it posted here before (both of these stories and subsequent reports were published in March 2014). ORGANIC FARM SUPPORTERS SAY GMO CONTAMINATION NEEDS USDA CONTROLS
URL: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/03/usa-gmo-contamination-report-idUS… FAO: Steady increase in incidents of GM crops found in traded food
http://www.eco-business.com/news/fao-steady-increase-incidents-gm-crops-fou… Excerpt: The increased production of genetically modified crops around the globe has led to a higher number of incidents of low levels of GMOs being detected in traded food and feed, FAO said on Thursday.
The incidents have led to trade disruptions between countries with shipments of grain, cereal and other crops being blocked by importing countries and destroyed or returned to the country of origin. And more recently, see:
Cargill Sues Syngenta Over Sale of GMO Corn Banned in China:http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/13/us-syngetna-seed-cargill-id…
According to Bloomberg News, "Food is the third-most traded group of products behind fuels and chemicals, with exports valued at $1.375 trillion in 2012, according the World Trade Organization... China, the world’s second-biggest corn user, in October started rejecting some U.S. shipments of the grain containing MIR 162, a gene-modified corn variety developed by Syngenta, which hasn’t been approved in the country [China]."
To: jschwartz(a)framingham.edu; chris_mccullum(a)hotmail.com; sneeze_l(a)email.rutgers.edu
Subject: RE: [Sneeze_l] USDA to Start Program to Support Local andOrganic Farming
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:39:31 +0000
This news is very confusing. There are increasing stories of organic farmers whose livelihoods are at risk from contamination from drift of GE crops. Now we
will have another pesticide that will impact the very soil ecosystem that organic agriculture is increasingly restoring. When we have unprecedented levels of soil loss, this news is heartening and sad.
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On Behalf Of Janet Schwartz
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Earl Butz is turning over in his grave. (if you don’t know Secretary Butz – check him out!)
Janet Schwartz, Professor and Chair
Department of Food and Nutrition
Framingham State University
100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01701
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USDA to start program to support local and organic farming. The
United States Department of Agriculture plans to announce Monday that it will spend $52 million to support local and regional food systems like farmers' markets and food hubs and to spur research on organic farming.
New York Times
There was this recent USDA announcement as well:
Sep. 18, 2014
The Agriculture Dept has approved commercial planting of corn and soybeans genetically engineered to survive being sprayed by herbicide 2,4-D; critics say cultivation of the crops, developed
by Dow AgroSciences, will mean a sharp increase in the spraying of 2,4-D, a chemical they say is more damaging to the environment, nearby non-engineered crops and possibly human health.
Thanks so much for offering this film and panel discussion in Atlanta FNCE conference. I am excited to attend! I can't think of a subject that would be closer to health professionals interest this year. Imagine if we had an outbreak of a drug resistant organism that resulted in as many deaths as Ebola. We have forgotten what our communities were like before antibiotics.
Dr. Jasia (Jayne) Steinmetz, RD, CD
Professor, Nutritional Science and Epidemiology
Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetcs
Coordinator of the online graduate program-Nutritional Science-Community Nutrition with emphasis in Sustainable Food Systems
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
202 College of Professional Studies
Stevens Point, WI 54481
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USDA to start program to support local and organic farming. The United States Department of Agriculture plans to announce Monday that it will spend $52 million to support local and regional food systems like farmers' markets and food hubs and to spur research on organic farming. New York Times
There was this recent USDA announcement as well: Sep. 18, 2014The Agriculture Dept has approved commercial planting of corn and soybeans genetically engineered to survive being sprayed by herbicide 2,4-D; critics say cultivation of the crops, developed by Dow AgroSciences, will mean a sharp increase in the spraying of 2,4-D, a chemical they say is more damaging to the environment, nearby non-engineered crops and possibly human health. MORE
If you have significant populations of Chinese or Southeast Asian
immigrants, this may be of some concern...Joanne Ikeda
FDA warns consumers not to use Eu Yan Sang (Hong Kong) Ltd.’s “Bo Ying
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns parents and caregivers not to
use “Bo Ying compound” manufactured by Eu Yan Sang (Hong Kong) Ltd. due to
the potential lead poisoning risk associated with the product.
The powdered product is marketed in retail outlets and online for use in
infants and children for treatment of a variety of conditions including
influenza, fever, sneezing, and nasal discharge. The product is labeled in
Chinese and English.
Parents and caregivers are advised to not purchase or use this product.
Anyone using this product or providing it to a child should immediately
consult a health care professional.
Exposure to lead can cause serious damage to the central nervous system,
the kidneys, and the immune system. In children, chronic exposure to lead,
even at low levels, is associated with impaired cognitive function,
including reduced IQ, behavioral difficulties, and other problems.
FDA learned of this risk from the New York City Department of Health &
Mental Hygiene after the product was tested and found to contain high
levels of lead. FDA has received one adverse event report of lead poisoning
in an 18-month-old child who was given this product.
Health care professionals and consumers are encouraged to report to FDA any
adverse events potentially related to “Bo Ying compound” manufactured by Eu
Yan Sang (Hong Kong) Ltd. or to any other alternative medicines to FDA’s
MedWatch <http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/ucm2005699.htm> Adverse Event
Reporting program by:
- Completing and submitting the report online at MedWatch Online
Voluntary Reporting Form
- Downloading and completing the form, then submitting it via fax at
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*Joanne P. Ikeda, MA, RD*
*Department of Nutritional Sciences*
*University of California, Berkeley*
*Current address: 1777 View Drive*
* San Leandro, CA 94577*
*Phone (510) 895-5300*
At this time there are 2 openings with DC Hunger Solutions for the positions of Anti-Hunger Program Associate: Child Nutrition Programs and Anti-Hunger Program Associate: SNAP and Senior Hunger. DC Hunger Solutions is a separately staffed and funded initiative of the Food Research and Action Center, and is located in Washington DC. Please see the attachments for the job descriptions. If interested, send your cover letter, resume and one writing sample (no more than 3 pages) to employment(a)dchunger.org<mailto:email@example.com> and include "D.C. Hunger Solutions Anti-Hunger Program Associate: Child Nutrition Programs" or "D.C. Hunger Solutions Anti-Hunger Program Associate: SNAP and Senior Hunger" in the subject line.
Reducing Childhood Obesity through U.S. Federal Policy
http://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797(14)00377-8/abstract Background Childhood obesity prevalence remains high in the U.S., especially among racial/ethnic minorities and low-income populations. Federal policy is important in improving public health given its broad reach. Information is needed about federal policies that could reduce childhood obesity rates and by how much.
PurposeTo estimate the impact of three federal policies on childhood obesity prevalence in 2032, after 20 years of implementation.
MethodsCriteria were used to select the three following policies to reduce childhood obesity from 26 recommended policies: afterschool physical activity programs, a $0.01/ounce sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) excise tax, and a ban on child-directed fast food TV advertising. For each policy, the literature was reviewed from January 2000 through July 2012 to find evidence of effectiveness and create average effect sizes. In 2012, a Markov microsimulation model estimated each policy’s impact on diet or physical activity, and then BMI, in a simulated school-aged population in 2032.
ResultsThe microsimulation predicted that afterschool physical activity programs would reduce obesity the most among children aged 6–12 years (1.8 percentage points) and the advertising ban would reduce obesity the least (0.9 percentage points). The SSB excise tax would reduce obesity the most among adolescents aged 13–18 years (2.4 percentage points). All three policies would reduce obesity more among blacks and Hispanics than whites, with the SSB excise tax reducing obesity disparities the most.
ConclusionsAll three policies would reduce childhood obesity prevalence by 2032. However, a national $0.01/ounce SSB excise tax is the best option.