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
Subject: North Central Nutrition Education Center of Excellence RFA. Due May 1, 2015
The North Central Nutrition Education Center of Excellence (NC-NECE), lead by Dr. Dennis Saviano, Purdue University, and is a collaborative of land grant institutions in all twelve north central states. NC-NECE is excited to announce that the Center is requesting applications for research projects that aim to address identified needs of unique geographic, population and related issues of the populations of the North Central Region. Proposals should emphasize policy, system and environmental aspects of the vast rural communities as well as the intensely populated urban communities of the region, along with specific needs of immigrant, minority and/or other at-risk populations of the region.
This RFA is open to anyone within the North Central Region (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio). For agencies and organizations outside of the Western Region, please note that the other 3 Regional Nutrition Education Centers of Excellence are also releasing RFAs.
The NC-NECE has will fund proposals up to $50,000 each. The Center expects to fund five or more proposals in total.
Proposals will be due 5pm central time May 1<x-apple-data-detectors://2>st<x-apple-data-detectors://2>, 2015<x-apple-data-detectors://2>.
For more information and application instructions, please visithttp://www.ncnece.org<http://www.ncnece.org/>.
The NC-NECE Leadership Team
An important announcement from WHO, which may be of interest to those of you who following global public health issues.
See below URL to access full article.
Most countries woefully unprepared to fight resistant superbugs: WHO
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/29/us-health-antibiotics-who-idUSKBN… Excerpt: Only 34 countries have national plans to fight the global threat of antibiotic resistance, meaning few are prepared to tackle "superbug" infections which put even basic healthcare at risk, the WHO said on Wednesday. In a survey of government plans to tackle the issue, the World Health Organization said only a quarter of the 133 countries that responded were addressing the problem. "This is the single greatest challenge in infectious diseases today," said Keiji Fukuda, the WHO's assistant director-general for health security. "All types of microbes, including many viruses and parasites, are becoming resistant." "This is happening in all parts of the world, so all countries must do their part to tackle this global threat." Antimicrobial drugs such as antibiotics and antivirals are used to treat conditions such as bloodstream infections, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and HIV. But superbug infections -- including multi-drug-resistant forms of TB -- already kill hundreds of thousands of people a year, and the trend is growing. Yet according to the WHO, few countries have plans to preserve antibiotics. Those that do are largely in wealthier regions such as Europe and North America, where health systems are better organized and funded and scientific capabilities are more advanced. "Many more countries must ... step up" with comprehensive strategies to "prevent the misuse of antibiotics and reduce spread of antimicrobial resistance", the WHO report said.
1. First – Today is the deadline for SNEB TALKS! A take-off on “TED TALKS”,
this is a fun evening for members to share in from one to ten minutes each,
an idea, theory, fresh approach, or innovation with colleagues that you’re
passionate about! Professors – students are encouraged to participate and
find it a fun way to express their innovative ideas!
More at: http://www.sneb.org/documents/SNEB_Talks_2015.pdf
2. Have a question about creativity and nutrition education?
As we prepare for our SNEB presentation, Creativity Boot Camp: FoodPlay -
Making Good Eating Great Fun! organized by the Nutrition Education for
Children Division, we’d love to know if you have any burning questions
you’d want addressed. Please email them to me, and we’ll try to answer them
in the session.
3. Please try to stay through the whole conference – there are some great
sessions Tuesday afternoon from (including ours!) - and then the Bee Marks
Communications Symposium is from 3:30 to 4:45 featuring Brian Wansink,,
Marianne Smith Edge, LeeAnn Weniger-Mandrillo, and Nicole Turner Ravana.
Registration brochure at:
Hope to see you there,
Barbara Storper, MS, RD
Founder, Executive Director
FoodPlay Productions: Turning Kids on to Healthy Habits!
1 Sunset Ave., Hatfield, MA 01038
Visit our website: http://www.foodplay.com
Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/foodplay
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/food <http://twitter.com/foodplay>
Wanted to make you aware of a forthcoming IOM workshop on nutrition and
aging. The AARP Foundation has sponsored this event which will take place
Oct 28-29, 2015, in Washington DC.
Please see here for additional details and to stay up-to-date on the latest
news associated with this event:
Hope to see you there!
Alexandra Lewin-Zwerdling, PhD, MPA
Senior Advisor, Hunger Impact
USDA extended the comment period for the Child and Adult Care Food Program
(CACFP) proposed rule. If you were unable to send in comments, you now
have another month.
The NANA Early Child Nutrition Subcommittee has developed a model comment
on the proposed updated nutrition standards for CACFP. This comment period
provides a unique chance to help improve nutrition for little children,
including by increasing whole grains, reducing juice, eliminating
sugar-sweetened beverages from child care facilities, and not allowing
cookies and other grain-based desserts to count as the grain component in
meals and snacks. For a copy of NANA’s model comment, please email me (
Comments are due at 11:59 EDT on May 27, 2015. Comments can be submitted
There are a few ways you can help support good nutrition in child care:
· Submit your own comments. Email me for NANA’s model comment.
· Mobilize your members to submit comments. Feel free to use CSPI’s
action alert as a model or to send them directly to CSPI’s alert at
· Encourage others to submit comments through social media. We’ve
included some model posts below.
• Please help ensure our youngest kids have access to healthier
foods. Tell @USDA we need healthy foods in child care.
• Urge @USDA to ensure healthier foods in child care across the
country. You can find a model email here: http://bit.ly/1HLEDqm
• Help our youngest children have access to better food in child
care. Let @USDA know young kids deserve healthy foods.
• Help get soda and other sugary drinks out of child care
facilities. Find a model email to @USDA here: http://bit.ly/1HLEDqm
• Urge more water and no sugary fruit drinks or soda in child care.
RT if you agree that soda is not appropriate for babies.
• Think cookies should count as the grain component in preschool
meals? Email @USDA for healthy foods in child care: http://bit.ly/1HLEDqm
We need your help to get more water, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
and fewer problem foods, like soda and other sugary drinks, deep-fat-fried
foods, and cookies counting as the grain component in meals in child care.
Right now, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is updating the Child and
Adult Care Food Program. Please join us in emailing USDA to ensure that
our youngest children have access to good, wholesome food:
We need your help to ensure that the foods and beverages provided in child
care facilities across the country are good for kids. As the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) updates the Child and Adult Care Food
Program, please email them and ask that they make sure that the foods and
beverages served to our youngest children are healthier:
http://bit.ly/1HLEDqm. Teaching and modeling healthy eating to
preschoolers can help to set young kids on a path to a lifetime of good
eating and good health.
Katherine Bishop, M.S., M.P.H.
Nutrition Policy Associate
Center for Science in the Public Interest
1220 L Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20005
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The National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI) is seeking applications and nominations for the position of NFSMI Acting Executive Director. The position announcement is attached.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an adequate applicant pool is developed or the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online at: https://jobs.olemiss.edu Nominations and inquiries may be addressed to:
Dr. Teresa Carithers (carither(a)olemiss.edu<mailto:email@example.com>)
George Street House
University, MS 38677
Mary Frances Nettles
Mary Frances Nettles, PhD, RD
Director, Applied Research
National Food Service Management Institute
The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive, #5060
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Toll Free: 1.800.321.3054
I am forwarding this call for submissions on indigenous knowledge per the request of Dr. Audrey Maretzki. See below email for more information.
The Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK), in collaboration with the Penn State Libraries, has launched a new, open access, peer reviewed, on-line journal titled
IK: Other Ways of Knowing. If you have not yet seen the first issue of
IK: Other Ways of Knowing, please go to
http://journals.psu.edu/ik to peruse the contents of the first issue and register to receive timely e-mail notification of future issues.
Below you will see the IK: Other Ways of Knowing Call for Submissions for inclusion in the Fall 2015 issue and subsequent issues that will be published each Spring and Fall. If your submission is received by August 1, 2015, it could appear
in the Fall issue.
Please take a moment to forward this e-mail to others who you think might be interested in becoming a free, on-line subscriber to
IK: Other Ways of Knowing, authoring a publication, or serving as a reviewer for submissions related to IK.
Thank you from the IK: Other Ways of Knowing Co-Editors:
Call for Submissions
IK: Other Ways of Knowing is soliciting research articles and book
reviews for its Fall 2015 issue as well as future issues. Deadline for inclusion in the Fall issue is August 1, 2015.
About the journal.
This is an electronic, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in
all areas of indigenous knowledge from a global perspective. The journal is published twice yearly by the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, and is co-sponsored by the Penn State Libraries and the Penn State Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous
Knowledge (ICIK). The spring issue is guest-edited and theme-based; the fall issue is an open content issue edited by the Penn State Libraries and ICIK team.
Indigenous knowledge is an emerging area of study that focuses on the ways of knowing, seeing, and thinking that are passed down orally from generation to generation. These ways of understanding reflect
thousands of years of experimentation and innovation in topics like agriculture, animal husbandry, entomophagy, biomimicry, child rearing practices, education systems, herbal and other traditional medicines, natural resource management and resilience to climate
change—among many other categories.
These ways of knowing are particularly important in the era of globalization, a time in which indigenous knowledge as intellectual property is acquiring new significance in the search for answers to
many of the world’s most vexing problems: disease, famine, ethnic conflict, and poverty. Indigenous knowledge has value, not only for the culture in which it develops, but also for scientists and planners seeking solutions to community problems.
As a forum for the sharing of practical knowledge and local wisdom for the benefit of all peoples, this journal is of special interest to development professionals who treasure this local knowledge,
finding it extremely useful in solving complex problems of health, agriculture, education, and the environment, both in developed and in developing countries.
Manuscripts. Submissions must be original, not
previously published, nor submitted for publication in another journal. Research articles should be 5,000-15,000 words in length. Book reviews should be 1,500-2,000 words in length.
All manuscripts are subject to double blind peer review. Photographs, and other visual materials, are highly encouraged for each submission. All manuscripts
should be in English. However, if the author is indigenous, a manuscript in the indigenous language will be accepted if an English translation is also provided. Both the indigenous and English language versions will be published. Reviewers will use the English
version in assessing the manuscript. Full submission guidelines are available at the journal’s home page at
We are accepting:
Original research articles.
Literature reviewsProposals for themed guest edited issuesReviews of new resources, including books, music, video, or web materials.
Poetry, traditional stories, etc.Articles about applied indigenous knowledge, e.g., traditional ways of utilizing local flora, insects and other fauna
Please register and submit your manuscript or proposal at
contact the editors Helen Sheehy at
hms2(a)psu.edu and Amy Paster at