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
Here is another article from the Guardian on the same topic.
White House makes bid to save honeybees but ignores toxic pesticides. The White House has announced an ambitious plan that makes millions of acres of federal land more bee-friendly but does not ban the use of neonicotinoids, which research shows are closely linked to bee life loss. The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/19/white-house-plan-honeybe… Excerpt: Last year, research emerged from Harvard University showing that when colonies of honeybees were exposed to neonicotinoids, the most widely used insecticide around the world, half of them died. A recent study published in Environmental Science and Technology suggested pesticide prevalence, specifically of the neonicotinoid kind, had been grossly underestimated because previous counts (including those undertaken by governmental agencies) failed to include seed treatment – a new prophylactic method introduced at the beginning of last decade that ensures seeds are sprayed before they are even planted.
At least 79% of American maize fields have been planted with preemptively treated seeds, the study found.
For example, see: Rapid increase in neonicotinoid insecticides driven by seed treatments
Excerpt: UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Use of a class of insecticides, called neonicotinoids, increased dramatically in the mid-2000s and was driven almost entirely by the use of corn and soybean seeds treated with the pesticides, according to researchers at Penn State.
“Previous studies suggested that the percentage of corn acres treated with insecticides decreased during the 2000s, but once we took seed treatments into account we found the opposite pattern,” said Margaret Douglas, graduate student in entomology. “Our results show that application of neonicotinoids to seed of corn and soybeans has driven a major surge in the U.S. cropland treated with insecticides since the mid-2000s.”
According to Douglas, research suggests that neonicotinoids may harm pollinators. The European Union suspended neonicotioid use on bee-attractive crops and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expediting their review. Chris McCullum-GomezHouston, TX
On Tuesday, the Obama administration will announce the first National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators, a bureaucratic title for a plan to save the bee, other small winged animals and their breeding grounds.
Fern Gale Estrow, MS, RDN, CDNFounderFGE Food & Nutrition Team212-691-5154@fge2
Please help us get the word out about tomorrow’s #FoodFri tweet chat on food marketing to children.
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Subject: May 29: #FoodFri tweet chat on food marketing to kids
Please join @MomsRising<https://twitter.com/MomsRising> and @CSPI<https://twitter.com/CSPI> Friday, May 29th from 1 pm to 2 pm ET for a #FoodFri tweet chat to discuss food marketing to kids. We’ll chat about ongoing efforts to protect kids from unhealthy food marketing, the growing number of restaurants dropping soda from kids’ menus, and what parents and advocates can do to accelerate progress to reduce junk food marketing to kids.
This tweet chat will be an opportunity to celebrate successes, discuss next steps, and to urge companies to do more to support children’s health.
Here are a few model tweets to get involved:
· Please join @MomsRising, @CSPI & us May 29 at 1pm ET for a #FoodFri tweet chat on food marketing to kids.
· Now that @DairyQueen is dropping soda from its kids menu, what more should co's do to protect kids? #FoodFri tweet chat, May 29 at 1pm ET.
· Food marketing harms kids. Join our #FoodFri tweet chat May 29 at 1 pm ET to help change that.
If you'd like to prepare some tweets in advance, please email me for the topics we plan to discuss.
We hope you can join us.
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Third Annual Yale Food Systems Symposium
New Alliances That Shape a Food Movement
Yale University, October 30 - 31, 2015 Abstract Submissions:
Deadline for submission is May 31st, 2015. Abstracts & Workshop Proposals should be 200-300 words and include a title and keywords. Please submit online using our abstract submission form. Accepted proposals will be notified by August 1st, 2015.Please see the conference website, www.yalefoodsymposium.org for more information. Questions about proposal submission and registration may be directed to: yalefoodsymposium(a)gmail.com.
Request for Proposals
People in food movements around the world envision a future where our food systems restore degraded ecosystems, mitigate and adapt to climate change, improve community health, and facilitate more equitable economic
exchange. To realize this ambitious vision we must encourage and support novel, collaborative, and holistic problem-solving approaches. We want to bring a diverse group of people and approaches together at this Food Systems Symposium such as those in the public
health community who seek to increase access to fresh vegetables in urban centers; land conservationists who wish to preserve farmland; legal scholars who identify avenues of policy change; and immigration reformers who advocate for farm workers.
This year’s conference seeks to foster new alliances that will encourage crosscutting conversations, innovative thinking, and actionable strategies. Eaters across the nation struggle to find wholesome food choices
that nourish their bodies without endangering important environmental and social resources. A true coalition will bring expertise across disciplines to creatively solve the otherwise intractable problems of food security and access, social justice, public
health, environmental stewardship, and safety. These alliances and the common goal of an improved food system will serve as the guiding focus for the 2015 Yale Food Systems Symposium.
Call for Proposals:
The Yale Food Systems Symposium will bring diverse scholars and practitioners to work together in action-oriented sessions that address the complex ecological and socio-economic dynamics of food production, consumption,
climate change, and urbanization. We seek a diversity of proposal formats: panels, working groups, roundtables, and papers. We welcome perspectives from the natural and social sciences, from applied disciplines, and from community practitioners. We especially
encourage self-organized group sessions and presentations that bring scholars and practitioners together.
Submissions topic areas include, but are not limited to:
The human and ecological implications of different food systemsFood law, policy, and regulation: opportunities for changeThe right to food, food justice, and food sovereignty movementsClimate change and environmental stewardshipPolitics, policies, and governance across scalesFood marketing and communicationAgricultural biodiversity and issues of genetic property rightsSustainable intensification and multi-functional agriculturePublic and market-based approaches to regulating the food systemIndustrial ecology approaches to food systems analysisResearch methods, participatory practice, and frameworks for collaborationUrbanization, land use change, and food systems planning
Deadline for submission is May 31st, 2015. Abstracts & Workshop Proposals
should be 200-300 words and include a title and keywords. Please submit online using our abstract
submission form. Accepted proposals will be notified by August 1st, 2015.
Please see the conference website, www.yalefoodsymposium.org for
more information. Questions about proposal submission and registration may be directed toyalefoodsymposium(a)gmail.com.
Apologies for any cross-postings. Please see below for exciting job opportunities!
> HELP REDUCE HUNGER AND IMPROVE HEALTH
> IN TENNESSEE AND MISSISSIPPI
> Be an integral part of building an impactful new program from the ground up!
> Program Overview
> The United States Department of Agriculture, through its Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant program, awarded AARP Foundation a grant of over three million – with a total investment from partners of over six million - to implement a multi-year nutrition incentive program in Tennessee and Mississippi. The program, which will be offered in select farmers markets and Kroger grocery stores in Tennessee and Mississippi, is meant to increase the purchase and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients and thereby improve nutrition and health outcomes for low-income consumers.
> NOW HIRING
> AARP Foundation and Wholesome Wave* are now hiring team members in Tennessee and Mississippi to implement the FINI program. Working together with government, healthcare and a national retail grocery chain, this program embodies AARP Foundation’s food security strategy to develop sustainable, long-term public health and market-driven solutions to help fight food insecurity and malnutrition, and furthermore holds the potential to be replicated in communities across the nation.
> *AARP Foundation is contracting with Wholesome Wave to provide training, technical assistance, and capacity building consultation to participating farmers markets in both states.
> Below is a summary of the positions available.
> ***Full positions descriptions, along with instructions on how to apply for each, are attached.***
> Field Program Managers (2 positions available – one in each state):
> The Field Program Manager will oversee the implementation of the FINI grant in Tennessee or Mississippi, as well as the day-to-day work of additional team members. This is a full-time, salaried position with AARP Foundation and requires significant travel within assigned state.
> · Locations: Jackson, MS and Memphis or Nashville, TN
> Volunteer and Outreach Coordinators (2 positions available – one in each state):
> The Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator will develop and lead a statewide volunteer network and lead strategy and implementation of outreach about FINI in local communities. This is a full-time hourly contracted position (40hrs/week) with AARP Foundation and requires extensive travel within assigned state.
> · Locations: Jackson, MS and Memphis, TN
> VISTA (2 positions available – one in each state):
> This person will convene community leaders and members, as well as SNAP stakeholders/direct service providers, to address food access barriers and contribute to the development of a statewide network of volunteers to support the FINI grant program. The sponsoring organization for this VISTA position is AARP Foundation, through a contract with the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. The position runs from July 24, 2015- July 23, 2016.
> · Locations - Jackson, MS and Memphis, TN
> Project Coordinators (2 positions available – one in each state):
> This person will provide training and technical assistance for the implementation and expansion of incentive programs in participating farmers markets and help execute an integrated communications and marketing campaign. This is a part-time position (20-30 hrs/week) with Wholesome Wave and requires extensive travel within assigned state.
> · Locations - Jackson, MS and Memphis, TN
> To learn more about AARP Foundation and Wholesome Wave, visit www.aarpfoundation.org and www.wholesomewave.org.
*Ahora Disponible en Español!*
*Consejos de nutrición y bienestar para niños pequeños: Manual del
proveedor del Programa de Alimentos para el Cuidado de Niños y Adultos
Consejos y otros recursos para proveedores del cuidado infantíl acerca de:
- Preparar un plato saludable con frutas, vegetales, granos integrals y
- Motivar juegos con actividad física
- Limitar el tiempo frente a la pantalla
- Seguridad alimenticia y más!
Descárgalo hoy desde: *http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/team-nutrition*
*USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece oportunidad igual para todos. *
Team Nutrition is proud to announce that the *Nutrition and Wellness Tips
for Young Children: Provider Handbook for CACFP *is now available online in
Spanish! A Spanish version of this promo will be sent to you all shortly.
Please feel free to distribute to your networks, and also please check the
@TeamNutrition <https://twitter.com/teamnutrition> Twitter handle over the
next few days for promotional messages in English and Spanish that you can
then re-tweet.Thanks so much, and please feel free to contact me with any
*Mimi Wu, MS, RD*
Nutrition Promotion and Technical Assistance Division
USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Child Nutrition Programs
3101 Park Center Drive, 6th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22302
Email: *Mimi.Wu(a)fns.usda.gov <Mimi.Wu(a)fns.usda.gov>*
(703) 605-3209 (phone)
(703) 605-4016 (fax)
*Now available in Spanish!*
*Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children: Provider Handbook for the
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) *
Tip sheets and other resources for child care providers on:
- Building a healthy plate with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and
- Encouraging physical activity and active play
- Limiting screen time
- Food safety and more!
Download it today at: *http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/team-nutrition*
*USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.*