The College of Human Ecology, Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health and Kansas State University Research and Extension (KSRE) seek applications for an Assistant Professor and Adult and Aging Nutrition Extension Specialist. The position is a tenure-track, full-time, 12 month appointment. The successful candidate will provide statewide leadership for nutrition education programs focusing on normal nutrition, chronic disease prevention and management, and other special needs of adults and seniors. Review of applications begins March 18, 2016. For more information about this position, go to http://www.he.k-state.edu/employment/20160215-fndh-asst-prof.html
Tandalayo Kidd, PhD, RD, LPN
Associate Professor/Extension Specialist
Kansas State University
Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health
203 Justin Hall
1324 Lovers Lane
Manhattan, KS 66506
Tracy Fox, MPH, RD
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> Subject: Funding Opportunity: Improving the WIC Shopping Experience Using Behavioral Economics-Based Approaches
> Date: May 31, 2016 at 2:17:40 PM EDT
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> Please see the attached funding announcement from the Duke-UNC USDA Center for Behavioral Economics and Healthy Food Choice Research (BECR). We seek brief proposals for the 2016 Special Solicitation WIC Grants that draw on behavioral economics theory to develop and test strategies for improving the WIC shopping experience. We will award up to 3 grants ranging from $20,000 to $50,000 (based on the availability of funds) to teams of researchers to investigate strategies to improve the WIC shopping experience that are based on behavioral economics theory. Funding will span a 12-month period.
> We expect that the brief proposals will include clearly presented ideas for innovative interventions, based on behavioral economics theory, that are feasible given the current food environment and consistent with WIC program regulations. Potential methodologies could include small-scale experiments conducted with individuals who are representative of WIC shoppers (for example, a test of response to different formats for identifying WIC products); field experiments in appropriate settings such as WIC-approved retailers or WIC clinics; or “big data” approaches. Outcomes of interest include assessment of how improvements in WIC program effectiveness, defined by such factors as improved WIC shopper satisfaction, program retention, and increased WIC food redemption, are balanced with food cost management.
> Following the initial application process, selected applicants will be requested to submit a full proposal including a detailed project narrative. Late proposals will not be reviewed. More information can be found in the Request for Proposals <https://becr.sanford.duke.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/BECR_2016WICGrant_…> or our recent report about this topic <https://becr.sanford.duke.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/BECR-WIC-Research-…>. The deadline for brief proposal receipt is Friday, August 12, 2016 by 5:00 pm EST. Future funding opportunities will be posted on our website at https://becr.sanford.duke.edu/funding/ <https://becr.sanford.duke.edu/funding/>.
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Big hello from Canada!
My dietitian colleague Gina Sunderland and I would like to extend a personal invitation for you and your colleagues to join us for our Media Training Boot Camp Workshop: Delivering a Dynamic Message in San Diego on August 3rd from 9 am - 12 noon, as part of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behaviour (SNEB) post-conference events.
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With growing information overload and consumer confusion, dietitians and nutrition educators must be confident and ready to communicate clear, evidence-based messages in the media. In this interactive workshop, we will share our insider media tips and secrets of success!
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You might want to look at the guidelines from the Endocrine Society in 2015. They are in the J Clin Endocrinol Metabo. 2015; 100)2): 342-362.
Pharmacological Management of Obesity: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline Caroline M. Apovian, Louis J. Aronne, Daniel H. Bessesen, Marie E. McDonnell, M. Hassan Murad, Uberto Pagotto, Donna H. Ryan, and Christopher D. Still Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center (C.M.A.), Boston, M
This is the first set of guidelines that I recall seeing that addresses clearly the need to look at medications that patients are taking and see impact on their weight. In Family Medicine we have been teaching this approach for a long time but as I said, this is the first document that I have seen that clearly lays out an approach.
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Subject: Re: [Fnspec] [WM DPG] Antidepressants have varied effects on weight change
"We" talk about meds. I teach that as part of the medical complications lecture in certificate courses. We teach it in the Orientation to our Center which is a mandatory session for all patients before they have their first appointments at our WC. Every lecture I've been to on etiology and at Obesity Conferences talks about weight promoting medications. It's a very big problem.
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I find is strange that when we discuss the causes of obesity, pharmaceuticals are rarely mentioned. Yet the truth is that they play a major role in causing weight gain. And I am not just referring to antidepressants.
NIH Research Matters<https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters>
May 3, 2016
Antidepressants have varied effects on weight change
At a Glance
* An analysis of antidepressant use found that non-smokers who took bupropion lost weight compared to those taking other depression medications.
* The potential effect on weight is one factor for people to consider with their doctors when choosing an antidepressant.
[Doctor explaining a bottle of pills to a patient] Weight is one of many factors to consider when choosing an antidepressant. Wavebreakmedia Ltd/ Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock
Antidepressants are among the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States. Weight gain is one of the most common side effects of these medications. With more than 2 in 3 adults nationwide overweight or obese, the long-term effects of these medicines on weight is a significant public health concern.
Most antidepressants have similar efficacy. Treatment choices are largely based on adverse effects, costs, and other factors. Knowing the long-term impact of these medications on weight could help inform these decisions.
A group led by Dr. David Arterburn of the Group Health Research Institute and the University of Washington School of Medicine examined the relationship between antidepressant medications and weight change. They used electronic health records from Group Health, an integrated health plan and care delivery system in the states of Washington and Idaho.
The team collected data from adults, ages 18–65 years, who had a diagnosis of depressive disorder and started treatment with a newer (second-generation) antidepressant between 2005 and 2009. Patients were excluded from the analysis if they had other conditions, were taking medications, or had any procedures that could strongly affect weight change. The researchers identified about 970 antidepressant users who had their weight recorded over a period of 2 years. Of these, 227 took the same antidepressant for the entire time.
The scientists adjusted for age, gender, smoking, and other factors that could affect the results. Because one of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants, bupropion (Zyban), is also used for smoking cessation, the researchers examined its effects among smokers and non-smokers separately. Fluoxetine (Prozac) was used as the reference treatment. The study, which was supported by NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), appeared online on April 13, 2016, in the Journal of Clinical Medicine.
After 2 years, non-smokers who took bupropion weighed an average of 7.1 pounds less than non-smoking fluoxetine users, who had gained 4.6 pounds on average over the 2 years. Those who took bupropion for the entire 2-year period weighed an average of 8.4 pounds less than non-smoking fluoxetine users.
Smokers who took bupropion gained an average of 2.2 pounds more than smokers who took fluoxetine. However, quitting smoking is known to lead to weight gain.
Sertraline was the only other medication that was associated with weight change. Sertraline users gained an average of about 6 pounds more than fluoxetine users. There weren’t enough patients who took some antidepressants (mirtazapine, duloxetine, and venlafaxine) during the study period for the researchers to estimate their effects with confidence.
“Our study suggests that bupropion is the best initial choice of antidepressant for the vast majority of Americans who have depression and are overweight or obese,” Arterburn says. Controlled clinical trials or analyses with more data will be needed to confirm and expand on these findings.
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Joanne P. Ikeda, MA, RD
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University of California, Berkeley
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Here is a link to a recent FAO review of the sustainability focus in
national dietary guidelines -
Plates, pyramids, planet Developments in national healthy and sustainable
dietary guidelines: a state of play assessment
Head of Department,
Department of Health, Physical Education and Consumer Studies (HPECS)
Faculty of Education, University of Malta
Associate Professor, Nutrition, Family and Consumer Studies
R.Nutr; R.European Health Promotion Practitioner
President, Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (USA)