The University of Arkansas Division of Ag - Cooperative Extension Service is searching for an Assistant/Associate Professor - Nutrition Specialist to provide leadership to SNAP-Ed and General Nutrition Programs. This position is located at the state Extension headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information see attachment or https://jobs.uaex.edu/.
Rosemary Rodibaugh, PhD, RD, LD
Associate Department Head, FCS
Professor - Nutrition
University of AR Division of Agriculture
2301 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204
It is an exciting time at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana!
In mid-September we held the groundbreaking ceremony for the new home of the new Department of Nutrition and Health Science in the new College of Health (see pictures below)! In addition to housing our faculty offices (5th floor), this incredible (green) building will include state of the art community clinics (where our students will practice interprofessional education with others in the College - including Nursing, Speech/Audiology, Counseling Psychology, and Kinesiology).
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Our unit - The Department of Nutrition and Health Science - was formed last year when Nutrition and Dietetics (undergraduate program with 125+ majors; MA/MS with 66 majors) merged with faculty/programs in Health Science.
We are searching for a new nutrition colleague with medical nutrition therapy expertise who can help us move toward the future! This faculty position (tenure-track) can be filled by a new professional or a seasoned individual who could begin at the rank of Associate or even Full Professor. Apply online at https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/10713.
We hope you will consider applying for our position.....and we encourage you to share this information with others who are looking for an exciting challenge.
Come grow with us!!
Carol A. Friesen, PhD, RDN, CD
Professor of Nutrition and Graduate Program Director
Department of Nutrition and Health Science
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
765/285-5961 (main office)
My apologies if you are receiving this more than once; we want to make sure that everyone has a chance to see it.
As you may recall, one of the objectives of USDA's NE-RNECE (Northeast Regional Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Center of Excellence) was to develop a nationwide training on PSEs. The result is an asynchronous six module online course, Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice: An Introduction to Policy, Systems, and Environmental Approaches to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity. Cornell University has led this effort in collaboration with a nationwide team of EFNEP and SNAP-Ed professionals. Module 1 was launched in late December. The goal is to launch Modules 2-6 by April.
Learners may enroll at any time. Those who enroll now will have immediate access when new modules are available. The full series costs $100/person for EFNEP and SNAP-Ed professionals; $120/person for all others. An additional discount is available for 40+ people enrolled as a group.
The online training is for anyone new to PSEs and/or who is interested in improving their knowledge and skills, including supervisors of staff using PSEs. The training is designed to meet the needs of nutrition education and obesity prevention professionals - including those in EFNEP, SNAP-Ed, and public health - working collaboratively to impact local communities. It is also useful for community partners who are interested in being trained in this approach.
The attached flyer provides additional information and can be shared with others. Those interested in enrolling now can go to www.ecornell.com/pse<http://www.ecornell.com/pse>.
I look forward to seeing you at SNEB this summer. In the meantime, I'd welcome a quick phone call to discuss the training and answer any questions you have.
Jamie Dollahite, PhD
Professor and Director
Northeast Regional Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Center of Excellence
Food and Nutrition Education in Communities
Division of Nutritional Sciences
408 Savage Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
This is a Two Part series. Part One is available online now.
<https://vimeo.com/255729028> View Recording
Extension Opportunities in Food Access & Equity, Two Part Series
Wednesday, March 7 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern | Register
Speakers: Dan Remley, MSPH, PhD, The Ohio State University Extension; Amber
Canto, MPH, RDN, University of Wisconsin-Extension & Alexandra Bush-Kaufman,
MPH, RDN, CD, Washington State University-Extension
Food access and equity are increasingly relevant when nutrition
professionals consider improving the quality of people's diets. Many
nutrition educators in Extension work within two of the USDA low-income
nutrition education and obesity prevention programs, SNAP-Ed and EFNEP. The
role of the built environment in the diets of Americans is more understood,
and it is widely accepted that the places where people live, learn, work,
play, and shop affect their food and physical activity behaviors. It is
essential that participants of SNAP-Ed and EFNEP have access to nutritious
foods so that direct education efforts by Extension educators are successful
in improving health behaviors. The food pantry is a common setting for
direct education interventions and is growing as a place for policy,
systems, and environmental change. Environmental interventions within the
food pantry setting improve healthy food access and equity to low-income
clients that are served by SNAP-Ed and EFNEP through Extension programming.
As such, the role of Extension educators has widened in the types of
technical assistance and support Extension educators now provide to food
pantry agencies and their clients.
1. Gain knowledge and describe the differing roles Extension educators
may play in partnerships with food pantries
2. Compare the cost effectiveness of different food pantry based
interventions related to educator time
3. Describe typical needs within a food pantry agency and identify
methods of successful communication for healthy food equity messages
4. Compare Extension based food pantry, environmental interventions and
their related evaluation models
Dan Remley, MSPH, PhD, The Ohio State University Extension
Dr. Remley holds a BA in Zoology from Miami University, Masters of Science
in Public Health from UAB and PhD in Nutritional Sciences from University of
Kentucky. Dr. Remley worked as a Nutrition Specialist for the University of
Missouri Extension for 3 years and as a Family and Consumer Sciences
Extension Educator for Ohio State University Extension in Butler County for
10 years. Since 2012, Dr. Remley has served as an Assistant Professor and
Field Specialist for The Ohio State University Extension and is
headquartered at OSU South Centers in Piketon, Ohio.
Amber Canto, MPH, RDN, University of Wisconsin-Extension
Amber Canto, MPH, RDN received her dietetics degree from the University of
WI-Madison, and completed her master's degree in public health nutrition
with a global health emphasis with the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Amber has worked as a
nutrition consultant with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in the
Dominican Republic where she coordinated infant and young child feeding
interventions on the Haitian-Dominican border. She previously held the
position as Poverty and Food Security Specialist with University of
Wisconsin-Extension where she addressed food systems and food security,
poverty awareness and education, and nutrition education with low-income
audiences. She currently serves as the State Coordinator of FoodWIse at the
University of WI-Extension.
Alexandra Bush-Kaufman, MPH, RDN, CD, Washington State University-Extension
Alexandra earned her BS in Dietetics and Human Nutrition from Southeast
Missouri State University and her Masters in Public Health Nutrition from
University of Washington-Seattle. She is a Registered Dietitian and
Certified in the State of Washington. Alexandra began working for Washington
State University Extension in 2014 while completing her Masters. She has
served as a program and research coordinator for an AFRI-grant, the
Washington State SNAP-Ed and EFNEP programs, and as a research coordinator
Webinar sponsored by the FNEE Division.
Cost: SNEB Members attend webinars free as a benefit of membership.
Non-member cost is $25.
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior
317-328-4627 ext. 143 | <http://www.sneb.org/> www.sneb.org |