Dear SNEB members,
At our annual conference next month we will be recognizing the 50th anniversary of the 1969 White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health. A panel is being organized to: 1) reflect on the original conference and the role SNE played; 2) highlight it’s achievements and how they relate to the work of food and nutrition educators today; and, 3) to discuss what is needed moving forward, in policy and programs.
We are reaching out so that members who may have participated in some way in this historic White House Conference are not overlooked. We invite you to consider participating in this session as a panelist to share your experience and perspective.
Session description is attached.
Date and Time: Sunday, July 28, 3:15-4:15pm
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando
We would love to hear from you! If you are interested in participating, please let me and/or Rachel Daeger know soon. Also, in the interest of decreasing email overload, please avoid “reply all”.
<2019 SNEB Conference Session WH Conf 50th 6.17.19.docx>
In late April I asked for your ideas/resources on plant based diets.... I am a bit delinquent in sendindg your generous responses as I got distracted to another project.
I did note that about the same time the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sent out a poll asking what that phrase mean to each person. I havent seen a report back on it.
Attached are the responses I received. we are still trying to figure out what to do at our hospital ...so still welcome input.
1. should it be vegan? most of the dietitians dont think so but several of the physicians think so
2. if you use whole food plant based diet.... can it include frozen and canned products (affordable for our patients)... or does whole food imply FRESH.
Have a happy 4th
Kathryn M Kolasa PhD, RDN, LDN
Professor Emeritus and Affiliate Professor. Master Educator.
Vidant Health Nutrition Consultant
Department of Family Medicine;
Mailstop 654, 101 Heart Drive
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27834
252.917-1290 252.744.3079 Fax kolasaka(a)ecu.edu<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
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This looks like a great resource for anyone who teaches about sustainability and economics to undergraduate and/or graduate students.
See below URL for more information.
I hope to see many of you in Orlando. If anyone still needs a roommate, please send me an email off the listserv.