SNEB Journal Club 3: Framework to Assess Community Nutritionists? Use of Environmental Strategies to Prevent Obesity

February 24, 2017

Speaker: Angela H. Lu, PhD, RD, Cornell University

http://www.jneb.org/article/S1499-4046(14)00575-2/fulltext

This webinar was pre-recorded.

Framework identifies the levels of engagement in promoting environmental changes and supports future research and practice of community nutrition professionals by providing a roadmap for assessing their involvement on multiple levels to prevent obesity.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand how policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies can be defined
2. Identify factors related to nutrition educators' use of PSE strategies
3. Determine ways to integrate PSE strategies into nutrition educators' work

Angela H. Lu received her PhD in nutritional sciences with emphasis in community nutrition. Her research includes nutrition educators' use of PSE strategies in their communities. After graduation from Cornell, worked in a nonprofit organization in Taiwan on government-supported programs that focused on changing food policies and environments.

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SNEB Hot Topics Call

February 17, 2017

The SNEB Weight Realities Division presents

"Health At Every Size - What It Is and What It's Not" Hot Topics Call

February 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Hosted by:
Joanne P. Ikeda, MA, RD, Nutritionist Emeritus in Department of Nutritional Sciences at University of California, Berkeley and Past President of SNEB.

This is an opportunity for members to:

  • Get their questions about Health At Every Size answered
  • Voice their reservations about the Health At Every Size approach 
  • Have their perspectives on the Health At Every Size approach acknowledged
  • Bust any myths they've heard about Health At Every Size
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SNEB Journal Club 2: Measures of Retail Food Store Environments and Sales - Implications for Healthy Eating Initiatives

February 15, 2017

Speaker: Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, University of Pennsylvania

http://www.jneb.org/article/S1499-4046(16)00054-3/fulltext

Two widely used tools to measure retail food store environments are available and can be refined and adapted. Standardization of measurement across studies and reports of measurement quality (eg, reliability, validity) may better inform practice and policy changes.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe key features of measures of retail food store environments, including the types of methods used to collect these data, measure characteristics, including dimensions most commonly captured across methods, and their strengths and limitations.
2. Identify two specific measures that have been frequently used to measure retail food store environments.
3. Identify the most often-measured attributes of store food environments that are captured by these measures, and explain their relevance to healthy food access initiatives.

Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH is George A. Weiss University Professor, Professor in the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Nursing, and Director of the UPenn Prevention Research Center, at the University of Pennsylvania. A globally influential public health scholar whose work spans psychology, epidemiology, nutrition and other disciplines, her research in community and healthcare settings focuses on obesity, nutrition, and the built environment; reducing health disparities; and health communication technologies. Dr. Glanz was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences [now the National Academy of Medicine] in 2013. She was designated a Highly Cited Author by ISIHighlyCited.com, in the top 0.5% of authors in her field over a 20-year period, and was named a Highly Cited Author and one of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015 by Thomson Reuters.

Attendees will earn 1 CPE from the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Cost: SNEB Members attend webinars free as a benefit of membership. Non-member cost

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