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Conceptual Change Model(ing) the way for future food safety education

Culturally-targeted Messages and Methods: the Next Generation of Food Safety Education Strategies–one of the final sessions of IAFP 2018–heard several food safety pioneers discuss working programs for increasing the knowledge and practice to span cultural differences. Dr. Julie Albrecht, University of Nebraska, and Dr. Sinley, Metropolitan State University, discussed the role of a conceptual change in the teaching method for… Continue Reading

USDA Boosts Native American Nutrition Education

Over the past three days Food Safety News has chronicled the nutritional challenges facing Native Americans today and what is being done to face them. On Wednesday, after this series was published, the Obama Administration announced this year’s recipients of an annual grant to improve nutritional education in Native American communities. At a meeting of… Continue Reading

Nutrition a Pressing Concern for American Indians, Part III

Editor’s Note: This is the final article is a three-part series on health issues linked to nutritional problems in American Indian communities.  Even the best nutrition education is likely to fall flat without the opportunity to put it into practice. “You can teach people, but unless you change the environment it’s very difficult for people… Continue Reading

Nutrition a Pressing Concern for American Indians, Part II

Editor’s Note: This article is the second in a three-part series on health issues linked to nutritional problems in American Indian communities and what is being done to combat them. The first installment is available here.  Tribal communities nationwide are working to fight the trend toward obesity and its resulting health consequences. Nutritionists such as… Continue Reading

Nutrition a Pressing Concern for American Indians

Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a three-part series about health issues linked to nutritional problems in American Indian communities.  The battle with obesity has become one of the most urgent health issues in America today, as over one third of adults and 17 percent of children are now obese. But for Native… Continue Reading