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RIT offers new program in nutritional sciences.

RIT offers new program in nutritional sciences.

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Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition

WSHN

The NEEDs Center is a resource for the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Fuel For Fun

Fuel For Fun

Learn more about Fuel for Fun, the program implemented in Colorado shown to help children learn cooking skills, improve their attitude toward cooking and eating fruits and vegetables, increase fruit and vegetable preference and activity level!

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Learn more about Fuel for Funhttp://sbcopl.chhs.colostate.edu/

About Eating

About Eating has been adapted to a touch pad framework!

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Preventing TYPE 2 Diabetes

Watch to Discover how Eating Competence Helps Women Overcome Guilt and Enjoy Eating

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CSU Best Practices.

Working with low-income audiences?

Click to learn more about Best Practices for Nutrition Education with Low-Income Audiences.

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ne/frames helps nutrition educators

ne/Frames Featured in Technology-focused Article on SurroundHealth

Nutrition and health educators, NEEDs Center programs give you new technologies and media to deliver services!

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NEW: Needs for Tots project: Lessons, Resources and More.

NEEDs for Tots

NEEDs for Tots is a print and web-based curriculum that addresses child eating behavior. Rather than focus on specific foods, portion-sizes, or nutrients, NEEDs for Tots focuses on shared mealtime, the importance of food-neutral mealtime conversation and the need to trust children to manage their own eating.

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Purposive Facebook Recruitment Endows Cost-Effective Nutrition Education Program Evaluation

Purposive Facebook Recruitment Endows Cost-Effective Nutrition Education Program Evaluation

A digitally delivered nutrition program, Folic Acid is for everyone.

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Health Literacy

Health literacy is the ability to understand health information and to use that information to make good decisions about your health and medical care. Research indicates that 9 out of 10 people have difficulty using available health information.

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Translational  Research

Translational Research

Translational research is a dynamic process applying science to practice and practice to science. Serrano, Anderson, and Chapman-Novakofski assert that translational research involves not only “bench to bedside” activity but “bench to behavior” outcomes that encompass education, policy, and community area.

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Fuel for Fun

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Learn more about Fuel for Fun, the program implemented in Colorado shown to help children learn cooking skills, improve their attitude toward cooking and eating fruits and vegetables, increase fruit and vegetable preference and activity level!

Learn more about Fuel for Funhttp://sbcopl.chhs.colostate.edu/

Active Kids: What’s Your Role? ne/Frame Evaluation

Download Active Kids:What’s Your Role? ne/Frame Evaluation.

Evaluation by target audience demonstrates a positive response to Active Kids: What’s Your Role? ne/Frame program.


New Research

Download Impact of a Weight Management Intervention on Eating Competence: Importance of Measurement Interval in Protocol Design

Hot off the press..article about Eating Competence from the American Journal of Health Promotion

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NEEDs Center research led to…
A Must Read” …article in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior!

NEEDs for Tots: A Teacher-Ready and Parent-Friendly Curriculum Focuses on Principles of the Satter Division of Responsibility in Feeding
Elizabeth H. Ruder, PhD, MPH, RD, Barbara A. Lohse, PhD, RD

INTRODUCTION: 

Authoritative parental feeding behavior is defined by parent leadership with feeding balanced by child autonomy with eating.1 This feeding style is associated with more healthful child eating behaviors and child weight status.2 Among young children, controlling, restrictive, and indulgent feeding practices are positively associated with child weight status.3 The Satter Division of Responsibility in feeding (sDOR) is 1 approach to support feeding relationships congruent with healthy growth and development.4 Parents and caregivers lead by managing the mealtime context and offering a variety of tasty and healthful foods in a dependable, sustainable routine.1

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Faculty & Staff
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Barbara Lohse,
PhD, RD, LDN

Head, Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition
Kathryn Faulring

Kathryn Faulring,
MPH, CHES

Sr. Staff Specialist

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