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Nevada Prevention Resource Center

UPDATE Providing weekly updates for Professionals, Counselors, Educators, Parents and Activists

Volume:

10

24 March 2014

Issue: 11

Nutrition Facts Label: Proposed Changes Aim to Better Inform People looking to cut back on their calories and sugar intake won’t even have to squint with the new nutritional facts label from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The new labels seek to clarify serving sizes, as well as help consumers quickly identify common substances that can contribute to chronic disease, such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The new labels change the identification of serving sizes, added sugars, and key nutrients many Americans are missing. Chris Ochner, assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Adolescent Health Center at Mount Sinai Hospital, said that the number of calories in food is the most important

thing a person should pay attention to, and that the new label’s emphasis on calories and realistic serving sizes are “very sorely needed changes.” “The expected move toward realistic serving size finally limits the ability for manufacturers to send the impression that individuals were not consuming excess calories, sugar, and saturated fats by listing nutrition facts for serving sizes much smaller than individuals would typically consume,” he said. Some changes in the proposed labels include: Refresh the format to emphasize certain elements, such as calories, serving sizes, and Percent Daily Value. Update serving size to reflect what people actually eat

Click here for more:

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ ucm387114.htm

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and vitamin D, two nutrients many Americans need more of.

Material Highlights 2379 A Participant’s Guide to Mental Health Clinical Reasearch 2378 Depression In Women 2376 Social Phobia: Always Embarrassed 2372 A Practitionor’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children 2371 The Distracted Brain This publication was supported in whole or in part by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA) through State General Funds and/or the SAPT Block Grant for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. DHHS, SAMHSA, or the State of Nevada.


Training

NRAP Celebration

8th Annual Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling 4/10-4/11 Just for Kids: Healthcare Heroes Camp 4/7-4/11

NRAP is excited to announce the beginning of a monthly celebration meeting which will be held the last Friday of every month. Our first one will be on Friday, March 28th at 7 p.m. in the Joe Crowley Student Union room #320. It is open to the public.

The purpose of this celebration is to commemorate individuals who are in recovery from substance abuse, behaviors, and all other addictions. We will be handing out chips for various lengths of recovery time and have a speaker.

New Position: Open Rank, Assistant or Associate Professor ARSH, the Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities at Nova Southeastern University is recruiting a full time faculty member for a research position at its Miami, Florida office. ARSH’s research portfolio is focused on the epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of substance abuse and HIV infection, as well as other co-occurring health disparities, among highly vulnerable populations. The successful applicant will have a PhD in a social or behavioral science, epidemiology, public health, or other related discipline, as well as a strong record of research and publication in substance

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use and / or HIV epidemiology, prevention and / or treatment. A history of externally funded research is strongly preferred. Rank and compensation will be based on qualifications and funding. The start date is flexible. Continuing support is dependent upon overall performance as well as the candidate’s and the Center’s success in acquiring external research funding. Inquiries only: steven.kurtz@nova.edu Candidates should apply through nsujobs.com Position # 992921, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and

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contact information for three references. Applications from women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged. DEADLINE: April 1, 2014. Center information is available at arsh.nova.edu

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NPRC Update March-24-2014  

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