SNEB Divisions


Divisions represent the special, focused interests of members and provide critical networking and educational opportunities for members. The specialized knowledge and opportunities can be seen in action through education sessions at the Annual Conference as well as throughout the year via SNEB's webinar program.


Food and Nutrition Extension Education

Healthy Aging

Higher Education

International Nutrition Education

Nutrition Education for Children

Nutrition Education with Industry

Public Health Nutrition

Social Marketing

Sustainable Food Systems

Weight Realities



Recorded Division Hot Topics Call

Nutrition Education Competencies (September 18, 2014)

Sharing Research: Issues in Abstract Development, Review and Presentation (November 21, 2014)



Communications Division
Chairs: Natalia Stasenko
; Chair Elect: Song Xiong, BS
The division of Communications promotes accurate and effective nutrition communication. Its goals are to link nutrition professionals from the many disciplines represented in SNEB with communication professionals to enhance the reach and effectiveness of nutrition educators, and to help establish SNEB as the premier authority on nutrition education and communication to the public. To reach these goals, the division works to enhance the visibility of SNEB, develop members' communications skills and expertise, and attract new members from among the media and others involved in communicating nutrition education.

Check out the Communications Division blog: Communicate Nutrition (thanks to the University of Maryland College Park Dietetic Intership program for their contributions to the blog) and Facebook page

Learn more about the Division - download the brochure

Register for the Communications Division webinar "The Disclosure Dilemma: The Business and Ethics Behind Communicating Corporate Ties" on April 14 at 12 Noon Eastern Time


Food and Nutrition Extension Education Division (FNEE)
Chair: Eunice Bonsi; Chair Elect: Karen Barale, MS, RD, CD, FADA
This division offers nutrition educators in the cooperative extension system the opportunity to share programming and research ideas, resources, and visions of the future. The members include extension professionals at the local, state, and national levels in the U.S. and Canada. The division presents a workshop at SNEB's Annual Conference that offers an opportunity to network with colleagues to improve program development, implementation, and evaluation skills. Division members support, encourage, and assist new extension professionals through a mentoring program. Check out the recording of our October webinar titled, "Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables."

Like FNEE on their Facebook page:

Why join the FNEE Division? Watch the video!

  • "FNEE has enabled me to connect with professioanls with similar interests," Joanne Kinsey
  • "I can't say enough about the importance of FNEE to my growth as an Extension nutrition specialist over the past 26 years," Linda Bobroff
  • "Belonging to FNEE has enriched my life both personally and professionally," Alice Henneman
  • "FNEE provides a great opportunity to network with colleagues across the country," Gayle Coleman

Click to read the FNEE newsletter - Volume 2 Issue 1


Healthy Aging Division

Chair: Sarah Francis, PhD, MHS, RD; Chair-Elect: Oyinlola (Toyin) Babatunde, PhD, MPH, RD
The goal of this division is to provide a forum for SNEB members to network, stimulate research, and optimize nutrition-related quality of life for older adults through improved nutrition education and behavior and policy development.

The division strives to:

Provide a forum for division members to share knowledge and resources to support nutrition educators interested in and/or working with aging populations;

Provide knowledge, skills and resources pertinent to healthy aging;

Provide a forum at the SNEB Annual Conference for professional development and discussion of issues related to older adults;

Promote SNEB's goals and strategic plan through division activities;

Foster policy development and leadership through SNEB's ACPP Subcommittee on Older Adults;

Determine the need for and develop and/or endorse position and policy papers supporting SNEB's direction for nutrition quality of life for older adults and nutrition education issues related to older adults;

Encourage publication of articles promoting healthy aging in JNEB; and

Establish partnerships with other agencies to promote nutrition quality of life for older adults.

Healthy Aging Division Membership Brochure

Listen to Susan Adams talk about why she is a member of SNEB and the Healthy Aging Division

SNEB's Healthy Aging Division and the Healthy Aging Dietetic Practice Group (HA-DPG), a dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), entered into a collaboration agreement in 2010. The groups agree to exchange resources and develop educational material.

Higher Education Division
Chair: Suzie Goodell, PhD, RD  Chair Elect: Jennifer Martin-Biggers, MS, RD;
The goal of the division is to provide individuals who teach nutrition in post-secondary settings the opportunity to network, share methodology, and research perspectives, and to stimulate research to improve the effectiveness of teaching. This goal is met through activities such as giving awards to students for outstanding research, sharing of curriculum ideas and materials, publishing a newsletter, and contributing to program ideas and speakers for the Annual Conference. Members represent a broad spectrum of programs that educate students, provide nutrition education services, and conduct nutrition education-related research.

Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals (NEHP)

SNEB's Higher Education Division and the Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals (NEHP), a dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), proudly announce a new collaboration agreement finalized in January 2013.

Among the resources now available to SNEB members are the NEHP quarterly newsletter.

Winter 2015

SNEB members are encouraged to submit articles for the newsletter. See information in the issue for details.

International Nutrition Education Division (DINE)
Chair: Serah W. Theuri, PhD, RD Chair Elect: Kavitha Sankavaram, PhD
This division was created in response to an expressed need for a more international perspective and focus within the Society. A major mandate is the expansion of international membership and contribution of JNEB articles reflecting an international focus. Members are involved in nutrition communication, planning and program development, sustainable agriculture, food security, public health nutrition, community development, education and training, research, consumer advocacy, and public policy. Many work with ethnically diverse populations within their own countries and in a variety of settings around the world.

Click here to view the latest newsletter (Winter 2014)
Click here to view the informational brochure on DINE


Nutrition Education for Children Division

Chair: Lacey Chapa, MS, RD, LD/N Chair Elect: Caroline Dunn
The division promotes communication, cooperation, and exchange of ideas among SNEB members interested in nutrition education for children and who provide and/or develop nutrition education materials and programs for children.

Click here to view the Nutrition Education for Children Division Best Practices.

Listen to Children's Division members talk about their SNEB experiences


Nutrition Education with Industry Division
Chair: Wendy Dahl, PhD; Chair -Elect: Anna Schlachter, MS, RD, LD/N
This division includes SNEB members with broad-based educational and career experiences who promote excellence in nutrition education programs and projects sponsored by industry.  Professionals working in academic, government, business, public relations, trade, and non-profit settings network, share research and resources and develop projects that fulfill SNEB's goals.


Public Health Nutrition Division
Chair:Theresa Kulpinski Chair-Elect: Virginia Quick, PhD, RD
Individuals from a variety of settings, including community health organizations, schools of public health, universities, hospitals, government agencies, and others comprise this division. Members bring a mix of public health-related interests, including health communication, disease prevention, and health promotion, teaching, research and hunger. The division focuses on helping members exchange information, contribute to public policy issues relevant to all areas of public health nutrition, and seek opportunities with other partners to enhance nutrition education messages for the public.

Click here for a resource guide to Environmentally Based Nutrition Interventions [Provided by Public Health Nutrition (PHN) members Susanne Gregory and Angie Tagtow]


Social Marketing Division
Chair: Sheetal Bhatia, MS, MPH, RD
This division was formed to promote social marketing principles to support improved food choices, physical activity, and opportunities for health. Social marketing is a research-based, audience-focused process designed to influence the behavior of the target audience to improve their health.  A special emphasis is placed on people with limited financial resources.  Division members come from a variety of disciplines committed to the nutritional health of people through the effective use of social marketing.

Click here to download Using the 4Ps to Overcome Barriers to Behavior Change Case

The Social Marketing Division has done a series of case study webinars. Access them at here.


Sustainable Food Systems Division
Chair: Jasia Steinmetz, PhD, RD; Chair Elect: Justin Fast, BA
The mission of this division is to promote food systems that are environmentally sound, socially just, economically viable and that produce quality food. The division supports leadership in advocacy, education and research through communications and networking among division members and with individuals and organizations in the public-at-large. Members receive newsletters and can participate in a listserv.

Click here to download is the Guidelines to Increase the Use of Local Foods at Meetings brochure.

Connect with the Sustainable Food Systems Division on Facebook


Weight Realities Division
Co-Chairs: Angelina Maia, MS, Rd, LDN and Douglas Mathews
Mission: This division promotes the Health At Every Size® paradigm that advocates health and quality of life for individuals of all sizes and shapes.
Vision: Health professionals embrace a health-centered rather than a weight-centered approach to wellness.

HAES® Curriculum

The Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH), the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA), and the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) are pleased to offer the Health At Every Size® Curriculum for the education of college and university students and health professionals. The Health at Every Size model is a health-focused, weight-neutral approach to health that promotes the right to be peaceful in one’s body. This curriculum was developed to educate others on adopting a weight neutral approach towards health, thereby filling a void in health curriculum at colleges, universities, and professional training programs. Access curriculum material online.


More resources can be found in Nutrition Resources.

Click here to download a copy of the Guidelines for Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs: Promoting Healthy Weight in Children position paper.

Click here to download the Weight Realities Division's Health At Every Size presentation.

Click here to download the Health At Every Size Pre- and Post- Understanding evaluation.

View the recorded webinar titled "Children and Weight: First Do No Harm" featuring Joanne Ikeda.


SNEB members belong to one division as part of their membership benefits. To select or change your Division membership, log into your member profile, or contact the SNEB office at 800.235.6690, 317.328.4627 or

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SNEB is an international community of professionals actively involved in nutrition education and health promotion. Their work takes place in colleges and universities, government agencies, cooperative extension, communications and public relations firms, the food industry, voluntary and service organizations and with other reliable places of nutrition and health education information. Learn more