What is SNEB?

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) represents the unique professional interests of nutrition educators worldwide. SNEB is dedicated to promoting effective nutrition education and healthy behavior through research, policy and practice and has a vision of healthy communities, food systems and behaviors.


Who Belongs to SNEB?

SNEB is an international community of professionals actively involved in nutrition education and health promotion. Their work takes place in colleges, universities and schools, 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.


SNEB Vision

Healthy communities, food systems and behaviors.

SNEB Mission

To promote effective nutrition education and healthy behavior through research, policy and practice.

Goals of SNEB

Goal 1: Grow and maintain a dynamic Society, serving nutrition educators around the world.
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Action Steps:

  • Increase membership to 1,250 by 2015 by increasing retention rate to 80% and 30 new members per month.
  • Increase visibility of SNEB and its members
  • Provide mentoring programs
  • Promote global involvement through international membership, annual conference speakers and Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB) articles and reviewer
  • Strengthen visibility of international members and international issues


Goal 2: Support the effective practice of nutrition education. Click for action steps.

Action Steps:

  • Include technology fair at 2013 conference
  • Develop webinar series re: global issues on specific topics (Codex Allimentarius Commission)
  • Members only service - links to resources and other websites (link to GEMs, eCatalog, SNEEZE)
  • Market archived webinars to universities, including community colleges
  • Develop young professional award
  • Develop practice “impact” award
  • Explore joint webinar with ASN Nutrition Ed RIS, ISBNPA, Behavioral Economics, etc. on some “hot” research topic.


Goal 3: Advocate for policies that support healthy communities, food systems and behaviors.
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Action Steps:

  • Provide public policy education, advocacy training & professional development
  • Prepare action alerts, sign-on letters, policy recommendations and communications with congress
  • Advocate for policy implementation, not just policy development
  • Communicate policy updates at annual conference and in JNEB
  • Develop webinar for membership training
  • Update on fruit and vegetable snack program to increase awareness so $$ doesn’t go unused
  • Collaborate with other organizations to promote nutrition policy
  • Present Health Promotion Policy awards: 5 nominees before April 30, 2013


Goal 4: Promote research related to effective nutrition education and behavior change at the individual, community and policy levels. Click for action steps.

Action Steps:

  • Publish research articles and briefs in JNEB
  • Strengthen research priority & connections within SNEB and JNEB, including annual conference (i.e. focus on research and practice integration; highlight Best Research Paper by asking author(s) to present and, or hold a round table, salon, chat during the AC
  • Present Student Research Awards at annual conference
  • Present JNEB Best Article Award for research and best GEM award
  • Share research with Community, junior colleges, non-profits, nurses, teachers, etc.
  • Reach out to researchers who are not current members, and to new researchers, specifically USDA AFRI researchers
  • Develop joint position papers with other nutrition, education, health and professional organizations
  • Advocate for nutrition research funding
  • Align researchers with practitioners to help with evaluation or to help find research
    topics, populations, etc
  • Develop and promote “rising star award”
  • Develop research and practice impact awards
  • Launch first Journal club in Spring 2013
  • Increase media hits for JNEB by 50%
  • Develop special supplemental issues of JNEB, including the annual conference abstract supplement
  • Better promotion of researchers who are current members
  • Determine market for “new nutrition ed, behavior researcher training”. Many in nutrition behavior research come from other backgrounds. Pull from what has already been done with JNEB work shops & webinars but design a comprehensive package that provides the basic tools. Maybe available as modules on the SNEB website. Contact top SNEB researchers to do some of the modules. Or a module on integrated research. Or could even simply be a list of resources, references


Goal 5: Build collaborations with organizations, industries and government to promote healthy communities, food systems and behaviors. Click for action steps.

Action Steps:

  • Participate in the USDA, Center for Nutrition Policy Promotion MyPlate Partnership
  • Develop a 2015 Dietary Guidelines Action Task Force – identify members and promote JNEB
  • Develop joint position papers with other nutrition, education, health and professional organizations
  • Develop relationships with potential conference sponsors
  • Dietitians of Canada and Australia – send call for programs
  • Dietitians of Canada – webinar invitations
  • USDA School Nutrition Standards Task Force
  • Collaborating Organizations: ISBNPA, Dietitians of Canada, USDA school nutrition standards advisory team, ASN
  • Provide access to expertise and networking among SNEB members from organizations, government and industry via cross postings of SNEEZE materials
  • Build alliances on nutrition policy
  • Collaborate on Webinars - Joint webinar with SOPHE
  • Provide nutrition education expertise to government agencies, professional organizations and NGOs
  • Collaborate with speakers, workshops, exhibitors and sponsors at annual conference
  • Invite Communities of Practice (eXtension) and nonprofits to display at conference - Nonprofit rate


Guiding Principles and Values of SNEB &
SNEB Foundation

• Fiscal responsibility
• Inclusiveness
• Open and respectful communication
• Professionalism and integrity
• Respect for diversity of opinions and perspectives
• Trust building
• Valuing contributions of volunteers and supporters
• Well-informed decision making


External Funding Policy

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) and the SNEB Foundation (SNEBF) seek funding that supports our mission, vision, and guiding principles. In doing so, SNEB and SNEBF seek to foster an atmosphere of appreciation of the contributors as well as one of transparency to SNEB members and the public. These funds are used to enhance the work of the Society and increase benefits to members.

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