SNEB Priority Issues

ACPP administers a survey to the SNEB membership every two years to determine the society’s public policy priority issues. The results of the fall 2012 survey are presented here and will be used to focus ACPP’s activities on priority issues in the 2012-2013 year. From September 28 through November 1, 2012 SNBE members were asked to rank the importance of the following issues:

  • food and nutrition assistance programs
  • nutrition guidance
  • specific nutrition issues, such obesity as management and prevention
  • nutrition education programs and services
  • nutrition and physical activity environment
  • food and agriculture issues
  • international food issues


Presented in order of top priority (with the rating average being from a 1-4 with 1 being the highest possible)

  • Child Nutrition Act (1.62)
  • Obesity Management & Prevention (1.62)
  • Dietary Guidelines (1.63)
  • Food Labeling (1.65)
  • Food Marketing to Children (1.67)
  • SNAP-Ed (1.69)
  • Nutrition Education in K-12 settings (1.70)
  • National School Lunch Program (1.72)
  • MyPlate (1.75)
  • SNAP-benefits (1.78)

Members were most interested in (% willing):

  • Adding their names to a sign-on letter or petition (72%)
  • Sending an email to their Senator/Representative (74%)
  • Sending a letter to their Senator/Representative (63%)
  • Providing comments in response to Federal Register notices
  • Calling their Senator/Representative (46%)

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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