SNEB’s Higher Education Division is hosting a dinner social during the annual conference to encourage professional connections and collaborations. This will hopefully be a time to relax and enjoy the company of other like-minded professionals. While the division is hosting the event, all conference attendees are welcome to join us.
Monday, July 27 | 7 p.m.
Caffe Amante, 120 Fifth Ave #2000, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Tickets: $20 per person – receipts available upon request.
Please RSVP prior to the event to help us estimate attendance for the restaurant staff. Present cash to division leadership at the door for ticket (unfortunately, checks and credit cards not accepted).
Dinner Options:
Pasta Marinara (Vegetarian Option)
Pasta Bolognese
Chicken Piccata with side of pasta, mashed potatoes, green beans, or broccoli
All meals come with a side salad and a non-alcoholic beverage. Tax and tip included in price of the ticket.
Cash bar separate

Suzie Goodell, Outgoing Division Chair


Its only 26 days until the SNEB Annual Conference in Pittsburgh but its not too early to plan for attending the 2016 Annual Conference in San Diego. The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina will be the conference hotel.

Our conference theme is Next Practice in Nutrition Education. Oliver Quinlan, author of The Thinking Teacher, writes, “Recently I have realised that ‘next practice’ is not about the goal, it is about the journey. In most cases this is going to take a fair bit of learning from others, of looking at the current ‘best practice’, but fundamentally I think it is not about emulation but about a research based approach to constant evaluation and development. ‘Next practice’ is a commitment to a process not an end product. In moving from ‘best practice’ to ‘next practice’ we acknowledge that the best solutions come from development.”

Day 29 – Congratulations to JNEB Best Article and Best GEM

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Jun 262015


The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB) announces the 2015 Best Article and Best Great Educational Material (GEM) awards which will presented at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) annual conference, “Creativity and Innovation in Nutrition Education,” in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 25–28, 2015.  These annual awards recognize the authors of the best article and best GEM, published in the prior year in JNEB, as judged by members of the JNEB Journal Committee and Board of Editors.  All authors will receive a plaque and the lead authors will receive a monetary award.

The Best Article Award will be presented to authors Cassandra S. Diep, Tzu-An Chen, Vanessa F. Davies, Janice C. Baranowski, and Tom Baranowski for their article “Influence of Behavioral Theory on Fruit and Vegetable Intervention Effectiveness Among Children: A Meta-Analysis” published in the November 2014 issue of JNEB. The best article was selected from 81 published articles, briefs, and reports.  Dr. Diep will present the results of the Best Article following the conference opening keynote on Sunday, July 26.

The Best GEM award was presented to authors Susan S. Baker, Patricia Kendall, Kristen Frey, Kathryn McGirr, Mary Schroeder, Janet Buffer-Pealer, and Lydia C. Medeiros for their paper “GEM No. 539 Healthy Baby, Healthy Me Food Safety Curriculum,” published in the November 2014 issue of JNEB.  GEMs are resources developed to educate on certain topics or distribute programs to help in the nutrition education field.  The best GEM was selected from 13 published GEMs.

Detailed conference information is online at


Day 30 – Watch for QR Codes

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Jun 252015

We are so excited to have the USDA NIFA grant recipients bringing their research update posters to the conference again this year. Joining them for the first time are the FNS Team Nutrition researchers. These poster sessions will take place Tuesday, July 28 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Over 60 of these presentations have been gathered prior to conference and will be available online as supplemental content to the July/August issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

While you are at this session look for QR code artwork in the corner of the poster board. Scan the code with your phone or tablet to link to a full version of the poster artwork. Some popular QR code scanning apps are QR Reader, QR Code Reader, Red Laser, or Qrafter. This is a great way to remind yourself of the research you want to review more closely after the conference.

If you aren’t attending conference but are interested in the poster presentations, they will be free to download from after July 25.

Day 31 – Start SNEB 2015 with Yoga!

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Jun 242015

On Sunday, July 26 from 7 to 8 a.m. we’ll start the day with “A Taste of Yoga, Massage, and Energy Work” led by SNEB member Diane Dembicki, PhD Nutrition, Licensed Massage Therapist, certified Yoga Teacher, and Reiki Master.

A sampler for all body types and fitness levels to do some gentle stretching, guided relaxation and meditation, a little healing touch, and finishing with energizing, for body, mind, and spirit, for a wonderful send off to happily continue your day. Yoga mats are preferable if you have one; towels from the hotel are fine otherwise.

Day 32 – Getting around Pittsburgh for free!

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Jun 232015

Let’s take the T!

The extended light rail line from Downtown Pittsburgh to the North Shore opened in March 2012, and the T’s Free Fare Zone has been extended to the North Side Station at West General Robinson Street Garage (courtesy of the Stadium Authority and Alco Parking) and Allegheny Station (thanks to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Rivers Casino). Remember that the SNEB Conference hotel, the Wyndham Grand, is near Point State Park.

Here is a map to download – look for:

  • Green Ts for free Trolley Stop
  • Orange line for walking trails
  • Red enclosed area is a free fare bus zone


Day 33 – SNEB Talks Line Up

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Jun 222015

Sunday evening, July 26 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. will be a fast-paced celebration of innovation and creativity in nutrition education.

Scheduled to present are:

  • Fred Shaykis, research associate for The Food Trust in Philadelphia, discussing “Mindful Eating”
  • Lora Beth Brown, professor at Brigham Young University, on “Helping students distinguish NUTRITION SCIENCE from nutrition science FICTION.”
  • Mary Beth Anderson, national consultant and presenter for Learning ZoneXpress, leads you through a round of “Chair Activity Bingo.”
  • Jesse Sharrard, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, demonstrates “Tips and tricks to make healthy foods easier and more fun to prepare, and tastier to eat.”

New this year, Barbara Storper of FOODPLAY is offering a $250 prize to the presentation judged the “Best of SNEB Talks.” Plan to attend this session and vote for your favorite! Thanks Barbara!

Day 34 – Meet the Exhibitor Maryland University

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Jun 212015

Maryland University of Integrative Health is an accredited graduate school with an academic and clinical focus on health and wellness. For 40 years, it has educated practitioners through transformative programs that draw from traditional wisdom and contemporary science. MUIH and its graduates are part of the movement toward wellness and advocates of whole-person, relationship-centered healthcare.

MUIH offers graduate degrees in:

  • Nutrition & Integrative Health
  • Health & Wellness Coaching
  • Health Promotion
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Online, campus, and weekend options are available.

Resources for nutrition educators:

MUIH recently launched a doctorate in clinical nutrition. Information about that program and all of MUIH’s nutrition programs can be found here:

The university regularly offers free educational webinars provided by our faculty and graduate students on a variety of topics related to integrative health and functional nutrition. For a list of upcoming events, click here:

Contact Information:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Maryland University of Integrative Health
410-888-9048 ext. 6647

Day 35 – New to SNEB Conference? Watch a short orientation

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Jun 202015

SNEB Annual Conference 101

(recorded June 12, 2015)

Overwhelmed with all the action at the SNEB Annual Conference and want to be prepared to have a great experience? SNEB Annual Conference 101 can help!

Topics will include:
o Questions about the schedule
o Link & Learn Sessions
o Exhibit game
o Town Hall question card
o Online schedule
o Nutrition Breaks
o Divisions and Division Meetings
o Abstracts and Programs
o Posters and other material online

Download slides


Day 36 – Meet the Exhibitor FDA/CFSAN

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Jun 192015


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition promotes and protects the public’s health and economic interests by ensuring that food is safe, nutritious, wholesome and honestly, accurately and informatively labeled.



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