Day 97 – In Their Own Words, Attendees Talk About SNEB Annual Conference

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Apr 252016
  • “This conference increased my knowledge base, allowed me to network with people from agencies around the country and get new ideas to bring back to my agency.”
  • “The SNEB conference is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the latest research in the field of nutrition education!”
  • “Awesome networking opportunity and ability to learn of other programs/projects taking place. Gained valuable insight that I can take back to my program.”
  • “The conference was very informative! I thoroughly enjoyed the networking opportunities.”
  • “The information is very educational. I appreciate the breakout and breakdown of the information so it is easy to absorb and understand and also relay to others. I appreciate the handouts for reference purposes.”
  • “Were it not for attending the conference, I would not have had the opportunity to meet so many people who know so much about issues that I care deeply about.”
  • “It is has a very strong concentration of subject matter that applies to my work and I have the opportunity to network with others that do similar work. The posters serve as a great idea generator for when I get back to my office. It is my preferred conference each year.”
  • “I loved that the conference provided opportunities for physical activity with yoga, fun run and other morning events.”

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Day 98 – Communications Division Activity at SNEB Annual Conference

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Apr 242016

Members of the SNEB Communications Division will be especially interested in these upcoming programs.

Duplicate Yourself! (How to Reach 100,000+ People by Going Virtual with Your Demos)

12:45 – 2:15 p.m., Monday 8/1, Nautilus 1, 2

Moderator: Joanne Kinsey, MS, CFCS, CWWS, Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Speakers: Jesse Sharrard, BA, AST, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank; Joanne Kinsey, MS, CFCS, CWWS, Rutgers Cooperative Extension; Alice Henneman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Eating healthier can be a daunting road to travel. In this session, discover ways that you can apply marketing techniques and toward the glamorization of healthy alternatives, identify credible spokespeople to advance your healthy eating message, and take advantage of free social media tools that can be used to extend and enhance programmatic efforts when demonstrating healthy cooking techniques. Leave this session with a plan for developing your personalized cooking demonstration strategy that can increase the likelihood your clients are able to build and maintain healthy habits they enjoy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the direct connection between cooking skills and ability to follow dietary guidelines.
  • Session participants will be able to identify three methods of demonstrations using videos, online newsletter, or fact sheet (a method other than face-to-face) that can potentially be used when presenting cooking techniques to consumers/community.
  • Participants will observe and identify the differences that graphic design make in a recipe’s perceived appeal.

MyPlate Promotion Campaign Leverages Key Messages from the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

4:15 – 5:15 p.m., Monday, 8/1, Grand Ballroom C

Speaker: Mary McGrane, PhD, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

We all eat every day, but how can we help Americans make food decisions that are better for their health? CNPP will share messages gained from consumer insights and discuss how these findings are being used to more effectively reach the public with science-based nutrition messages. Presenter will share strategies on how organizations, especially those that promote healthy eating messages and products, can use research based on the Dietary Guidelines to influence their audience’s behavior toward more healthful food decisions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review key messages based on MyPlate consumer insights.
  • Identify how nutrition educators can leverage MyPlate Campaign to reach a variety of target audiences.
  • Examine how MyPlate nutrition messages can reach consumers through gamifcation technology

Day 99 – Balboa Park

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Apr 232016

Put the “Smithsonian of the West” on your annual convention agenda! The nation’s largest urban cultural park has 15 museums and truly something to offer for everyone.

Attractions at Balboa Park include the San Diego Zoo, the United Nations Building, Sefton Plaza, and more. The San Diego is home to over 4,000 rare and endangered species, including giant pandas. It is a world famous conservation organization and popular destination in Balboa Park.

Museums in the park include the San Diego Museum of Art, the San Diego Automotive Museum, the San Diego Natural History Museum, and more. The San Diego Natural History Museum offers fascinating exhibits from an award-winning exhibit design team focusing on the southern California area.

Along with these activities, there are also plenty of opportunities to catch a performing arts performance, stroll through a garden, and enjoy a local restaurant.

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Day 100 – Opening Keynote Speaker

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Apr 222016

There are 100 days to conference so we are going to start a daily countdown to conference. Subscribe to this blog for daily updates.


Conference Keynote: Sunday, July 31 at 8:00 – 9:45 a.m.

For the 100th day, we are highlighting this year’s opening keynote speaker. Christina Economos, PhD, is an Associate Professor and the New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Medical School at Tufts University. She is also the co-Founder and Director of ChildObesity180, a unique organization that brings together leaders from diverse disciplines to generate urgency, and find solutions to the childhood obesity epidemic. The title of her keynote is, “‘Next Practices’ Requires Collaboration to Solve Complex Issues: A Case for Childhood Obesity 180.”

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