Day 69 – Pre Conference Tour to Eden Hall Campus

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May 172015

Creating a Sustainable Campus: Guided Tour through Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus

  • Saturday, July 25 |9 am – 3 pm
  • Reservation required | Breakfast and lunch provided | 6 CEU | $40
    Speakers: Mim Seidel, MS, RD; Peter Walker, PhD; Allen Matthews, MA;
    Nadine Lehrer, PhD, Chatham University

View the organic garden, greenhouse, hoop house and high tunnel and recognize the policies and practices required to develop and maintain these components of a local and sustainable foods system within the confines of a university campus. View the field lab, other buildings and opens spaces designed using the latest in environmentally responsible technology, design and innovation. Identify the system derived principles required to create and maintain a university campus committed to sustainable practices and related pedagogy. Discuss how the organic garden and other campus-wide facilities and initiatives promote student, faculty, and community opportunities for experiential learning and exploration.

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Day 70 – While we are in Pittsburgh

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May 162015

The Andy Warhol Museum is the global keeper of Andy Warhol’s legacy.

May 30–September 6, 2015

The Andy Warhol Museum presents Pearlstein, Warhol, Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York, the first exhibition to explore the work of Philip Pearlstein, Andy Warhol, and Dorothy Cantor as students at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University), and as young artists breaking into the New York Art World in the early 1950s. This early period was one of close association between Warhol and Pearlstein as they were fellow students, roommates in New York, and enthusiastic artists working in commercial illustration. Cantor, one year behind them in school, was equally pursuing her work, but left her practice to start a family with Pearlstein.

117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5890

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Day 71 – JNEB Presents a Pre-conference Level 1 Training: Introduction of Qualitative Methods on Saturday, July 26

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May 152015

SNEB will gather at the Wyndham Grand Downtown in Pittsburgh, PA from July 25 – 28 for the 48th Annual Conference, “Creativity and Innovation in Nutrition Education.” Prior to the start of the conference, the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior will host a level 1 training session, “Introduction to Qualitative Methods.” The session will be held Saturday, July 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the conference hotel.

Through a series of interactive lessons and practice sessions, participants will receive introductory training in conducting qualitative research. They will also learn how to:

  • Create a sound research question appropriate for qualitative exploration;
  • Design a rigorous qualitative study protocol to increase the trustworthiness of data;
  • Develop a semi-structured interview or moderator guide that includes open-ended, unbiased, nonjudgmental questions, probes, and prompts;
  • Compare and contrast different qualitative methods (e.g. grounded theory, phenomenology) and data collection techniques (e.g. interviews, focus groups);
  • Develop a codebook with basic codes using interview or focus group transcripts; and
  • Explain one process for developing themes and theoretical models from qualitative data.

The training will be conducted by Suzie Goodell, PhD, RD, North Carolina State University; Virginia Carraway-Stage, PhD, RD, East Carolina University; Natalie Cooke, PhD, North Carolina State University; and Amanda Peterson, BS, East Carolina University. Cost per person is $60 for SNEB members, $75 for non-members and $50 for students, regardless of membership. Session cost includes breakfast and lunch. Advance registration is required at Attendees will earn 7 CEUs.

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Day 72 – First time attending conference?

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May 142015

First time attending SNEB annual conference? Don’t worry – you’ll be in good company. So far almost 30% of registered attendees will be first-timers! Here are a couple of tools to make your conference experience great!

1. Request a conference mentor during the registration process. This isn’t just for students. More senior SNEB members are happy to be matched with first time attendees to help make introductions.

2. Attend the SNEB 101 webinar on June 12, 2015 | 2:00 PM EDT | Register
Overwhelmed with all the action at the SNEB Annual Conference and looking to learn more about the dynamics of the Society? SNEB Annual Conference 101 can help! No cost to participate.

3. Review the two-page conference toolkit for helpful tips | Page 1 | Page 2

4. And of course you can turn to the SNEB staff before the conference or at the conference. Someone will always be at the registration desk.

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Day 73 – Hashtag #SNEB2015

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May 132015

The SNEB 2015 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, July 25 – 28, has a hashtag #SNEB2015 and its not too early to start using it!

Are you a speaker or someone presenting your research at #SNEB2015? We have a communication toolkit for you to use when you share on social media about the SNEB conference or when you let your university newspaper know you are part of the Annual Conference program.

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Day 74 – New this year – online division business meetings!

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May 122015

Five SNEB divisions are in the process of scheduling online meetings to conduct their yearly business meeting. The hope is that more members can participate and volunteer if the meetings are held virtually. During the annual conference they are planning a get-together where the time wont need to be spent on business. You do not need to be a member of the division to attend. Register to attend these free online meetings. Agendas will be prepared in advance of the meeting.

Higher Education Division – Wednesday, May 27 at 2:00 pm EDT | Register

Communications Division – Tuesday, June 23 at 11:00 am EDT | Register

Meeting dates to be announced for Healthy Aging, Social Marketing and Weight Realities Division.

SNEB’s other six divisions will be conducting business meetings at conference. That schedule is in the registration brochure.


Day 75 – Flashback to Briggs 2014

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May 112015

This year’s George M. Briggs Nutrition Science Symposium will discuss the Dietary Guidelines Scientific and Advisory Report – building on last year’s presentation. Watch last year’s recording for free.

George M. Briggs Nutrition Science Symposium Developing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015: How is the Evidence Base Translated to Consumer Recommendations

(recorded June 29, 2014)

Speakers: Bonny Specker, PhD, South Dakota State University, Amber Mosher, MPH, RD, US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Kellie Casavale, PhD, RD, US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Julie Obbagy, PhD, RD, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion; Robert Post, PhD, FoodMinds, LLC; Moderator: Kendra Kattelmann, PhD, RDN, South Dakota State University

The session will begin with a description of the scientific process for establishment of the Dietary Reference Intakes and importance as a basis for Dietary Guidelines. HHS and USDA experts will provide an overview of the Dietary Guidelines process. Find out how they jointly establish the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee and how the Committee’s report will be used to develop the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Sponsored by the SNEB Foundation

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Day 77 – Whats Green at the Wyndham Grand

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May 092015

Sustainability best practices are important to SNEB when they contract with a conference hotel. When at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown this summer check out these Green/Environmental Initiatives.

The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown adheres with all Wyndham Worldwide initiatives to preserve the environment including our water saving laundry plan, uniforms made from plastic recycling materials, LED lights, timer controlled heating and air and many more.

Wyndham Green works to continually reduce the Company’s environmental impact by focusing efforts and developing solutions around six core focus areas.

  • Energy Conservation: Through increased awareness, innovation and teamwork, we are establishing initiatives targeting new, energy-saving alternatives.
  • Recycle and Re-Use: Adapting green practices to reduce the amount of glass, paper and plastic waste generated, by substituting printed correspondence with e-mail, adding single-stream recycling bins, and using FSC-certified recycled paper.
  • Water Conservation: Wyndham Worldwide is using products and implementing services that promote cleaner water as well as more conservative and efficient consumption.
  • Education: From informative newsletters, to team-building, to finding alternative commuting solutions, Green Teams educate and inspire their fellow workers to spread the word.
  • Community: From recycling programs, to purchasing organically grown products, to the construction of a green headquarters building, the favorable impact of Wyndham Worldwide’s green initiatives—and the positive example they set—reach far beyond the local level.
  • Innovation: From awareness programs to renewable energy, Wyndham Worldwide’s associates are developing and implementing innovative solutions that inspire others to do the same.


Wyndham Worldwide utilizes its Wyndham Green Toolbox, a proprietary, online environmental management system, which we developed to manage our energy, emissions, water and waste performance company-wide. Developed in 2010, the Toolbox is a state-of-the art system that was created to be flexible, scalable and customizable to match the Company’s global presence across its business units.

The Wyndham Green Toolbox allows both owned and managed properties, as well as independently owned and operated franchised properties to track, measure and report on global assets in which Wyndham Worldwide has direct operational control. It is available in multiple languages and currencies and provides normalization for weather and room nights to allow for comparisons among properties in various regions. The Toolbox helps to not only improve the data accuracy, but also to quantify the results in a timely manner.

The flexibility of the Toolbox has enabled us to make continuous improvements each year, upgrading and adding new features to monitor our progress towards reaching our 2020 environmental targets. The Toolbox is an integral part of our sustainability program. As of 2012, the Company has opened up the Toolbox platform to our franchisee portfolio as a complimentary service. In 2013, a third party, GreenCircle Certified, independently reviewed Wyndham Worldwide’s environmental management system in preparation for advanced verification. The review included Wyndham Worldwide’s environmental policies and procedures, the Wyndham Green Toolbox, and Wyndham Vacation Ownership’s Green certification.

Day 78 – Poster and Oral Abstracts

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May 082015

Six hours of the SNEB Conference are dedicated to oral and poster abstracts. You’ll have the chance to learn from nearly 300 presentations. New this year are poster presentations from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and we welcome back to the conference USDA NIFA researchers presenting their research.

All abstracts are published issues in a supplemental issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior published in July.

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Day 79 – Don't Miss Cost Saving Deadlines

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May 072015

SNEB rewards attendees who register early because it makes it easier for us to make plans for room set up etc. Register before June 15 and you’ll save $50. Non-members joining AND attending conference save even more over the cost of doing those two transactions separately.

Register Online

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Conference Fees
Early Bird (until June 15) After June 15
SNEB Member $355 $405
Join & Save as Professional Member $455 $505
Non-Member $490 $540
SNEB Student Member $175 $225
Join & Save as Student Member $215 $265
Non-Member Student $250 $300
One Day for SNEB Member $200 $250
One Day for Non-Member $255 $305
Student Day One Day $100 $120
*Students have the option of volunteering during conference to earn a free day of registration

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