Wake for the Walk…Rise for the Run…
For Health, For Fun!! Fun Run benefitting the SNEB Foundation
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. | $10 registration includes t-shirt with registration before July 1
Milestone Running will be leading our 5k route for running or walking.

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Remember – its not too late to register for this year’s JNEB Workshop on 7/30 – How to Conduct and Write Systematic Reviews for JNEB

JNEB Workshop: Introduction to Qualitative Methods

Speakers: Suzie Goodell, PhD, RD, North Carolina State University; Virginia Carraway-Stage, PhD, RD, East Carolina University; Natalie Cooke, PhD, North Carolina State University; Amanda Peterson, BS, East Carolina University
Through a series of interactive lessons and practice sessions, participants will receive introductory training in conducting qualitative research. Participants will learn how to create sound qualitative research questions; design rigorous qualitative study protocols to increase the trustworthiness of data; develop semi-structured interview or moderator guides; compare and contrast different qualitative methods and data collection techniques; develop codes and codebooks; and explain the development of themes and theoretical models from qualitative data.




Developing and Promoting Sustainable Dietary Guidance
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, 8/3, Grand Balllroom C
Cost: $75 per person/ Breakfast included | 4 CEU
Moderator: Justin Fast, SNEB Division of Sustainable Food Systems
Speakers: Hugh Joseph, PhD, Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy; Jennifer L. Wilkins, PhD, RD, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics; Syracuse University.
With SNEB now developing a position paper concerning sustainability, this is the perfect time to reflect on ‘sustainable diets’, a term introduced by Joan Gussow & Kate Clancy in ‘Dietary Guidelines for Sustainability’ (JNE, 1986). It took until 2015 before a serious effort was made (but ultimately rejected) to include sustainability in the 2016 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA).
Recent years have seen the emergence of several sustainable dietary guidelines, issued primarily by NGOs. However, many were based on limited evidence and omitted issues such as climate change, biodiversity and food security. Their development often reflected a lack of expertise relative to what goes into producing the DGA, resulting in weaker scientific standards of evidence. This suggests that intermediary roles for qualified professionals can be important to the guidance development process and to the integrity of guidelines. ‘Tufts Sustainable Diets Project’ (TSDP) is designing a framework to facilitate development of rigorously-designed sustainable dietary guidance that involves roles for professional intermediaries.
This workshop will address sustainable diets and associated guidelines development. We will initially explore key elements of sustainable diets and their connections to food systems. Participants will then be led through a decision-making exercise to navigate the links among global systems, food systems, and diets from sustainability approaches. Finally, we will address together the potential for DSFS members to develop a set of sustainable dietary guidelines, in sync with the emerging TSDP Framework protocols. If supported, an initial one-year action plan will be a key outcome of this workshop.
Primary focus of session: Research and Practice




Elsevier, the modern publishing company, was founded in 1880. It has evolved from a small Dutch publishing house devoted to classical scholarship into an international multimedia publishing company with over 20,000 products for educational and professional science and healthcare communities worldwide. Elsevier takes its name from the original House of Elzevir, a Dutch family publishing house founded in 1580.

Elsevier’s history reflects a series of collaborations in the effort to advance science and health. These publishing collaborations with a group of scientific visionaries – ranging from Jules Verne to Stephen W. Hawking – created the foundation of scientific and medical publishing.

The efforts of the men and women dedicated to disseminating and using scientific and medical knowledge have been equally critical – the editors, printers, librarians, nurses, doctors, engineers, information specialists and business people at the center of scientific and health publishing.

Relationships with other great science publishers such as North Holland, Pergamon, Mosby, W.B. Saunders, Churchill Livingstone and Academic Press have also been Integral to our success. These are just a few of the companies that are now part of the Elsevier family, bringing with them rich histories of their own. As the company moves forward, our founding motto remains apt: Non Solus – Not Alone.

For more information, visit: https://www.elsevier.com/


We have been counting down from 100 days to the start of SNEB 2016 Annual Conference. If you are new to conference jump on a webinar to get a quick orientation.

SNEB Annual Conference 101

Jun 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM EDT.

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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!
Topics will include:
o Questions about the schedule
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

No cost to participate

Panelists: Rachel Daeger, SNEB Associate Director

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Conference is coming up fast! While you are in San Diego, connect with other attendees by using the hashtag “#SNEB16” when posting to social media.

Day 52 – The world is coming to SNEB

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Jun 092016

The maps below show all the areas people have registered from! SNEB 16 won’t exclusively be a west coast event or a US event for that matter. Registrants are from all over the world!


The following resolution has been submitted to SNEB and reviewed by the Issues & Resolutions Committee. Upon recommendation of the committee the resolution is now posted to the membership for 30 day comment period prior to the resolution being read at the Annual Conference, on . Please provide additional information by comment or via links to articles and other sources. You may also respond to a previously posted comment.

*Comments are moderated and will appear within 24 hours of being posted.

Building a nutrition education evidence data base to support policy and planning in developing countries

Note   The term “nutrition education” as used in this proposal refers to action taken to improve food practices and attitudes, and has broad application in several sectors and at several levels.[1]


–  despite the growing evidence of the potential long-term impact of food and nutrition education on health, there is a striking lack of nutrition education where it is sorely needed – in many developing countries, at all levels (policy, planning, training, implementation), in most nutrition-related sectors and in integrated interventions (FAO 2011); 

much evidence is not well-known to country practitioners,  governments, NGOs and national institutions, and to many donors who do not have the time, resources or personnel to find, assemble and interpret it, and/or to develop the necessary instruments for advocacy, strategic decision-making and design;

there is a need for more evidence relevant to nutrition education in developing countries, their issues, contexts and capacity needs, evidence which is compelling in quantity and quality, easily accessible and understandable and fit for need and purpose;


–  SNEB urges its members to support, personally or through contacts with individuals or organizations, the establishment of a nutrition education evidence database for developing countries, which will help to identify research gaps,  inform advocacy, formulate policy briefs and design programs, with a particular view to building NE employment infrastructure and capacity in developing countries in all nutrition-related sectors (health, education, agriculture and food security, social protection and community development).




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  • SNEB members (SNEEZE network)
  • DINE members (listserv)


The audience for this Resolution is the  SNEB membership.   The primary audiences for the initiative itself are national, regional and international bodies concerned with nutrition in development in the relevant sectors (e.g. agriculture, social protection, education, health and community welfare), and interested in the role of nutrition education, whether as providers, consumers or disseminators of data and data products.  Examples are  aid organizations, NGOs,  professional associations, research institutions and course providers,   national university departments, professional training institutions,  government ministries, curriculum developers and individuals.  It is hoped that purposeful interactions between interested parties will strengthen the international nutrition education community and will open opportunities for further research, trials and publications.


The resolution is fully in line with SNEB’s vision of “healthy communities, food systems and behaviors” and  with its mission “to promote effective nutrition education and healthy behavior through research, policy and practice”.  However it focuses specifically on developing countries.


It is hoped that the resolution will encourage SNEB members and other individuals and organizations to collaborate on building a database which can be put to use as outlined in the resolution, for example to advise on policy, design effective programs and recommend training approaches.   Endorsement of this policy by SNEB membership will make it possible to make official approaches to other organizations and institutions.  A side-effect should be the strengthening of the international community of nutrition educators.


The exact project to be undertaken has yet to be determined, hence costs cannot be estimated.  Some form of dispersed research review is recommended in which the labor is contributed voluntarily by members, their institutions and other partners.  In the first phase work could be carried out with shared online documents, Skype and e-mail.  If the project gains support, it will be necessary to establish the data archive and set up a website.  These tasks may be discussed with partners, and seeking external funding can be included as a project task.


[1] “Nutrition education” (NE) here embraces culturally appropriate actions at several levels which aim to produce voluntary changes in food practices and attitudes, and hence includes behavior change approaches.  It may be stand-alone (e.g. in schools, public campaigns, ENAs, food guidelines), or integrated with other  nutrition-related activities (e.g. agriculture, food security, health, social protection, community development) and with interventions to improve the food environment (e.g. restrictions on food advertising, labeling, sugar taxes, improving service delivery).   It includes activities in three spheres:

  • Direct actions to influence food behavior
  • Political, governmental and institutional advocacy and promotion
  • In-service, pre-service and ad hoc professional training,  curriculum development and capacity building

[2] The concept note which was circulated for consultation has been revised in line with comments and is attached.

Day 53 – Register by June 10 and save $50

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Jun 082016

Each year SNEB offers an early bird registration deadline discount for conference. Early registrations help staff plan for room sizes, food needs and other details that need advance commitments. There are only two days left for all registration categories to take advantage of these discounts:



Full Conference includes opening session on July 30 through late afternoon session on August 2 by 6/10/2016 after 6/10/2016
Full Conference SNEB Member $355 $405
Full Conference Non-Member $490 $540
Full Conference Student Member $175 $225
Full Conference Student Non-member $250 $300
One Day Member $200 $250
One Day Non-Member $255 $305
One Day Student Member $95 $115
One Day Student Non-Member $105 $125
Full Conference Plus New Professional Membership $455 $505
Full Conference Plus New Student Membership $215 $265

Day 54 – Searsucker

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Jun 072016

Searsucker, found in the Gaslamp District, features tantalizing options by celebrity Chef Brian Malarkey with local, fresh ingredients.

Searsucker is a place where you can hang out with your friends, eat great food, listen to great music, and stay for hours just having a great time. A place where you can come early and stay late, because that’s what it’s all about.

Social Dining consists of many different components, but what guests walk away with is an experience. That experience consists of high-quality, mouth- watering food and uniquely crafted cocktails. Music is also a key part of the atmosphere. Drawing upon an eclectic mix of genres, its sound is reflective of the same elements that give us our unique identity. Dishes are designed for guests to share and enjoy with each other. Good conversation, infectious laughter, soulful music, and savory scents fill the room.

Searsucker’s menu consists of classic homestyle dishes with an elegant twist.

For more information, visit: http://searsucker.com/

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