january 2012
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SNEB Annual Conference
2012 Exhibitor Info
Abstracts Due Jan. 22
Make your Hotel Reservation

Online Directory Updated

Credentialing Task Force Survey

New Members to Receive
Second Free Division

Scholarship Apps Online

Nomination Forms Online

Membership Renewals Online

Seeking Student Rep to SNEB Board of Directors

JNEB Updates
Shared Science link established with Journal of Adolescent Health

Qualitative Webinar Recording

JNEB Podcasts, TOC Alerts, e-pubs, and Articles in Press

JNEB on Facebook

JNEB in the News

Welcome New Members

SNEB Contacts

2012 SNEB Membership due Feb. 1

Reason Number 8 to Renew Your SNEB Membership
SNEB’s Advisory Committee for Public Policy (ACPP)
When you combine your voice with those of other SNEB members, leaders and
policy makers listen. In the first nine months of this year, ACPP has taken
action fifteen times on topics including school lunch pricing, food marketing
to children,

Read the entire Top 10 Reasons to Renew Your SNEB Membership

important dates


  • Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities:
    Information is now available for sponsoring and/or exhibiting at the SNEB 2012 Annual Conference in Washington, DC - click for details. Don't miss this opportunity to interact with the world's premier nutrition education professionals.

We already have booth reservations from:

  • Mission Nutrition
  • Learning ZoneXpress
  • The SoyNut Butter Company
  • Nasco
  • Cooking Matters
  • Grain Foods Foundation & Wheat Foods Council

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SNEB 2012 Annual Conference - Nutrition Education | Energy from Synergy
July 14 - 17, 2012
Omni Shoreham, Washington, DC
If you are working on your budget
, the annual conference registration rates will remain the same for 2012. Full conference registration for SNEB members is just $339 before June 1, 2012. Watch for details on conference programs and schedule to be released soon.


SNEB Online Membership Directory Updated
Recently the SNEB Membership Committee recommended the addition of three search fields to the SNEB member directory - organization, country and credentials. Take advantage of this great SNEB member benefit to connect with fellow members.

SNEB Credentialing Task Force needs your opinion
Thank you to the 200 members who have responded to the Credentialing Survey. If you have not taken time to add your opinion on the need for nationally recognized core competencies for nutrition educators and SNEB's role in this discussion.


Seeking Student Representative to the SNEB Board of Directors
The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior is accepting applications for a Student Member Representative to the SNEB Board of Directors.  The Student Member Representative will be a non-voting position and receives no compensation.  In this role, the Student Member Representative will:

  • Lead a committee of SNE student members in order to be able to provide insights and ideas on how to better serve existing student members and increase student participation. 
  • Actively participate in Board meetings  to help shape the future of SNEB
  • Gain valuable knowledge and leadership skills
  • Meet and work with leading nutrition education professionals
  • Participate in annual conference planning through submission of ideas for student activities and participation in review of conference program proposals.

Any student that has been an SNEB member for at least one year and is in good academic standing is eligible.  Student membership includes undergraduate/graduate students and dietetic interns.

Application accepted through February 1, 2012.

Applications Available for SNEB Foundation Student Scholarships
The Student Scholarship Program, funded by the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation, allows many national and international students the opportunity to attend the Annual Conference. The scholarship will help students offset the costs of attending the SNEB Annual Conference as well as giving them complimentary conference registration. The deadline to submit your application for a scholarship to the 2012 Annual Conference in Washington, DC on July 14 - 17, 2012 is March 1, 2012. Download a Student Scholarship Application -- International Student Scholarship Application

Nomination Forms Available for SNEB Awards

Consider nominating one of your peers for the SNEB/SNEB Foundation Helen Denning Ullrich Award of Excellence in Nutrition Education and the SNEB Mid-Career Award to be awarded at the 2012 Annual Conference in Washington, DC on July 14 - 17, 2012. The deadline for these nominations is March 1, 2012.

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JNEB Establishes Shared Science Link with Journal of Adolescent Health
There are already eleven selected articles online that appeared in the Journal of Adolescent Health now accessible to JNEB readers at no cost at http://jahonline.org/.  This opportunity is made possible through a reciprocal partnership between the journals. 

GEMs and New Resources Access through Science Direct
If you are not an SNEB member (yet) and want to access GEMs and New Resources, go to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals

  • Search for "Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior"
  • Click on #2 - Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
  • Click on Electronic Links: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/14994046
  • Each issue will be displayed. You can’t get the collection, but you will have access to all articles as long as your university or institution has Science Direct.

What the JNEB Looks for in Qualitative Papers Webinar
Three experts in qualitative research presented during a one-hour webinar what JNEB editors and reviewers look for in qualitative studies for publication. Dr. Karen Chapman-Novakofski, JNEB Editor-in-Chief, introduced the webinar. Dr. Judy Sheeshka, JNEB Associate Editor, discussed qualitative manuscripts strengths and weaknesses and Drs. Leslie Cunningham-Sabo and Suzie Goodell provided discussion and guidelines for publishing qualitative research.

JNEB is pleased to announce its podcast program!
The JNEB podcasts give you quick and direct access to interviews and commentary from authors and nutrition experts about select JNEB articles while highlighting important and relevant areas of nutrition education and dietary/physical activity behaviors. Subscribe to JNEB podcasts through iTunes to automatically receive updates of new posted materials on a variety of topics and listen to them while working at your desk or commuting. Subscribe now at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/journal-nutrition-education/id437029195?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Reference Articles in Press NOW
You no longer have to wait for hot research to come to print before referencing it!

Articles in Press (AiP) are all articles accepted for publication. AiP are assigned an unique digital object identifier (DOI). The DOI may be used to cite and link to electronic documents. The assigned DOI never changes. Therefore it is ideal for citing documents, particularly AiP which have not yet received their full bibliographic information. When citing the article, include author(s), year and article title information in the format of the journal reference style and also include the full DOI. To view full-text Article in Press, go to: http://www.jneb.org/inpress.

Become a fan of JNEB on Facebook!
Always know what is happening at JNEB by joining our Facebook fan page.

JNEB now has e-pubs
Go to www.jneb.org and click on Articles in Press to check out pre-press articles on the web!

Add JNEB TOC alerts
Create a free account at http://www.jneb.org/user/alerts/savetocalert to receive free access to Tables of Contents, all article abstracts, e-alerts, and search personalization!

JNEB in the News
Research recently published in JNEB has been featured in several major national news outlets.

Check out ScienceDirect’s pick for Top 25 hottest articles published in JNEB at http://top25.sciencedirect.com/subject/nursing-and-health-professions/19/journal/journal-of-nutrition-education-and-behavior/14994046

In response to:

“The Effect of a Mindful Restaurant Eating Intervention on Weight Management in Women,” by Gayle M. Timmerman, PhD, RN and Adama Brown, PhD. It appears in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 44, Issue 1 (January/February 2012).

WebMD: “Mindfulness Key to Losing Weight While Eating Out”

Men’s Fitness: “Eat Out Without Overdoing It”

examiner.com: “Women can eat out and lose weight for real”

Medical News Today: “Weight Maintenance In Restaurants”

Hindustan Times: “How to lose weight while dining out”

Atlanta Journal Constitution: “Enjoy eating out and losing weight”

My Health News Daily: “Lose Weight While Dining Out: Study Reveals 6 Tips”

Medical News Today: “Eat Out, Lose Weight, Mindfully”

Health24: “Would you stop eating out to lose weight?”

Winnipeg Free Press: “Mindful eating strategies can help people who dine out frequently: study”

Huffington Post: “How Mindfulness Can Make Dining Out Healthy”

“Classroom ‘‘Cupcake’’ Celebrations: Observations of Foods Offered and Consumed” by Kathy K. Isoldi, PhD, RD, CDE; Sharron Dalton, PhD, RD; Desiree P. Rodriguez, RN, MA, CPNP; Marion Nestle, PhD. It appears in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 44, Issue 1 (January/February 2012).

WebMD: “Sweets Ban at School Parties May Cut Calorie Overload”

WFMY News2: “Cupcake Parties Make Kids Fat? What Study Says”

mlive.com: “Guest column: New holiday traditions have to include healthier approach”

Huffington Post: “December Dilemmas”

“Qualitative Investigation of the Cooking with Kids Program: Focus Group Interviews with
Fourth-Grade Students, Teachers, and Food Educators” by Catherine V. Lukas, MS, RD and Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, PhD, RD. It appears in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 43, Issue 6 (November/December 2011).

NPR: “Reading, Writing And Roasting: Schools Bring Cooking Back Into The Classroom”

Colorado State University: “Cooking in the Classroom to Fight Childhood Obesity”

US News & World Report: “Cooking Class Benefits Kids in Many Ways”

Medical News Today: “Classroom Cookery Lessons To Fight Obesity Head On”

Mercy Health System: “Cooking Class Benefits Kids in Many Ways”

examiner.com: “Cooking in class helps reduce obesity in kids”

LA Weekly Blogs: “New Study: Cooking In The Classroom Helps”

ThirdAge.com: “Cooking Classes Combat Childhood Obesity”

DrCutler.com: “Cooking Classes Could Support Healthy Diet Habits In Children”

“Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption among Preschoolers: Evaluation of Color Me Healthy” by Kendra E. Witt and Carolyn Dunn. It appears in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 43, Issue 5 (September/October 2011).

The Packer: “Child nutrition effort shows promise”

“Determinants of Children’s Use of and Time Spent in Fast-food and Full-service Restaurants” by Alex McIntosh, PhD; Karen S. Kubena, PhD, RD; Glen Tolle, MS; Wesley Dean, PhD;
Mi-Jeong Kim, PhD; Jie-Sheng Jan, MS; Jenna Anding, PhD. It appears in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 43, Issue 3 (May/June 2011).

Mother Nature Network: “6 ways to get dinner on the table faster”

“An Examination of Sex Differences in Relation to the Eating Habits and Nutrient Intakes of University Students” by Kin-Kit Li, PhD; Rebecca Y. Concepcion, PhD; Hyo Lee, MS; Bradley J. Cardinal, PhD; Vicki Ebbeck, PhD; Erica Woekel, MA; R. Tucker Readdy, PhD. It appears in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Article in Press (doi:10.1016/j.jneb.2010.10.002).

Gazettetimes.com: “Looking back: Selected OSU research projects 2011”

Miami New Times: “Grow Your Own Burger (With Stem Cells): Eye-Openers From Food Arts 2011 Review”

“Attitudes of Overweight and Normal Weight Adults Regarding Exercise at a Health Club” by Wayne C. Miller, PhD; Todd A. Miller, PhD. It appears in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (January/February 2010; Volume 42, Issue 1)

Chicago Tribune: “A rare health club beckons the obese”

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The following members joined the Society on or after December 1, 2011.

Georgina Anozie
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture
Umuahia Abia State

Kimberly Graham
Auburn University
New Brockton AL

Nancy Grove
North Chelmsford MA

Carol Henry
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon SK

Diana Karczmarczyk
American Diabetes Association
Centreville VA

Emma Kitzman
Arizona Department of Education
Phoeniz AZ

Cindy Klement
Ann Arbor MI

Megan Lauseng
Sioux Falls SD

Monica Lewis
Columbia MD

Lisa Mastropietro
Auburn University
Auburn AL

Brandy-Joe Milliron
Wake Forest University, School of Medicine
Winston-Salem NC

Danielle Nunnery
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Greensboro NC

Peggy Policastro
Rutgers University
New Brunswick NJ

Kim Rantanen-Day
Wausaw WI

Ashley Reynolds Mullen
Boston MA

Ashley Schimke
Arizona Department of Education
Phoenix AZ

Ann Schwader
SDSU Extension
Winner SD

Wendy Slatter
University of Auckland

Sarah Smith
Auburn University
Auburn AL

Kara Trochta
UT Health Science Center - San Antonio
San Antonio TX

Jessyca Tyler
The Idaho Foodbank
Boise ID

Cassandra Vanderwall
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago IL

Georgette Howell, MS, RD
Montgomery County Community College
Pottstown, PA

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Brian Wansink, PhD


Linda Drake, MS


Vice President
Joanne Ikeda, MA, RD


Mary Wilson, MS, RD


Christine McCullum-Gomez, PhD, RD, LD



Directors At Large
Kari Bachman, MA
 Sydney Massey, MPH 
Mary Murimi, PhD, RD, LDN 
Adrienne White, PhD, RD


Ex Officio

Marilyn Briggs, PhD, RD, SNS - ACPP Chair


Martha Archuleta, PhD, RD - SNEB Foundation President


Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RD, LD  

JNEB Editor-in-Chief


Jackie Williams - SNEB Executive Director


Martha Archuleta, PhD, RD

Vice President
LeeAnn Weniger-Mandrillo

Nicole Turner-Ravana, BS, MS

Janet McLaughlin

Brian Wansink, PhD
, SNEB President
Mary Wilson
, SNEB Treasurer
Jackie Williams, CPA
, SNEB Executive Director

Catherine Briggs, MD, MPH
Frances Coletta, PhD, RD
Isobel Contento, PhD
Kari Hecker Ryan, PhD, RD
Judith Jarvis, MS, RD
Liz Marr, MS, RD
Susan Stephenson-Martin, MS, CD/N
Lisa Sutherland, PhD

Marilyn Briggs, RD, MS, Advisor
Linda Eatherton, Advisor
Beatrice Marks, Advisor


Jackie Williams, Executive Director

Rachel Daeger, Director of Membership & Marketing

Andrea Roddy, Membership & Meetings Coordinator