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Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Conference

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KNC Scholarship
Action for Healthy Kids
Team Nutrition Resources
Healthier US School Challenge

Welcome New Members

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

  • Call for Programs: The call for programs is now open for the 2012 Annual Conference.  The 45th Annual Conference will provide attendees with strategies and tools to use in the ever changing world of nutrition and health. Deadline for proposals is Friday, October 21, 2011. Click to download pdf file with submission guidelines and proposal form

  • Call for Abstracts: SNE will begin accepting abstracts for the 2012 Annual Conference on November 1, 2011 with a January 22, 2012 deadline. All abstracts are submitted using SNE's online submission system. The deadline for late breaking abstracts is March 1, 2012.



Proposed name change comment period
At the Tuesday, July 26, 2011 Society for Nutrition Education Board of Directors meeting, a motion was made and approved to propose a referendum to the membership requesting the name of the organization be changed to the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior.

The change will align the name of the 43-year-old organization with the Society's scholarly publication, the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, and will spotlight SNE's commitment to linking its rich research base with on-the-ground practitioners to support their efforts to change behavior. The name change recommendation was included in the report to the Board from the SNE Future Strategies Task Force.

The first step in the process is to open a two-week membership comment period from August 22, 2011 to September 6, 2011. SNE members are encouraged to email their thoughts regarding the name change referendum to Jackie Williams, SNE Executive Director, at The Board will review all comments prior to requesting members formally vote on the name change.

Impact study being conducted
We know SNE Members educate and change the behavior of people around the world every day. Now we are looking for the numbers to wrap our arms around just how many people you touch! The Development Committee is asking SNE members to complete this survey to show potential conference sponsors and exhibitors the influence members have on nutrition behaviors. Focus your responses on roughly the past year and if you reach an audience outside of the US, please count them as well. Please complete the survey by August 24.

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SNE members make headlines every day for their great work in nutrition education. Below are a few SNE selected to share with you. If you are in the news, please share it with SNE staff at so we can promote it to the membership.

Members in the news:


Webinar Recordings Now Available

Insider's View of USDA's MyPlate
View the recording and speaker handouts of the June 27 MyPlate webinar hosted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity, National Alliance for Nutrition and Acitivty, and Society for Nutrition Education.

JNEB & SNE webinar - "Good Reviewing Practices"
Members can enjoy recorded webinars any time at their convenience on the SNE website. More Info . .


National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month - September 2011
Resource Toolkit
Public Service Announcement artwork
SNE has signed on as a National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month partner and will be conducting a webinar in September on working with overweight children. Watch for details.

Call for Proposals - 22nd Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference (April 11-15, 2012)
Deadline for Art & Science Presentations: October 14
Peer Presentation Submissions Accepted September 15 - March 9
Details online at

Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Conference
September 22, 2011

SNE 2012 Annual Conference
July 14 - 17, 2012
Omni Shoreham
Washington, DC


SNE unveils associate member category
The Associate membership is ideal for allied health professionals, journalists, teachers, food service professionals, and paraprofessionals. Membership includes online access to the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, participation in members' only listserv, free access to SNE webinars, and a complimentary Division membership for a reduced membership rate of $95 per year. Click for information and membership application.

Nominations are being accepted for the following SNE leadership positions of Vice President, Treasurer, Director at Large (1), Nominating Committee Co-Chairs (2), and Advisory Committee on Public Policy Co-Chair (1.) Click for the nomination form.Deadline for nominations is September 1, 2011.


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JNEB Congratulates the 2011 Best Article and GEM recipeints
The Best Article Award was presented to authors Tionni R. Wenrich, MS; J. Lynne Brown, PhD, RD; Michelle Miller-Day, PhD; Kevin J. Kelley, PhD; Eugene J. Lengerich, VMD, MS, for their article, “Family Members' Influence on Family Meal Vegetable Choices,” published in the July/August 2010 issue of JNEB. The best article was selected by a committee from 58 published articles, briefs, and reports.

The Best GEM award was presented to Jennifer Bañuelos, MAS; Luz Vera Beccera, MS; M. Jane Heinig, PhD, IBCLC, for “Getting to Know Your Baby: Development of a 6-week Countdown Calendar for Participants in WIC Program,” published in the May/June 2010 supplement issue of JNEB.  GEM’s are resources developed to educate on certain topics or distribute programs to help in the nutrition education field.  The best GEM was selected by a committee from 13 published GEMs.

Interviews with best article author Tionni R. Wenrich and best GEM author Jennifer Bañuelos are available online as iTunes podcasts at

JNEB is pleased to anounce its new 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:

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:

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 and click on Articles in Press to check out pre-press articles on the web!

Add JNEB TOC alerts
Create a free account at to receive free access to Tables of Content, all article abtracts, e-alerts and search personalization!

JNEB in the News

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

In response to: “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).

“Location of Food Stores Near Schools Does Not Predict the Weight Status of Maine High School Students” by David E. Harris, PhD; Janet Whatley Blum, ScD; Matthew Bampton, PhD; Liam M. O’Brien, PhD; Christina M. Beaudoin, PhD; Michele Polacsek, PhD; Karen A. O’Rourke, MPH.  It appears in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 43, Issue 4 (July/August 2011).

“California Adults Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption From 1997-2007” by Sharon Sugerman, MS, RD, FADA; Susan B. Foerster, MPH, RD; Jennifer Gregson, MPH, PhD; Amanda Linares, MS; Mark Hudes, PhD.  It appears in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 43, Issue 4, Supplement 2 (July/August 2011). Medical News Today

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Other News

Kansas Nutrition Council Award

Michael Smith received the KNC 2011 Dietary Manager Scholarship from Bev Frizell, KNC Awards and Scholarship Chair. KNC is an SNE Affiliate.


Action for Healthy Kids
Action for Healthy Kids is updating and enhancing its online Resource Clearinghouse. One of the most visited areas on our site, the clearinghouse seeks to provide best practice and evidence-based tools, programs, publications, and other resources from the field of school wellness. The clearinghouse provides school stakeholders and community volunteers with research, guidelines and tools to lead change and impact their school health environments. We invite you to submit your organization’s resources. We are looking for programs, tip/fact sheets, and publications that focus on school nutrition, physical activity and/or coordinated school health. While you may submit resources to the clearinghouse on an ongoing basis, we ask that you submit any resource you would like to see included in the re-launch by August 26, 2011. Submit your resources now


Team Nutrition Resources

Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity. Check out the state sharing center here.


Healthier US School Challenge

The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) is a voluntary initiative established in 2004 to recognize those schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity. A map of the award winning school is now online.



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

Nazan Aktas PhD
Selcuk University, Selcklu Konya

Teresita Alzate MND
Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin Antioquia

Claudia Arellano MS, RDE
UTMB Regional WIC Program, Safford TX

Traci Armstong Florian MS, RD
University of Arizona, Phoenix AZ

Geneviere Ayers BS, MS, RDE
UTMB Regional WIC Program, New Carey TX

Nozella Brown
Kansas State Research and Extension, Kansas City KS

Teresa Chan RD, MPH
Second Harvest Food Bank San Jose CA

Catia Chavez
University of Colorado Denver, Denver CO

Yong Chu PhD, MPH
University of South Carolina, Columbia SC

Alicia Chung MPH
PepsiCo Global Nutrition, Purchase NY

LaTasha Coleman BS
University of Maryland Extension, Largo MD

Angela Combe MS
Washington State University, Yakima WA

Connie Detweiler MEd, CHE
Kansas State Research and Extension, Lawrence KS

Elizabeth Dodge
University of Maine, Unity ME

Chelsey Erpelding MPH
Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition, Omaha NE

Ashley Fondren MS, CHES
Mississippi State University, Mississippi State MS

Vicki Giunta-Abbott BA
Stages of Imagination, Media PA

Lisa Gonzalez
University of Maryland, Baltimore MD

Johnna Hall MS, RD
University of Nebraksa Lincoln Extension, Lincoln NE

Angela Henry RD, LD
Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, Austin TX

Andriana Herrera
Montclair State University, Paterson NJ

Phyllis Herring BS, MS
University of Illinois Extension, Decatur IL

Amy Hilgendorf MS
Kansas State University, Manhattan KS

Amanda Hovis
Texas Department of Agriculture, Austin TX

Karrie Isaacson RD
Shasta County Public Health, Redding CA

Tomoko Iwaki
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York NY

Katie James MS, RD
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln NE

Patricia Johnson MS, RD, SNS
Dairy Council of Arizona, Tempe AZ

Colleen Johnston
Ray-Pec Schools, Peculiar MO

Stephanie Johnston MS
State of New Mexico, HSD/ISD/FANS, Albuquerque NM

April Jurisich MPH, RD
Shasta County Public Health, Redding CA

Barbara Keen RD
Missouri Dept of Health & Senior Services, Columbia MO

Elizabeth Kelley MS
University of Wisconsin Extension, Madison WI

Julie Kennel PhD, RD, CSSD, LD
The Ohio State University, Columbus OH

Jeong-Weon Kim
Seoul National University of Education, Seoul

Janice King RD, LDN, SNS, CDE
Quaboag Regional School District West, Brookfield MA

Joanne Kouba
Loyola University Chicago, Maywood IL

Karen Lainez Rubi MPH, RD, LDN
Telamon Corporation, NC Head Start, Raleigh NC

Janet Law Ray-Pec
School District, Peculiar MO

Benjamin Legendre
LSU AgCenter, Saint Gabriel LA

Kathleen Lovett
MEd University of Minnesota Extension, Rochester MN

Adeline Lum
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln NE

Cathy Martinez PhD
Arizona Cooperative Extension, Casa Grande AZ

Leila Martinez
University of Texas Medical Branch, WIC Crockett, Crockett TX

James McGrath
Health Canada, Halifax

Bridget Morrisroe-Aman
University of Idaho, Caldwell ID

Cheryl Mussatto BS
Kansas State University, Osage City KS

Mary Frances Nettles PhD, RD
National Food Service Management Institute,
Haltiesburg MS

Amy Paxton MPH, RD
University of South Carolina, Asheville NC

Trivedi Prakrutipriya
Center for Nutrition & Activity Promotion, Chico CA

Joy Purkeypile
K-State Research and Extension - Linn County
Mound City KS

Kristi Reimers PhD, RD
Con-Agra Foods, Inc., Chicago IL

Wendy Reinhardt-Kapsak MS, RD
IFIC, St Louis MO

Linda Rellergert MS
University of Missouri Extension, St. Peters MO

Rebecca Roach MS, RD, LDN, CDE
University of Illinois at Urbana, Urbana IL

Jean Ronnei BS
St Paul Public Schools, St Paul MN

Roni Roth Beshears RD
Nutrition Associates, Leawood KS

Diane Saenz RD
University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service, Rawlins WY

Laura Seman MPH
Share Our Strength, Washington DC

Anna Shlachter MS, RD, LDN
Egg Nutrition Center, Gurnee IL

Diane Smith RD, MA
Clackamas ESD, Early Childhood Education, Portland OR

Carolyn Snyder MPH, RD, LD
Kansas State University, Manhattan KS

Amanda Spaeth MS
Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO

Kristen Stenger
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln NE

Michelle Swader-Harnisch RD, CD, MS
Rice Lake, WI

Veronica Vaughn BS
Arizona Department of Health Services, Phoenix AZ

Houa Vue-Her PhD
University of Minnesota Extension, St. Paul MN

Amy Whitmore BS
WIC Overseas Program, APO AE

Tracie Wood
Texas Department of Agriculture, Austin TX

Amy Yaroch PhD
Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition, Omaha NE

Max Young
University of Colorado, Denver Aurora CO

Carol Zagar
University of Missouri Extension, Kansas City MO

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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

Sarah Colby, PhD, RD - ACPP Acting Chair


Martha Archuleta, PhD, RD - SNEF President


Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RD, LD  

JNEB Editor-in-Chief


Jackie Williams - SNE Executive Director


Martha Archuleta, PhD, RD

Vice President
LeeAnn Weniger-Mandrillo

Nicole Turner-Ravana, BS, MS

Janet McLaughlin

Brian Wansink, PhD
, SNE President
Mary Wilson
, SNE Treasurer
Jackie Williams, CPA
, SNE 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