september 2011
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SNE Annual Conference
2012 Call for Programs
2012 Exhibitor Info

Members in the News

Upcoming Events
Webinars -
September 30 - Children and Weight: First Do No Harm

October 25 -
MyPlate: Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables

SNE News
Associate Members
SNE Teaching Resources
SNEEZE Archive Link

JNEB Updates
Board of Editors
New Podcasts
Articles in Press
JNEB in the News

Welcome New Members

SNE Contacts

important dates


  • 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.

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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:

  • In honor of her tireless commitment and dedication to the advancement of breastfeeding, Madeleine Sigman-Grant has been chosen by an independent panel of judges to be named as one of only two nationally recognized as 2011 Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence Inductees.  Sigman-Grant was inducted into the Breastfeeding Hall of Excellence during a reception attended by state and local health care leaders, family and friends. (L-R) Dean & Director, Karen Hinton; Madeleine Sigman-Grant, Ph.D.; and Jerry Buk, Southern Area Director


Two great webinars on the schedule - as always - SNE webinars are free to members to attend or replay as a recording

Children and Weight: First Do No Harm 
Friday, September 30, 2011 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST
Free live webinar for SNE Members - Non-member "seats" available for $25 per person

Nonorganic failure to thrive in infants, growth stunting in elementary school children, and eating disorders in younger and younger children – these can be the consequences of our “war on obesity.”  How can we avoid doing harm and instead improve body image, body satisfaction, and self-esteem in large children?  

About the Presenter:
Joanne Ikeda is a nationally recognized expert on pediatric obesity and the dietary practices of ethnic and immigrant populations.  Ikeda has been a pioneer in conducting community collaborative research on the food habits and dietary quality of California’s low-income, immigrant and ethnic populations.

This live Webinar hosted by SNE in conjunction with the Weight Realities and Nutrition Education for Children Divisions in support of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.


MyPlate: Make Half Your Plate Fruits & Vegetables
Tuesday, October 25  
1:00 - 2:00 PM EST  
Speakers: Joanne Slavin, PhD, RD, Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota and Adam Drewnowski, PhD, Director, Center for Public Health Nutrition & Professor of Epidemiology
School of Public Health, University of Washington
Webinar hosted by the SNE Food & Nutrition Extension Education Division

Webinar is free for member of the Society for Nutrition Education. Non-member attendees are $25. (Special Note: the first 50 non-member attendees will be registered as complimentary guests of the Alliance for Potato Research and Education.)

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


SNE unveils Associate Member Category
Know somone who could really benefit from SNE Membership but does not meet the qualifications of a Professional Member? The Associate Member category is perfect for them. Qualifiying for this categroy is as simple as receiving a recommendation from a current SNE member.

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.

SNE Teaching Resources
The Higher Ed Division has set up a members-only Teaching Resources link from the SNE web site where we can share syllabi and other course-related material. You can check out a demo version here: Once we start receiving material, you will be able to access the resources through the Member Log-In link on the home page.

Please send your syllabi along with any other supplemental material you wish (sample assignments, test questions, etc.), in pdf form to Rachel at Make sure to indicate who is to be credited for the submission: name, credentials, and affiliated institution AND the heading under which you think the information should go (e.g., Community Nutrition, Nutrition Education, Intro to Nutrition, etc.--not all headings have been established yet at the site) along with the level of the course (undergraduate, graduate).

SNE Members influence thousands every day
Recently, SNE members were asked to estimate the number of people they impacted over the course of year and the numbers reinforce the ability we have to change behaviors!

On average, in the space of one year, each SNE member...

  • reached nearly 5,000 people through lectues and presentation
  • connected with nearly 3,000 people through newsletter mailing lists
  • communicated to more than 2,800 people through social media - blogs, Facebook and Twitter posts
  • managed nearly 3/4 million dollars in grant money.

Do you SNEEZE?

SNE's members-only listserv, SNEEZE, is a great resource of current information, best practices and member advice. If you are not on SNEEZE, subscribe by sending an email to:

If you'd like to research the SNEEZE archive, posts are saved back through 2006 at

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Welcome new JNEB Board of Editors
The following are new members of JNEB’s Board of Editors.  They will serve a 3-year term and their nominations were approved by the SNE Board and JNEB Journal Committee based on their outstanding reviewing history with JNEB and their own publishing record.

  • James Hersey, PhD, RTI International
  • Julie Kennel, PhD, RD, LD, The Ohio State University
  • Seung-Yeon Lee, PhD, University of Cincinnati
  • Lisa Nicholson, PhD, RD, California Polytechnic State University
  • G.M. Subba Rao, PhD, National Institute of Nutrition, India
  • Julie Reeder, PhD, MPH, CHES, Oregon Health Authority, Public Health, WIC Program
  • Christopher Alan Taylor, PhD, RD, LD, The Ohio State University Medical Center

JNEB is pleased to announce 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:“Biomarker Evaluation Does Not Confirm Efficacy of Computer-tailored Nutrition Education” by Willemieke Kroeze, PhD; Pieter C. Dagnelie, PhD; Martijn W. Heymans, PhD; Anke Oenema, PhD; Johannes Brug, PhD.  It appears in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 43, Issue 5 (September/October 2011).

“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).

“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).

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The following members joined the Society on or after August 16, 2011.

Jessica Allen
Community Hospice Group, Mesa AZ

Kathleen Cullinen
University of Southern Maine, Augusta ME

Amanda Frankeny
Pennsylvania Nutrition Education, Harrisburg PA

Beverly Glaze
West Virginia University, Hurricane WV

Lauren Goodhart
State College, PA

Sarah Gunnell
University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point WI

Susan Miller
Health Solutions, North Vancouver BC

Sarah Miracle
Chickasaw Nation Get Fresh Nutrition Ed Program, Ada OK

Leslie Ouellette
University of Southern Maine, Augusta ME

Ashley Peterson
University of TN Extension SNAP-Ed, Nashville TN

Virginie Quick
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN

Adriana Simoes
Newark DE

Leika Suzumura
PCC Natural Markets, Seattle WA

Amy Texley
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Omaha NE

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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 - 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