Upcoming SNEB Events

JNEB Journal Club

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Webinar

Video Competition




JNEB Workshop: How to Conduct and Write Systematic Reviews for JNEB

Wednesday, January 28 | 10 am - 12 Noon EST | | Register


Systematic reviews are becoming more popular in JNEB and other journals. Learn the essential steps in your methods to increase the likelihood of publication: crafting your research question, forming your team, deciding on review protocol, evaluating articles for quality and outcomes, and providing insightful conclusions and recommendations.

Dr. Karen Chapman-Novakofski, JNEB Editor in Chief will be introducing the webinar. Panelists are: Noel Chavez, PhD, RD, LDN, UIC School of Public Health; Bret Luick, PhD, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Madeleine Sigman-Grant, PhD, RD, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension; Susan Johnson, PhD, UC Denver and Seung-Yeon Lee, PhD, University of Cincinnati

There is no cost to attend.



Professional Development Webinar Series: Communication


Thursday, February 5 | 12 - 12:30 PM EST | Register


This webinar is the fourth of the Professional Development series hosted by the SNEB Student Committee. Dr. Lohse will share her success and strategies for communication in nutrition education, by describing her education, current work, and the different avenues for students and professionals to get involved. The webinar will last 30 minutes. There is no cost to participate.

1. Learn about Dr. Lohse’s path to success in the field of nutrition education, with a focus on communication.
2. Understand what topics are currently being studied within this field as it relates to nutrition education.
3. Develop an understanding about ways to become more involved as a student in this field.

Dr. Lohse’s research interests are Eating Competence, including measurement validation and intervention assessment, Nutrition Education methodologies, Problem-based Learning and Learning Technologies, such as web and digital photo receiver, Complementary and Alternative Nutrition issues and Nutrition education for low-income audiences Survey development and nutrition education impact study design. She has been a professor for over ten years and has taught a wide variety of nutrition courses at Pennsylvania State University. In addition to teaching, she is involved in the SNAP-Ed program as the principal investigator for evaluation, program development and policy. She is also the director at the NEEDs center where she works with experts in health literacy, technology, and graphic arts to develop and evaluation nutrition education strategies.


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Using Your Classroom to Increase Peer-Reviewed Publications and Improve Student Outcomes

Feb 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST | Register now!

The pursuit of finding a career in academia and obtaining tenure can be a challenge. Those teaching nutrition in higher education settings are often asked to produce scholarship while balancing a heavy teaching load. In this webinar, speakers will define the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL); discuss the benefits and limitations of using SoTL as a primary or secondary focus of scholarship; explain how to conduct and publish SoTL research studies using large and small classrooms; and demonstrate how to apply SoTL findings to improve student learning outcomes.

After this webinar, attendees will be able to:
Accurately define the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
Discuss the benefits and limitations of using SoTL as a primary or secondary focus of scholarship
Conduct and publish SoTL research findings using large and small classrooms
Apply SoTL findings to improve student learning outcomes

Speaker: Sarah Ash, PHD, North Carolina State University, Department of Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences

SNEB Members attend webinars free as a benefit of membership. Cost to attend as a non-member is $25. If you are not an SNEB member you will receive an email with payment instructions after registering. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. Attendees earn 1 CEU



JNEB Journal Club

The JNEB Journal Club is on its fifth semester and has been very successful. Due to member interest, we are expanding the scope of the series this spring andplanning a Journal Club focused on Statistical Methodology in Nutrition Education and Behavior Research.

We will be providing a sample data base for use by participants throughout the series. During the webinar, presenters will walk the participants through the mechanics of running the procedure. We will then have a “homework” assignment where the participants can try running the procedure on their own and then compare their answers with the correct answers and interpretations. The participants will then pose questions to you in the week after the webinar through a Linkedin online discussion.

All sessions help at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.

SNEB Members attend webinars free as a benefit of membership. Cost to attend as a non-member is $25. If you are not an SNEB member you will receive payment instructions by email after registering.


Date Research Method Title Presenter Register


Mixed Methods
The Effects of Young Adults Eating and Active for Health (YEAH): A Theory-Based Web-Delivered Intervention
Kendra K. Kattelmann, PhD, RDN, LN, FAND, South Dakota State University Register


Power Analysis
Farmers’ Markets: Costs Compared With Supermarkets, Use Among WIC Clients, and Relationship to Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Related Psychosocial Variables
Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RD, University of Illinois Register


Chi Square, Pearson correlation, Linear regression Concordance of Self-report and Measured Height and Weight of College Students

Virginia Quick, PhD, RD, James Madison University



One-way MANOVA Feeding Style Differences in Food Parenting Practices Associated with Fruit and Vegetable Intake in Children From Low-Income Families Maria A. Papaioannou, BS, Baylor College of Medicine Register


Factor Analysis Associations among School Characteristics and Foodservice Practices in a Nationally Representative Sample of United States Schools Jessica Thomson, PhD, USDA Agricultural Research Service Register


Process evaluation of Project WebHealth: a nondieting Web-based intervention for obesity prevention in college students.
Geoffrey Greene, PhD, RD, University of Rhode Island Register


Item Response Modeling (IRM) 
Fruit and Vegetable Shopping Practices and Social Support Scales: A Validation Kathy Watson, PhD, Center for Disease Control and Prevention  Register


IRR testing- Kappa statistics, intra-class coefficients
Differences in Home Food and Activity Environments between Obese and Healthy Weight Families of Preschool Children
Richard Boles, PhD, University of Colorado Denver Register


Wilcoxon signed rank test
Cooking Schools Improve Nutrient Intake Patterns of People with Type 2 Diabetes
Martha Archuleta, PhD, RD, CD, Utah State University & Dawn VanLeeuwen, PhD, New Mexico State University  Register


Paired t-test & Friedman test
Valid & Reliable Measures of Cognitive Behaviors Toward Fruits & Vegetables for Children Aged 9 to 11 years
Barbara Lohse, PhD, RD, LDN,  Pennsylvania State University Register


Best Fit Regression
The Shaping Healthy Choices Program: Design and Implementation Methodologies for a Multicomponent, School-Based Nutrition Education Intervention 
Rachel E. Scherr, PhD, University of California Davis Register

Special thank you to Sarah Colby PhD, RD, Assistant Professor at The University of Tennessee Department of Nutrition, for championing and organizing this effort. For more information please contact the SNEB office at info@sneb.org or call 317-328-4627.



SNEB Video Competition


Deadline to enter is May 1, 2015 | Cash prizes awarded | Submit at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SNEBVideo


The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior invites you to take part as a student, practitioner or educator in video event that celebrates creativity and innovations in nutrition education.

What is it?
This is your opportunity to create and share a short video from your point of view that celebrates creativity and innovation in nutrition education. Participation by many will ensure dozens of searchable videos on YouTube available to the public that promote nutrition education and demonstrate the value of SNEB membership.

Who may participate?

  • nutrition education students engaged in a higher education program of study
  • nutrition education educators employed full or part-time in a higher education program of study
  • nutrition education practitioners
  • teams composed of any number or combination of eligible persons above are also permitted.


How might my video be further recognized and rewarded?
A panel of judges from SNEB will review the videos shortly after the submittal deadline. Videos that the judges deem the most compelling and appropriate will be announced at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior at the 2015 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA July 25 – 28 and awarded cash prizes.

What do the winners receive?

  • First place will receive $150. 
  • Second place will receive $100. 
  • Third Place will receive $50

PLUS, links to these first, second and third place videos will be placed on the website of SNEB.


Full competition details



2015 Annual Conference

"Creativity & Innovation in Nutrition Education"

July 25 - 28

Pittsburgh, PA

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior’s (SNEB) Annual Conference is the premier event for nutrition education professionals from around the world and gives you the opportunity to interface with influential nutritionists from extension, public health, government, academia, industry, and community settings.

The atmosphere at SNEB’s conference provides the perfect environment to expand your network and the opportunity to learn about new research, creative ideas, and practical techniques applicable in many settings.

The 2015 event focuses on Creativity and Innovation in Nutrition Education and will be held in Pittsburgh, PA July 25 – 28 at the Wyndham Grand Downtown. For more information, contact SNEB at 800-235-6690 (317-328-4627 outside the U.S.) or visit http://www.sneb.org/events/conference.html. Watch the website on Feb. 1 for list of speakers and registration link. SNEB conference attendees earn continuing education credits.

If you are not an SNEB member, there is a great option to attend the conference and begin receiving member benefits at a discount. Students have an option to volunteer and receive a free day registration!

Become a member!

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