Upcoming SNEB Events

Journal Club

Video Competition


The Impact of Innovative Sweetening Ingredients on Calorie Reduction

Tuesday, March 10 | 3:00 p.m. EDT | Register

Learn about a new solution for those struggling with weight management or living with diabetes.
Obesity is a leading public health issue facing Americans, with numerous associated health risks including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and certain cancers. A key strategy recommended by health professionals to combat obesity is advising their clients to reduce excess calories by cutting sugar intake. However, compliance to dietary recommendations and behavior change can be difficult for many.
Innovation in sweetening ingredients is essential because it gives health professionals and nutrition educators new tools they need to successfully counsel patients on weight loss and glucose management. Offering patients and consumers options that taste the same as full-calorie sugar, but with fewer calories, can hopefully encourage positive behavior change. Session sponsored by Tate & Lyle.

Learning Objectives:
• Explain the importance and the fundamental need for ingredient innovation to meet obesity-related public health needs
• Discuss how consumer dissatisfaction with current reduced or lower calorie options can lead to failed behavior change despite advice from health professionals to decrease sugar
• Discuss how ingredient innovation can play an important role in encouraging positive behavior change
• Describe the characteristics, uses and value of a new sweetening ingredient that can help lower calories while meeting consumer demand for great tasting solutions without compromise

Kellie Hardin, Global Category Manager, Sweeteners and Beverage, Tate & Lyle 
Lisa Spence, PhD, RD, Principal Scientist, Global Nutrition, Tate & Lyle 
Melissa Joy Dobbins, RD, Founder of SoundBites

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. Attendees earn 1 CEU.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


The Disclosure Dilemma: The Business and Ethics Behind Communicating Corporate Ties

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | 12:00 PM | Register

Learn the best practices for how to make disclosure of corporate ties when making food and nutrition recommendations in the media —when conducting interviews in the media, when making recommendations on traditional and social media, when writing articles, etc. Failure to disclose corporate ties when making nutrition recommendations diminishes the credibility of non-disclosing professionals, the companies they represent, and the profession as a whole.

In this session, Rachel Begun, a registered dietitian nutritionist experienced in spokesperson work and sponsored online communications, will start the discussion by explaining the ethical ramifications of non-disclosure to their personal business and profession as a whole. Real life examples for properly disclosing corporate ties across the most commonly used media platforms, both traditional and social, will be presented. Sponsored by the SNEB Communications Division.

Learning objectives:
• Explain why non-disclosure is an unethical practice, and how it affects the credibility of the nutrition profession
• Support and share this information with other nutrition professionals, for the purpose of raising awareness and achieving best practices
• Apply proper disclosure practices within their own nutrition businesses when communicating to the public via traditional and social media

Speaker: Rachel Begun, MS, RD - Rachel Begun Food and Nutrition Solutions, LLC

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


One-way MANOVA - this session will be recorded and available to download on 3/9 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 to receive recording


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!

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