Upcoming SNEB Events

Journal Club

Video Competition



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


From Potato Chips to Mini Meals:
Optimizing Nutrient Quality of Snacks

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 | 2:00 PM EDT | Register

With snacking on the rise across all ages and demographics, it’s time we take our mini meals seriously. The average American consumes about one-quarter of their daily calories from snacks, and the most common snacks are calorie-rich and nutrient-poor. This webinar will outline reality-based solutions to help health professionals teach and motivate their clients to use snacking as an opportunity to fill nutrient gaps, optimize health and achieve their nutrition goals. The behavior economics model will be applied to improve the healthfulness of snacks and to keep energy and blood sugar levels constant throughout the day.


Dr. Keith Ayoob, EdD, RD, Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Kathryn Hoy, MFN, RD, CDN, Manager, Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs/CEO Food for Fuel LLC

Learning Objectives:
1. Explain how snacks serve as ‘mini-meals’ that can contribute significant amounts of nutrients.
2. Instruct clients how to formulate snacks from food group foods.
3. Motivate clients to plan and prepare to have healthy, appealing, convenient snacks available throughout the day.

SNEB Members attend webinars free as a benefit of membership. Non-member cost is $25 however but the first 100 non-members to register will attend as guests of Dairy Council of California. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Attendees will earn 1 CPE from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.



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


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


Pre-Conference Prep & Planning for Students and Young Professionals

Thursday, May 28 2015 | 12:00 PM EDT | Register

This webinar will help students and young professionals learn how to plan and prepare for the SNEB Annual Conference. It will provide tips and suggestions for getting involved, how to network, and what to expect at the Conference this year.
After the webinar students and young professionals will be able to:
1. Plan for networking opportunities at the Annual Conference
2. Identify ways to prepare for the Conference ahead of time, and steps to take after the Conference to sustain relationships
3. Decipher through the Conference program to determine how to best make use of their time
Sponsored by the SNEB Student Committee
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


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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