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 and planning 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. If you would like to be registered for all 11 sessions email rdaeger@sneb.org. 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, and Gemechis Djira, PhD, South Dakota State University Recording


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 Recording


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 Recording


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 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 Recording


The Effect of Goal Setting on Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Physical Activity Level in a Web-Based Intervention
Geoffrey Greene, PhD, RD, University of Rhode Island Recording


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


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 Recording


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  Recording


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

Fall 2015 Journal Club topic announced 

Fall 2015 marks the sixth semester that SNEB will host the JNEB Journal Club series of webinars. Based on member interest and the success of this spring's statistical methodology series, the fall series will focus on Survey Design and Validation in Nutrition Education and Behavior Research

The webinars will feature JNEB authors sharing their experiences with designing surveys in various formats and validating survey instruments for a variety of audiences. These one-hour webinars, conducted at 1 p.m. EDT on Mondays, will provide valuable learning opportunities for anyone wishing to expand their knowledge of creating and validating surveys. Participants also earn CPE by attending. 

Remember that SNEB members attend webinars free as a benefit of membership and can access recorded sessions free at any time. Watch for more details on the specific survey topics to be covered. If you would like to be registered for the entire fall webinar series, emai lrdaeger@sneb.org


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.



Journal Club Archived Sessions

SNEB member can view recorded webinars for no cost as a benefit of membership at http://www.sneb.org/members/recordings.html. Non-members wishing to purchase a recording will be charged $25 per webinar. Email info@sneb.org with the Journal Club session numbers you wish to purchase.


Download the SNEB webinar archive index with all Journal Club semesters included. This is an interactive pdf file.

2014 Fall Semester Archive | Nutrition Environments and Shaping Behavior (12 sessions)

2014 Spring Semester Archive | Media, Marketing and Labels (10 sessions)

2013 Fall Semester Archive | Schools and Nutrition: Environment, Interventions and Policy (11 sessions)

2013 Spring Semester Archive | Childhood Obesity (10 sessions)

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