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2013 Conference Announced

Request for Nominations

Members in the News

Other Events

Upcoming Webinar

September 13: SNEB New Member Orientation

September 20: Fruved!! The Development of a CBPR Social Marketing Campaign

September 25: Exploring Solutions to Increase Access to Nutritious Food in 'Food Deserts'

JNEB Updates

Download "Evaluating MyPlate" supplemental article

2012 Best Article and
GEM recipients

Articles in Press

JNEB in the News

Welcome New Members

SNEB Contacts


SNEB New Member Orientation

September 13, 2012 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Click to Register | Webinars are free for SNEB Members

Designed to introduce the Society to new members, this FREE webinar is a great opportunity to learn more about member resources and opportunities through SNEB.  Any member of SNEB is welcome to attend if they are interested in learning more about SNEB. Join us for an overview of the organization and learn about all of the member benefits that are available.  This webinar is open to all SNEB members, but we encourage new members of SNEB to attend to learn more about the Society. 

Fruved!! The Development of a CBPR Social Marketing Campaign

September 20, 2012 | 2 PM ET | Click to Register - Webinars are free to SNEB members
Webinar sponsored by SNEB Social Marketing Division

Speaker: Sarah Colby PhD, RD, Assistant Professor, The University of Tennessee

This webinar will review the development, implementation, and evaluation of a successful social marketing campaign designed for one college campus. The presentation will describe how a community based participatory research approach improved the development and effectiveness of the campaign. Evaluation strategies used in the FRUVED campaign and potential other evaluation mechanisms will be explored. The presenter will also discuss the most successful and least successful elements of the FRUVED campaign and outline components identified as preferential for inclusion in future campaigns. Webinar is sponsored by the Social Marketing Division of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior.

Learning Objectives:
Describe how CBPR can be used in developing a social marketing campaign.
Discuss the benefits of using CBPR in developing a social marketing campaign.
Identify the most effective social marketing strategies used in the FRUVED campaign.
Develop mechanisms that can be used to evaluate a social marketing campaign.

Exploring Solutions to Increase Access to Nutritious Food in 'Food Deserts'

September 25, 2012 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Webinar sponsored by the Canned Food Alliance

Click to Register | Webinars are free for SNEB Members

Food deserts are regularly in the news, and often serve as a catalyst for discussions about our nation's approach to nutrition and limitations of food assistance programs. As neighborhoods combat food deserts - areas where 33 percent of the population resides more than one mile from a supermarket or large grocery stores - the challenge is gaining access to nutritious and affordable food.  This webinar will address the food needs of at-risk populations with limited access to food stores, and explore potential solutions to improve the situation. Recently published research on the cost per nutrient of fruit, vegetables and protein sources in various forms will be highlighted.


Call for Nominations - Sept. 1 Deadline

Nominations are being sought for the following positions:

  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Director-at-Large
  • Nominating Committee Co-Chairs (2)
  • Advisory Committee on Public Policy Chair-Elect

    Download a nomination form

2013 Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon

Call for Programs - Deadline for Submission is Friday, October 12

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior invites proposals for conference sessions and for pre- and post-meeting workshops for the 2013 Annual Conference. The 46th Annual Conference will provide attendees with strategies and tools to use in the ever changing world of nutrition and health.

SNEB Members (and Conference) in the News

Julia Piazza - CAHS Student receives nutrition research award

Pam Koch - HealthBarn USA's hands-on, innovative summer camp program was found to be effective in getting kids to eat more fruits and vegetables and less processed, readily available convenient foods. Data presented at SNEB conference.

Stacey Snelling - Need a job? Check out the nutrition field

Laura Donnelly - Lose weight by changing the color of your plate

Kellogg Company - Consumers looking at fiber in their diet

Sandra Procter - Add healthy snacks during the summer

Brian Wansink and the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior - Has Mayor Bloomberg outsmarted the beverage industry?

Canned Food Alliance - Study reveals many canned foods offer more nutrients per dollar

Tracy Fox - Obesity a national security issue

Kendra Bird - Food bank nutritionist touches half a million lives

Susan Pitman, FoodMinds - Parties disagree on food policy issues

Other Events

Vitamin D: Beyond Bone
September 21, 2012

This 1-day conference will explore recent epidemiological data and the molecular mechanisms of action known to underlie the effects of vitamin D on pregnancy, lactation, and immune, metabolic, muscle, and cardiovascular function. Participants will also explore recent changes to vitamin D dietary guidelines as well as critical next steps in vitamin D research that will aid the translation of basic research and epidemiological data into public health strategies that support the health and well-being of infants, adults, and the aging population.

Food Day
October 24, 2012

Food Day celebrates healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. What will you do on October 24 to build the movement? The resources page has Food Day cards with healthy recipes, a Guide for organizers with many ideas on how to celebrate Food Day, and more will be coming soon: The website has an interactive map where everyone can register Food Day events or actions.

Columbia Teachers College wrote a Food Day curriculum with 5 lessons on nutrition and eating real. It can be used in different settings, together or just separate lessons. The Curriculum is here:

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Enjoy open access to the Evaluating MyPlate supplemental article
Evaluating MyPlate: An Expanded Framework Using Traditional and Nontraditional Metrics for Assessing Health Communication Campaigns by Dr. Elyse Levine et al. is available for open access at

JNEB Congratulates the 2012 Best Article and GEM recipients
The Best Article Award was presented to authors Hayden Stewart, PhD; Jeffrey Hyman, BA; Elizabeth Frazao, PhD; Jean C. Buzby, PhD; and Andrea Carlson, PhD, for their article, Can Low-income Americans Afford to Satisfy MyPyramid Fruit and Vegetable Guidelines?, published in the May/June 2011 issue of JNEB. The best article was selected from 79 published articles, briefs, and reports. Dr. Stewart presented the results of the Best Article at the George M. Briggs Nutrition Science Symposium on Monday, July 14th.

The Best GEM award was presented to Desiree Backman, DrPH, MS, RD; Jacqueline Cheung, MBA; Dona Francis, MPH; Sharon Sugerman, MS, RD, FADA; and Curtis Granger, BS, for Catering Trucks in California Promote Healthful Eating in Low-Wage Worksites, published in the July/August 2011 Network for a Healthy California supplement issue of JNEB. GEMs are resources developed to educate on certain topics or distribute programs to help in the nutrition education field. The best GEM was selected from 17 published GEMs.

Interviews with best article author Hayden Stewart and best GEM author Desiree Backman are available online as iTunes podcasts at

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JNEB in the News

Research recently published in JNEB has been featured in several major national news outlets.

Check out ScienceDirect's pic fr Top 25 hottest articles published in JNEB at

In response to:
Exploring Parent Perceptions of the Food Environment in Youth Sport by Megan Thomas, MPH, RD; Toben F. Nelson, ScD; Eileen Harwood, PhD; and Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, RD.  It appears in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 44, Issue 4 (July/August 2012).

Medline Plus
Young Athletes Face Unhealthy Food Choices, Parents Say

U.S. News
Young Athletes Face Unhealthy Food Choices, Parents Say

Diets in
Study Finds Junk Food is Part of Youth Sports Routine

Unhealthy Foods Surround Youth Sports

daily Rx

Skinny Fat: Athletes & Junk Food

Unhealthy Food Predominates Youth Sports, Parents Report

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The following members joined the Society on or after May 1, 2012..

Susan Adams
La Salle University
Drexel Hill, PA

Lauren Amaya
Oklamhoma State University
Edmond, OK

Jill Armstrong Shultz
Washington State University Extension
Pullman, WA

Erica Austin
Washington State University
Pullman, WA

Kristin Lanae Ball
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Durham, NC

Laura Barr
University of Illinois-Extension
St. Charles, IL

Blake Bartholomew
University of Florida
Vero Beach, FL

Barbara Berger
Las Cruces Public Schools
Las Cruces, NM

Christine Berman
Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters
Washington, DC

Kattia Blanco
Clemson University
Clemson, SC

Alexandra Borosova
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Melinda Cecil
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Salisbury, MD

Lacey Chapa
University of Florida
Point Verde Beach, FL

Calden Collins
Johnson & Wales University
Providence, RI

David Collins
State of Maine / DHHS / OFI
Augusta, ME

Heidi Copeland
University of Florida IFAS Extension, Leon County
Tallahassee, FL

Carmen Dardano
Rome, Italy

Robert DeLeon
Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Austin, TX

Het Desai
Rutgers University
Edison, NJ

Anna D'Hooge
Colorado State University
Ft. Collins, CO

Sujata Dixit
Hopkinton, MA

Marilyn Dolan
Alliance for Food and Farming
Watsonville, CA

Carolyn Donohoe Mather
Hawaii State Department of Health
Honolulu, HI

Caroline Dunn
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Dorina Espinoza
University of California Cooperative Extension
Eureka, CA

Alexandra Evans
UT School of Public Health
Austin, TX

Andrea Feldkamp
K-State Research & Extension
Manhattan, KS

Amanda Ford
University of Florida
Alachua, FL

Gail Frank
California State University Long Beach
Long Beach, CA

Vivian Gabor
Gabor & Associates Consulting
Bethesda, MD

Nancy Gal
Marion County Extension Service
Ocala, FL

Christine Gary
Powell Tate
Washington, DC

Taryn Glidewell
Harvesters-The Community Food Network
Kansas City, MO

Kathleen Gould
Towson University
York, PA

Benjamin Gray
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA

Michelle Gross
NYU School of Medicine
New York, NY

Barbara Grossman
University of Georgia-Dept. of Nutrition
Athens, GA

Nicole Harker
Rutgers Univerity
New Brunswick, NJ

Deborah Harris
Michigan Fitness Foundation
Lansing, MI

Jule Anne
Henstenburg La Salle University
Philadelphia, PA

Helen Heymann
Family Health International 360
Kensington, MD

Holly Huye
The University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS

Shelly Johnson
University of Idaho Extension
Coeur d'Alene, ID

Elizabeth Kitchen
Kent State University
Chardon, OH

Susan Kundrat
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Kelly Kunkel
University of Minnesota Extension
Mankato, MN

Karen Lee
Montclair State University
Little Falls, NJ

Brittney Linton
Clemson University
Clemson, SC

Kathi Lloyd
WA State Department of Health
Olympia, WA

Audra Losey
University of Nebraska-Extension
Omaha, NE

Cody Magulak
Rutgers University
Hillsborough, NJ

Kelly Martin
Rutgers University
Belford, NJ

Jennifer Martin-Biggers
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

Alicia McCabe
Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters
North Quincy, MA

Sarah McConnell
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK

Keara McKenna
The MITRE Corporation
Arlington, VA

Heidi Militana
Cobleskill, NY

Elizabeth Miller
Tennessee Tech University
Watertown, WI

Brandee Monarch
University of Florida
Tarpon Springs, FL

Mylene Montant
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Doris Montgomery
Iowa Department of Public Health
Des Moines, IA

Denise Nembhard
Coquitlam, BS, Canada

Olivia Newman
USDA Alexandria, VA

Brittany Oberdorff
Office of the State Superintendent of Washington DC
Washington, DC

Jamie Oleksa
US Department of Health and Human Services
Olney, MD

Megan Olesen
South Dakota State University
Estherville, IA

Josh Oviatt
The Water Glass Life
Rockville, MD

Carol Parker
Cornel University Cooperative Extension
New York, NY

Rachel Paul
Case Western Reserve University
Merion, PA

Christina Perry
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Cindy Reeves
Silver Springs, MD

Kelly Rice
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Joyce Senior
Clemson University
Clemson, SC

Kelebogile Setiloane
University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Shelly Sherman
University of Minnesota Extension
Minneapolis, MN

Mical Shilts
CSU Sacramento & UC Davis
Elk Grove, CA

Ruth Shulman
Alexandrai, VA

Margaret Siebert
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Jessica Soldavini
San Francisco, CA

Sangita Srivastava
University of Allahabad
Allahabad, UP

Maciel Ugalde
Clemson University
Clemson, SC

Ashley Wheeler
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL

Anna Hayden Whitworth
Clemson University
Clemson, SC

Adrianne Widaman
UC Davis, Dept of Nutrition
Davis, CA

Dorothy Wilson
Langston University
Edmond, OK

Jeremiah Wilson
Langston University
Edmond, OK

Elizabeth Winthrop
Sodexco Campus Services
Newport, RI

Brenda Wolford
UC Cooperative Extension
Los Angeles, CA

Laura Zelenak
Stevens Point Area School District
Stevens Point, WI

Thea Zimmerman
Cleveland Heights, OH

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Linda Drake, MS

Joanne Ikeda, MA, RD

Vice President
Kendra Kattelmann, PhD, RD, LN

Sheila Fleischhacker, PhD, JD

Christine McCullum-Gomez, PhD, RD, LD


Student Representative
Doug Mathews

Directors At Large
Kari Bachman, MA
 Sydney Massey, MPH 
Mary Murimi, PhD, RD, LDN 
Virginie Zoumenou, PhD, CNS, LDN

Ex Officio
Sarah Colby, PhD, RD, - ACPP Chair
LeeAnn Weniger-Mandrillo, PhD, RD, LD
SNEB Foundation President

Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RD, LD  
JNEB Editor-in-Chief
Jackie Williams - SNEB Executive Director


LeeAnn Weniger-Mandrillo, PhD, RD, LD

Vice President
Danielle Dalheim, RD

Nicole Turner-Ravana, BS, MS

Rebecca Pobocik, PhD

Linda Drake, MS, SNEB President
Sheila Fleischhacker, PhD, JD, SNEB Treasurer
Jackie Williams, CPA
, SNEB Executive Director

Catherine Briggs, MD, MPH
Frances Coletta, PhD, RD
Isobel Contento, PhD
Tracy A. Fox, MPH, RD
Judith Jarvis, MS, RD
Janet McLaughlin
Liz Marr, MS, RD
Susan Stephenson-Martin, MS, CD/N
Maureen Storey, PhD
Lisa Sutherland, PhD

Marilyn Briggs, RD, MS, Advisor
Linda Eatherton, Advisor
Beatrice Marks, Advisor


Jackie Williams, Executive Director

Rachel Daeger, Director of Membership & Marketing

Sarah Gould, Membership & Meetings Assistant