may 2012
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Thank you to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association for sponsoring this newsletter

SNEB Annual Conference

Conference Speakers in the News

2012 Exhibitor Info

Traveling in DC

Early-bird registration discount ends June 15

2013 Conference Announced

Request for Applications

Members in the News

Positions Posted

Upcoming Webinar

June 20: Understanding Consumer Behaviors from Mindset to Meal

Recently recorded webinars
May 14: The Way We Eat
May 18: Social Marketing in Michigan

JNEB Updates
Shared Science Program with Journal of Adolescent Health

Letters to the Editor

Articles in Press

JNEB in the News

Welcome New Members

SNEB Contacts


Conference speakers
in the news!

  • Sam Kass, White House Assistant Chef/Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives
  • Karen Miller-Kovach, Weight Watchers International;
  • Rebecca Puhl, Yale's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity;
  • Robert Post, Deputy Director of USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion;
  • Brian Wansink, John Dyson Professor of Consumer Behavior at Cornell University; and
  • Andrea Thomas, Walmart Stores, Inc.

The Local Arrangements Committee has made traveling in DC a breeze. Check out their helpful hints for getting around our nation's capitol.

And sign up for FREE as an Omni Select Guest for great perks during your conference stay.

Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities
Information is available for sponsoring and/or exhibiting at the SNEB 2012 Annual Conference in Washington, DC - click for details. Don't miss this opportunity to interact with the world's premier nutrition education professionals.

We already have booth reservations from:

  • Alliance for Potato Research and Education
  • American Institute for Cancer
  • Canned Food Alliance
  • Cooking Matters
  • Elsevier
  • Grain Foods Foundation & Wheat Foods Council
  • Health Barn
  • Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
  • Learning ZoneXpress
  • Mission Nutrition
  • MyPlate e-Catalog
  • Nutrition Matters
  • Organic Valley
  • The Canned Food Alliance
  • The SoyNut Butter Company
  • US Potato Board
  • Veggiecation

Save $ - Register online today!

Early bird registration ends June 15 - save by registering today

SNEB room rates at the Omni Shoreham end June 20. Call today and save!

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UPCOMING webinar

Understanding Consumer Behaviors from Mindset to Meal

Webinar sponsored by the SNEB Communications Division
June 20, 2012 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Click to Register | Webinars are free for SNEB Members

The obesity epidemic in the US has triggered public and private organizations to initiate numerous nutrition, health and wellness initiatives in an effort to improve the lifestyle behaviors of Americans; however, initiating and maintaining positive behavior change seems to be a struggle for most of the population. This webinar will feature consumer insights from the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation and Share our Strength’s Report on Low-Income Families' Efforts to Plan, Shop for, and Cook Healthy Meals to provide attendees with a view of current consumer behaviors and attitudes influencing food choices. This webinar is sponsored by the Communications Division of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior.

Recently Recorded Webinars:

May 14: The Way We Eat: Looking Beyond Nutrients to Help Clients Build Better Diets | sponsored by Dairy Council of California

May 18: Implementing Social Marketing in Michigan | sponsored by the SNEB Social Marketing Division

My Plate, My Way

Research shows that people who follow a personalized eating plan have greater success at meeting dietary goals than those following a standard diet. To better bridge this gap, a new interactive tool developed by the beef checkoff called My Plate, My Way has been launched to help Americans better understand their eating “personalities”. The tool directs them to tips and recipes to guide healthy eating choices that are tailored to their needs. For more information and to access My Plate, My Way, visit:

Thank you to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association for sponsoring this issue of the e-Communicator


2013 Annual Conference Announced for Portland, Oregon
Mark your calendar for August 9 - 13, 2013

Request for Applications

The Role of the WIC Program in Improving Peri-conceptional Nutrition:  A small grants program
UCLA is very pleased to announce the initiation of a new small-grants research program, funded by the Food and Nutrition Service of the US Department of Agriculture, focused on the roles that the WIC program is playing and can play in improving nutrition in pre-conceptional and peri-conceptional periods. Letters of intent are due May 25, 2012.  The full RFA can be found at                         

SNEB Members in the News

Tammy Anderson-Wise has been named chief executive officer of Dairy Council of California by the organization's producer-distributor board of directors. -

Whether they’re mashed, baked, or French-fried, the fact is that Americans are eating fewer potatoes than expected, a new study presented at the Experimental Biology 2012 Annual Meeting. “School-aged children consumed, on average, only three percent or less of calories per day from all types of white potatoes, including baked, boiled, mashed, French fried and other mealtime preparation methods. And children consumed, on average, less than one percent of their daily caloric intake from white potatoes at school,” Dr. Maureen Storey, Chief Executive Officer for the Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE), said in a statement.

Positions Posted to

  • ESI, an employee-owned government contractor located in Bethesda is seeking a Program Manager. This position is for a National Institutes of Health-funded information center. Applications being accepted immediately.
  • Kent State University invites applications for a nine-month, full-time non-tenure-track faculty position in Nutrition beginning in fall 2012.  

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JNEB is pleased to announce its Shared Science Program with the Journal of Adolescent Health!

The Journal of Adolescent Health and the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior are pleased to announce a shared science program. This opportunity is made possible through a reciprocal partnership between the journals. Selected articles appearing in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior of interest to readers of the Journal of Adolescent Health may be accessed at no cost at

Reference Articles in Press NOW

You no longer have to wait for hot research to come to print before referencing it!  Articles in Press (AiP) are all articles accepted for publication.  AiP are assigned an unique digital object identifier (DOI). The DOI may be used to cite and link to electronic documents. The assigned DOI never changes. Therefore it is ideal for citing documents, particularly AiP which have not yet received their full bibliographic information.  When citing the article, include author(s), year and article title information in the format of the journal reference style and also include the full DOI.  To view full-text Article in Press, go to:

JNEB wants to hear from you…

Have you reacted positively or negatively after reading a recent JNEB article?  That’s the time to write a Letter to the Editor.

Letters to the Editor are timely and succinct expressions of responsible criticism or reaction to material published in recent issues. Letters to the Editor may also call attention to topics of general interest to readers. Submission of a Letter to the Editor constitutes permission for the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior to publish it with or without editing and abridgment. Authors of Letters to the Editor must acknowledge financial and other conflicts of interest within the letter. Authors of the articles referred to in Letters to the Editor will be given an opportunity to respond in a letter for simultaneous publication. Letters are published online or online and in print issues of JNEB; and/or in the eCommunicator, the e-mail newsletter of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior.

JNEB in the News

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

Check out ScienceDirect’s pick for Top 25 hottest articles published in JNEB at

In response to:
“A Point-of-Purchase Intervention Featuring In-Person Supermarket Education Affects Healthful Food Purchases” by Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD; Kathleen Woolf, PhD, RD; and Bradley M. Appelhans, PhD.  It appears in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 44, Issue 3 (May/June 2012).

Science Codex
“Are you a healthy grocery shopper?”

Medical News Today
“What Is Healthy Grocery Shopping?”

“Split Them!” Smaller Item Sizes of Cookies Lead to a Decrease in Energy Intake in Children” by David Marchiori, MS; Laurent Waroquier, PhD; Olivier Klein, PhD.  It appears in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 44, Issue 3 (May/June 2012).

Washington Post
“A (small) cookie a day keeps the doctor away”

“The Influence of Labeling the Vegetable Content of Snack Food on Children’s Taste Preferences: A Pilot Study” by Lizzy Pope, MS, RD and Randi L. Wolf, PhD, MPH.  It appears in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 44, Issue 2 (March/April 2012).

The Atlantic
“Hiding Vegetables in Other Foods Isn't Going to Make Kids Healthy”

“The Effect of a Mindful Restaurant Eating Intervention on Weight Management in Women,” by Gayle M. Timmerman, PhD, RN and Adama Brown, PhD.  It appears in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 44, Issue 1 (January/February 2012).

Diabetes Forecast Magazine
“Dining Out”
April 2012 issue, page 22

“The National Weight Control Registry: A Critique” by Joanne Ikeda, MA, RD; Nancy K. Amy, PHD; Paul Ernsberger, PHD; Glenn A. Gaesser, PHD; Francie M. Berg, MS; Claudia A. Clark, PHD; Ellen S. Parham, PHD, RD, LD, LCPC; Paula Peters, PHD. It appears in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 37, Issue 4 (July/August 2005).

The DRUM Opinion
“Contagious obesity and the fat and lazy myth”

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

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

Mary Bush, MS
Bradford Schools
Columbus, OH

Satoko Chika  
NC State Univers ity
Raleigh, NC

Natalie Cooke  
NC State University
Raleigh, NC

Marilyn Dolan  
Alliance for Food and Farming
Watsonville, CA

Scott Going, PhD
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Elisha Hall
University of NE-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

Holly Huye,  PhD, RD
The University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS

Renee Kee
Greater Newark Conservancy
Newark, NJ

Tara Lemons, MA, RD/LD, RN
US Army-Medical Specialist Corps APO AE

Brittney Linton  
Clemson University
Clemson, SC

Kathi Lloyd,  MPA
State Department of Health
Olympia, WA

Eva Mengwasser  
Massey University
Wellington,  New Zealand

Megan Olesen  
South Dakota State University
Estherville, IA

Carol Parker  
Cornel University Cooperative Extension
New York, NY

Mary Rooks, MS, RD
University of Maryland-Extension
Derwood, MD

Lynn Rubin
University of Maryland-Extension
Derwood, MD

David Sharp  
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Katie Taylor
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

Jamie Teuteberg  
Washington State Department of Health
Olympia, WA

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Brian Wansink, PhD


Linda Drake, MS


Vice President
Joanne Ikeda, MA, RD


Mary Wilson, MS, RD


Christine McCullum-Gomez, PhD, RD, LD


Student Representative

Doug Mathews

Directors At Large
Kari Bachman, MA
 Sydney Massey, MPH 
Mary Murimi, PhD, RD, LDN 
Adrienne White, PhD, RD


Ex Officio

Marilyn Briggs, PhD, RD, SNS - ACPP Chair


Martha Archuleta, PhD, RD - SNEB Foundation President


Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RD, LD  

JNEB Editor-in-Chief


Jackie Williams - SNEB Executive Director


Martha Archuleta, PhD, RD

Vice President
LeeAnn Weniger-Mandrillo

Nicole Turner-Ravana, BS, MS

Janet McLaughlin

Brian Wansink, PhD
, SNEB President
Mary Wilson
, SNEB Treasurer
Jackie Williams, CPA
, SNEB Executive Director

Catherine Briggs, MD, MPH
Frances Coletta, PhD, RD
Isobel Contento, PhD
Kari Hecker Ryan, PhD, RD
Judith Jarvis, MS, RD
Liz Marr, MS, RD
Susan Stephenson-Martin, MS, CD/N
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 Coordinator


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