november 2012
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2013 Conference

Call for Abstracts

Exhibits and Sponsorships

Schedule at a Glance


2015 DGAC Nominations

SNEB Division News

What's New in the SNEB MyPlate e-Catalog

Upcoming Webinars

November 14: Best Practices for Providing Nutrition Education for Religious and Cultural Competency

November 16: Five Social Media and Web lessons learned from the Food Hero Social Marketing Campaign

JNEB Updates

New JNEB Journal Club

Figures, Tables, and More Webinar Recording

Welcome New Members

SNEB Contacts


Best Practices for Providing Nutrition Education for Religious and Cultural Competency

November 14, 2012 | 2 PM ET |
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Nutrition educators are increasingly serving more diverse audiences with changing demography. As these audiences assimilate to American society, they face many new challenges with relation to food and health. Considering this, it is imperative that nutrition educators understand the food culture of a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds in an effort to provide optimal services. This webinar is jointly sponsored by the SNEB Communications Division and the Division of International Nutrition Education.

Speaker: Kathryn Sucher, ScD, RD, San Jose State University

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase cultural competence
  • Understand health and nutrition implications for religious and cultural dietary habits
  • Identify foods associated with different cultures and religions

Cost: SNEB Members attend webinars free as a benefit of membership. Attendees will earn 1 CPE from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Five Social Media and Web lessons learned from the Food Hero Social Marketing Campaign

November 16, 2012 | 2 PM ET |
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 In this session original research and important secondary data sources will be shared through concrete examples from the Food Hero social marketing campaign.  Key research backed and actionable tips will be shared for website development, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google Analytics which will help you start effectively connecting with your audience through these channels or refine your current approaches. Webinar is sponsored by the Social Marketing Division of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Speaker: Lauren Tobey, MS, RD, Oregon State University

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about strategies for 3 popular social media sites and why your social media strategy may differ for each site: Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
  2. Learn how you can get useful information from your target audience on social media and websites through focus groups and Google analytics.
  3. Learn some key research based attributes of an effective website that is focused on health
  4. Learn some key research based attributes of social media posts that are focused on health

Cost: SNEB Members attend webinars free as a benefit of membership. ASNNA members also attend as guests of SNEB.

2013 Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon

Schedule at a Glance

Friday, August 9
Pre-Conference Workshops
Evening opening Reception with exhibitors

Saturday, August 10

Opening Plenary
Concurrent and Poster Sessions
Committee and Division Meetings
Exhibit Hall Open
Student Speed-Networking

Sunday, August 11
Fun Run
Concurrent and Poster Sessions
Committee and Division Meetings
Business Meeting and Awards
Exhibit Hall Open/ Silent Auction

Monday, August 12
Concurrent and Poster Sessions
Committee and Division Meetings
Afternoon Closing Session

Deadline for Abstract Submissions is January 22, 2013

SNEB invites you to submit abstracts for presentations at the 2013 Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon, August 9-12, 2013.  All abstracts will be presented in poster format at the SNEB 2013 Annual Conference. With the official name change in 2011 from SNE to SNEB, we are particularly interested in abstracts about research, and/or programs that relate to behavior change and food choice, regardless of whether or not the desired behavior occurred.  However, abstracts are welcome in any area of nutrition education, especially those that incorporate the conference theme:  Moving from Good to Great!

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities
New sponsorship options this year include conducting a Lunch and Learn along with fixed pricing for sponsoring a Coffee & session or Nutrition Break. Also, the Board of Directors has approved discounted exhibit pricing for non-profit organizations. Click to download the 2013 Marketing Guide.


Call for Volunteers to serve on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

The SNEB Board of Directors invites members who are interested in serving on the 2015 DGAC to submit their name by Nov. 15 to Kendra Kattelmann at The Committee seeks individuals who are knowledgeable of current scientific research in human nutrition and who are respected and published experts in their field. Expertise is sought but not limited to: nutrition biochemistry and physiology, nutrition education and behavior change, nutrition-related systematic review methodology, osteoporosis, overweight and obesity, pediatrics, public health, and Type 2 diabetes. 

SNEB Division News

FNEE Newsletter - click to download
Division updates including volunteer needs

DINE Newsletter - click to download
Issue includes a collection of international recipes. Also read a report of the 2012 Annual Conference in the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation newsletter written by Wendy Slater who received their Nutritionist Development Award to travel to Washington DC. See page 3.

Whats New in the SNEB MyPlate E-Catalog

Check out the latest reviews
Eat Healthy Parent-Child Learning Activities Books Combo Pack - Reviewed 10/17/2012
Making a Great Plate for Your Family Laminated Placemat - Reviewed 10/5/2012
Put Me On Your Plate Pocket Cards - Reviewed 10/1/2012
Put Me On Your Plate Poster - Reveiwed 10/1/2012

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Journal Club

The JNEB Journal Club will consist of weekly webinars featuring authors from the latest issue of JNEB. During the webinars the authors will review and discuss their research articles and students will have an opportunity to ask authors questions. Each one-hour webinar will be moderated by SNEB staff and will be broadcast to participating graduate classrooms across the country at 1 p.m. ET. The first series will focus on childhood obesity.

There will be no charge for SNEB members to host these classes. You will have the option of broadcasting the session live or it the recording will be accessible for future viewing. A multiple choice quiz, writing assignment, and applied project will be made available to instructors for each webinar that can be used in classwork prior to the webinar. Special thank you to Sarah Colby PhD, RD, Assistant Professor at The University of Tennessee Department of Nutrition, for championing and organizing this effort.

Details and registration links online at

Figures, Tables and More Recorded Webinar

Learn to categorize your paper as an Article or Brief for best reviews; update your results’ display skills; shape and focus your writing skills in this webinar.

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The following members joined the Society between September 27 and November 6, 2012.

Gioacchino Taliercio
Maspeth, NY

Jennifer Markowitz

New York, NY

Sylvia Klinger MS, RD
Hispanic Food Communications
Hinsdale, IL

Jan Keller MS

United Tribes Technical College
Bismark, ND

Nicki Griffin BS, MPH
University of Illinois Extension
Claredon Hill,s IL

Alison Tovar PhD
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI

Laura Syring
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Waausau, WI

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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
Kari Hecker Ryan

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
Isobel Contento, PhD
Tracy A. Fox, MPH, RD
Judith Jarvis, MS, RD
Janet McLaughlin
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