APRIL 2013
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It is National Volunteer Week! Thank you to all of the volunteers who make it possible for SNEB to achieve its mission!


Upcoming Webinars

Members in the News

2013 Conference

Registration Open

Conference Accommodations

Pre-Conference Workshops

Silent Auction


Exhibits and Sponsorships

What's New in the SNEB MyPlate e-Catalog

Welcome New Members

JNEB Updates

Journal Club Sessions Archived

Other News

SNEB Contacts


Congratulations to SNEB who were successful in the recent elections. Thank you to all of the candidates for their dedication to SNEB.

  • Vice President, Suzanne Piscopo, PhD, University of Malta
  • Secretary, Pascasie Adedze, PhD, MPH, University of Illinois
  • Director at Large, Alyce Fly, PhD, Indiana University
  • Student Board Representative, Het Desai, BS, Rutgers University
  • View the recent election results

Upcoming Webinars

Spring into Active Learning - Use Simulation to Develop Counseling Skills
- a webinar collaboration between the SNEB Higher Education Division and the Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals (NEHP) Dietetic Practice Group
April 30, 2013 | 12 - 1 PM EDT | Registration
Cost: $10
(Due to the unique nature of the collaboration, there is a $10 fee for SNEB members.)
Webinar attendance earns 1 CE Credit
This session explores simulation learning as an innovative method to promote advancement of skills among practitioners in the areas of assessment, education and counseling of obese clients.  Case studies and simulation activities help to evaluate program proficiencies and identify inadequacies linked to counseling skills.

Early Childhood Nutrition: Bridging the Gap from Infancy to Toddlerhood
May 23, 2013 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM EDT | Register
This session will outline the feeding transition between infancy and toddlerhood, taking into account the dual purpose of optimizing the child’s growth and development while minimizing obesity risk. Sponsored by Dairy Council of California.
Cost: Free to SNEB Members | First 200 non-members attend as guests of Dairy Council of California
Webinar attendance earns 1 CE Credit

SNEB Members in the News

Update your SNEB Membership Information Online

If you need to change your mailing address, email, or are wanting to add or change your division membership, simply go online to http://www.sneb.org/update.

2013 Annual Conference

Register before July 1 and save $50 - http://www.sneb.org/register

Conference Accommodations

Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR - Make your hotel reservation online
$135 per night - single/double | Deadline for discounted room reservation is July 16, 2013

Student Housing: Portland State University, Ondine Building, 1912 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, Oregon
$56 per night single occupancy or $28 per night/per person double occupancy
Make your reservation online at http://goo.gl/hocCM

Call for Topics - SNEB Link and Learn Sessions at 2013 Annual Conference
A new feature of the SNEB Annual Conference, Link and Learn sessions are informal gatherings held with the purpose of meeting people with similar interests who are attending the conference. Download the details. Proposals due by May 15 to info@sneb.org.

Pre-Conference Workshop
Bring On the Flavor: Enhancing Nutritional Intake Across the Lifespan - Food and Nutrition Extension Education (FNEE) Division Pre-Conference Workshop | Friday, August 9, 2013 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: Member $100, Non-Member $115

Silent Auction
Be thinking about how you can help raise funds for conference scholarships for students. Consider gift certificates, small personal items, books, or food items. Download the donation form.

Student Volunteers Needed!
The annual conference is a fast-paced blur of learning, sharing and networking. To keep the sessions running smoothly its important for SNEB to recruit volunteers to help at registration, the poster room, silent auction tables, and other tasks. As a thank you for volunteering four-hours of your time, students earn a free full-day of registration to the 2013 conference. Share this flyer with your students and have them contact the office at info@sneb.org.

Conference can be an overwhelming experience for a student or new member. When you register, be sure to check the box indicating you'd like to serve as a mentor - or email rdaeger@sneb.org. A very rewarding experience!

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available
Thanks to the exhibitors who have already selected their space.

Center for Change MyPlate e-Catalog

Cooking Matters



National Library of Medicine


Organic Valley

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

The OrganWise Guys


Univ. of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Learning Zone USDA Food and Nutrition Service

Michelle May


Click to download the 2013 Marketing Guide.

Thank you the 2013 Annual Conference sponsors who have already made commitments

apreorganic valley


Whats New in the SNEB MyPlate E-Catalog

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The SNEB Membership application is now online at http://www.sneb.org/join. Help spread the word!

The following members joined the Society between March 25 and April 24, 2013.

Jennifer Bea
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Rachel Bennett
Olympic Peninsula Consultants
Forks, WA

Kelly Berg
Edmonton, AB Canada

Toni Cowdrey
Junction City High School
Junction City, OR

Sue Flanagan
WVU Extension Service, Families & Health Martinsburg, WV

Matthew Graziose
Huntington, NY

Janet Grommet
Brooklyn College/City University of New York Brooklyn, NY

Jessica Harper
Corvallis, OR

Wendy Hartford
Surrey, BC Canada

Denise Holston
LSU AgCenter
Baton Rouge, LA

Sydney Jackson
St. Francis Hospital
Tulsa, OK

Charlotte Kerber
Cal Poly Pomona
Pomona, CA

Kyung-Hea Lee
Changwon National University
Changwon, South Korea

Erin Nelson
Iowa State University
Story City, IA

Marlene Orantes
University of Maryland Extension
Derwood, MD

Thushanthi Perera
Oklahoma State & Oregon State Universities Corvallis, OR

Kathy Preheim
USD 398 Peabody-Burns
Peabody, KS

Caroline Roessler
Berlin Center, OH

Afnan Saaty
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX

Maria Eugenia Villalobos
Hernandez Health Ministry Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica

Cynthia Warren
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX

Diane Welland
Juice Products Association - new Organizational Member
Washington, DC

Donna Winham
Howell Research Associates, LLC
Queens Creek, AZ

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Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Spring 2013 Journal Club Sessions in Archive

The 2013 Spring Semester of the JNEB Journal Club concluded on April 8. Thank you to all of the JNEB authors who participated. The sessions averaged 75 attendees - a great response to a new program! Looking for content for a seminar course or nutrition club meeting - these sessions focused on the latest research on childhood obesity. The ten sessions were recorded and are available to SNEB members to view on-demand at no cost. Simply log into the member center at http://www.sneb.org/members/recordings.html.

JNEB Journal Club 2013 Fall Semester
Watch for details on the Fall Semester of Journal Club webinars focusing on Schools and Nutrition: Environment, Interventions and Policy. Sessions are tentatively scheduled to begin September 9 and ending December 2.

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upcoming conference

10th Annual Nutrition and Health Conference
Sheraton Seattle, Seattle, WA
May 13 - 15, 2013
Nutrition & Health: State of the Science and Clinical Applications is the premier nutrition conference for health professionals in the U.S. Presented by Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, the conference assembles internationally-recognized researchers, clinicians, educators, and chefs, all of whose work focuses on the interface between nutrition and healthful living. http://www.nutritionandhealthconf.org/

Probiotics, Prebiotics, and the Host Microbiome: The Science of Translation Conference
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
7:45 AM - 6:00 PM
The New York Academy of Sciences, NYC

2013 Cardiometabolic Health Congress
October 2-5, 2013
Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA
For more information please call 877-571-4700, linfo@cardiometabolichealth.org or visit www.cardiometabolichealth.org
Members of SNEB receive a $100 discount on CMHC meeting registration!

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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 Coordinator

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