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Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year!

The SNEB offices will be closed Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1. Normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time will resume on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.

2013 Conference

Call for Abstracts

Exhibits and Sponsorships

Schedule at a Glance


Job Postings

ACPP Priorities Survey

Membership Renewal

Award Nominations

What's New in the SNEB MyPlate e-Catalog

Welcome New Members

Other News

SNEB Contacts


The JNEB Journal Club will consist of weekly webinars featuring authors from the latest issues of JNEB. During the webinars the authors will review and discuss their research articles. Each one-hour webinar will be broadcast at 1 p.m. ET. The first series will focus on childhood obesity. There is no charge for SNEB members to host (or simply attend) these sessions.

Jan 28: Lorrene Davis Ritchie & Jessica Soldavini Nutrition Claims Impact Health Perceptions and Taste Preferences in 4th and 5th Grade Children - (CEU credit approved)- Register

Feb 4: Nandita Bezbaruah, Ardith Brunt The Influence of Cartoon Character Advertising on Fruit and Vegetable Preferences of 9- to 11-Year-Old Children (CEU credit approved) - Register

Feb 11: Mildred A. Horodynski, Gayle Coleman, Susan Baker The Healthy Toddlers Curriculum (CEU credit approved) - Register

Feb 25: Lori Roth-Yousey, Yen Li Chu, Marla Reicks A Qualitative Study to Explore How Parental Expectations and Rules Influence Beverage Choices in Early Adolescence - Register

March 4: Julie C. Lumeng Beliefs about the Role of Parenting in Feeding and Childhood Obesity among Mothers of Lower Socioeconomic Status -

March 11: Jessica L. Thomson Associations among School Characteristics and Foodservice Practices in a Nationally Representative Sample of U.S. Schools - Register

March 18: Jane D. Lanigan The Relationship between Practices and Child Care Providers' Beliefs Related to Child Feeding and Obesity Prevention -

March 25: Mark Swanson Perceptions of Healthful Eating and Influences on the Food Choices of Appalachian - Register

April 1: Heidi Wengreen Incentivizing Children's Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: Results of a US Pilot-Study of the Food Dudes Program -

April 8: Melanie Hingle Texting for Health: The Use of Participatory Methods to Develop Healthy Lifestyle Messages for Teens (CEU credit approved) - Register

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.

Thank you to Goya, our 2013 Annual Conference Keynote Sponsor.

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Recent Job Postings

  • Director, Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys at Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Hyattsville, MD
  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Human Nutrition at Ball State University - Muncie, IN

ACPP Priorities
ACPP administers a survey to the SNEB membership every two years to determine the society’s public policy priority issues. The results of the fall 2012 survey are online and will be used to focus ACPP’s activities on priority issues in the 2012-2013 year. View the survey results here.

What is your SNEB membership worth to you?

  • A subscription to JNEB costs $292 for professionals and $138 for students. As an SNEB Professional or Student member, the print and online subscriptions are included in the cost of your membership .
  • Non-members are able to attend SNEB live webinars or order the recorded webinars for $25 per session. We hosted seven live webinars in 2012 which would cost a non-member $175. As an SNEB member, you would participate in all of those sessions at no cost and earn 1 CEU from each session. You'll also have access to all 16 recorded webinars, also at no cost.

  • In 2012, attending an SNEB Annual Conference as a non-member cost $469. Attending as an SNEB member costs $339 with a reservation by the early bird deadline. That is a savings of $130 over the non-member fee. Conference attendance typically earns more than 30 CEU credits.

The 2013 Membership renewal system is now open at 

SNEB Award Nomination Forms Now Online
Nominate your colleagues for one of the most distinguished awards in the industry - the Helen Denning Ullrich Annual Award of Excellence in Nutrition Education and the SNEB MidCareer Award! The awards will be presented during the SNEB Annual Conference, Nutrition Education: Moving from Good to Great, August 9 -12, Portland, Oregon. More details are online. Nomination forms are due March 1, 2013 to Rachel Daeger at

Whats New in the SNEB MyPlate E-Catalog

Check out the latest reviews

  • Put Me On Your Plate Poster by Journeyworks Publishing - 12/7/2012
  • How to Teach Nutrition to Kids, 4th edition by Connie Liakos Evers, MS, RD - 11/29/2012
  • MyPlate Blast Off Game by USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Team Nutrition - 11/27/2012
  • MyPlate Meal Planner Calendar by Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi EFNEP Program - 11/16/2012

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The SNEB Membership application is now online at Help spread the word!

The following members joined the Society between November 6 and December 12, 2012.

Saby Camacho
Azcapotzalco, DF

Judith Carey
Journeyworks Publishing
Santa Cruz, CA

Amanda Giffin
Milwaukee Center for Independence
Milwaukee, WI

Adrian Hernandez
The Drink Station, LLC
Houston, TX

Candace Kohnke
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE

Stephanie Lang
New York, NY

Jane Lanigan
Washington State University

Melanie Lindholm
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK

Vanessa Machen
Teachers College, Columbia University
Brooklyn, NY

Paul McConaughy
Michigan Fitness Foundation
Lansing, MI

Olga Santiago Rivera
Michigan State University Extension
Lansing, MI

Tammy Stephenson
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Alexandra MacMillan Uribe
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Catherine Wickham
Old Lyme, CT

Ashlee Wright
Orono, ME

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Other news

New Funding Opportunity

The USDA Center for Collaborative Research on WIC Nutrition Education Innovations at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine (CNRC WIC Center) announces the availability of funds for researcher-initiated projects to demonstrate creative approaches to nutrition education for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The CNRC WIC Center is funded by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. University-based researchers, with state/local WIC collaborators, are eligible to respond. The grants will be funded for up to two years and require a partnership between a university-based researcher and a state or local WIC program.
A letter of intent is due on March 22, 2013. Complete applications are due April 26, 2013.

The full RFA and directions are available at:

Upcoming Conference

23rd Annual Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference
Core Conference: March 20-22, 2013 | Intensive Training Seminars: March 18-19, 2013
Westin Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

The 23rd Annual Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference brings together more than 600 like-minded professionals with a passion for health promotion — people with a passion who represent the most successful programs in workplace, clinical, educational and community settings. This is your opportunity to meet them, share experience, connect and collaborate.

The conference will also feature six two-day pre-conference Intensive Training Seminars. Continuing Education Credits will be available for a number of professions. Complete program details, schedule and registration information are available at



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

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