July 2013
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  • Changes to E-Communicator
  • Upcoming Webinars

2013 Conference

  • Conference Accommodations
  • Pre-Conference Workshop
  • Silent Auction
  • Conference Recording
  • Virtual Expo

Welcome New Members

JNEB Updates

  • Call for WIC-related papers
  • Journal Club Fall Semester
  • JNEB Webinar

Other News

SNEB Contacts


E-Communicator in a new format starting in August

Starting in mid August, the e-Communicator monthly newsletter will become a bi-weekly email featuring SNEB news as well as nutrition headlines from around the world. The policy update email from ACPP will continue to arrive each Monday. The new e-Communicator will be delivered every other Thursday. As always, if you have news to contribute, please send it to Rachel Daeger, rdaeger@sneb.org.

SNEB Webinars

Beyond Bones: Understanding the Benefits of Dairy and Overcoming Barriers to Dairy Consumption
Thursday, August 22 at 11 a.m. ET

Despite the recommendation of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to consume 3 servings per day, dairy intake remains inadequate.  Insufficient health professional awareness of the total benefits of dairy and the misunderstanding of the consequences of dairy avoidance contribute to this problem. This webinar reviews the importance of dairy in relation to total diet quality and reduction of chronic disease, and addresses barriers and solutions to achieving adequate dairy consumption. This session is sponsored by St. Louis District Dairy Council.
Roberta L. Duyff, MS, RD, FADA, CFCS, Duyff Associates 
Robert Heaney, MD, Creighton University School of Medicine 

SNEB Members attend webinars free as a benefit of membership. Non-member cost is $25 however but the first 200 non-members to register will attend as guests of St. Louis District Dairy CouncilAttendees will earn 1 CPEs from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

SNEB Call for Nominations
Consider nominating yourself or one of your peers to SNEB leadership. The deadline for nominations for a position on the 2014-2015 Board of Directors is September 1. Download a nomination form.

The July E-Communicator is sponsored by the Mushroom & Health Summit

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2013 Annual Conference

We anticipate having more than 700 nutrition education professionals at the annual conference. Everyone is looking forward to a great conference in Portland. Register online before August 1 or onsite in Portland starting August 8. http://www.sneb.org/register

Conference Accommodations

SNEB's room block at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower has sold out and the hotel itself is fully booked.
There are a limited number of rooms at two alternate hotels within walking distance.

  • Portland Marriott City Center, 520 SW Broadway is offering SNEB a room rate of $159 per night. Make your reservation online before July 22.
  • Paramount Portland Hotel is just one block from the conference hotel. The room rate is $174 per night with SNEB's room block. Please contact the hotel at 503.223.9900.

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 before August 1.

Pre-Conference Workshop - seats still available!
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
Workshop sponsored by the Alliance for Potato Research and Education

Silent Auction
Items can still be accepted onsite before noon on August 9. Download the donation form.

Audio and Video Recordings of Conference
Backcountry Recording will be audio and video recording a majority of the conference sessions. Watch the SNEB website for details about ordering instructions. Great for when you can't decide between sessions or are unable to attend conference.

First time conference attendee?

Virtual Expo Online During Conference
We are gathering information from our conference exhibitors to create a virtual expo of special offers and valuable downloads. Watch for a link to go live August 8 at http://2013.sneb.org.

Follow conference news on Twitter!
We will be using the hashtag #SNEB2013 during conference so be sure to follow updates and contribute to the conversation at http://www.twitter.com/snebonline. Also watch the SNEB Conference website for presenter handouts and other material as it becomes available.

Thank you the 2013 Annual Conference sponsors

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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.

The following members joined the Society between June 13 and August 18, 2013.

Marlene Aguilar 
Los Angeles CA

Whitney Ajie MS
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Urbana IL

Vonsuela Baker
University of Georgia
Decatur GA

Gerd Bobe PhD, MPH
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR

Anita Boddie PhD, RD
McDonalds Corporation
Oak Brook IL

Star Campbell MS, RD
Penn State University, Nutrition Education
Enginee State College PA

Dori Campbell MS, RD, LDN
Penn State Extension
Greensburg PA

Jill Carlston RD, CD 
Salt Lake City UT

Peishien Chiou MS RD 
New York 

Keith Cleek M. Ed.
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Coo
Helena AR

Edda Cotto-Rivera  
Decatur GA

Corey DeLeon 
Capital Area Food Bank of Texas
Austin TX

Cynthia Ellis DTR
WSU Extension
Vancouver WA

Rachel Ernest BS
Brooklyn College
Brooklyn NY

Nicolle Fernandes PhD,RD
Ball State University
Muncie IN

Susan Filkins MS, RD, LD
Portland OR

Lynn Fredericks 
Family Cook Productions
New York NY

Marsha Frick  
Rochester MN

Jamie Goffena 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Chardon NE

Jeanne Grant  

Rochester MN
Treena Hansen RD 
Vancouver BC

Amber Hansen 
Multnomah County Health Department
Portland OR

Nadine Hayden MS, RD
Clark College
Lake Oswego OR

Udechukwu J
BSC(Ed)Home Economics
Msc Nutrition (In University Of Lagos)
Lagos  Nigeria

Sarah Johnson MPH NYS
Department of Agriculture and Markets
Troy NY

Seung Eun Jung MS
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater OK

Young Mee Lee 
Gachon University
Seongnam-shi, Gyeonggi-Do 
South Korea

Magdalene Louie RD
City and County of San Francisco
San Francisco CA

Sara Malone  
Tulsa OK

Yu Meng 
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR

Mary Jo Messito MD
NYU School of Medicine
New York NY

Keirsten Mihos MPH
Network for a Healthy California
Sacramento CA

Alexis Navarro B.S.
LSU AgCenter
Jefferson LA

Elizabeth Neumann RD, LD
Healthy Nutrition Services, LLC
Willow Park TX

Mai Anh Nguyen 
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR

Mari Ovens 
Vancouver School District
Vancouver WA

Angela Porvaznik  
Athens OH

Jackie Provance BS
Science MSU Extension
Belgrade MT

Mackenzie Ruppert  
Knoxville TN

LaTonya Sanders MS
Purdue University
Crown Point IN

Kavitha Sankavaram PhD 
Columbia MD

Jenna Schuder 
Oregon State
University Corvallis OR

Lindsey Sexton BS, CFCS
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Coo
Little Rock AR

Katherine Speirs PhD
University of Illinois
Urbana IL

Cassondra Strawser MS, RD 
Vandergrift PA

April Tallant PhD, RD, LDN
Western Carolina University
Robbinsville NC

Constance Thompson MA, RD
Danville VA

Cayley Velazquez PhD, RD 
Vancouver BC Canada

Karen Marie Walker MPH, RD, LDN
LSU AgCenter Extension
Jefferson LA

Tiffany Williams 
University of Georgia
Athens GA

Shannan Young RD, SNS
Dairy Council of California
Sacramento CA

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Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Fall Journal Club Webinars Announced
Beginning in September, SNEB launches a second semester of the JNEB Journal Club. The Journal Club will consist of weekly webinars featuring authors from the latest issue of Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. During the webinars the authors will review and discuss their research articles and students will have an opportunity to ask questions. Each one-hour webinar will be broadcast at 1 p.m. ET and available as a recording.

The series will focus on Schools and Nutrition: Environment, Interventions and Policy. The Journal Club is planning to present webinars by the following authors. Please register to attend at http://www.sneb.org/events/journalclub.html.

  • September 9: Pilot Study of the Effects of Interview Content, Retention Interval, and Grade on Accuracy of Dietary Information from Children by Suzanne D. Baxter, PhD, RD, LD, FADA, University of South Carolina

  • September 16: Psychosocial Measures Used to Assess the Effectiveness of School-Based Nutrition Education Programs: Review and Analysis of Self-Report Instruments for Children 8 to 12 Years Old by Yenory Hernández-Garbanzo, PhD, Clemson University

  • September 23: Using a Systematic Conceptual Model for a Process Evaluation of a Middle School Obesity Risk-Reduction Nutrition Curriculum Intervention: Choice, Control & Change by Heewon Lee, PhD, RD, Teachers College Columbia University

  • September 30: Expanding Children's Food Experience: The Impact of a School-based Kitchen Garden Program by Lisa Gibbs, PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia

  • October 7: Implementation of a School-based Internet Obesity Prevention Program for Adolescents by Robin Whittemore, PhD, APRN, FAAN

  • October 14: Statewide Evaluation of Local Wellness Policies in Georgia: An Examination of Policy Compliance, Policy Strength, and Associated Factors by Rodney Lyn, PhD, Georgia State University

  • October 21: Associations between Whole Grain Intake, Psychosocial Variables, and Home Availability among Elementary School Children by Renee Rosen, PhD, RD, University of Minnesota

  • October 28: A Pilot Comprehensive School Nutrition Program Improves Knowledge and Intentions for Milk and Alternatives Intake among Youth in a Remote First Nation by Michelle Gates, RD, MSc, University of Waterloo, Canada

  • November 4: A Qualitative Investigation of Teachers' Information, Motivation, and Behavioral Skills for Increasing Fruits and Vegetables Consumption in Preschoolers by Suzie Goodell, PhD, RD, NC State University

  • November 11: To be announced

  • November 18: Electronic Media and Beverage Intake among U.S. High School Students by Zewditu Demissie, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • December 2: To be announced

Journal Club is a member benefit so there is no charge for SNEB members to register. Non-members wishing to participate will be charged $25 per webinar. You will have the option of broadcasting the session live or the recording will be available for future viewing.
Sarah Colby PhD, RD, Assistant Professor at The University of Tennessee Department of Nutrition, will moderate each broadcast. For more information please contact the SNEB office at info@sneb.org or call 317-328-4627.

Call for WIC-Related Papers
JNEB is soliciting manuscripts for a supplemental issue concerning the:
.          Impact of the new WIC food package, including
.          Factors that affect participation in WIC and retention
.          Impact of nutrition education on WIC clientele
.          Effectiveness of VENA (value enhanced nutrition assessment) on WIC participant and staff satisfaction
.          WIC and nutritional intake
.          Impact of WIC participation on clinical outcomes 

All manuscript types currently accepted by JNEB are suitable for this special supplement, including Research Articles, Research Briefs, Reports, GEMs, and New Resources for review. Please see www.jneb.org guidelines for authors for more details.
To be considered for publication, manuscripts must be submitted October 1, 2013 through the jneb.org submission process for a targeted publication date of May/June 2014. The cover letter should indicate that the submission is for this supplemental issue related to WIC.
For questions about this supplemental issue, please contact the Guest Editor Marla Reicks, PhD, RD at mreicks@umn.edu, or Karen Chapman-Novakofski, RD, PhD at editor@jneb.org.

JNEB Webinar -Statistics for Survey Design: Solutions for Success
Wednesday, September 11 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

This webinar will engage the participant in ways to consider the process of scale development. Analytical methods will cover basic tests (Cronbach's alpha) to more advanced procedures, including the conceptual differences between principal components, exploratory factor, and confirmatory factor analyses.
Dr. Karen Chapman-Novakofski, JNEB Editor in Chief will be introducing the webinar with Dr. Richard Boles presenting. There is no cost to attend.

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other news and conferences

SNEB Member publishes new book - The Pantry Principle
The Pantry Principle, How to Read the Label and Understand What’s Really in Your Food
 by SNEB member Mira Dessy presents a thorough and engaging exploration of the opportunities and perils of processed foods that fill American grocery stores. It guides readers through the grocery store maze, complete with lessons in reading nutrition labels and establishing food budgets, ending with a lesson in a “pantry makeover.” Learn more

Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference - Call for Proposals
The Call for Proposals is now open for the 24th Annual Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference.  The conference will be held March 24-28, 2014 at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  The theme is: What Works Best in Health Promotion?  Perspectives of the Top Program Managers and Scientists.

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
Members of SNEB receive a $100 discount on CMHC meeting registration!

American Public Health Association (APHA) 141st Annual Meeting and Public Health Expo
November 2 - 6, 2013 | Boston, MA

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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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