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2013 Conference


Conference Accommodations

Pre-Conference Workshops

Silent Auction


Exhibits and Sponsorships


Upcoming Webinars

Division News

Accepting Resolutions

What's New in the SNEB MyPlate e-Catalog

Welcome New Members

JNEB Updates

Mobile Access

JNEB in the News

Other News

SNEB Contacts

2013 Annual Conference

Registration is Now Open -

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

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.

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 A very rewarding experience!

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 the 2013 Annual Conference sponsors who have already made commitments



Upcoming Webinars

  • JNEB Journal Club

    JNEB Journal Club Session #9 | April 1 at 1 p.m. ET | Register |  Incentivizing Children’s Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: Results of a US Pilot-Study of the Food Dudes Program by Heidi Wengreen

    JNEB Journal Club Session #10 | April 8 at 1 p.m. ET | Register | Texting for Health: The Use of Participatory Methods to Develop Healthy Lifestyle Messages for Teens by Melanie Hingle

  • 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 ET | Registration starts April 8
    Cost: $10
    (Due to the unique nature of the collaboration, there is a $10 fee for SNEB members.)
    Webinar attendance earns 1 CE Credit

  • 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.

SNEB Division News

  • Throughout 2013, the Higher Education Division will post short presentations called "Exemplar Strategies in Nutrition Education. These highlight the work of SNEB members training the next generation of nutrition and health professionals.

Session 1 featuring Ms. Juli McLoone, Rare Book Librarian

Session 2 featuring Ms. Lona Sandon, RD, Assistant Professor Clinical Dietetics

SNEB Seeking Resolutions
The resolutions process is one of the mechanisms for members, or groups of members, to bring forth policy positions for discussion and vote by the membership. Resolutions are now being accepted through April 15. Click for details on the format and process for resolutions.

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Whats New in the SNEB MyPlate E-Catalog

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

The following members joined the Society between December 12, 2012 and March 25, 2013.

Lynn Adcox
Clemson University EFNEP
Clemson, SC

Andrea Aguilar
Central, SC

Judy Bennett
Portland, OR

Amanda Berhaupt
Astoria, NY

Sheetal Bhatia
Rutgers University
North Brunswick, NJ

Shabnam Bhuiyan
San Antonio , TX

Garrick Brown
University of Rhode Island
South Kingstown, RI

Alexandra Burdell
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

Carolyn Byer
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD

Kelly Chanay
Kansas State Department of Education
Holton, KS

Mary Dean Coleman-Kelly
Penn State University
University Park, PA

Margaret Cromwell
New York , NY

Heather Eicher-Miller
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

Monica Esquivel
Honolulu , HI

Katie Ferraro
Ingrain Health
San Diego, CA

Laura Fillbach
Hunger Free Vermont
South Burlington, VT

Christina Foutch
Beaverton, OR

Katherine Francis
Plano, TX

Karen Franklin
Clemson University
Clemson, SC

Cynthia Gaunt
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Megan Govindan
West Virginia University
Charleston, WV

Afroza Hasin
Carbondale, IL

Lauren Headrick
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Kaitlyn Hemmingson
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD

Christine Hradek
Iowa Department of Public Health
Des Moines, IA

Sunny Hu
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Lauren Humphrey
Chico, CA

Gretchen Hunt
Commission on Economic Opportunity
Wilkes-Barre, PA

Ann Hyman
Edgewood, WA

Jamie Karp
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Susan Keating
Purdue University
Terre Haute, IN

Dale Kehr
University of Illinois Extension
Grayslake, IL

Jean Kerver
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Rima Kleiner
Kleiner Nutrition
Washington, DC

Debora Kupersmid
Flushing, NY

Mary Li
Louisiana State University Shreveport
Shreveport, LA

Yi-Chun Lin
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

Jessica Linnell
Davis, CA

Abigail Lytle
Pennsylvania State University
Altoona, PA

Randa Meade
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

Parvin Mesrian
Take Care Health Systems
Chandler, AZ

Amy Mullins
University of Florida IFAS/ Leon County Cooperative
Tallahassee, FL

Lisa Muras
The Panum Group
Fairfax, VA

Christian Murua
Las Vegas, NV

Jessica Nash
Exeter, NH

Jerusha Nelson Peterman
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Harrisville, NH

Carolyn O'Donnell
California Strawberry Commission
Watsonville, CA

Molly Pirandello
New York, NY

Ellen Pudney
DeKalb, IL

Phillippa Purdy
Sleepy Hollow, NY

Eva Ringstrom
Seattle, WA

Diego Rose
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

David Rosenthal
Corn Refiners Association
Washington, DC

Brianna Routh
University of Minnesota Extension
Minneapolis, MN

Terri Rupkey
Monticello, IL

Shirley Salado
Escondido, CA

Diane Sasser
Louisiana State University AgCenter
Laplace, LA

Mateja Savoie
Utah State University
Logan, UT

Jenna Scisco
US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
Natick, MA

Jesse Sharrard
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Duquesne, PA

Rachel Sinley
Omaha, NE

Catherine Staffiere
Teacher's College, Columbia University
Greenwich, CT

Courtney Still
University of Georgia
Athens, GA

Emelia Stiverson
Teachers College, Colombia Universirty
New York, NY

Christine Sugimoto
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

Taren Swindle
Little Rock, AR

Kathleen Tack
Malvern, IA

Richard Tenace III
Stevens Point, WI

Susan Topping
Capital Area Food Bank
Washington, DC

Aimee Tritt
Minneapolis, MN

Crystal Vasquez
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA

Sarah Walatka
Manhattan Beach, CA

Katie Wilson
National Food Service Management Institute University
Hattiesburg, MS

Bonnie Wolf
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Mohamad ZEIN
Mint Healthy Catering

Youjie Zhang
Highland Park, NJ

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Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Access Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior via Your Smartphone!
SNEB members can now access JNEB on iPhone, iPad, or Android devices via the HealthAdvance Journals app from Elsevier. Simply download the free app from the Apple App Store (for iPhone or iPad) or from Google Play (for Android devices), log in using the same username and password that you use at the JNEB website (, and access current and past issues of the journal. You can view abstracts, full text, full-size figures and tables, and references in a mobile-optimized format. Save articles to your device for offline reading or email article links to colleagues. You can also browse abstracts of more than 500 journals published by Elsevier.

If you have not yet registered and claimed access to, do so today!

If your institution’s library subscribes to the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, you can access the journal on your iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, or Android Smartphone while on the go—on campus, off campus, traveling, or at home—by using the SciVerse ScienceDirect mobile app, available from the Apple App Store and Google Play. To start using the SciVerse ScienceDirect app, you will need to provide your username and password as registered at and your institutional email address. Once you have supplied this information, you will receive a confirmation email. You must click on the link provided in this email to activate your access to the app. You will only need to confirm your email once. All of the same features found in the HealthAdvance Journals app are available to you with the SciVerse ScienceDirect app.

Articles in Press use them 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:

Add JNEB TOC alerts
Create a free account at to receive free access to Tables of Contents, all article abstracts, e-alerts, and search personalization!

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:

“Elementary School Participation in the United States Department of Agriculture's Team Nutrition Program Is Associated with More Healthful School Lunches” by Punam Ohri-Vachaspati, PhD, RD; Lindsey Turner PhD; and Frank J. Chaloupka, PhD, appears in Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior as an Article in Press.

 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
“Elementary School Participation in the United States Department of Agriculture's Team Nutrition Program is Associated with More Healthful School Lunches”

“From Policy to Practice: Implementation of Water Policies in Child Care Centers in Connecticut,” by Ann E. Middleton, MPH; Kathryn E. Henderson, PhD; and Marlene B. Schwartz, PhD, appears in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 45, Issue 2 (March/April 2013).
Science World Report
“Researchers Push for Healthier Water Drinking Requirements in Schools”    

“Expanding Children’s Food Experiences: The Impact of a School-Based Kitchen Garden Program,” by Lisa Gibbs, PhD; Petra K. Staiger, PhD; Britt Johnson, BHSc; Karen Block, MPH; Susie Macfarlane, BScPsych; Lisa Gold, PhD; Jenny Kulas; Mardie Townsend, PhD; Caroline Long, PhD; and Obioha Ukoumunne, PhD, appears in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 45, Issue 2 (March/April 2013).

My Healthy Daily News
“School Gardening Programs Plant Seeds of Healthy Eating”

Discovery News
“School Gardens Plant Seeds of Healthy Eating”

Other news

Upcoming Conferences

10th Annual Nutriton 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.

Every Child's Potential: Integrating Nutrition, Health, and Psychosocial Interventions to Promote Early Childhood Development
Dates: April 3 - 4, 2013
Location: The New York Academy of Sciences, NYC

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

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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

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