Annual Conference

 The 53rd Annual Conference will be held July 18-21 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, CA.

In 1980, Dr. Joan Dye Gussow said, “teaching about food and nutrition is the most important educational activity of a society.” Forty years later we are broadening our focus to address today’s critical food system issues, in addition to promoting public health. Our planet is in crisis. Soil degradation, water scarcity and pollution, severe weather, biodiversity loss, and climate change are no longer future possibilities. They are upon us. Additionally, too much of our food supply promotes diseases such as type two diabetes that reduce quality of life and increase health care costs, and it is the poor and people of color who are afflicted most severely. How we produce our food is part of the problem but could be part of the solution. Switching to soil-building, water saving, carbon sequestering regenerative agriculture and to diets with more whole and plant-based foods, and fewer processed foods improves food systems and public health. Yet, we know food and nutrition is a politically charged subject and our profession will have to confront entrenched power structures by taking on Big Food. While this will not be easy, it is critical. This conference will imagine, and plan for how nutrition education, rooted in food, can move us to a new food future. 


Registration Fees

Registration will open March 1, 2020.

Full Conference is Saturday - Tuesday By 6/5/2020   After 6/5/2020
Full Conference SNEB Member $395   $445
Full Conference Non-Member $540   $590
Full Conference Student Member $185   $235
Full Conference Student Non-Member $270   $320
One-Day Member (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) $230   $280
One-Day Non-Member (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) $290   $340
One-Day Student Member (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) $100   $120
One-Day Student Non-Member (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) $115   $135
Join SNEB and Attend Conference at a Discount (New Members Only - Membership valid through 1/31/2021)
Full Conference + New Professional Membership $495   $545
Full Conference + New Student Membership $230   $280
Renew Your Membership and Attend Conference at a Discount (Membership valid through 1/31/2021)
Full Conference + Renew Professional Membership (if member in 2019) $595   $645
Full Conference + Renew Student Membership (if member in 2019) $245   $295


Hotel Reservations

Our host hotel for the 2020 Annual Conference is the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Reservations for the hotel block are now open.

The block will close June 24, or when all rooms have been reserved.

Call for Abstracts: Oral and Poster Presentations

Abstracts are welcome in any area of nutrition education, including those that incorporate the conference theme 'What Food Future?' Please consider highlighting your innovative program or initiative, or interesting research - we welcome a diversity of issues surrounding nutrition education. 

The first deadline for submissions is Monday, January 20, 2020. A $25 fee will be charged for each abstract submission.

Only submissions made by the January 20th deadline will be considered for oral abstract presentations at conference. January submissions will also have the opportunity to resubmit at no cost after receiving reviewer feedback. 

Late-Breaking Abstracts

To accommodate research and programs that cannot be concluded in time for the January 20th deadline, late-breaking abstract submissions will be accepted from January 21st until Sunday, March 1, 2020. Late-breaking abstracts will not be able to resubmit and will not be considered for oral abstract presentations. A $50 fee will be charged for each late-breaking abstract submission. 

Abstract Review Process

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and authors will receive written feedback based on a standardized evaluation form. In addition to feedback from nutrition education professionals, all accepted abstracts will be published in a supplemental issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, as well as presented at the 2020 Annual Conference. An author must be available to attend the conference and present the abstract. 

Abstract Awards

Students submitting abstracts will have the option to be considered for the Higher Education Division Student Research Award. The Nutrition Education for Children Division will also present a research award based which will be based on the displayed poster. Interest in being considered for one of these awards should be indicated on the abstract submission form.

Call for Award Nominations

SNEB recognizes excellence in nutrition education through a number of member-nominated awards. 
  • Helen Denning Ullrich Award for Lifetime Excellence in Nutrition Education
  • Mid-Career Achievement Award
  • Early Professional Achievement Award
  • Nutrition Education Program Impact Award
  • Nutrition Education Research Award
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Nutrition in Higher Education Award
  • Advisory Committee on Public Policy Health Promotion Policy Award
  • Korean Society of Community Nutrition and SNEB Professional Award
  • Korean Society of Community Nutrition and SNEB Student Award
  • Other various Committee and Division awards

Award nominations are due Sunday, March 1, 2020. 

SNEB Foundation Scholarships

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) Foundation provides financial assistance to offset costs associated with attending the Annual Conference. Scholarship recipients are not required to be an SNEB member. Scholarships are awarded in the following categories:

  • Student
  • International Student
  • Undergraduate Student
  • Community-based nutrition education programs

Scholarship nominations are due Sunday, March 1, 2020. 

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior and the SNEB Foundation seek funding that supports our mission, vision and guiding principles of promoting effective nutrition education and healthy behavior through research, policy and practice and has a vision of healthy communities, food systems and behaviors. In doing so, we seek to foster an atmosphere of appreciation of the contributors as well as one of transparency to SNEB members and the public. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, please contact Rachel Daeger at or 317-328-4627.


Sponsors receive:

  • Event signage and onsite program recognition
  • Promotional materials/literature (provided by sponsor) on attendee seats

Sponsorship opportunities

  • Opening Session: $6,000
  • Breakfast: $10,000 one available
  • Nutrition Break: $5,000 three available
  • Sessions: $2,500 per session
  • Participant Packet Advertisements: $750 per piece

Exhibit Opportunities

All booths are 8' x 10' in size.

Booths Include: 

  • 1 full-conference registration
  • 2 exhibit-only passes
  • One-time use of conference attendee mailing list (upon request)
  Before June 1 After June 1
Member Booth $950 $1,250
Non-Member Booth $1,050 $1,350
Non-Profit Booth $1,500 $1,800

Terms of Exhibitor Contract: Space is reserved on a first come, first served basis once full payment is received. The exhibiting company agrees to abide by the terms and conditions as stated on exhibitor contract.

Learn more about the exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at this year's conference.

Post-Conference Tour

Following last year's massively successful post-conference tour of Cuba, SNEB is proud to announce our 2020 post-conference tour opportunity of Native Lands in New Mexico and Arizona, July 21-27.

Highlights include:

  • Presentation on traditional foods and food sovereignty at the Indian Pueblo Center
  • Tour the Acoma (Sky City) Pueblo, built out of a 367-foot sandstone bluff
  • Pottery demonstration and discussion with tribe personnel on the health & wellness system in the Acoma Pueblo
  • Traditional feast at Santa Ana Pueblo, a celebration of ancient Native American traditions and dances, cultural activities, food, and arts & crafts

This year's tour costs $2,975 per person. That includes your airfare from the conference in San Diego to the start of the tour in Albuquerque, accommodations, meals, transportation, tour guide, tours & technical visits, and gratuities for driver and guide(s).

Learn more here.

Organizational Membership

SNEB and the SNEB Foundation invite organizations and individuals to support the nutrition education profession and the next generation of nutrition educators by becoming an Organizational Member. Joining as an SNEB/SNEB Foundation Organizational Member affords your organization the following benefits at all levels:

  • All the rights and privileges of professional membership in SNEB for one designated representative. This includes an annual subscription to the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, member e-Communications, member conference rates and voting rights.
  • Additional SNEB membership for one person at the Associate level of membership.
  • The opportunity to conduct an in-person focus group with SNEB leadership scheduled during the SNEB Annual Conference.
  • Recognition in program and signage as an Organizational Member during Annual Conference.
  • Recognition as an Organizational Member in each issue of JNEB and on the SNEB website.
  • * Corporate Level Organizational Membership includes an 8' x 10' booth at Annual Conference.
Corporate * Small Business  Non-Profit 
$5,000 Annual Fee $3,500 Annual Fee $1,500 Annual Fee

JNEB Advertisements

For opportunities to advertise in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, please contact Joe Skey at 856-325-7977 or

Future Meetings

SNEB 2021 Annual Conference - New Orleans, LA - August 7-10, 2021

SNEB 2022 Annual Conference - Atlanta, GA - July 29-August 1, 2022