Annual Conference

53rd Annual Conference to be a virtual event July 20-24

SNEB leadership and staff hope you and your loved ones remain healthy and safe. We continue to be amazed and inspired by the work nutrition educators are doing around the world to help those most vulnerable to this pandemic’s impacts.

Your continued health and well-being have always, and continue to be at the forefront of our minds as we monitor this pandemic. With that in mind, and based on current health guidance in California and San Diego, the Board of Directors has decided to transition our Annual Conference to a virtual event hosted entirely here at

The same cutting-edge research and innovative programming will still be featured. In fact, the digital format will make it easier for us to bring you more programming. The new schedule includes:

  • 15 CEUs for live-viewing attendance;
  • ~200 oral and poster abstracts;
  • JNEB rapid reviews; and
  • a virtual Fun Run benefiting the SNEB Foundation.

Every event will be recorded and made available on demand. If you take advantage of all of these opportunities, up to 46 CEUs are available.

Times of crisis make it all the more clear how important a sustainable food system is to ensure healthy, affordable food at the local, national, and global levels. We look forward to another strong conference as we advance food and nutrition education research, practice, and policy that promote equity and support public and planetary health.

Registration Fees

We know the pandemic has had many economic impacts on top of the health costs suffered by so many of our relatives, friends, and neighbors. SNEB leadership continues to discuss the best pricing structure to make the conference available to as many people as possible. We hope to announce that decision and open registration very soon.

Speaker Guidelines 

SNEB staff will reach out to program and abstract speakers over the next few weeks with updated instructions for the new virtual format. If you have any questions, contact us at

You can download this year's conference PowerPoint template here.

What Food Future?

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.

Future Meetings

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

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