Abstracts

SNEB International Conference Call for Abstracts

Abstract Types | Review Criteria | Abstract Awards

Steps to Submit:

  1. Pay abstract fee: SNEB members: $25 | Non-members $50 – Link to Purchase
  2. Create Submittable account and submit submit

Abstract Types

Below are the abstract categories for 2023. For additional details, refer to the Review Criteria listed below.

Research Abstracts should report primary (e.g. original study), secondary (e.g. secondary analysis), or tertiary (e.g. narrative or systematic review) research on any aspect of nutrition education and/or behavior. Example studies may include experimental or quasi-experimental, cross-sectional, longitudinal, preliminary or pilot study findings, needs assessment outcomes, development/validation of new measures or research methods, and more. If you are interested in describing the evaluation of a nutrition education intervention, you are encouraged submit your abstract to the Program Abstract. For further clarification, please watch the Research Abstracts information video below (click here if you don’t see it below).

Headings required for Research Abstract submission:

  • Background
  • Objective
  • Study Design, Settings, Participants
  • Measurable Outcome/Analysis
  • Results
  • Conclusion

Program Abstracts  should report process and/or outcome evaluation findings for innovative and useful programs/interventions focused on nutrition education and/or behavior change. The Program Abstract must report outcomes from the implementation of the program and not simply a program description. If you are interested in describing the outcomes of a needs assessment for a nutrition education program, you are encouraged to submit your abstract to the Research Abstract category. For further clarification, please watch the Program Abstracts information video below (click here if you don’t see it below).

Headings required for Program Abstract submission:

  • Objective
  • Use of Theory or Research
  • Target Audience
  • Program Description
  • Evaluation Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Abstracts should report process and/or outcome evaluation findings for innovative and useful courses and curricula focused on nutrition (e.g. Nutrition in Higher Education; FCS courses in the K-12 environment). The SoTL Abstract must report outcomes from the implementation of the course or curriculum and not simply a course or curriculum description. If you are interested in describing the evaluation of a community-based nutrition education intervention with a school setting, you are encouraged submit your abstract to the Program Abstract. For further clarification, please watch the SoTL Abstracts information video below (click here if you don’t see it below).

Headings required for SOTL Abstract submission:

  • Objective
  • Use of Theory or Research
  • Target Audience
  • Course/Curriculum Description
  • Evaluation Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

Presentation Formats

Poster: Poster presentations allow presenters to discuss their abstract briefly with interested colleagues in an informal setting.

Oral: Research centered on common topics will be selected for oral presentation, each about 15 minutes (10-minute presentation, 3 minutes Q&A, 2 minutes transition to time for the next speaker).

Review Criteria
All abstracts will be blinded and then peer reviewed according to the following criteria. Authors will receive feedback based on a standardized evaluation form if their submission is rejected. Late breaking abstracts are peer reviewed but not able to resubmit if rejected. All accepted abstracts will be published in a supplemental issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior for the Annual Conference. Learn more about the abstract review process in this short video below (click here if you don’t see the video below).

Research: Abstracts will be reviewed on the following criteria utilizing a standardized rubric and five-point scale.

  • Background: Describe and connect the background to the purpose of the study.
  • Objective: State the study objective. Objective should be in line with SNEB’s vision. NOTE: Objective should be related to the objective of the research study. The objective should not be a learning outcome (e.g. not — Participants should be able to explain the main findings of the study).
  • Study Design, Settings, Participants: Describe the overall study design used, intervention (if applicable), setting, and participants in the study. Methods should be connected to the stated objective and appropriate for the study design.
  • Measurable Outcome/Analysis: Describe the measured used and analyses conducted.
  • Results: Describe the results in an organized, specific, and concise manner.
  • Conclusions: Provide an interpretation of the results in a clear and concise manner. Describe the implications the work is important and how it advances the field of nutrition education and behavior.
  • Quality of Writing: The writing should be easy to read/understand and void of errors.

Programs: Abstracts will be reviewed on the following criteria utilizing a standardized rubric and five-point scale. Program Abstracts should describe the implementation and evaluation of a program in a specific population. Abstracts describing a program needs assessment should be submitted to the Research Abstract category.

  • Objective: State the study objective. Objective should be in line with SNEB’s vision. NOTE: Objective should be related to the evaluation of the nutrition education program. The objective should not be a learning outcome (e.g. not — Participants be able to describe the goals of the nutrition education program).
  • Use of Theory or Research: Describe and connect a theory and/or background research to the stated study objective.
  • Target Audience: Describe the target audience (who, what, when, and where). The target audience should be the individuals receiving the program and participating in the program evaluation.
  • Program Description: Describe the details of the program clearly and concisely.
  • Evaluation Methods: Discuss the evaluation tools and methods used to evaluate the program.
  • Results: Describe the results in an organized, specific, and concise manner.
  • Conclusions: Provide an interpretation of the results in a clear and concise manner. Describe the implications the work is important and how it advances the field of nutrition education and behavior.
  • Quality of Writing: The writing should be easy to read/understand and void of errors.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Abstracts will be reviewed on the following criteria utilizing a standardized rubric and five-point scale.

  • Objective: State the study objective. Objective should be in line with SNEB’s vision. NOTE: Objective should be related to the evaluation of the course/curriculum. The objective should not be a learning outcome (e.g. not — Participants be able to describe active learning).
  • Use of Theory or Research: Describe and connect a learning/teaching theory and/or background research to the stated study objective.
  • Target Audience: Describe the target audience (who, what, when, and where). The target audience should be the individuals in a course or being exposed to a curriculum.
  • Program Description: Describe the details of the program clearly and concisely.
  • Evaluation Methods: Discuss the evaluation tools and methods used to evaluate the program.
  • Results: Describe the results in an organized, specific, and concise manner.
  • Conclusions: Provide an interpretation of the results in a clear and concise manner. Describe the implications the work is important and how it advances the field of nutrition education and behavior.
  • Quality of Writing: The writing should be easy to read/understand and void of errors.

Abstract Awards

The SNEB Higher Education and Nutrition Education for Children Divisions are accepting applications for their annual research awards to be presented at conference. Apply when you make your abstract submission.

Higher Education Division Student Research Awards
The Student Research Awards recognize masters and doctoral level student research in nutrition education along with work done by early career researchers who have completed a degree within the past five years. Abstract will be reviewed by a panel of members of the Higher Education Division based on the following criteria: objectives clearly expressed, procedure or methodology described, results and main accomplishments stated, significance of information, and quality of writing. The recipients will present their research at the SNEB Annual Conference poster abstract session. The $250 award is sponsored by the SNEB Division of Higher Education with support from the SNEB Membership Committee.

Nutrition Education for Children Student Research Award
Students who present research focusing on a topic in the area of nutrition education for children (ages 0-18) at the SNEB Annual Conference are eligible to apply for the SNEB Nutrition Education for Children Student Research Award. All students are eligible to apply, regardless of educational attainment (undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students) and do not have to be members of the Nutrition Education for Children Division to be included. The student must be the presenting author at conference. Posters will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. The winner of this student research award will receive recognition at the Annual Conference.

Public Health Nutrition Division Awards

The Public Health Nutrition (PHN) Division awards recognize the outstanding research contributions of PHN Division members. This year, the division will award $200 to one student, one early-career researcher, and one practitioner. Awardees can use the award to cover the cost of conference registration and/or travel expenses.

To be considered for a PHN Division award, you must be the presenting author on an abstract submission to the 2023 SNEB Conference (July 20th – July 23rd in Washington, DC). Furthermore, you must be a current member of the PHN Division. Upon receipt of abstract, SNEB leadership will confirm that you are a PHN Division member. Students must be in enrolled in an undergraduate, masters, or doctoral degree program at the time of abstract submission. Early-career researchers must have completed their terminal degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH, MD, etc.) within the past 10 years. Practitioners must work in a non-academic extension, community health, nonprofit, or governmental role. Applicants may only apply in one category. PHN division leaders are not eligible to apply.

An expert panel of division members will review each abstract submission. They will score abstracts on the following criteria:

  • Research significance & timeliness
  • Research innovation
  • Quality of research methods (i.e., study/program design, theoretical basis, statistical analyses, etc.)
  • Quality of writing and organization
  • Relevance to public health nutrition research or practice

Award winners receive notice via email from division leadership in spring 2023. The winners will be publically recognized during the PHN Division business meeting at the 2023 SNEB Conference.


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