Awards

SNEB Awards

The deadline to submit nominations for 2020 Conference awards was March 1. 

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Helen Denning Ullrich Annual Award for Lifetime Excellence in Nutrition Education

Established for the purpose of providing an annual award in honor of Helen Denning Ullrich which recognizes an SNEB member for outstanding achievement in the field of nutrition education. Helen was one of a group of pioneering leaders who were dedicated to making sound nutrition education a tool for effective change. She was the first Editor of the Journal of Nutrition Education.

Congratulations to the 2020 award recipient:

 Past Winners Include:

    • Madeleine Sigman-Grant, PhD, RD
    • Joanne Ikeda, MA, RD (2018) Watch Joanne's acceptance speech here.
    • Joan Gussow, EdD (2017)
    • Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, PhD, RD, FAND (2016)
    • Cheryl Achterberg, PhD (2015)
    • Susan Nitzke, PhD, RD (2014)
    • Marilyn Briggs, PhD, RD, SNS (2013)
    • Patricia "Trish" Britten, PhD and Isobel R. Contento, PhD (2012)
    • Margo Wootan, DSc (2011)
    • Suzanne Pelican, MS, RD (2010)
    • Alice Henneman, MS, RD (2009)
    • Adrienne White, PhD, RD (2008)
    • Lynn Parker, MS (2007)
    • Jane Voichick, PhD & Audrey Maretzki, PhD, MS (2006)
    • Sharon L. Hoerr, RD, PhD (2005)

Linda Award from Karla Shelnutt on Vimeo.

 


SNEB President's Award 

The President's Award recognizes a member for outstanding service to the field of nutrition education and to SNEB. 

Congratulations to the 2020 Award Recipient: Joan Dye Gussow, EdD


The Mid-Career Professional Achievement Award

The Mid-Career Professional Achievement Award is presented to recognize an SNEB member in “mid-career” regarding his/her professional accomplishments in the field of nutrition education and for significant contribution to the mission of SNEB.

Congratulations to the 2020 award recipient: 

 Past Winners Include:

  • Laura L. Bellows, PhD, MPH, RDN (2019)
  • Sheila Fleischhacker, PhD, JD, RDN (2018)
  • Melissa Maulding, MS, RD (2017)
  • Betty Tomoko Izumi, PhD, MPH, RD (2016)
  • Elena Carbone, DrPH, RD, LDN (2015)
  • Kari Bachman, MS (2014)
  • Sarah Colby, PhD (2012)
  • Mary Murimi, PhD, RD, LDN (2010)
  • Suzanne Piscopo, PhD (2009)
  • Barbara Lohse, PhD (2008)
  • Adrienne White, PhD, RD (2007)
  • Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, PhD, RD (2006)
  • Linda Bobroff, PhD, RD, LD/N (2005)
  • Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RD, LD (2004) 

Karla Shelnutt 2020 from Sarah Colby on Vimeo.

 


Early Professional Achievement Award

The SNEB Early Professional Achievement award is presented to recognize an SNEB member who has made notable contributions in the field of nutrition education and to the mission of SNEB during the early stages of their career.

Congratulations to the 2020 award recipient:

Past winners:

  • Lisa Franzen-Castle, PhD, MS, RD
  • Virginia Carraway-Stage, PhD, RDN, LDN (2018)
  • Jennifer Walsh, PhD, RD (2017)
  • Not awarded in 2016
  • Karla Shelnutt, PhD, RD (2015)
  • Suzie Goodell, PhD, RD (2014)

 


Joanne Ikeda Memorial Scholarship

Inaugurated in 2019, the Joanne Ikeda Memorial Scholarship exists to provide financial assistance to a student to attend the annual conference. Joanne Ikeda was an internationally known nutritionist and former SNEB president who passed away in November of 2018. Joanne played a huge role in the development of a new approach to weight management, Health at Every Size® (HAES), which is built on the five principles of weight inclusivity, health enhancement, respectful care, eating for well-being and life-enhancing movement. One scholarship will be awarded to an SNEB student member annually. 

Past recipient:

  • Jessica Soldavini, MPH, RD, LD (2019)

 SNEB Nutrition Education Research Award

The SNEB Nutrition Education Research Award will be given to acknowledge outstanding research achievement in the field of nutrition education.

Past Winners:

  • Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, PhD, RDN (2018)
  • Geoffrey Greene, PhD, RD, LDN (2017)
  • Barbara A. Lohse, PhD, RD, LDN (2016)

ACPP Health Promotion Policy Award

To recognize the efforts of others to shape and promote policies that promote health or healthy lifestyles, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior’s Advisory Committee on Public Policy sponsors “Health Promotion Policy” awards. These awards will be given to individuals or groups who have significantly contributed to creating and/or implementing policies or policy-based changes that support and positively impact the food and/or physical activity environment. One annual Outstanding Health Promotion Policy Award will be selected from all of the bestowed awards from the year and will be presented at the annual conference.

Congratulations to the 2020 Award Winner:

Past Winners:

  • Native Farm Bill Coalition
  • The National Farm to School Network (2018)
  • Team Up for School Nutrition Success (2017)

 


Program Impact Award

The Nutrition Education Program Impact Award recognizes an individual or group for a nutrition education program, practice or intervention that has resulted in documented changes in behavior. One winner will be selected and presented with the award at the annual conference.

Congratulations to the 2020 Award Winner:

 

Past Winners:

  • wichealth.org (2019) 
  • Illinois Junior Chefs (2017)
  • Harvest for Healthy Kids (2016)
  • Food Friends (2015)

Student Research Awards Presented by the Higher Education Division 

The Student Research Awards recognize masters and doctoral level student research in nutrition education. The award includes a monetary prize to offset conference attendance. Winners are also recognized in the conference proceedings and during the business meeting. To be considered for the Student Research Award, indicate your intention during the abstract submission process.

Congratulations to the 2020 Award Winners:

  • Undergraduate StudentBeth Carlton, The University of Rhode Island, Development of a Stage of Change Algorithm for Environmentally-Conscious Protein Choices, P102 

 

  • Masters Student
    • Sarah Patel, BS, University of Oklahoma, Influences of Provider Nutrition Knowledge and Self-Efficacy on Nutrition Practices and Policies of Oklahoma Family Child Care Homes, P44

 

  • Doctoral Student
    • Acadia Burro, MS, University of South Florida, Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Who Are Picky Eaters May Consume More Ultra-Processed Foods than Non-Picky Eaters, P120
    • Savanah Hobbs, M.Ed, Colorado State University, Intervention Mapping of Maternal Self-care Practices to Facilitate Intervention Design, P52
    • Nienke de Vlieger, MS, University of Newcastle, Development and Preliminary Testing of VitaVillage: A Serious Game Used for Nutrition Education, O30
  • Early Career Researcher
    • Arpita Hazra, MPH, MD, Hofstra University, Relationship Between Sodium Consumption And Systolic And Diastolic Blood Pressure In Adults, P7 (w/ Jamila Conliffe)



 
 

Nutrition Education for Children Division Student Poster Research Award

Past Award Winners:

  • Jocelyn Bayles, East Carolina UniversityCan Food-based Learning Activities Improve Head Start Preschool Children’s Vegetable Intake? 
  • Hibah Al Sulami, MS, North Carolina State UniversityEvaluation of a Food and Children's Emotions (FACE) Picture Book and Tool for Improving Head Start Preschoolers' Ability to Recognize Six Basic, Food-Related Emotions

Scholarship of Teaching Learning Nutrition in Higher Education Award

Congratulations to the 2020 Award Winner:

Past Winners:

  • Mateja Savoie Roskos, PhD, MPH, RD, CD, CNP
  • Melanie Burns, PhD, RD (2017)
  • Sarah Ash, PhD (2016)
  • Lora Beth Brown, EdD, RD, CD (2015)





Public Health Division Research and Program Awards

Congratulations to the 2020 Award Winner:

Past Winners:

  • Jessica Soldavini, MPH, RD, LD (2019)
  • Whitney Mon-Wah Fung, MS (2019)
  • Kristin Riggsbee, Julia Kim, Alisha Farris (2018)
  • Sara Himmelrich (2011)
  • Anna Matteson and Nurgul Fitzgerald (2010)
  • Julie Shertzer and Katherine Cason (2006)
  • Mei-Wei Chang and Barbara Storper (2005)
  • Erica Lawson, Laura Bellows, Jennifer Anderson (2004)

Korean Society of Community Nutrition (KSCN) and SNEB Professional Achievement Award 

In 2011 SNEB entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Korean Society of Community Nutrition (KSCN). The relationship includes information sharing and SNEB frequently welcomes a large contingent of KSCN members to the annual conference, not only as attendees, but also as providers of educational content. With the reaffirmation of the MOU in 2016, a joint award program is announced honoring an SNEB member and student as well as a KSCN member.

Past Winners:

  • Heewon Gray, PhD, RDN
  • Mary Murimi, PhD, RD and Won Gyoung Kim (2018)
  • Jung-Sun Lee, PhD, RD (2017)

Korean Society of Community Nutrition (KSCN) and SNEB Student Award

The KSCN-SNEB Student Awards will be presented to members of SNEB who made significant contribution to the field of Community Nutrition, especially for Korean Americans and/or minority populations in the U.S.

Congratulations to the 2020 Award Winner: 

Past Winners: 

  • Jessica Soldavini, MPH, RD, LD
  • Ana Florencia Moyeda Carbaza and Kisun Nam (2018)
  • Ruhul Amin, MPH, MS (2017)


JNEB Best Article Award

The Best Article Award is selected each year by the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior’s (SNEB) Journal Committee. All Research Articles, Research Briefs, Reports, Methods, and Special Articles published in JNEB in the previous volume (Jan-Dec of preceding year) are eligible to be selected by committee vote. This award is presented at the SNEB Annual Conference. 

Congratulations to the 2020 Winners: 

Click here to see previous Best Article award winners.


 JNEB Best GEM Award

The Best GEM (Great Educational Material) Award is selected each year by the SNEB Journal Committee. All GEMs published in JNEB in the previous volume (Jan-Dec of preceding year) are eligible to be selected by committee vote. This award is presented at the SNEB Annual Conference.

Congratulations to the 2020 Winners: 

Click here to see previous Best GEM award winners.