Awards

SNEB Awards

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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.

Past Winners Include:

    • Linda Bobroff, PhD, RD, LD/N (2020)
    • Madeleine Sigman-Grant, PhD, RD (2019)
    • 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)

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 2021 Award Recipient: Isobel Contento, PhD, CDN


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 2021 award recipient:

Past Winners Include:

  • Karla Shelnutt, PhD, RD (2020)
  • 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)


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 2021 award recipient:

Past winners:

  • Colleen Spees, PHD, MED, RDN, LD, FAND (2020)
  • Lisa Franzen-Castle, PhD, MS, RD (2019)
  • 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)


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.

Congratulations to the 2021 award recipient: Amy R. Mobley PhD, RD, FAND

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.

Congratulations to the 2021 Award Winners:

 

 

Past Winners:

  • Susan Foerster MPH (2020)
  • Native Farm Bill Coalition (2019)
  • The National Farm to School Network (2018)
  • Team Up for School Nutrition Success (2017)
  • Jung Sun Lee, PhD, RD (2016)
  • Mayor William Peduto, City of Pittsburgh (2015)

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 2021 Award Winner: Abriendo Caminos: Clearing the Path to Hispanic Health (presented to Dr. Margarita Teran-Garcia)

 

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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. To be considered for the Student Research Award, indicate your intention during the abstract submission process.

Congratulations to the 2021 Award Winners:

Early Career Researcher

Nicholas Slagel, PhD, University of Georgia
P101 – The Effects of a Community- and Clinical-Based Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program (FVRx)® with Expanded Nutrition Education for Low-income Individuals”
Callie Zimmerman, MPH, CHES, Michigan Fitness Foundation
O9 – “Coping with COVID-19: A Qualitative Study with Former SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Participants”
PhD Student

Navika Gangrade, BS, RD, Cornell University
P14 – Factors that Influence the Snacking Behaviors of Adolescents from Low Socioeconomic Status Backgrounds in New York City: Preliminary Findings
Elder Varela, MS, CHES, University of Florida
O23 – Community Stakeholders Perspectives on Food Security of Families with Children Ages 0 to 3 years Before and During COVID-19
Latasha Williams, MS, RDN, North Carolina State University
P49 – Registered Dietitian Nutritionists’ Perceptions of Helping Mothers Gain Sustainable Access to Healthy Foods    
MS Student

Joshua Brown, BS, The Ohio State University
P65 – The Role of Older Adults in Two- and Three-Generation Households: Implications for Diet Quality and Household Food Security
Stacey Brooke Viera, MPH, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
O18 – Hispanic Caregivers’ Communication Preferences for Content, Delivery and Sources of Nutrition Education: Qualitative Findings
Undergraduate 

Amy Martin, Bradley University
P35 – “The Effect of a Traffic Light Labeling Intervention on Amount of Food Served in a College Dining Hall


Nutrition Education for Children Division Student Poster Research Award

The 2021 Poster Research Award winners are:

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

The award is evaluated and presented by the SNEB Higher Education Division.

Congratulations to the 2021 Award Winner:

Past Winners:


Public Health Division Research and Program Awards
Congratulations to the 2021 Award Winners:

Cori Sweet, MPH, RDN, UTK Extension, SNAP-Ed,
O30 – Meeting the shopper online: Adapting food retail programming during COVID-19

Stacey Viera, MPH, GWSPH/Aleto, Inc., O18 – Hispanic Caregivers’ Communication Preferences for Content Delivery and Sources of Nutrition Education: Qualitative Findings

Past Winners:

  • Alisha R. Farris, PhD, RD (Abstract)
  • 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)

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)

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.

Congratulations to the 2021 Award Winner: Seung-Yeon Lee, PhD

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.

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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 2021 Winner and Finalists:

2021 Best Article Award

Breastfeeding Duration Is Associated with WIC Site-Level Breastfeeding Support Practices
Stacy Gleason, MPH; Margaret K. Wilkin, MPH; Linnea Sallack, MPH, RD; Shannon E. Whaley, PhD; Catherine Martinez, MPH; and Courtney Paolicelli, DrPH, RDN
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 52, Issue 7, p680-687

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2021 Best Article Finalists

Cultural Connectedness as Obesity Prevention: Indigenous Youth Perspectives on Feast for the Future
Katie Cueva, ScD, MPH, MAT; Kristen Speakman, MPH; Nicole Neault, MPH; Jennifer Richards, MPH; Ventura Lovato, BA; Sean Parker; Danya Carroll, MPH; Anna Sundbo, MS; Allison Barlow, PhD, MPH
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 52, Issue 2, p632-639

Family Mealtime Communication in Single- and Dual-Headed Households Among Hispanic Adolescents With Overweight and Obesity
Cynthia N. Lebron, MPH; Yaray Agosto, MPH; Tae K. Lee, PhD; Guillermo Prado, PhD; Sara M. St. George, PhD; Hilda Pantin, PhD; Sarah E. Messiah, PhD, MPH
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 52, Issue 9, p840-849

Low-Income Parents’ Use of Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels in a Virtual Supermarket
Jonathan L. Blitstein, PhD; Joanne F. Guthrie, PhD; Caroline Rains, BA
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 52, Issue 9, p850-858

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 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 2021 Winner and Finalists:

2021 Best GEM Award

GEM No. 588: Food Pantries Integrating Eating Competence, Interest/Enjoyment in Physical Activity and Self-Efficacy for Pantry Participants
Josephine Umoren, PhD; Kelly Brasseur, MS, RD, LDN;  Ping Yao, PhD; Amy D. Ozier, PhD, RD, LDN; Cristal Medina, BS; Brianna Sommer, BS; and Jessica Maturrano, BS
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 52, Issue 2, p195-197

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2021 Best GEM Finalist

GEM No. 589: Enhancing College Student Recovery Outcomes Through Nutrition and Culinary Therapy: Mountaineers for Recovery and Resilience
Rachel A. Wattick, BS; Rebecca L. Hagedorn, PhD, RDN; Melissa D. Olfert, DrPH, RDN
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 52, Issue 3, p326–329

GEM No. 590: Encouraging Adults to Choose Healthy Now: A Hawai’i Convenience Store Intervention
Toby Beckelman, MS, MPH; Bronwyn M. Sinclair-White, MPH; Meghan D. McGurk, MPH; Carolyn Donohoe-Mather, MAS, RDN; Uyen Vu, MEd; Lance K. Ching, PhD, MPH; Catherine McLean Pirkle, PhD; Tetine L. Sentell, PhD; L. Brooke Keliikoa, DrPH
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 52, Issue 3, p330–333

GEM No. 592: A Course-Based First-Year Research Experience for Undergraduate Nutrition Students
Jessica R.L. Lieffers, PhD, RD; Sarah L. Finch, PhD, RD; Ryan Banow, BSc, MEd; Kara Loy, MEd
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 52, Issue 4, p451-455

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FNEE Conference Scholarship

Gemady Langfelder, BS, CPT,
University of Rhode Island

Divya Patel, MS,
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center