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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 2017 award recipient:

  • Joan Gussow, EdD  

 Past Winners Include:

  • 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)

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 2017 award recipient:  

  • Melissa Maulding, MS, RD

 Past Winners Include:

  • 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 2017 award recipient:

  • Jennifer Walsh, PhD, RD 

Past winners:

  • Not awarded in 2016
  • Karla Shelnutt, PhD, RD (2015)
  • Suzie Goodell, PhD, RD (2014)

Nutrition Education Program Impact Award

The Nutrition Education Program Impact Award, to be presented annually by SNEB, is given to an individual or group for a nutrition education program, practice or intervention that has resulted in documented changes in behavior. Presentation of the award occurs at SNEB’s Annual Conference. All SNEB members are encouraged to submit a program for consideration.  It is not necessary for the program to have received approval through a human subjects’ board, to have been intended to be a research study, or to have been published. However, documented evidence of the program’s success is required.

Congratulations to the 2017 Award Winner: 

  • Illinois Junior Chefs

Past Winners: 

  • Harvest for Healthy Kids (2016)
  • Food Friends (2015)
  • Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs - Smarter Lunchrooms Movement (2015 Honorable Mention)

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Nutrition in Higher Education Award

Sponsored by the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Higher Education Division

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Nutrition in Higher Education Award is presented to recognize outstanding SNEB members for their scholarly contributions to and student engagement in higher education.  This award is designed to honor exemplary nutrition faculty who motivate college student learning through innovative and effective teaching methods. 

Congratulations to the 2017 Award Winner: 

  • Melanie Burns, PhD, RD

Past Winners:

  • Sarah L. Ash, PhD (2016)
  • Lora Beth Brown, EdD, RD, CD (2015)

 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 2017 Award Winner:

  • Geoffrey Greene, PhD, RD, LDN

Past Winners:

  • Barbara A. Lohse, PhD, RD, LDN (2016)

New in 2017 - Korean Society of Community Nutrition (KSCN)-SNEB Achievement Award and KSCN-SNEB Student 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 2017 Award Winner:

  • Jung-Sun Lee, PhD, RD

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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 2017 Award Winner:

  • Ruhul Amin, MPH, MS

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 2017 Winners:

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 JNEB Best GEM Awrard

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 2017 Winners:

Click here to see previous Best GEM award winners.