Awards

SNEB Awards

The SNEB Awards Committee, chaired by the immediate past president, welcomes nominations, including self-nominations, for SNEB members who have made notable contributions to the field of Community Nutrition, especially with black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) or low-resource communities.  No higher degree is required, and we welcome those who work in a variety of settings which include but are not limited to: non-profit and communities organizations, schools, colleges and universities, government and research institutions, and healthcare organizations to name a few.

We have a variety of awards that span from professionals early in their career to those late in their career and across different areas of practice.

Below is a list of the 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.

This award is given for outstanding achievement in the field of nutrition education and behavior. (20 or more years in the profession)

Criteria

An Award Committee is appointed by the SNEB Board to evaluate nominations using the following five criteria:

  1. Nominated by a current SNEB member in any membership category.
  2. 20 or more years of professional work in nutrition education
  3. Current professional, assisted professional, retired or emeritus membership in SNEB and professional or assisted professional member status for at least 3 years (not necessarily consecutive)
  4. Professional accomplishments in the field of nutrition education and behavior

Recipients must have a record of outstanding achievement in the field of nutrition education and behavior and made acknowledged contributions to the field. This could include:

  • breadth and quality of accomplishments (e.g., teaching, advocacy, curriculum and materials development, work with other organizations, media, industry, policy makers, and other collaborators),
  • the success or impact of the nutrition education and behavior resources, grants or program changes garnered in support of the nutrition education and behavior to assure sustainability and/or growth of a program, intervention, or
  • other type of nutrition education and behavior effort.

Accomplishments also considered could be leadership of nutrition education and behavior programs or collaborations and publication of scholarly materials related to nutrition education and behavior.

5. Recipients must have a record of service to SNEB. Significant contribution to SNEB as a volunteer leader or in another capacity that fosters SNEB’s mission to advance food and nutrition education research, practice, and policy that promote equity and support public and planetary health.

Submission questions
  1. Please provide a description of the nominee’s professional accomplishments in the field of nutrition education and behavior. (1,000 words)
  2. Please describe the nominee’s contribution to the mission of SNEB, as a volunteer leader or another capacity that fosters SNEB’s mission (1,000 words)
  3. Please provide at least 1 and up to 3 letters of recommendation that are a maximum of 2 pages each
  4. Please provide the nominees resume or curriculum vitae

2022 Award Winners:

Joanne D. Burke, PhD Press Release
Karen Chapman-Novakofski PhD, RDN Press Release

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. The recipient is selected by the current SNEB President.

Congratulations to the 2022 Award Recipient:


The Mid-Career Professional Achievement Award

This award recognizes an SNEB member who has made notable contributions in the field of nutrition education and behavior and notable contributions to SNEB during the middle stages of their career defined as at least 10 but less than 20 years in the profession.

Criteria

An Award Committee is appointed by the SNEB Board to evaluate nominations using the following five criteria:

  1. Nominated by a current SNEB member (including self-nomination)  in any membership category.
  2. At least ten but less  than 20 years of professional work in nutrition education
  3. Current professional or assisted professional membership in SNEB and professional member or assisted professional status for at least 3 years (not necessarily consecutive)
  4. Professional contributions in the field of nutrition education and behavior.

Recipients must have a record of achievement in the field of nutrition education and behavior. This could include:

  • breadth and quality of accomplishments (e.g., teaching, advocacy, curriculum and materials development, work with other organizations, media, industry, policy makers, and other collaborators),
  • the success or impact of the nutrition education and behavior resources, grants or
  • program changes garnered in support of the nutrition education and behavior to assure sustainability and/or growth of a program, intervention, or other type of nutrition education and behavior effort.

Accomplishments also considered could be leadership of nutrition education and behavior programs or collaborations and publication of scholarly materials related to nutrition education and behavior.

5.  Recipients must have a record of service to SNEB. Significant contribution to SNEB as a volunteer leader or in another capacity that fosters SNEB’s mission to advance food and nutrition education research, practice, and policy that promote equity and support public and planetary health.

Submission questions
  1. Please provide a description of the nominee’s professional accomplishments in the field of nutrition education and behavior. (1000 words)
  2. Please describe the nominee’s contribution to the mission of SNEB, as a volunteer leader or another capacity that fosters SNEB’s mission (1,000 words)
  3. Please provide up to 2 letters of recommendation that are a maximum of 2 pages each
  4. Please provide the nominees resume or curriculum vitae

Congratulations to the 2022 award recipient:

  • Christopher Taylor PhD, RD, LD, FAND

Past Winners Include:

  • Melissa Olfert, DrPH, MS, RDN, LD (2021) | Video
  • 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

This award recognizes one SNEB member who has made notable contributions in the field of nutrition education and behavior and to SNEB as an organization during the early stages of their career, defined as less than 10 years as a nutrition educator.

Criteria

The SNEB Awards Committee evaluates nominations using the following criteria:

  • Nominated by a current SNEB member (including self-nomination)
  • Current member of SNEB and has been an SNEB member for at least 3 years, not necessarily consecutive
  • Has worked in the field of nutrition education and behavior for at least one but less than 10 years, since their terminal degree (e.g., one year after their Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree);
  • Has made interesting and novel contributions in the field of nutrition education and behavior. These could include:
    • breadth and quality of  accomplishments (e.g., teaching, curriculum and materials development, nutrition education coordination in different settings, advocacy work with other organizations, media, industry, policy makers, and other collaborators);
    • the success or impact of nutrition education and behavior resources, grants or programs;
    • policy changes garnered in support of nutrition education and behavior change to assure sustainability and/or growth of a program, intervention, or other type of nutrition education effort;
    • leadership of nutrition education and behavior programs;
    • collaborations on and publication of scholarly materials; or institutional/national/regional reports related to nutrition education and behavior
    • Health equity focus on programming specific to black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) or low-resource communities.

Candidates for this award will also be evaluated on their leadership, leadership potential, and service to the Society. Service could include:

  • Division leadership
  • Conference program submission or abstract reviewer
  • Webinar presenter
  • Committee participation
  • JNEB author or reviewer
Submission questions
  1. Please provide a description of the nominee’s professional contributions in the field of nutrition education and behavior . (1000 words)
  2. Please describe the nominee’s contribution to the mission of SNEB, as a volunteer leader or another capacity that fosters SNEB’s mission (1,000 words)
  3. Please provide up to 2 letters of recommendation that are a maximum of 2 pages each
  4. Please provide the nominees resume or curriculum vitae

Congratulations to the 2022 award recipient:

  •  Dipti Dev, PhD

Past winners:


SNEB Nutrition Education Research Award

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

Criteria
  • Nominees must currently be a member of SNEB and have been a professional, professional assisted, retired or emeritus member of SNEB for at least 3 years
  • Nominees must be nominated by a current SNEB member in any membership category.
  • Nominees must have a record of outstanding achievement in the field of nutrition education and behavior research. This could include breadth and quality of accomplishments in terms of publications, invited presentations, grants received, students mentored, and/or invitations to serve on national panels within their area of research.
Submission questions
  1. Please provide a description of the nominee’s professional accomplishments in the field of nutrition education and behavior. (2,000 words)
  2. Please provide at least 1 and up to 3 letters of recommendation that are a maximum of 2 pages each
  3. Please provide the nominees resume or curriculum vitae

Congratulations to the 2022 award recipient: 

  • Sarah Francis PhD, MHS, RD

Past Winners:


ACPP Health Promotion Policy Award

To recognize the efforts of others to shape and promote policies that promote health related to nutrition, physical activity, and/or attainment of health equity, 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 health related to nutrition, physical activity, and/or attainment of health equity . Up to three awards will be presented as the ACPP awards committee and the SNEB board approves. 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.

Criteria
  • Awardees can be an individual or a group
  • Must have a policy focus related to the mission and vision of SNEB
  • Must have developed, implemented, or supported an environmental policy-based change that promotes healthy lifestyles health related to food, nutrition, physical activity, and/or attainment of health equity
  • Nominees do not need to be members of SNEB to receive this award.  SNEB members are eligible.
Submission questions
  1. Please provide a description of what was done and how it promoted policies that positively impact the food and physical activity environment. (1,000 words)
  2. Why this nominee is deserving of the Health Promotion Policy Award
  3. Please list any press clippings, journal articles, or other supporting material you would like to have considered in the nomination evaluation process. Up to 5 supporting documents.

Congratulations to the 2022 Award Winner:

  • Amy Saxe-Custack PhD, MPH, RDN on behalf of Flint Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program

Past Winners:


Program Impact Award

The SNEB Nutrition Education Program Impact Award is given to an individual or a group for a nutrition education program, practice or intervention that has resulted in documented changes in behavior.

It is not necessary for the program to have received approval through a human subjects’ board, nor that the program have been part of a research study, or to have been published. However, documented evidence of the program’s success is required. Additionally, the program needs to have included both direct nutrition education and policy, system and environment (PSE) change.

Criteria
  • The individual, or at least one person in the group implementing the program, must be an SNEB member.

An Award Committee is appointed by the SNEB Board to evaluate applications using the following criteria:

  • Level of program impact, such as
    • Reach of program
    • Program meets a highly identified need
    • Contribution to evidence-based nutrition education
    • Extent of nutrition-related problem solved/addressed
    • Program includes various levels of influence as outlined in the social ecological model
  • Quality of program design, such as
    • Evaluation tools demonstrate effectiveness of program
    • Age of target audience
    • Tailored approach used appropriately in program to educate target audience
    • Sustainability of program
    • Evidence of cultural competency in program design
  • Innovativeness/creativity, such as
    • Use of technology in an innovative way or with a new population
    • Experiential learning (virtual or reality)
    • Originality of program approach
    • Integration of direct nutrition education with policy system and environment (PSE) chang
  • Usefulness of the program for nutrition educators, such as
    • Ease of program replication by other educators or organizations
    • Evidence of the extent program materials are being used by other educators or organizations
Submission questions
  1. Please describe the program and documented success of the program must be submitted. (300 words)
  2. Minimum of one and up to 11 supporting documents (for example: published articles, media coverage, brochures, infographics, annual reports, videos, presentations, etc.

Congratulations to the 2022 Award Winner: 

The Mobile Teaching Kitchen Initiative presented to NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health’s Program

Past Winners:


Student Research Awards Presented by the Higher Education Division 

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. The $250 award is sponsored by the SNEB Division of Higher Education.

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

Congratulations to the 2022 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”
PhD Student

 

MS Student

 

Undergraduate  

 


Nutrition Education for Children Division Student Poster 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.
Eligibility: 1) All students (undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students) are eligible to apply; Nutrition Education for Children Division membership not required and 2) The student must be the presenting author.
Posters will be reviewed by two reviewers. The winner of this student research award will be notified by the Nutrition Education for Children Division’s Chair after the Annual Conference.

The 2022 Poster Research Award winners are:

Past Award Winners:

2021

2020

  • 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 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.

Criteria
  1. Current SNEB member
  2. Self-nominated or nominated by a current SNEB member in any membership category
  3. Employed full-time at a college/university with at least 25% effort towards teaching nutrition
  4. Completed at least 3 years of teaching at the collegiate level
  5. Record of outstanding achievements in teaching nutrition in higher education. These achievements may include:
    • Scholarship evaluating teaching and learning strategies
    • Activities inside and outside of the classroom that indicate service to students
    • Mentoring graduate and undergraduate students
    • Mentoring faculty to improve their teaching effectiveness in the classroom
Submission questions
  1. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award application form, including nominator 500-word essay
    • Describe the nominee’s teaching philosophy, which may include motivation for teaching, beliefs about the learning process, methods/techniques, etc.
    • In what ways has the nominee served as an advocate for the improvement of teaching nutrition in higher education? Describe any relevant contributions and/or achievements.
    • In what ways has the nominee served as a mentor to students, other faculty, and/or other SNEB members? Please provide specific examples of what makes this nominee an effective mentor.
    • Please describe the nominee’s activities and involvement within SNEB related to teaching, learning, and mentoring. If applicable, describe their activities and involvement within the Higher Education Division
  2. A copy of the nominee’s CV
  3. Letters of support from two peers, 1-page each.
  4. Letters of support from two current or former students, 1-page each.
  5. Recommended: Evidence (2-3 examples) of SOTL-related presentations, publications, or grants

Congratulations to the 2022 Award Winner:

  • Virginia B. Gray, PhD, RDN

Past Winners:


Public Health Division Awards

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 5 years. Membership in the SNEB Public Health Division required. To be considered for the award, indicate your intention during the abstract submission process.

Congratulations to the 2022 Award Winners:

Past Winners:

  • Cori Sweet, MPH, RDN, UTK Extension, SNAP-Ed (2021)
  • Stacey Viera, MPH, GWSPH/Aleto, Inc. (2021)
  • 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.

Criteria

Note: The SNEB Awards committee will submit 3 candidates for this award to the KSCN for final selection.

This award is open to all SNEB members,  particularly nominees who have helped facilitate the relationship between KSCN and SNEB, as the collaboration between our organizations contributes to globally diversifying those working in Nutrition Education.

Selection Criteria

  • Nominated by a current SNEB member (including self-nominations) in any membership category.
  • Current professional or assisted professional membership in SNEB for at least 3 years (not necessarily consecutive)
  • Contributions in the field of Community Nutrition that focus on nutrition education and behavior change and positive  health outcomes for minority populations in the US or internationally
Submission questions
  1. Please provide a description of the nominee’s significant professional contributions in the field of community nutrition education and behavior and how they helped to improve the health outcomes for minority populations (1,000 words)
  2. Please describe how the nominee has facilitated relationships between the Korean Society of Community Nutrition and SNEB (1,000 words)
  3. Please provide the nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae.

Congratulations to the 2022 Award Winner: 

Hee-Jung Song PhD

Past Winners:

  • Seung-Yeon Lee, PhD (2021) | Video
  • 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.

Criteria

Note: The SNEB Awards committee will submit 3 candidates for this award to the KSCN for final selection.

This award’s purpose is to honor students who have demonstrated exceptional effort and contribution to research in community nutrition.

Selection Criteria

  • Current SNEB student member
  • Nominated by a current SNEB member in any membership category. (including self-nomination)
  • Must be a MS or Ph.D. candidate from a 4-year university
  • Their contribution should improve our knowledge and practice in the field of community nutrition education and behavior to better serve minority populations in the US or to international communities.
Submission questions
  1. Please provide a description of the nominee’s research or practice with  under-served and marginalized  populations in the US or international communities. (1,000 words)
  2. Please provide the nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae

Congratulations to the 2022 Award Winner: 

Whitney Fung Uy, PhD, CPH

Past Winners:


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,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 2022 Winner and Finalists:

2022 Best Article Award

Twelve-Month Efficacy of an Obesity Prevention Program Targeting Hispanic Families With Preschoolers From Low-Income Backgrounds
Sheryl O. Hughes, PhD; Thomas G. Power, PhD; Ashley D. Beck, PhD; Drew Betz, MS; L. Suzanne Goodell, PhD, RD; Veronica Hopwood, PhD; J. Andrea Jaramillo, MA; Jane Lanigan, PhD; AnaMaria Diaz Martinez, Med; Nilda Micheli, BS, Yadira Olivera Guerrero, PhD; Irene Overath, MACEd; Louise Parker, PhD; Guadalupe Ramos, PhD; Yuri P. Thompson, MS; Maria A. Papaioannou, BS; Susan L. Johnson, PhD
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 53, Issue 8, p677-690

Gleason Wilkin

2022 Best Article Finalists

Child Involvement in Choosing a Recipe, Purchasing Ingredients, and Cooking at School Increases Willingness to Try New Foods and Reduces Food Neophobia
Edurne Maiz, PhD; Iratxe Urkia-Susin, MSc; Elena Urdaneta, PhD; Xavier Allirot, PhD
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 53, Issue 12, p999-1007

Primary Health Care Intervention Reduces Added Sugars Consumption During Childhood
Márcia Regina Vitolo, PhD; Paola Seffrin Baratto, MS; Julia Luzzi Valmórbida, MS; Paula dos Santos Leffa, PhD; Caroline Nicola Sangalli, PhD; Carlos Alberto Feldens, PhD
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 53, Issue 4, p279-289

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 2022 Winner and Finalists:

2022 Best GEM Award

GEM No. 606 Yumbox: A Tool to Improve the Quality of Preschoolers’ Packed Lunches
Jennifer Shukaitis, MPH ;Sara Elnakib, PhD, RD; Cara Cuite, PhD
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 53, Issue 8, p719-723

Ozier Yao Medina Sommer

2022 Best GEM Finalist

Best GEM 599: Super Tasters and Mighty Movers: A Booster Program for Sustained Behavior Change in Early Elementary School
Laura L. Bellows, PhD, MPH, RDN; Anna Hambright, MS, RD; Mackenzie J. Ferrante, MS, RD; Savannah Hobbs, Med; Susan L. Johnson, PhD
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 53, Issue 1, p84-86

GEM No. 612: Development of a Tribally-led Gardening Curriculum for Indigenous Preschool Children: The FRESH Study
Marianna S. Wetherill, PhD, MPH, RDN/LD; Emily E. Bourque, RDN/LD; Tori Taniguchi, MPH; Charlotte V. Love, MPH; Margaret Sisk, AFA; Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, DrPH, MPH
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 53, Issue 11, p991-995

Click here to see previous Best GEM award winners.


 JNEB Best Research Brief Award

The Best Research Brief Award is selected each year by the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior’s (SNEB) Journal Committee. All Research Briefs 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 2022 Winner and Finalists:

2022 Best Research Brief

Virtual Avatar Coaching with Community Context for Adult-Child Dyads with Low Income
Jared T. McGuirt, PhD, MPH; Basheerah Enahora, MS, MBA, RDN, LDN; Omari L. Dyson, PhD; Gina L. Tripicchio, PhD, MS, MSEd; Lauryn Mallard; Christopher K. Rhea, PhD
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 53, Issue 3, p232-239

2022 Best Research Brief Finalists

Food-Based Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Learning Activities May Reduce Decline in Preschoolers’ Skin Carotenoid Status
Jocelyn Bayles, BS; Amanda D. Peterson, MS, RDN, LDN; Stephanie Jilcott Pitts, PhD; Hui Bian, PhD; L. Suzanne Goodell, PhD, RDN; Sarah Burkholder, BS; Archana V. Hegde, PhD, BK; Virginia C. Stage, PhD, RDN
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 53, Issue 4, p343-351

Food Photography as a Tool to Assess Type, Quantity, and Quality of Foods in Parent-Packed Lunches for Preschoolers
Savanah Elliott, BS; Morgan L. McCloskey, MSPH; Susan L. Johnson, PhD; Noereem Z. Mena, PhD, RDN; Taren Swindle, PhD; Laura L. Bellows, PhD, MPH, RDN
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 53, Issue 2, p164-173


FNEE Conference Scholarship – 2022 recipients