Call for Position Paper Topics
As part of SNEB’s strategic plan, our extensive engagement in national issues, and the growth of the Journal, we are continuing to solicit topics for position papers. Position papers provide a comprehensive discussion of SNEB’s policy on one or more topics. Containing extensive background information and analysis, position papers provide a more complete understanding of the issues and rationale for the position(s) set forth by the organization.

Topic proposals should include:

a) Statement of position: (in one or two sentences)

b) Background and rationale for proposed position: (about 1.5 pages, single spaced)

c) Objectives: (For example, “to provide evidence for effectiveness of school cafeteria-based interventions on increasing fruit and vegetables intake among children and youth”). Typically, multiple objectives are submitted targeting major segments of the proposed topic.

d) Key points (to serve as an outline for the position; accompanying peer-reviewed citations for each point should be included)

e) Reference list

f) Suggested authors

g) Collaborating organizations and type of collaborations (if applicable; eg, joint development with another society)

Topic proposals will be reviewed in accordance to the position paper process.

To submit topics for consideration:

Send your topic and a brief rationale by October 1, 2022 through a Submittable form Please direct questions to position paper co-chairs, Rickelle Richards (, and JNEB’s Editor-in-Chief, Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RDN (

Call For Papers for JNEB’s Advances in Dietary Pattern Research Across the Lifespan Themed Issue

Submissions due by April 5, 2023

JNEB is issuing a call for papers for a themed issue focusing on advances in dietary pattern research across the lifespan with priority for interventions that improve health or nutrition outcomes. Novel dietary pattern analyses and education strategies will also be considered.

This call for papers will consider Research Articles, Research Briefs, Reports, Perspectives, Systematic Reviews, Research Methods, and GEMs. Research articles may include evaluation of an intervention, formative research, surveys, or qualitative investigations.

Submit to JNEB through Editorial Manager.