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, 2021 to the position paper co-chairs, Karina Diaz Rios, PhD, RDN (, and JNEB’s Editor-in-Chief, Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RDN (

Call for Papers for JNEB’s Virtual Learning, Telenutrition and eHealth Interventions Themed Issue

Submissions due by March 30, 2022

JNEB content includes a focus on education and behavior strategies to effectively impart evidence-based nutrition information in the educational and clinical settings, as well as more broadly to the lay public. Increasingly, transmission of nutrition information requires utilization of technology to reach target audiences. This upcoming themed issue invites manuscripts that focus on virtual learning methods, telenutrition, and eHealth/mHealth interventions or delivery mechanisms. 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.

Examples of papers that would fall with this topic include: