Awards

SNEB Annual Conference Awards

Each year at SNEB's Annual Conference, roughly a dozen awards are given out by the Society, its Foundation, Divisions, Committees and associated organizations. Below is a list of awards given, including a description of each and their criteria for selection.

Early Professional | Mid-Professional | Lifetime Achievement | KSCN Achievement | KSCN Student | Research | Student Research | Program ImpactPublic Policy

All award submissions were due March 1. Submissions have been reviewed and compiled into a report for SNEB's Board of Directors. All nominees will be notified no later than May 1.

SNEB Early Professional Achievement Award (<10 years in the profession)

This award is presented to 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 (fewer than 10 years in the profession).

Criteria for Selection

An award committee is appointed and chaired by SNEB's past president to evaluate nominations using the following criteria:

  • nominated by a current SNEB member;
  • currently a member of SNEB;
  • been a member of SNEB for at least three cumulative, though not necessarily consecutive, years (Student and Early Professional membership applies);
  • worked in nutrition education and promotion for at least one but not more than nine years after completing their terminal degree (e.g., one year after their bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree); and
  • record of outstanding achievement in the field of nutrition education and promotion, and made acknowledged contributions to the field, such as:
    • 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);
    • success or impact of nutrition education and promotion, resources, grants or programs;
    • policy changes garnered in support of nutrition education and promotion to assure sustainability and/or growth of a program, intervention, or other type of nutrition education and promotion effort;
    • leadership of nutrition education and promotion programs;
    • collaborations on and publication of scholarly materials; or institutional/national/regional reports related to nutrition education and promotion; or
    • contribution to SNEB, as a volunteer leader or in another capacity that fosters SNEB's mission to promote effective nutrition education and healthy behavior through research, policy and practice, including accepted SNEB annual conference session proposals or abstracts and webinar proposals.

Ideal candidates for this award should also be active contributors to the Society and rising up in their leadership and service to the Society.

SNEB Mid-Career Professional Achievement Award (10-20 years in the profession)

This award recognizes 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.

Criteria for Selection

An award committee is appointed and chaired by SNEB's past president to evaluate nominations using the following criteria:

  • nominated and sponsored by a current SNEB member in any membership category;
  • current SNEB Professional Membership;
  • SNEB Professional Member status for at least five cumulative, though not necessarily consecutive, years;
  • at least ten but not more than 19 years of professional work in nutrition education;
  • professional accomplishments in the field of nutrition education, such as:
    • record of outstanding achievement in the field of nutrition education and promotion and made acknowledged contributions to the field, including:
      • breadth and quality of  accomplishments (e.g., teaching, advocacy, curriculum and materials development, work with other organizations, media, industry, policy makers, and other collaborators); or
      • the success or impact of the nutrition education and promotion, resources,  grants or program changes garnered in support of the nutrition education and promotion to assure sustainability and/or growth of a program, intervention, or other type of nutrition education and promotion effort;
    • leadership of large nutrition education and promotion programs; or
    • collaborations and publication of scholarly materials related to nutrition education and promotion;
  • and significant contribution to SNEB, as a volunteer leader or in another capacity that fosters SNEB's mission to promote effective nutrition education and healthy behavior through research, policy and practice.

SNEB/SNEB Foundation Helen Denning Ullrich Annual Award for Lifetime Excellence in Nutrition Education (>20 years in the profession)

This award is given for outstanding achievement in the field of nutrition education.

Criteria for Selection

An award committee is appointed and chaired by SNEB's past president to evaluate nominations using the following criteria:

  • nominated and sponsored by a current SNEB member in any membership category;
  • at least 20 years of professional work in nutrition education;
  • current Professional Membership in SNEB;
  • Professional Member status for at least 5 cumulative, though not necessarily consecutive, years;
  • professional accomplishments in the field of nutrition education, such as:
    • record of outstanding achievement in the field of nutrition education and promotion;
    • made acknowledged contributions to the field, including:
      • breadth and quality of  accomplishments (e.g., teaching, advocacy, curriculum and materials development, work with other organizations, media, industry, policy makers, and other collaborators); or
      • the success or impact of the nutrition education and promotion, resources, grants or program changes garnered in support of the nutrition education and promotion to assure sustainability and/or growth of a program, intervention, or other type of nutrition education and promotion effort;
    • leadership of large nutrition education and promotion programs or collaborations; or
    • publication of scholarly materials related to nutrition education and promotion;
  • significant contribution to SNEB as a volunteer leader or in another capacity that fosters SNEB's mission to promote effective nutrition education and healthy behavior through research, policy and practice.

KSCN-SNEB Achievement Award

The Korean Society of Community Nutrition - Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Achievement Award is presented to SNEB members who made significant contribution to the field of community nutrition, especially for Korean Americans and/or minority populations in the U.S.

Criteria for Selection

  • nominated and sponsored by a current SNEB member in any membership category;
  • current SNEB Professional Membership;
  • Professional Member status for at least five cumulative, though not necessarily consecutive, years;
  • professional accomplishments in the field of community nutrition, in particular to increase diversity in the field and to improve our knowledge and practice for minority populations; and
  • members who have facilitated relationships between SNEB and KSCN.

SNEB's Awards Committee will submit three candidates for this award to KSCN for final selection.

KSCN-SNEB Student Award

Criteria for Selection

  • nominated and sponsored by a current SNEB member in any membership category;
  • must be an MS or Ph.D. candidate at a four-year university;
  • research work should improve our knowledge and practice in the field of community nutrition to better our service to minority populations in the U.S. or to international communities.

SNEB's Awards Committee will submit three candidates for this award to KSCN for final selection.

SNEB Nutrition Education Research Award

This award is given to acknowledge outstanding research achievement in the field of nutrition education.

Criteria for Selection

  • nominated and sponsored by a current SNEB member in any membership category (self-nominations are acceptable);
  • current SNEB member;
  • SNEB Professional Member for at least five cumulative, though not necessarily consecutive, years;
  • record of outstanding achievement in the field of nutrition education research, such as 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.

SNEB Higher Education Division's Student Research Awards

These awards recognize master's and doctoral level student research in nutrition education. The award includes a monetary prize to offset conference attendance. Winners are also recognized in the Conference proceedings and during the annual business meeting.

There is no separate submission form for these awards. Simply indicate your desire to be considered when submitting your abstract.

Nutrition Education Program Impact Award

This award is presented annually to an individual or group for their 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, to have been intended to be a research study, or to have been published. However, documented evidence of the program's success is required.

Criteria for Selection

An award committee is appointed and chaired by SNEB's past president to evaluate nominations 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
  • 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

Each of the criteria will receive a score from 0 to 5. The program with highest total score will receive the award.

ACPP Health Promotion Policy Award

To recognize the efforts of others to shape and promote policies that promote health or healthy lifestyles, SNEB's Advisory Committee on Public Policy (ACPP) 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.

While multiple awards may be given throughout the year, one annual Outstanding Health Promotion Policy Award will be selected from all of the bestowed awards from the year and presented at the Annual Conference.