Higher Education

Higher Education Division

Chair: Megan M. Patton-Lopez, PhD, RD
Chair-Elect: Zubaida Qamar, PhD

The goal of the division is to provide individuals who teach nutrition in post-secondary settings the opportunity to network, share methodology, and research perspectives, and to stimulate research to improve the effectiveness of teaching. This goal is met through activities such as giving awards to students for outstanding research, sharing of curriculum ideas and materials, publishing a newsletter, and contributing to program ideas and speakers for the Annual Conference. Members represent a broad spectrum of programs that educate students, provide nutrition education services, and conduct nutrition education-related research.

A class activity shared by Lora Beth Brown, EdD, RDN based on an SNEB Talks 2015 session “Nutrition Science or Science Fiction? A Class Activity and Homework Assignment Promoting Scientific Literacy”

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Higher Education Division Student Research Awards presented at the SNEB Annual Conference. The award is presented annually to outstanding abstract submissions.

  • Undergraduate Student
    • Anna Smith, Bradley UniversityApplying the Transtheoretical Model to Nutrition Facts Label Use Among College Students 
  • Masters Students
    • Sabrina Hafner, BS, University of Rhode IslandSelf-Efficacy of Low-Income 5th Grade Students Who Participated in a Policy, Systems, and Environmental Intervention
    • Ana Florencia Moyeda-Carabaza, BS, Texas Tech UniversityContributing Factors for Effective Nutrition Education Interventions in Children: A Systematic Review
  • Doctoral Students
    • Abeer Almudiahim, MS, University of FloridaReliability of the Self-report Home Food Inventory and the Food Preparation Supplies Checklist in College Students
    • Jesse Chiero, MS, University of ConnecticutLeveraging Local: Messages to Promote Consumption of Local Foods in Elementary Schools
  • Early Career Researcher
    • Chelsea Singleton, PhD, MPH, University of Illinois at ChicagoChallenges and Successes of Operating a Farm-to-Consumer Retail Outlet in an African American Community: A Qualitative Study