Leveraging the Power of Nutrition Educator Competencies

About the Webinar

SNEB has been a leader in developing effective nutrition education and nutrition educators as far back as 1987 when the first competencies were issued by the society. Updated by a task force in 2016, the SNEB Nutrition Educator Competencies emerged as a key Society activity during the course of recent strategic planning. 

SNEB members will discover the opportunities that the NE Competencies afford their practice.  As described by SNEB President Jennifer Wilkins in the JNEB "Competence includes “knowledge, skills, abilities, and traits,” and is considered a key determinant of professional performance. Being the only professional organization focused solely on nutrition education — as a practice, as a rich area of scholarship and research, and as a focus for policy advocacy — it makes sense for SNEB to be a leader in the development of nutrition education competencies. Our highly relevant nutrition educator competencies provide a useful checklist for practitioners, academics making curricular decisions, and researchers evaluating program impacts domestically and globally. They reflect a consistent need to understand not only emerging science about diet and health and motivations and skills needed for behavior change but also the complex and intertwined influences that families, communities, food systems and policy on food decision-making. Further, they are consistent with SNEB’s mission, which calls on practitioners, researchers, academics, and advocates to promote equity and support public and planetary health."  Participants will learn briefly about the genesis and development of the competencies, ideas on how to use and apply the competencies for their personal growth and for their work; and upcoming events.


About the Presenters

Sarah Ash, Isobel Contento, Melissa D. Olfert,  Sarah Colby (Chair), Ellie Dodge, Elizabeth Hall, Jasia Steinmetz, Nurgul Fitzgerald

Education Benefits

Participants of this webinar will receive 1 CEU for live attendance. The webinar provides information on the following:

SNEB Nutrition Educator Competencies
Nutrition Education Program Design Implementation and Evaluation 

CDR Performance Indicators
1.2.2, 3.1.4, 3.2.1, 6.1.8

CDR Learning Need Codes
1010, 6010, 7160

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