SNEB Foundation

SNEB Foundation Mission: To support the next generation of nutrition educators.

  • Our legal name is: Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation
  • Our tax identification number is: 51-0147071
  • Our address is: 3502 Woodview Trace, Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46268

Annual Levels of Giving - Support the Future of Nutrition Education

While we appreciate any level of contribution, those that give at the following levels will be recognized in a number of ways, including at the SNEB annual meeting and in JNEB. 



Diamond – $1,000

  • Gail Gates, PhD, RD

Emerald – $500

  • Kendra Kattelmann, PhD, RDN, LN

Ruby –  $250

  • Mary Anne Burkman, MPH, RDN

Jade –  $100

  • Sarah Ash, PhD
  • Amy Mobley, PhD, RD
  • Suzanne Piscopo, PhD

Topaz - $50

  • Christine McCullum-Gomez, PhD, RDN

Pearl - $25

  • Caroline Webber, PhD, MPH, RD

Thank you to our past donors:

SNEB Foundation Donors: 2017-2018

SNEB Foundation Donors: 2016-2017

SNEB Foundation Past Presidents

Isobel Contento, PhD, 2017-2018, 2018-2019

Nicole Turner, MS, 2015-2016, 2016-2017

LeeAnn Mandrillo, MPA, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015

Martha Archuleta, PhD, RD, 2010-2011, 2011-2012

Linda Eatherton, 2008-2009, 2009-2010

Ardyth Gillespie, PhD, 2006-2007, 2007-2008

Frances Coletta, PhD, RD, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2006

In Memoriam

Joanne Pakel Ikeda  

May 17, 1944 – November 27, 2018

SNEB mourns the loss of internationally known nutritionist, Joanne P. Ikeda, who traveled to a new dimension on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Instead of flowers, Joanne requested donations in her name be made to the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation. The Society and its Foundation extends its gratitude to those who have made contributions to honor Joanne's remarkable life. 

Antoinette Betschart | Nancy Bloom Eunice Amenyenu Bonsi 

Mary Anne Burkman - "In memory of a good friend and respected colleague - Joanne Ikeda." 

Mary Noel Chavez Elizabeth H. Chen Kathleen Crawford

George & Catherine Criticos - "In memory of Joanne Pakel Ikeda." 

Patricia Criticos - "This donation is in memory of Joanne Pakel Ikeda."

Elizabeth G. Crockett Dr. Marilyn Townsend and Dr. Clyde Elmore

Mary Fujii Hiroshi Fukuda Koichi Fukuda

Dang Family Charitable Fund Patricia and Raymond Hammerschmitt

Chuck Headlee and Bonnie Pakel Headlee - "In loving memory of Joanne Pakel Ikeda, our dear sister and a wonderful advocate for nutrition education. You will be in our hearts forever."

Christine Helwick - "To honor of Joanne Ikeda's remarkable life."

Arnell Hinkle - "In loving memory of a wonderful teacher, colleague and friend."

Melinda + Jennifer Ikeda - "In honor of our amazing mother."

Roy Ikeda - "In memory of Joanne Pakel Ikeda, a wonderful wife and mother."

Satsuki Ina - "On behalf of the Tule Lake Committee." 

Kathryn Jung - "We will all miss Joanne very much. She was truly an amazing individual whose dedication to cross cultural work in nutrition education has benefited so many people."

Kendra Kattelmann - "I am donating in memory of Joanne Ikeda." 

Susan Kawaichi - "In memory of Joanne Ikeda from Ken and Susan Kawaichi."

Erin Koster - "In honor of Joanne Pakel Ikeda. Wishing our sister Jenny and everyone Joanne touched peace and love from her union family, FWOS."

Michael Kuryla Mary and Ben Ishisaki Meghan Leineweber

Adam Lilly Charles and Judith Long Hiroko Moriwaki

Martha L. Lopez - "In Memory of Joanne Pakel Ikeda, Former President of Society for Nutrition Education." 

Hiroshi Nakai - "In memory of Joanne Pakel Ikeda." 

Suzy Pelican - "In memory of Joanne Ikeda, whose energy, tenacity, courage, and good humor were great gifts to all whose lives she touched."

Rickelle RichardsGrace and Richard O'Leary Lorrene Ritchie

Eileen Smallwood and Linda Randall - "In memory of Joanne Pakel Ikeda From Linda Randall and Eileen Smallwood."

Fair Wage On Stage Christina Stark William Lew Tan

Irland and Kathy Tashima - "Please acknowledge this donation to Roy Ikeda."

Lynn Tsumoto - "In fond memory of Joanne Ikeda."

Adrienne White

Norma Wightman - "In Memory of Joanne Patel Ikeda." 

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation invites organizations and individuals to support the nutrition education profession through our many initiatives. Opportunities to make contributions are outlined below.

As a non-profit organization, the Foundation seeks philanthropic support and partners who understand the importance of reaching people at every stage in life to positively impact their overall nutrition and health. The SNEB Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

The work of each SNEB member extends far beyond that of the individual professional that belongs to the Society. Our members touch the lives of hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands, of individuals each year. This audience is invaluable to any organization trying to reach the nutrition education community.

Scholarship Programs

Deadline to submit nominations for the 2019 scholarships was March 1.

Community Scholarships
The goal of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) Foundation Community Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to those who offer community-based nutrition education programs to attend the SNEB Annual Conference. Only one scholarship award will be given to each recipient.

Congratulations to the 2019 recipients:

  • Anna Curry, MS, RD, Whispering Roots

Student Scholarships
The SNEB Foundation also offers Student Scholarships and the Robin Orr Memorial International Student Scholarship. The goal of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation (SNEBF) Student Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to student members of SNEB who wish to attend the SNEB Annual Conference. The Student Scholarship Program allows many national and international students the opportunity to attend the Annual Conference. The scholarship will help students offset the costs of attending the SNEB Annual Conference. Only one scholarship award will be given to each recipient.

Congratulations to the 2019 recipients:

  • Ana Mitchell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Jessica Soldavini, MPH, RD, LD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Bethany Williams, MSH, University of Oklahoma, College of Allied Health
  • Hannah Kate Wilson, BS, University of Georgia
  • Israel Rios-Castillo, School of Nutrition, University of Panama, International Student Scholarship recipient 

Undergraduate Scholarships
The goal of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation (SNEBF) Undergraduate Student Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to student members of SNEB who wish to attend the SNEB Annual Conference.


George M. Briggs Memorial Fund
Established for the purpose of supporting symposia or seminars that communicate current advancements in evidence-based nutrition science. Professor George McSpadden Briggs was the founding President of the Society and the founder of the Journal of Nutrition Education. George M. Briggs made numerous contributions as a nutrition scientist dedicated to teaching, research and public service.

Bee Marks Fund
Established to honor Bee Marks for her career achievements in advancing nutrition communications and marketing supported by evidence-based science. The purpose of the Bee Marks Fund is to support educational seminars that showcase current advancements in the methodologies, best-practices and breakthrough creative techniques relating to evidence-based nutrition communications and marketing.

Helen Denning Ullrich Annual Award of Excellence in Nutrition Education Endowment Fund
Established for the purpose of providing an annual award in honor of Helen Denning Ullrich which recognizes an SNEB member for outstanding achievement in the field of nutrition education. Helen was one of a group of pioneering leaders who were dedicated to making sound nutrition education a tool for effective change. She was the first Editor of the Journal of Nutrition Education.

External Funding Policy

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) and the SNEB Foundation (SNEBF) seek funding that supports our mission, vision, and guiding principles. In doing so, SNEB and SNEBF seek to foster an atmosphere of appreciation of the contributors as well as one of transparency to SNEB members and the public. These funds are used to enhance the work of the Society and increase benefits to members.

Read the entire policy

Organizational Membership

We value the free exchange of ideas, opinions, and research that advances knowledge in nutrition and health. These ideas provide a unique forum for your organization to experience innovative strategies in nutrition education, as well as allow you to participate in expressing a range of views on important nutrition issues. We invite you to become involved in the Society and our Foundation.

Altarum Learning ZoneXpress
Canned Food Alliance National Dairy Council
Commission on Economic Opportunity Seafood Nutrition Partnership
Dairy Council of California Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters
Egg Nutrition Center/American Egg Board The University of New England
Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy,
Teachers College Columbia University
 Download an application to join as an organizational member

Organizational Membership Benefits Include:

All the rights and privileges of professional membership in SNEB for a designated representative. This includes an annual subscription to the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB), member e-communications, member conference rates, and voting rights.

  • A portion of the Organizational Membership fee is a donation to the SNEB Foundation funding student scholarships
  • Additional membership for one person at the Associate level of membership.
  • Advance notice of sponsorship and exhibit space, invitation to an organizational member reception, recognition in on-site program and on signage as an Organizational Member during the SNEB Annual Conference.
  • Recognition as a SNEB/SNEB Foundation Organizational Member in each issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB) and on the Society’s website.
  • Potential to recommend issues for inclusion as JNEB point/counterpoint dialogues.
  • Direct access to SNEB members through a 20% discount on JNEB advertising and the SNEB member mailing list rental.
  • Opportunity to serve as a member of the SNEB Foundation Board of Trustees and actively participate in leadership that shapes the future of nutrition.
  • Organizational member pricing on hosted webinars and electronic surveys. See Additional Benefits sheet for more information.
  • Opportunity to conduct one in-person focus group/salon with SNEB leadership scheduled during the SNEB Annual Conference or via webinar