The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB) is inviting applications to its Mentored Editorship Program. The successful candidate will work closely with Associate Editors and the Editor in Chief (EiC) to participate in the JNEB editorial peer-review process.


The Mentored Editor (MEd) participates in the JNEB’s editorial process. In close collaboration with the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors, the MEd is responsible for co-managing manuscript submissions, including assessing manuscript fit, identifying ad hoc reviewers, appraising reviews and rebuttals, and writing reports to communicate decisions and their rationale to authors.

This is a 2-year volunteer position, organized in 4 mentoring rotations, each with a different JNEB Associate Editor mentor. In each rotation, the MEd is expected to co-manage 1-3 manuscripts, investing sufficient time to evaluate the manuscripts, foster the reviews, and create decisions. Due to the nature of these responsibilities, the time commitment will range from 0 to 5 hours a week. Other position activities include familiarizing with JNEB Associate Editor Handbook, participating in regular JNEB staff activities, and attending SNEB Journal Committee meetings. The MEd sets learning goals with the Associate Editor and will be evaluated towards these goals after each rotation. In appreciation, the MEd will receive SNEB conference registration during their time of service.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience as a peer reviewer in nutrition education and behavior or related field
  • Hold a doctoral-level terminal degree, e.g., EdD, PhD, MD

Application review will begin on April 1. Applicants must submit the following materials using this Application Form:

  1. Cover letter (describing related experience and how the MEd experience advances the candidate’s career goals)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Declaration of conflict of interests
  4. Description of activities in publishing and reviewing.

Special consideration will be given to early-career scholars and those from underrepresented groups. The MEd is to provide correspondence from their supervisor or department chair supporting the appointment.

For questions about this opportunity, please contact the Editor-in-Chief, (, or the Mentored Editorship Subcommittee chair, (

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Nutrition in Higher Education Award is presented to recognize outstanding SNEB members for their scholarly contributions to and student engagement in higher education. This award is designed to honor exemplary nutrition faculty who motivate college student learning through innovative and effective teaching methods. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Nutrition in Higher Education Award committee will be comprised of at least three members of the Higher Education Division Leadership Team (chair, chair-elect, and at least one other member). 


The reviewers will evaluate the nominee based on the following criteria:

● Scholarly contributions to teaching and learning nutrition higher education

● Student engagement and mentorship

To recognize the efforts of others to shape and promote policies that promote health-related to nutrition, physical activity, and/or attainment of health equity, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior’s Advisory Committee on Public Policy 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 health-related to nutrition, physical activity, and/or attainment of health equity. Up to three awards will be presented as the ACPP awards committee and the SNEB board approves. One annual Outstanding Health Promotion Policy Award will be selected from all of the bestowed awards from the year and will be presented at the annual conference.


  • Awardees can be an individual or a group
  • Must have a policy focus related to the mission and vision of SNEB
  • Must have developed, implemented, or supported an environmental policy-based change that promotes healthy lifestyles health related to food, nutrition, physical activity, and/or attainment of health equity
  • Nominees do not need to be members of SNEB to receive this award.  SNEB members are eligible.

The SNEB Foundation has started an oral history project of interviewing past presidents and leaders. As part of the introduction to this project we would like to visually demonstrate all of the places touched by the work of SNEB nutrition educators. Would you please share any copyright free photos and videos from your work along with a short description? 

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 JNEB Policy.

To submit topics for consideration:

Completed forms will be sent to the position paper co-chairs, Rickelle Richards and JNEB’s Editor-in-Chief, Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RDN.

Resolutions provide a route for members to propose that SNEB adopt a position, take an action, or endorse a policy or principles in a formal manner.  The SNEB Bylaws (2.4) state that:  Members of the corporation may initiate and submit for a vote by the membership resolutions regarding matters on which the members advocate that the corporation take a position or action or advocate that the corporation establish a policy.

An individual, group of SNEB members, SNEB Division or SNEB committee may submit a resolution for consideration by the membership. SNEB members serving on the Board of Directors or who are a Board Member-Elect will not be eligible to author, or be a signatory on, any resolutions during their terms in office.   

Drafters are encouraged to prepare concise, well-organized resolutions.  See examples of previous resolutions online. To make a resolution readable and easy to understand, authors may not wish to include every rationale or fact that supports the proposed motion.  Authors are welcome to provide longer statements during the comment process, especially if the topic is complex, to help assure that members can make a well-informed judgment about the resolution.

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