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.

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.

SNEB 2023:  Empowering Food Citizens: Together for Nutrition and Food Systems Transformation. Re-connect, Re-nourish, Re-inspire…

  • Research
  • Program
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

Abstract Types
Abstract Review Criteria
2022 Abstract Supplement in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Headlines are 125 characters. Abstracts are limited to 325 words that does not include authors information.
If you have questions about submitting an SNEB abstract, please contact

SNEB Foundation Scholarship Application - 2023

The goal of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation (SNEB Foundation) Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance for recipients to attend the SNEB Annual Conference.
The number of scholarships awarded each year will depend on available funding.  The 2023 conference is being planned with both in-person and virtual programming. If you are unable to travel and would prefer to be considered for a scholarship for virtual registration only, please indicate that choice on the nomination form.
The Foundation budgets to award five graduate or undergraduate, one international and one community scholarship each year but continues to fundraise in order to increase that number.

There are three categories for student applicants: Graduate, Undergraduate and International. The scholarship amount for the 2023 Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships is $500 for in-person conference attendance.  The International Scholarship is awarded $1,000, to help cover extra travel costs for those residing outside the U.S. Each scholarship will help students offset the costs of attending the SNEB Annual Conference in Washington, DC.  Only one scholarship award will be given to each recipient. In addition to the monetary award, the recipient will receive complimentary conference registration.
Virtual conference scholarships do not include a travel stipend but recipients will receive complimentary conference registration.
Criteria for Eligibility
To be eligible for consideration for a student scholarship the applicant must be a Student Member of SNEB.  Student Members are: Individuals who are registered as full-time students or are actively working on a degree at an accredited college or university or are enrolled in a dietetic intern program.  Student status must be verified by having a faculty member sign the membership application.  Non-members can join at htp://
All applicants must also be at the beginning of their professional careers in nutrition, dietetics, or related field, i.e., they must have 3 years or fewer of professional work experience. Prior Foundation scholarship recipients are not eligible to reapply for the same category of scholarship.

The goal of the Community Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to those who work in community-based nutrition education programs.  The 2023 award amount is $500 to cover travel costs for attending the conference in Washington, DC.  In addition to the monetary award, the recipient will receive complimentary conference registration. Virtual conference scholarships do not have a monetary award but recipients will receive complimentary conference registration.
Criteria for Eligibility

  • Work for a 501(c)3 nonprofit or governmental entity
  • Work for community-based initiative that offers nutrition education or other programs to improve nutrition behaviors
  • Have worked in the field for at least one year

The application form and essay must be submitted by March 1, 2023.

All essays will be rated based on the quality of response to the question "How do you plan to apply what you learn from conference to your studies, research, or professional career related to nutrition education?"  The reviewers will evaluate essays on the following criteria:

  • Originality/creativity/innovation in nutrition education.  How is your research or work enhancing the field of nutrition education?  (This can be expressed by describing work you are already doing or  work you are interested in pursuing in the future.)
  • Ability to apply information from SNEB conference to career potential  How will exposure to conference sessions help you advance your nutrition education career goals? 
  • Ability to express ideas well and convey information clearly and concisely.

Scholarship recipients will be chosen by June 1, 2023, and notified by the SNEB Foundation President and Scholarship Committee Chair.  Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the SNEB Foundation Meeting and other Annual Conference activities/sessions.

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