Thank you for your interest in serving on SNEB’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. At this point the committee is looking for a Student representative. (This position is in addition to the Student Division Representative.)

The primary purpose of the DEI Committee is to assist in ensuring that SNEB remains vigilant in its commitment surrounding its work around racial equity, commitment to openness and respect within the organization. DEI members will serve a two-year term (serving July 30-August 1 for two consecutive years) and terms are staggered. All members are eligible for a maximum of (2) consecutive two-year terms.

Please complete this interest form by Friday, October 13. All forms will be reviewed by DEI Committee chair Elizabeth Alden and Board Liaison Stephany Parker with committee members notified the week of October 25.

DEI member’s roles and responsibilities include:

  • Participating in monthly conference calls (1 hour)
  •  Providing input/comments on SNEB priority issues;
  • Providing input/suggestions on DEI activities
  • Assist in building a repository of reference materials for membership
  • Liaising with Divisions to communicate the work of the DEI committee
  • Representing the DEI committee on other work being done around DEI and reporting back
  • Developing next steps to continue the work of the DEI committee

To continue to foster this commitment to DEI, SNEB has committed to developing a repository of DEI resources that members may use to guide the work they are doing. The committee's initial thought for the repository is that it may contain resources used directly with the audiences for whom we provide nutrition education, as well as training resources for staff and students. Additions can represent work done by or that is supportive of food-, food system-, food sector-, and nutrition-related practitioners, academics, researchers, policymakers, government officials, and advocates. Examples include research with disaggregated demographic data and analysis; tools used in nutrition education to make the space more inclusive; advocacy tools to create more diverse spaces, or guidance for academics to center justice in their research and teaching. In addition, resources available to provide accurate and culturally relevant translations of materials for various target audiences are also welcomed. Additions will be reviewed and categorized to ensure that the SNEB membership finds the repository appropriate, useful, and relevant.

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.

   The SNEB International Conference, each year, brings together practitioners, academics, researchers and policy advocates from around the world to discuss the transformational power that nutrition education and behavior change solutions can have to promote equity, public and planetary health and ultimately contribute to sustainable development.

   We are now kicking off the season of planning for our 2024 SNEB International Conference, and the planning committee is pleased to invite you to submit proposals for:

  • Concurrent Sessions
  • General Sessions
  • Local Tours
  • Activity Sessions (Non-CEU; Yoga, Zumba, Meditation, etc.)
  • Side events (Pre or Post Conference workshops)

   The 2024 SNEB International Conference will be held under the theme "Understanding Foodways: Learning, Growing and Sustaining". We encourage you to consider this theme while preparing your program submissions. 

   The conference will be held the week of July 29, 2024 in Knoxville, TN.

   SNEB members and partner organizations are encouraged to submit proposals to enrich the conference's content with ancillary events, including pre- or post-conference workshops.

Before submitting your program proposal, please take note of the following:

  • Submissions must be received by October 31, 2023, to be guaranteed consideration by the program committee.
  • Remember that we only use the online platform “Submittable” to accept and review submissions.
  • Please be sure to provide complete information for all fields.
  • We recommend live presentations, where speakers can physically attend.
  • All conference sessions must be submitted by SNEB members. You can learn more about how to become a member here.
  • For questions, do not hesitate to contact the planning committee at:
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior