SNEB Vision: Healthy communities, food systems and behaviors.
SNEB Mission: To promote effective nutrition education and
healthy behavior through research, policy and practice.
SNEB regularly participates in public policy activities as they relate
to the mission and vision of the Society. By being actively involved in the
conversation, SNEB can make change happen! SNEB and the Advisory Committee on
Public Policy (ACPP) represent members' interests and positions nutrition
educators to be the preferred providers of food, nutrition and health services.
As a part of these efforts SNEB and the ACPP seek to recognize the efforts of
others who are making a difference in the health of communities by shaping and
promoting policies that promote health.
Promotion Policy Award
recognize the efforts of others to shape and promote policies that promote
health or healthy lifestyles, 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 the food and/or
physical activity environment. 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.
- Individuals from government agencies, national and community
organizations, academia, extension and the private sector may apply.
- 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 related to
nutrition and/or physical activity.
- SNEB members as well as non-members are eligible to be nominated for this award.
committee of at least three ACPP members will evaluate nominations as they are
submitted. Nominees will be evaluated based on the following criteria, and one
award will be presented at SNEB’s annual meeting. “Runner-up” nominees may also
be recognized with a letter at the discretion of ACPP and approval by SNEB
Board of Directors.
- The nominee was involved in creating and/or implementing an
environmental or policy-based change that promoted health or a healthy
lifestyle related to nutrition and/or physical activity.
- The policy or policy-based changes supported a positive food
and/or physical activity environment.
- The policy or policy-based change(s) has had a positive impact, or
has the potential to have a positive impact on the food and/or physical activity
environment. Greater consideration will be given to nominations where the
policy or policy-based change can/has demonstrated some level of impact.
- A collaborative process was used to assure success of the policy
- Press clippings, journal articles, or other supporting material
will be considered in the nomination evaluation process.