Newswise — The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) will gather at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, CA from July 30 – August 2 for the 49th Annual Conference. This premier event for nutrition education professionals from around the world allows attendees the opportunity to interface with influential nutritionists from extension, public health, government, academia, industry and community settings.

Beginning with opening keynote speaker Christina Economos, PhD, Associate Director of the John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention and Associate Professor at Tufts University, conference attendees will be able to experience education sessions featuring the latest information on dietary guidelines, educational strategies, nutrition policy and wellness initiatives with a focus on putting research into practice.

Key conference programming includes:• ‘Next Practices’ Requires Collaboration to Solve Complex Issues: A Case for Childhood Obesity 180• Virtual Realities and Digital Health Adaptive Technology for Nutrition and Physical Activity Education across the Life Span• George M. Briggs Nutrition Science Symposium – Update for Nutrition Educators: the Interactive Role of the Human Microbiome, Nutrition and Health• Systems Behavior Change for School Environments: Taking Nutrition Education to the Next Level• Debate: Weight as a Measure of Health vs. Health at Every Size Concepts• Food Insecurity: Double Burden of Malnutrition• Bee Marks Communication Symposium - Talk Is Cheap: How Can Nutrition Educators Lead Better Food Dialogue

In addition to education sessions, the SNEB Annual Conference spotlights the latest research with over 350 abstract presentations on the topics of cooking, shopping, gardening, families; food service, school nutrition; nutrition education programming; policy and practice; technology, marketing and communications; and weight and health across the life cycle. Nearly a third of the presenters will be student and young professional researchers but poster presenters will also include United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture and Food and Nutrition Service Child Nutrition Program grantees.

Additional conference features include an exhibit hall, fun run, student mentoring, pre and post conference workshops and tour plus many opportunities for structured or informal networking. Full conference details are online at

Media representatives are invited to attend at no cost and should contact Rachel Daeger, SNEB Associate Executive Director, to register.