Newswise — The Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) is hosting “From Potato Chips to Mini Meals: Optimizing Nutrient Quality of Snacks,” a live webinar on Tuesday, May 5 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT. With snacking on the rise across all ages and demographics, it’s time we take our mini meals seriously. The average American consumes about one-quarter of their daily calories from snacks, and the most common snacks are calorie-rich and nutrient-poor.

This webinar, sponsored by Dairy Council of California, will outline reality-based solutions to help health professionals teach and motivate their clients to use snacking as an opportunity to fill nutrient gaps, optimize health and achieve their nutrition goals. The behavior economics model will be applied to improve the healthfulness of snacks and to keep energy and blood sugar levels constant throughout the day.

Presenting during the webinar are Dr. Keith Ayoob, EdD, RD, Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Kathryn Hoy, MFN, RD, CDN, Manager, Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs/CEO Food for Fuel LLC. They will explain how snacks serve as ‘mini-meals’ that can contribute significant amounts of nutrients, how to instruct clients how to formulate snacks from food group foods, and how to motivate clients to plan to have healthy, appealing, convenient snacks available throughout the day.

SNEB Members attend webinars free as a benefit of membership. Non-member cost is $25 but the first 100 non-members to register will attend as guests of Dairy Council of California. Attendees will earn 1 CPE from the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Register at

About Dairy Council of CaliforniaDairy Council of California serves as the dairy industry’s contribution to community health by creating science-based nutrition education curriculum and resource that help children and families improve their eating habits and make nutrient-rich choices from all the food groups. For nearly a century, Dairy Council of California has partnered with schools, health professionals and community leaders to offer families simple steps for making balanced food choices while sharing the irreplaceable role that milk and milk products play in a balanced diet.

Funded by California’s dairy farmers and milk processors, Dairy Council of California’s nutrition resources reach millions in California and throughout the United States. Find us at