Newswise — The Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) is hosting “Love of Eating… Fear of Food: How to Empower Consumers in an Age of Mistrust,” a live webinar on Wednesday, May 11 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Trust in our food supply and nutrition information is critical to the health of our nation, yet consumers are more skeptical than ever. What can we do to regain their trust and bring the credibility back to the profession?

This webinar, sponsored by Dairy Council of California, will review the historical perspective of the decline of trust; explore how individuals without nutrition expertise have gained a powerful voice in our food system; discuss how to communicate effectively with consumers to reach them with science-based nutrition information; and outline how to promote the health care professional as the expert to rebuild consumer trust in today’s food system. Presenting during the webinar are Sarah Downs, MBA, RDN and JJ Jones from The Center for Food Integrity. They will explain how nutrition educators can practice values-based communication skills to engage more effectively with consumers, patients, clients and colleagues; provide balance and perspective to the food and nutrition dialog through meaningful connections with consumers, clients and patients; and utilize tools and strategies to rebuild consumer trust in nutrition science and the food supply, positioning the nutrition and health professional as the experts.

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 the Society for Nutrition Education and BehaviorThe Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior is an international organization of nutrition education professionals who are dedicated to promoting effective nutrition education and communication to support and improve healthful behaviors with a vision of healthy communities through nutrition education and advocacy. Visit the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior at SNEB is a USDA/CNPP National Strategic Partner.

About Dairy Council of California For nearly a century, Dairy Council of California has partnered with educators, health professionals and communities to elevate the health of children and parents through the pursuit of lifelong healthy eating habits. Funded by California's dairy farm families and local milk processors, Dairy Council of California's science-based nutrition education resources, Mobile Dairy Classroom assemblies, training programs and online tools reach millions in California and throughout the United States. Learn more at