Newswise — The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior annual conference, Raising Reliance and Resilience, brings together nutrition educators from around the globe to focus on building equity, planetary health, future nutrition education, healthy children and youth, plus research and evaluation.

From August 8 – 10, 2021, the virtual conference will focus on timely topics including:

  • Prioritizing equity when making policy, system, and environment change;
  • The impact of COVID-19 on the emergency food system;
  • Race, privilege, and bias in formal education and its impact on community health and nutrition education; and
  • The role of research in resilient and sustainable food systems.

“Our world is in a period of rapid change and many are feeling a sense of urgency, given the ongoing trauma of racial injustice, economic and political upheaval, global pandemic and more frequent, severe climate changes,” said SNEB President-elect and conference chair Jasia Steinmetz, PhD, RD. “Nutrition educators are at the nexus, as the primary educators about food, nutrition and diet to achieve both public and planetary health. Our vision is that people are empowered through our efforts.”

Each day of the conference will feature a keynote presentation along with two breakout sessions. Attendees will interact with the speakers and fellow attendees through chat and live virtual networking rooms.

Current nutrition education research from across the world will be presented live through over 175 oral and poster abstract sessions. Abstracts of this research will be published in the July 2021 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

The over 50 hours of conference programming has been approved for continuing education units by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, and National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Registration for members of the Society as well as non-members is now open with an early registration discount valid through July 12. To register and for more information, please visit

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The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior is an international organization of nutrition education professionals who are dedicated to advancing food and nutrition education research, practice, and policy that promote equity, and support public and planetary health. To learn more, visit