Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior to Host 52nd Annual Conference in Orlando, FL

The premier gathering for nutrition education professionals will focus on the theme Nutrition Education: Rooted in Food

Newswise — INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 24, 2019) – The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) will host its 2019 Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, FL July 27-30. The premier gathering for more than 600 nutrition education professionals worldwide allows attendees to connect with hundreds of colleagues from various professions, including extension, public health, government, academia, industry and community settings.

At the 2019 Annual Conference, attendees will have the opportunity to experience education sessions featuring the latest information and trends in nutrition education, including dietary guidelines, educational strategies, nutrition policy and wellness initiatives with a focus on putting research into practice. Planned by SNEB President-Elect Jennifer Wilkins, PhD, RD, Syracuse University, the conference will begin with the George M. Briggs Nutrition Science Symposium moderated by Isobel R. Contento, PhD, CDN, Columbia University, Teachers College and presented by Carlos A. Monteiro, MD, MPH, PhD, University of Sao Paulo and Jean-Claude Moubarac, PhD, MSc, Université de Montréal.

Key conference programming includes:

  • George M. Briggs Science Symposium: Diet Quality Assessment using Food Processing as a Criterion: Current Status and Future Research Directions
  • Fathers and Food: Engaging Fathers of Youth from Birth to Adolescence in Research and Nutrition Education Programs
  • Measure What You Teach: How EFNEP Rooted its New Impact Assessment in Research
  • Future of Food: A Sustainable Food Systems Curriculum for Nutrition Education
  • Bee Marks Communications Symposium: Start Simple with MyPlate - Translating Science into Everyday Inspirations for Healthy Eating
  • Food and Physical Activity Choices for Cancer Prevention: An Opportunity for Nutrition Educators

Additionally, the SNEB Annual Conference will highlight the latest research with poster and oral abstract presentations on topics including healthy communities, families, food service, school nutrition, nutrition education programming, policy and practice, technology, marketing and communications, and weight and health across the lifespans. While nearly one third of the presenters will be student and young professional researchers, poster presenters will also include the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Other notable conference features include an exhibit hall, fun run, student mentoring, pre- and post-conference workshops and tours including a tour to Havana, Cuba, a mobile conference app plus many opportunities for structured or informal networking. Complete conference details are available online at


The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior is an international organization of nutrition education professionals who are dedicated to a world where nutrition education is accessible to all and is integral to decisions impacting individual human health, health policy, and environmental sustainability. To learn more, visit



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