Newswise — INDIANAPOLIS, IN – August 9, 2013 – The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB) announces the 2013 Best Article and Best Great Educational Material (GEM) awards to be presented at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) annual conference, “Nutrition Education: Going from Good to Great,” in Portland, Oregon, August 9 - 12. These annual awards recognize the authors of the best article and best GEM, published each year in JNEB, as judged by members of the JNEB Journal Committee and Board of Editors. All authors will receive a plaque and the lead authors will receive a monetary award.
The Best Article Award will be presented to authors Carole A. Bisogni, PhD; Margaret Jastran, RD; Marc Seligson, BS; Alyssa Thompson, for their article, “How People Interpret Healthy Eating: Contributions of Qualitative Research,” published in the July/August 2012 issue of JNEB. The best article was selected from 88 published articles, briefs, and reports. Dr. Bisogni will present the results of the Best Article following the conference opening keynote on Saturday, August 10.
The Best GEM award was presented to Megan Lent, BS; Tisa F. Hill, MPH; Jamie S. Dollahite, PhD, RD; Wendy S. Wolfe, PhD; Katherine L. Dickin, PhD, for “Healthy Children, Healthy Families: Parents Making a Difference! A Curriculum Integrating Key Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Parenting Practices to Help Prevent Childhood Obesity,” published in the January/February 2012 issue of JNEB. GEMs are resources developed to educate on certain topics or distribute programs to help in the nutrition education field. The best GEM was selected from 9 published GEMs.
Detailed conference information is online at http://www.sneb.org/events/conference.html.
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 www.sneb.org.
ABOUT THE JOURNAL OF NUTRITION EDUCATION AND BEHAVIOR (www.jneb.org) The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB), the official journal of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB), is a refereed, scientific periodical that serves as a resource for all professionals with an interest in nutrition education and dietary/physical activity behaviors. The purpose of JNEB is to document and disseminate original research, emerging issues, and practices relevant to nutrition education and behavior worldwide and to promote healthy, sustainable food choices. It supports the society’s efforts to disseminate innovative nutrition education strategies, and communicate information on food, nutrition, and health issues to students, professionals, policy makers, targeted audiences, and the public. It is published by Elsevier.
The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior features articles that provide new insights and useful findings related to nutrition education research, practice, and policy. The content areas of JNEB reflect the diverse interests of health, nutrition, education, Cooperative Extension, and other professionals working in areas related to nutrition education and behavior. As the Society's official journal, JNEB also includes occasional policy statements, issue perspectives, and member communications.