The Society for Nutrition Education (SNE) Board of Directors, meeting prior to the opening session of the Annual Conference in Kansas City, MO, unanimously agreed to investigate modifying the name of the organization to the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior based on a recommendation from the SNE Future Strategies Task Force.
The change will align the name of the 43-year-old organization with the society’s scholarly publication, the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, and will spotlight SNE’s commitment to linking its rich research base with on-the-ground practitioners to support their efforts to change behavior.
“At the conference we are introducing a new membership category for those working as allied health professionals and paraprofessionals in diverse fields such as journalism, culinary arts and nursing,” said Tracy Fox, MPH, RD, outgoing president. “With access to the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, professional development webinars, and our listserv, these new associate members will gain valuable information on the latest research and best practices to help in their efforts to promote positive behavior change.”
In addition to investigating the name change, the Board will identify ways to promote greater recognition of nutrition researchers, strengthen engagement with our international members to ensure a more global perspective, and expand interactive education and cutting edge research sessions during the annual conference.
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The Society for Nutrition Education (SNE) represents the professional interests of nutrition educators. SNE is dedicated to promoting effective nutrition education and communication to support and improve healthful behaviors.