Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior announces Best Article and GEM 2018 Award recipients

Indianapolis, August 7, 2018

The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB) announces the 2018 Best Article and Best Great Educational Material (GEM) awards presented at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) 51st Annual Conference, “Optimizing Impact: Supporting Food Systems with Nutrition Education,” held in Minneapolis, MN, July 21, 2018. These annual awards recognize the authors of the best article and best GEM published in the prior 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.

This year, the Best Article Award is being presented to authors Matthew M. Graziose, Pamela A. Koch, Y. Claire Wang, Heewon Lee Gray, and Isobel R. Contento for their article “Cost-effectiveness of a Nutrition Education Curriculum Intervention in Elementary Schools,” published in the September 2017 issue of JNEB. The best article was selected from 105 published articles, briefs, and reports. Dr. Graziose presented the results of the Best Article during the JNEB Research Session at the conference on Sunday, July 22.

The Best GEM award recipients for 2018 are authors Leanne Whiteside-Mansell and Taren M. Swindle for their paper “GEM NO. 570: Together We Inspire Smart Eating: A PreschoolCurriculum for Obesity Prevention in Low-Income Families,” published in the October 2017 issue of JNEB. Dr. Swindle presented their research from the Best GEM during the conference awards ceremony held on Sunday, July 22. 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 13 published GEMs.

Detailed conference information is online at


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About the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB)
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.

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.

About the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior
The 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

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