Making Healthy Food Affordable and Appealing for Low-Income Populations – JNEB’s Best Article and GEM

Indianapolis, July 11, 2012 - The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB) announces the 2012 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: Energy from Synergy,” in Washington DC, July 14-17.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 Hayden Stewart, PhD; Jeffrey Hyman, BA; Elizabeth Frazao, PhD; Jean C. Buzby, PhD; and Andrea Carlson, PhD, for their article, “Can Low-income Americans Afford to Satisfy MyPyramid Fruit and Vegetable Guidelines?,” published in the May/June 2011 issue of JNEB. The best article was selected from 79 published articles, briefs, and reports.Dr. Stewart will present the results of the Best Article at the George M. Briggs Nutrition Science Symposium on Monday, July 14th.

The Best GEM award was presented to Desiree Backman, DrPH, MS, RD; Jacqueline Cheung, MBA; Dona Francis, MPH; Sharon Sugerman, MS, RD, FADA; and Curtis Granger, BS, for “Catering Trucks in California Promote Healthful Eating in Low-Wage Worksites,” published in the July/August 2011 Network for a Healthy California supplement 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 17 published GEMs.

Interviews with best article author Hayden Stewart and best GEM author Desiree Backman are available online as iTunes podcasts at

Detailed conference information is online at:

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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.

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