Premier nutrition education conference goes virtual in 2020

INDIANAPOLIS (June 3, 2020) – Distinguished nutrition educators from around the world will gather in a truly global event this summer as the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior hosts its 53rd Annual Conference entirely online.

Times of crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic make it all the more clear how important a sustainable food system is to ensure healthy affordable food at the local, national and global levels.

“Charting the future of nutrition education is more important than ever because food is at the core of major problems related to ecological sustainability, racial and social equity and personal health,” SNEB President-Elect Pamela Koch said.

Dozens of speakers will present cutting-edge research and innovative programming being done across the nation and around the world from sustainability efforts in the food sector to school & university food service.

The five-day conference will be held entirely online through SNEB.org July 20-24. Themed “What Food Future?”, the conference will imagine and plan for how nutrition education, rooted in food, can move us to a new food future.

“How we produce our food is part of the problem but could be part of the solution,” Koch said. “Switching to soil building, water saving, carbon sequestering regenerative agriculture and to diets with more whole and plant-based foods, but fewer processed foods, improves food systems and public health.”

Attendees of SNEB’s 2019 conference said they plan to return this year, citing the “cutting edge information provided at the education sessions,” and “impressive styles and research” presented.

“This was my first time attending and I enjoyed it more than any conference I’ve attended in the past 25 years,” one attendee said. “There was a variety of topics with lots of examples of how to immediately implement ideas.”

This year’s programming will focus on planetary health, healthy children and youth, the future of nutrition education, and more.

Further information about the conference can be found at SNEB.org/2020.

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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 advancing food and nutrition education research, practice, and policy that promote equity, and support public and planetary health. To learn more, visit www.sneb.org.

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