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Changing fruit and vegetable consumption among children and healthy baby food safety curriculum

JNEB's Best Article and GEM

Elsevier Health Sciences

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - June 26, 2015 - The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB) announces the 2015 Best Article and Best Great Educational Material (GEM) awards, which will presented at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) annual conference, "Creativity and Innovation in Nutrition Education," in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 25-28, 2015. 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.

The Best Article Award will be presented to authors Cassandra S. Diep, Tzu-An Chen, Vanessa F. Davies, Janice C. Baranowski, and Tom Baranowski for their article "Influence of Behavioral Theory on Fruit and Vegetable Intervention Effectiveness Among Children: A Meta-Analysis," published in the November 2014 issue of JNEB. The best article was selected from 81 published articles, briefs, and reports. Dr. Diep will present the results of the Best Article following the conference opening keynote on Sunday, July 26.

The Best GEM award was presented to authors Susan S. Baker, Patricia Kendall, Kristen Frey, Kathryn McGirr, Mary Schroeder, Janet Buffer-Pealer, and Lydia C. Medeiros for their paper "GEM No. 539 Healthy Baby, Healthy Me Food Safety Curriculum," published in the November 2014 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 13 published GEMs.


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