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INDIANAPOLIS, IN 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.

Contact: Rachel Daeger
Elsevier Health Sciences

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