Altarum to Present at SNEB 2023


July 20 - July 23, 2023


Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Washington, District Of Columbia

Hosted By

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior


At the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB)’s 2023 international conference, Altarum’s food and nutrition work with SNAP and SNAC programs in Maine, Alabama, and Illinois will be featured on not one, not two, but FOUR posters. Senior Associate Brenda Wolford will also hold a concurrent session with University of Illinois SNAP-Ed on asset-based community nutrition education. The event will be held in Washington, DC from July 20–23.

SNEB represents the unique profession of nutrition educators. They are dedicated to promoting effective nutrition education and healthy behavior through research, policy, and practice. The theme of the 2023 conference is Re-connect, Re-nourish, Re-inspire. This reflects the urgent need to address the food and nutrition inequalities that were compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Ms. Wolford, alongside our partners at Illinois SNAP-Ed, will hold a concurrent session titled: Asset-based Community Nutrition Education: Aligning Program and Partner Efforts for Equity-Centered Nutrition and Food Systems Transformation. This will be held on Friday, July 21 from 4:15–5:15 pm.

Altarum’s work will also be highlighted on the following posters: 

  • Poster #52: Use of Location-Based Marketing in Social Marketing Campaign Successfully Reaches Priority Communities in SNAP-Ed. Friday, July 21, 2023, 10:45 am–12:00 pm; Presented by Illinois SNAP-Ed, with Altarum staff as co-authors
  • Poster #70: Process to Develop a Shared Measurement System for Maine State Nutrition Action Council (SNAC). Friday, July 21: 10:45 am–12:00 pm; Brenda Wolford is the presenting author.
  • Poster #137: Formative Assessment of Beverage Consumption Among SNAP-eligible Alabamians to Inform SNAP-Ed Social Marketing Messages. Saturday, July 22: 11:15 am– 1:00 pm; Altarum Senior Associate Brent Walker is the presenting author.
  • Poster #178: SHOP COOK EAT Healthy on a Budget: Examining reach and efficacy of Maine SNAP-Ed social marketing campaign. Sunday, July 23: 10:15 am–11:30 am; Brent Walker is the presenting author.
  • Connect with Altarum

As you prepare SNAP-Ed plans for the upcoming year, Altarum can be a powerful ally, both locally and statewide. Our food and nutrition services are designed to assist SNAP-Ed agencies at all stages of development, including program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Altarum has a strong history of providing states and implementing agencies with technical assistance to strengthen multilayered nutrition interventions, training on designing and implementing effective policy, systems, and environmental change strategies, transitioning formative research into action plans, and evaluating program outcomes. 

To learn more about our work to improve programs to ensure more people lead healthy and active lives, including how Altarum helps Illinois SNAP-Ed reach priority communities, contact Karah Mantinan.


Brenda Wolford
Senior Associate, Community Health