Elaine Long, emeritus faculty from the Department of Community and Environmental Health in the School of Allied Health Sciences, has been appointed to the Board of Editors for the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Her term will be from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018. As part of the board, Long will review 10 to 12 manuscripts each year and will vote for the best paper and Best Great Educational Materials (GEMs), which are brief descriptions of innovative and useful approaches to nutrition education and behavior, from a selection identified by the Journal Committee.
The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, the official journal of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior , 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 the journal is to document and disseminate original research, emerging issues and practices relevant to nutrition education and behavior worldwide.
Long, like the other Board of Editors members, was nominated for the outstanding quality of her work related to the mission of the journal. The journal’s editor-in-chief, Karen Chapman-Novakofski, and the associate editors of the journal reviewed the vitaes of each nominee and sent their recommendations to the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior’s Board of Directors for final approval.
After retiring from Boise State, Long became the executive director of the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2011. She was named a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in May 2014. Since becoming executive director of the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Long has helped increase the membership in the state organization and, as a result, the organization won the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2015 spring membership affiliate challenge, resulting in $1,300 for the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Long remains active in her retirement, including traveling to give presentations about the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ work. She presented at the June 8 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Public Policy workshop in Washington D.C. on a panel titled “Connecting the Dots: Reimbursement Policy and Advocacy.”
Long, along with others from the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Primary Care Committee including Suzanne Linja, SeAnne Safaii, Deena LaJoie, Ryan Vance, and Samantha Ramsay, received a $4,500 Commission of Dietetic Registration Grassroots Marketing Grant in March 2015. The purpose of the grant’s funding is to provide grants to registered dietitians or registered dietetic technicians to promote Commission of Dietetic Registration credentials at the local level to prospective employers or third-party-payers. Funds may be used for a virtual event or activity or a live meeting or program, such as attending and exhibiting at a professional meeting.