December 2021
President's message
ISBNPA 2022 in Phoenix, US
Membership News
Latest @IJBNPA

Stay tuned
The president's message is available by clicking in the image below.
Hybrid meeting - full program in person PLUS online sessions
Our first ever HYBRID meeting is behind prepared behind the scenes. Learn all about this meeting in this newsletter and on the website.
We are happy to inform you of the names of the keynotes.

Information about their bio and presentation details is available HERE (updated regularly).
You can still submit your best research to ISBNPA 2022
A total of 365 regular abstract submissions are now being reviewed.

Submit your regular abstract by December 17, or consider submitting your best research to the next submission stage.

The call for late-breaking abstracts will be open until March 1, 2022.

Submit your best research HERE.
A first glance at the accepted symposia and pre-conference workshops

The ISBNPA community prepared seven excellent pre-conference workshops. Make sure you attend these learning experiences.

  • Network of Early Career Researchers and Students of ISBNPA (NESI) workshop
  • Natural experiments for physical activity research: creating competitive study designs to better evaluate environmental changes
  • Using Directed Acyclic Graphs to guide your research: an introduction, exercises and interactive discussions
  • Approaching Nutrition and Physical Activity Research from an Antiracist Research Lens
  • Evaluating implementation of public policy for the promotion of physical activity and healthy nutrition: Why, how and what should this involve.
  • Capacity Building Network workshop: Heterogeneity and variability: the devil or the holy grail in longitudinal data analysis of physical activity and behavioral nutrition data?
  • Cultivating equitable partnerships in behavioural nutrition and physical activity research

The reviewers selected 30 symposia for the ISBNPA 2022 annual meeting. We will be releasing some titles of these sessions during the upcoming months.
Here is a sample of the symposia that you will attend in May, 2022.
  • "Choosing All Together"; Community priorities for nutrition interventions in Sub Saharan Africa
  • Citizen science to advance behavioral change science: empowering adolescents to create change
  • Addressing lifestyle patterns and health in early life: from observation to intervention
ISBNPA Elections
We had the closest election we ever witnessed, with 177 votes and very close voting for each one of the positions.
We want to thank all the nominees for their willingness to stand for the election.

Ester Cerin

Inês Santos, Jenna Hollis and Carol Maher

Student representative
Moushumi Chaudhury and Sarah Shaw

ECR representative
Lisa Mackay and Stephanie Chapel

In addition to these positions, Delfien Van Dyck will be the next ISBNPA Secretary, and Meg Bruening will have another term as treasurer.

ISBNPA Membership
Supporting the ISBNPA community
ISBNPA supports several initiatives for the betterment of behavioral nutrition and physical activity science.
We are preparing our website to help you participate more directly in these initiatives' selection and funding. A sort of crowdfunding program to the initiatives that you believe the most. We plan to call it Researcher -> Researcher (R->R) funding (ideas for names are welcomed :-)).
Stay tuned for more information in early 2022.

Join the ISBNPA Committees
Several ISBNPA committees are calling for new members.
Please visit this page to find out how you can contribute to the ISBNPA community.
Open call for IJBNPA Editor-in-chief
We seek an Editor-in-Chief for IJBNPA to handle new submissions and continue enhancing the journal’s quality and reputation.
IJBNPA is currently a Q1 and 6.457 Impact factor publication.

The expression for interest is open until December 31st, 2021. This position will run from June 2022 till May 2024.

More information HERE.

Membership renewal
You can renew your ISBNPA membership now.
  1. Login at our website (you can request a new password)
  2. Then go to Membership | ISBNPA Membership
  3. Select your membership category. The payment form will show with your details.
  4. Confirm those details and select your payment method.

If you are a new member, click HERE, select the member category and fill the form.
Bookmark the new NESI website, a source for all NESI initiatives.

Student & ECR spotlights
Michael Kilb is researching social media’s influence on health behaviors and how to leverage social media for behavioral interventions and how to leverage social media for behavioral interventions.

Meet Maeghan James, a PhD candidate examining the role of parents in supporting physical activity and health in the early years.

The ISBNPA mentoring program brings together experienced and successful professional members with other ISBNPA members who are looking to develop their skills and career. Connect with an experienced mentor here today!

NESI blog
Read our NESI blog by Prof. Zoe Knowles: Taking your career upwards – The elevator pitch (or speech?)

Reach u!s
Follow @ISBNPA on twitter and #NESI_ISBNPA for NESI-related messages on twitter, linkedIn, instagram or facebook. Any questions or comments? A publication to highlight? 

Email us anytime!
Take care!
Latest articles @IJBNPA
Dzakpasu, F.Q.S., Carver, A., Brakenridge, C.J. et al. Musculoskeletal pain and sedentary behaviour in occupational and non-occupational settings: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 18, 159 (2021).

Oh, Y.J., Zhang, J., Fang, ML. et al. A systematic review of artificial intelligence chatbots for promoting physical activity, healthy diet, and weight loss. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 18, 160 (2021).

Ostendorf, D.M., Schmiege, S.J., Conroy, D.E. et al. Motivational profiles and change in physical activity during a weight loss intervention: a secondary data analysis. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 18, 158 (2021).

Valluri, S., Mason, S.M., Peterson, H.H. et al. The impact of financial incentives and restrictions on cyclical food expenditures among low-income households receiving nutrition assistance: a randomized controlled trial. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 18, 157 (2021).