Area of Expertise:
Nutrition and nutrition education; health communication; health promotion, including school and worksite health promotion
Snelling's recent book, Introduction to Health Promotion, was released through Jossey Bass Publisher in 2014. Her research focuses on methods of behavior change in nutrition education to manage risk factors related to chronic disease. Specifically, her research focuses on using the school environment to improve the health status of children. Grounded in the Social Ecological Model, her work in school health examines different levels of influence that can improve the health and food environment, leading to improved health and weight status. By addressing the needs of the child within the social, economic, and cultural contexts where they live, the research aligns health and education to enable students to reach their full potential. Reliable evidence indicates that healthy students are better learners, and, consequently, good health is fundamental to ensuring an effective education. Snelling regularly presents her research at national and international conferences. Her research is published in many highly regarded journals focusing on nutrition, health promotion, and school health.
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