Its approximately 600 members hail from many different nations and include psychologists, neuroscientists, psychiatrists, physiologists, nutritionists, food scientists, and many others who are interested in research on eating and drinking. Thus, the organization is quite interdisciplinary.
SSIB's origins can be traced to the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association where it was a satellite meeting. Its first independent meeting occurred in 1992 at Princeton University and it has held an annual meeting since in various locations in the US, Europe, and Canada.
|1992||Princeton, New Jersey||1993||no meeting|
|1994||Hamilton, Ontario||1995||Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|1996||Banff, Alberta||1997||Baltimore, Maryland|
|1998||Pécs, Hungary||1999||Clearwater, Florida|
|2000||Dublin, Ireland||2001||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|2002||Santa Cruz, California||2003||Groningen, Netherlands|
|2004||Cincinnati, Ohio||2005||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|2006||Naples, Florida||2007||Steamboat Springs, Colorado|