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By: Wendy Baier, University of Maryland Dietetic Intern Date: 10/05/12

It is that time of year again, when nutrition professionals congregate to learn about  the lastest updates in our field.  Yes, it is time for the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE), hosted by the Acadamy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Philladelphia, PA. 

While at FNCE, there are multiple ways to connect with the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation.  First, IFIC staff will be participating in sessions on all days of the conference, including a Pre-FNCE workshop on Saturday.  To help plan your trip, look into the following sessions below. 

Pre-FNCE Workshop:  Clearing the Clutter in the World of Food Allergies
Time: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Location: Ballroom B
Panelists:  Sherry Coleman Collins, MS, RD, LD Jamie L. Kabourek, MS, RD, Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA, IFIC Senior Vice President, Nutrition and Food Safety, Doug Wordell, RD  

Tomorrow’s Culture Shock:  What It Means for Health and Wellness
Time: Sunday, October 7, 2012, 10:00am - 11:30am
Location:  204 ABC
Speakers: Priyank Shah, PhD, Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA, IFIC Senior Vice President, Nutrition and Food Safety 

Food Additives:  Impact on Consumers and Clients
Time: Monday, October 8, 2012, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Location: 114 Lecture Hall
Speakers: Roger Clemens, DrPH, David Schmidt, IFIC President & CEO, Laura Byham-Gray PhD, RD

Health and Wellness in the Grocery Aisles:  Using New Technology to Put Healthy Food on the Table
Time: Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Location: Ballroom B
Moderator:  Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA, IFIC Senior Vice President, Nutrition and Food Safety
Speakers: Sally Squires, MS, MS, Susan Borra, RD  

At any time during the conference, come by booth #325 to meet our staff and have the opportunity to win a $50 American Express gift card!   In addition, you can  receive handouts, brochures, and educational resources on topics ranging  from food safety, to food production and consumer research.  Originial videos developed by the IFIC Foundation will also be on display for your viewing pleasure.   

Connect with the IFIC Foundation no matter where you are at FNCE by following us @FoodInsight and @IFICMedia on twitter.  Staff members will be attending a variety of sessions and will consistently post updates on hot topics so you won’t miss a thing!  After the conference is over, check back here for our exclusive FNCE insights.  Get excited and stay connected with the IFIC Foundation!



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