Workshops and Excursions at FNCE®!

A listing of the hands-on experiences with the experts at workshops and excursions offered at FNCE® in Atlanta.

Pre-FNCE Workshops


School Nutrition Boot Camp: Improving Nutrition and Wellness in Your Child's School

Saturday, October 18
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Pricing: Member: $159, Non-Member: $189

Many Academy members want to help improve school meals in their district, but are unsure about how best to work with the nutrition program director and other staff. Others want to join, or enhance the effectiveness of, a school wellness committee. Others are considering a career change to school nutrition. This workshop will explore the requirements, resources and best practices necessary for anyone wanting to enhance the quality of school meals as a parent volunteer or begin a job search for a career in schools. Planned with the Academy Center for Professional Development and the School Nutrition Services Dietetic Practice Group.

From Drab to Delicious: Food Photography and Styling Tips for Dietitians

Saturday, October 18
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Pricing: Member: $159, Non-Member: $189

Specifically designed for the beginning and intermediate photographer, this hands-on workshop will provide in-depth instruction on food photography, styling and image processing from experienced bloggers who specialize in visual communications. It is structured for food and nutrition bloggers, nutrition educators and others who are interested in creating and sharing photos of delicious and nutritious food. Participants should bring their own camera and computer to participate. The workshop will focus on camera basics, lighting, composition guidelines, styling techniques and image processing. Planned with the Academy Center for Professional Development.

Using ANDHII and NCP: Documentation for Your Practice Setting

Saturday, October 18
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Pricing: Member: $159, Non-Member: $189

This hands-on workshop will provide participants with a chance to see how ANDHII (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Health Informatics Infrastructure) can be used within their practice setting to facilitate documentation. After watching a demonstration of ANDHII in action, breakout sessions will focus on specific case studies relevant to one of three areas of practice: long-term care, adult acute care, and pediatric and maternal care (both ambulatory and public health based). In working on these case studies, participants will focus on NCP terminology to document progress and outcomes using the new ANDHII software tool on their own laptops. Planned with the Academy Center for Professional Development and the NCP-SL Committee.

FNCE Excursions


Atlanta Botanical Garden

Session #419
Saturday, October 18
10:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Pricing: Member: $159, Non-Member: $189

Enjoy a one hour guided tour of this botanical wonderland during two incredible exhibitions: Scarecrows in the Garden and Imaginary Worlds. Scarecrows in the Garden features over 100 scarecrows created by local organizations, artists and families and Imaginary Worlds features giant sculptures planted with colorful plants, particularly the Earth Goddess that towers over 25 feet tall and is planted with over 40,000 plants! Groups will walk over the soaring Canopy Walk, through the world-renowned Fuqua Orchid Center where rare and endangered plants from around the world are found, peak at the conservation center tissue culture lab, learn about the amphibian program and discover plants of economic importance in the Orangerie. The group will walk through the Edible Garden and then meet at the Outdoor Kitchen where the chef will present a 15 minute cooking demo showcasing a seasonal recipe using ingredients harvested from the Edible Garden. Any harvested food not used in educational programs is donated to local charities. Two hours of free time to explore is included as you take your lunch to the Japanese garden, Rose garden, Cascades Garden or any areas you wish to ponder. This beautiful roundtrip bus excursion is limited to 54 attendees by bus, which returns you directly to the Georgia World Congress Center in time for Opening Session, so don't delay.

Georgia Aquarium

Session #420
Monday, October 20
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Pricing: Member: $159, Non-Member: $189

Step into the world's most magical aquarium for an hour long guided tour that includes a Behind the Scenes look at marine life you’ve never seen before. Attendees will visit the top of the live coral reef exhibit where you can discover the secrets of the tropical waters and see the largest fish in the world. You will be escorted through 10 million gallons of water, see how food is prepared in the Commissary, visit the Veterinary Clinic and Science lab, and meet with one of two nutrition experts in the country for a 15 minute Q&A. Your package will also include a meal card for lunch on your own at Café Aquaria, two hours of free time to visit Ocean Voyager, Tropical Diver, Cold Water Quest, River Scout or the Georgia Explorer exhibits and galleries along with round trip bus transportation from the Georgia World Congress Center. Sign up quickly as this exclusive excursion is limited to 40 attendees and watch the you tube video "Where Imaginations Go To Play."

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