Frequently Asked Questions for the Media

Journalists who attend the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo have access to more than 10,000 registered dietitians, including the Academy's media spokespeople, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, health-care providers and industry leaders. Learn more about the conference and expo with these frequently asked questions for the media.

When and where is the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo?

From the first call to action advertised in a magazine in 1917 to this year's event in Atlanta, FNCE® has been held across the United States, from Washington DC to Honolulu, Hawaii. In 2014, FNCE will be held October 18-21.


What are valid types of credentials to qualify for media registration rates?

The documentation required to obtain media access varies based on the role of the journalist. In general, a business card from an established publication or news organization that contains your title will be sufficient. Freelance writers on assignment must provide additional documentation, including an original dated letter from an editor that specifies an assignment to cover a food and nutrition topic and how attendance at FNCE® will benefit this story. Review the Press Room Guidelines for a complete list of required documentation.


What services are provided to the media?

The Academy provides a number of services to the media, including a private work-area reserved for media professionals, access to exclusive media briefing sessions and events, and access to press materials provided by exhibitors.

Can the media attend conference sessions?

Media registration includes complimentary registration to the conference, which features more than 100 research and educational presentations, lectures, debates, panel discussions and culinary demonstrations. Please note all sessions are filled on a first come first serve basis, and media credentials do not guarantee admittance. View Session Information »


Who can I contact for interviews and other related information?

Registered media looking to interview speakers should contact them directly through the Speaker Ready Room.

The Academy's Public Relations Team is available to assist journalists looking to speak directly with the Academy's network of media spokespeople — expert registered dietitians — who are available for print and broadcast interviews throughout the conference.

For more information or to schedule an interview with a spokesperson during FNCE®, call 800/877-1600, ext. 4769, or e-mail



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