Foundation Events

Loyal members make a difference to our profession by giving back and paying it forward. By participating in Foundation FNCE® activities you helped us continue to provide scholarships, awards, research grants and public education campaigns, like Kids Eat Right. The schedule of Foundation events from this past FNCE® is below.


Events


Foundation's Kids Eat Right Gala

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Student Session

Foundation Photo Shop

Foundation Nutrition Symposium

Kids Eat Right Breakfast

It's About Time—Volunteer at the Atlanta Community Food Bank


Foundation's Kids Eat Right Gala

Monday, October 20, 2014
Reception 6:30-7:30 p.m., Dinner 7:30-9:30 pm
Omni Hotel at CNN Center

Enjoy a legendary evening of gourmet food, spectacular entertainment and dancing. The Gala is the social event of the conference. During the evening, you can mingle with industry professionals, Academy leaders and peer industry leaders all while supporting the Foundation of your profession. Semi-formal attire is acceptable. Individual tickets are $200 ($25.00 tax deductible donation); tables of 10 are $2,000 for non-profit groups ($250 tax deductible donation) and $3,000 for corporations ($1,250 tax deductible donation). Sponsored by ConAgra Foods® and the Mushroom Council.

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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Student Session

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Georgia World Congress Center, Room B206

Attend this special session to meet face-to-face with leaders from the Academy Foundation, the philanthropic arm of your professional association. Learn about student scholarships and awards the Foundation offers, how to get involved in Kids Eat Right and much more. Students who attend this session will be entered in a drawing to win two free gala tickets. The gala is the premier social event of FNCE®.

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Foundation Photo Shop

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 7:00 am-6:00 pm
Georgia World Congress Center

Sign up to have a professional headshot taken at FNCE®. Sessions are $85, $65 for students. Participants will receive 10 photos to choose from. Space is limited and scheduling will be first come, first served. A special 10% discount is available for Kids Eat Right Campaign Members.

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Foundation Nutrition Symposium

The RDNs Guide to Plentiful, Nutrient Dense Food for the World
Saturday, October 18, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Georgia World Congress Center
Registration fee is $10
2.0 CPE hours

Sponsored by Elanco

The first part of this dynamic session addresses the enormous impact of macro-and micro-nutrient deficiencies on health and societies in underdeveloped countries, and identifies evidence-based challenges and opportunities to nutritiously feed a growing world population. Then, an engaging panel of RDN farmers will share strategies for effectively educating consumers about the latest food and farming topics.

After attending this session, attendees will have gained the following learning objectives:

  1. To be able to explain the impact of nutrient deficiencies in underdeveloped countries.
  2. Identify challenges and opportunities to nutritiously feed a growing world population.
  3. Be able to apply evidence-based messaging from RDN farmers in educating consumers about food and farming concerns.

Speakers: Bill Weldon, PhD; Robert Thompson, PhD; Dayna Green-Burgeson, RD, CDE; Jennifer Schmidt, MS, RD; Abigail Copenhaver, RD; and Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RDN
Moderators: Christine McCullum-Gómez, PhD, RD, LD

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Kids Eat Right Breakfast

Teen Battle Chef: Stirring Up Change from Program to Policy
Sunday, October 19, 6:45-7:45 am
Omni Hotel at CNN Center
Registration fee is $10
1.0 CPE hours

Sponsored by Academy Premier Sponsor PepsiCo.

Breakfast really is the most important way to start your day. Join us for engaging discussions devoted to helping kids and families start their day right while enjoying a nutritious, energizing meal. Attendance is limited.

Teen-aged youth participating in Teen Battle Chef (TBC), a nutrition-focused cooking program operating across the U.S. from FamilyCook Productions, will present delicious fall harvest recipes designed specifically for this event. They will share how they are 'stirring up change' in their schools by sharing their new found skills to eat healthfully and cook with others. The teen chefs will also share personal insights and ‘aha’ moments as they became empowered to address health disparities in their community.

After attending this session, attendees will have gained the following learning objectives:

  1. To be able to identify the barriers to breakfast consumption among children and adults.
  2. Address gaps in the diet through time management, cooking techniques and ingredient selection.
  3. Will have gained the knowledge to transform common ingredients into quick, easy, and fun breakfast meals for the entire family.

Speaker: Lynn Fredericks
Moderator: Alissa Wilson, PhD, RD

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It's About Time—Volunteer at the Atlanta Community Food Bank

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:30 – 11:30 am or 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Shuttle bus pick up location: Building B – Main Entrance (Andrew Young International Blvd Entrance).

It's About Time—Volunteer at the Atlanta Community Food Bank "It's About Time" is all about the impact that one can have by giving a bit of time to an important cause. For the past four years, over 5,000 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation's Kids Eat Right Campaign Members of RDNs and dietetic students have given their time in communities across the U.S. and around the world helping kids and parents to shop smart, cook healthy and eat right. You have the opportunity to give of your time and help the local Atlanta community while at FNCE® by registering to participate in the Academy Foundation's volunteer effort at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Participants will be working in the Product Rescue Center helping to inspect, sort and pack quality grocery donations. The registration fee for this excursion is $35 and includes transportation to and from the food bank, a light snack, a t-shirt and a donation to the Foundation.

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Foundation Student Stipend Program

The Academy Foundation's Student Stipend Program was designed to help active Academy student members attend FNCE®. Last year, the Foundation awarded $100 stipends to 158 dietetic students to attend FNCE®. To become eligible to receive a student stipend, complete the following steps by September 5, 2014:

Stipend recipients will be selected randomly, with preference given to Kids Eat Right Member Volunteers. To become a Kids Eat Right Member Volunteer, you can register for free. Stipend recipients will be notified via e-mail in September.


The Foundation Would Like to Thank our Silver and Bronze Level Sponsors for Their Support

Silver Level

Kelloggs

Unilever

SOYJOY

Bronze Level Sponsor

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