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One Source...Endless Opportunities: American Dietetic Association Brings World of Food and Nutrition to Boston for 2010 National Meeting


Media Contacts: Ryan O'Malley, Allison MacMunn
800/877-1600, ext. 4769, 4802

CHICAGO – The world's largest meeting of food and nutrition professionals, the American Dietetic Association's 2010 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, will be held November 6-9 in Boston, Mass. FNCE gathers more than 10,000 registered dietitians for four days of cutting-edge research and educational presentations, lectures, debates, panel discussions and culinary demonstrations, along with more than 350 food and nutrition-related exhibitors.

"We are thrilled to be hosting the 2010 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Boston. Each year FNCE provides an incredibly unique and valuable opportunity for food and nutrition professionals to learn from and network with RDs from around the world," said registered dietitian and ADA President Judith C. Rodriguez. "As the food and nutrition experts, RDs play a vital role in the health of our nation, and FNCE provides us the chance to share our messages in an engaging and exciting atmosphere and in one of our country's greatest cities."

ADA's conference is the media's best annual opportunity to meet and hear directly from the experts on the latest in nutrition science research and its everyday applications; current developments in public policy and legislation; research and product developments from more than 350 exhibitors; and the most recent consumer food and nutrition education initiatives. In addition to the numerous educational sessions and exhibitors, journalists will have access to ADA's media spokespeople, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, health-care providers and industry leaders.

To pre-register for media credentials, visit For more information, call 800/877-1600, ext. 4806 or 4769 or e-mail

Highlights of the 2010 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo include:

  • FNCE Opening SessionThe Hungry Planet: What the World Eats Today on Saturday, November 6, featuring freelance photojournalist Peter Menzel and award-winning television produce, Faith D'Aluisio, discussing their journey into their global exploration of life in 24 countries, from Bhutan to Bosnia, Mexico to Mongolia, which they've captured in their new book, What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.
  • Expo Hall opening Sunday, November 7, with more than 350 exhibitors from companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations showcasing new food products, professional services and nutrition education materials.
  • ADA's Research Symposium on Monday, November 8, featuring a snapshot of ADA/ADA Foundation research, as well as an in-depth look at how food product and ingredient research directly impacts the dietetics profession.
  • FNCE Closing Session—How to Stop Worrying and Enjoy Globalization on Tuesday, November 9, featuring chef and Kitchen Confidential author, Anthony Bourdain, who will discuss how cultures around the world are embracing their authentic cuisine and ingredients and the positive result it has on the communication between cultures.

Details on these and all FNCE sessions are available in the conference Program Preview.

The American Dietetic Association is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. ADA is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the American Dietetic Association at