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Houston, We Have Nutrition! Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo Comes to Lone Star State


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

CHICAGO – Addressing the importance of global nutritional health, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is bringing its premier food and nutrition event to the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, October 19 – 22. The 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo gathers food, nutrition and medical professionals from around the world for four days of learning, debating and networking, all in the interest of improving the nutrition health of all people.

FNCE® attracts more than 8,000 registered dietitian nutritionists, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, health-care providers and industry leaders for cutting-edge nutrition science research and educational presentations, lectures, debates, panel discussions and culinary demonstrations, along with more than 350 food and nutrition-related exhibitors.

"The role of nutrition in overall health continues to see a growing interest among health professionals and the public alike," said registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy President Dr. Glenna McCollum. "Bringing together thousands of professionals from all aspects of nutrition care for our annual conference provides an incredibly unique and valuable setting for learning and networking, all with the greater goal of improving the health of people across the globe."

For the news media, the Academy's annual conference is the best opportunity to meet and hear directly from the authorities on the latest in nutrition science research; current developments in public policy and legislation; research and product developments from exhibitors; and the most recent consumer food and nutrition education initiatives.

Eligible journalists are welcome and encouraged to cover the Academy's conference. To pre-register for media credentials, visit For more information, call 800/877-1600, ext. 4769 or 4806, or email

Highlights of the Academy’s 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo include:

  • Saturday, October 19, and Monday, October 21: Pre-FNCE Workshops and Excursions include a tour of Houston's diverse culinary scene by the city's top chefs; a trip to NASA to learn how food science, food preparation and nutrition research are performed on the International Space Station; and instruction on the intricacies of food photojournalism, among others. Advance registration by September 6 is required, no exceptions.
  • Saturday, October 19: Opening Session. Academy President Dr. Glenna McCollum will speak on the organization's priorities, initiatives and future outlook. Keynote speaker Betty Nguyen's session "Humanitarian Work: It Will Change Your Life" will examine how a passionate work ethic, ownership of one's diversity and a commitment to helping those in need provide a sense of purpose to life that can't be duplicated.
  • Saturday, October 19: The Academy's Research Symposium will explore the role of nutrition in cognitive development, including the direct effects of nutrition on the brain, transient nutritional effects that compound over time and indirect effects of nutrition through improved health.
  • Sunday, October 20: Expo Hall Opening. Meet face to face with company representatives to get updates on the latest technologies, discover new and innovative products and services, and uncover emerging trends in the nutrition industry.
  • Monday, October 21: Kids Eat Right Gala. Enjoy a legendary evening of gourmet food, spectacular entertainment and dancing during the social event of the conference. Mingle with industry professionals, Academy leaders and peer industry leaders all while supporting the Foundation and its efforts to reduce childhood obesity.
  • Tuesday, October 22: Closing Session. Jeff Arnold, the innovator behind Sharecare, WebMD, Forbes Travel Guide and HowStuffWorks, strives to simplify the search for high-quality health care information and provides consumers with resources to make smart health choices and live healthier lives.

Details on these and all FNCE sessions and events are available at


All registered dietitians are nutritionists – but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. The Academy's Board of Directors and Commission on Dietetic Registration have determined that those who hold the credential registered dietitian (RD) may optionally use "registered dietitian nutritionist" (RDN) instead. The two credentials have identical meanings.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.