The world’s dietitians gather every year at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) presented by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). We plan all year for this much coveted face time.
This year we took on the Mile High City of Denver, Colorado and covered an array of hot nutrition topics by day, networked by night, and explored the latest in food products at the Expo. I was a very busy woman for this conference, with a table on the Expo show floor to feature Get Me Goin’, while I attempted professional development. It was here one year ago that the Get Me Goin’ CD debuted, and I was riding high on the compliments of colleagues that were excited to see my triumphant return.
Suze Orman kicked off the conference with a sharp keynote address about how to save and spend, and ADA President Jessie Pavlinac announced she would be a torch bearer in the 2010 Winter Olympics! I toured the Frito Lay chip factory and ate chips hot off the line! I wined and dined at a locally-sourced restaurant called Rioja (where I so was inspired by a raw brussel sprouts
salad that I now have this a signature dish in my own cooking) and bought a book atTattered Cover. I spent time on
show floor mingling with food companies and organizations large and small that have a vested interest in health. It is exciting to be at the juncture where food products and the dietitian meet:
famous food companies (capital + reach)
+ registered dietitians (knowledge + sass)
= powerful solution to overhaul how America eats through both access and education
By the way, ADA just launched their new website, have you seen it? www.eatright.org.