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Take your in-person FNCE® experience to the next level by attending a variety of sessions and activities designed just for you by the Academy and the Committee for the Lifelong Learning. In addition to educational sessions, Learning Lounge, posters and inspiring keynote sessions with Daymond John, Ginger Kerrick and José Andrés, here are just a few of the activities for students during FNCE®.

Interested in attending FNCE® this year but can’t travel to Orlando? Check out the virtual program.

Attend a Variety of Sessions

While student attendees have access to all educational sessions, keynotes and posters, hand-picked programming relevant to students includes:

Student and Dietetic Intern Policy Rotation Meet and Greet

Date: October 8
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Location: TBD

Learn more and get involved in the Academy’s top policy and advocacy priorities – help shape the future of the nutrition and dietetics profession. Registration required (indicate interest when you register for FNCE). Open to all students, interns and educators.

Test for Success: Tips for Exam Candidates

Date: October 9
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Convention Center

The CDR Examination Panel invites students, exam candidates and educators who are attending FNCE to go to this session.  Attendees will obtain valuable insight into the structure and presentation of the registration examinations for either dietitians or dietetic technicians. Pearson VUE will share the following information:

  • Exam preparation techniques
  • Study references and resources
  • Exam structure, timing and scoring
  • Online scheduling & fee payment process

Center for Career Opportunities

Date: October 10
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Expo Hall WB1

Share your resume, skills and goals with potential employers and educational institutions. Interact with companies who are hiring and connect with institutions of higher learning to find out about advanced degree programs at the Center for Career Opportunities.

Student Stipend Applications Due August 29

The Foundation is accepting applications for $100 student stipends to attend FNCE® 2022. Academy members enrolled as a student or dietetic intern for the Fall 2022 semester are encouraged to consider applying after registering to attend FNCE® 2022. To apply, eligible applicants must complete the electronic application within the Foundation’s application portal by 10 a.m. Central on August 29.

Check Out the Student Center

Take advantage of the Student Center, where you can represent your school and connect with fellow students and practicing RDNs and NDTRs. Relax and recharge with your peers while also accessing resources that will help you get a jumpstart on your career, including presentations, discussions and Q&As on topics like resume best practices with tips and guidance on setting yourself up for success and information on DICAS and the internship application process.

Schedule of Events

Free Resume Review
Date: Sunday, October 9
Time: noon – 1 p.m.

Bring your resume for feedback from registered dietitian nutritionist, Stacey Dunn-Emke, MS, RDN. (First come, first serve basis.)

DICAS Q&A Session
Date: Sunday, October 9
Time: 3 – 3:45 p.m.

Do you have questions about applying to dietetics supervised practice programs using the new DICAS platform? We are here to help you with the answers. Visit the Student Center for the chance to get your questions answered by DICAS representatives. Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet and work through your application with live help!

Chat with a Media Registered Dietitian
Date: Monday, October 10
Time: 12:20 p.m.

Are you interested in learning more about nutrition promotion through the media? Curious about how dietitians are staying involved in the ever-changing social media food landscape? The Academy’s Public Relations Team works to raise public awareness on the importance of healthful nutrition for everyone. Using news media, the Team’s national network of media-savvy experts serve as the Academy’s voice on current and popular nutrition trends and questions.

Current Academy Spokesperson, Caroline Passerrello, and a recent graduate with media experience, Brianna dela Torre will share their experiences and suggestions to get involved in media dietetics.

Network with Other Students and Professionals

In addition to the events listed on the Student Center, there are many opportunities for students to network and connect at FNCE®. Check out the Conference Calendar for a complete list of activities!

Explore the Expo

Visit exhibitor booths to explore products and services, ask questions, book an appointment with a representative, gather product information, attend culinary videos, obtain educational resources and sign up for prizes and giveaways.

Advocate for Strong Nutrition Policy

Stop by the FNCE® Advocacy Center to learn more about the Academy’s policy initiatives, how you can take action on critical issues, donate to Eat Right Advocacy and more!

Participate in Foundation Events

Whether you’re up for a FNCE® 5K, scoring some swag at the Silent Auction or making an appearance at the President’s Party with a Purpose, there are many ways to support the Foundation. Stop by the Foundation Booth to learn more about awards and scholarship for Academy Student Members. The Foundation is the largest provider of dietetic student scholarships—and when you participate in a Foundation event, you are helping empower future practitioners to create a world where all people thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition.

Educators: Show Your School Spirit!

Register Students for FNCE® 2021​

The Academy’s Food & Nutrition Conference & ExpoTM helps instill professional practice beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviors in students that will prepare them for practice and lifelong learning. Educators: Give your students an opportunity to enhance their future career in nutrition and dietetics, encourage them to register for FNCE® 2022. Learn more.