FNCE® Events


Where will you find the VN DPG

during FNCE® 2022?

Are you attending the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®) this October 8-11, in Orlando, FL? Join your colleagues for first-hand insights!

Register here
if you haven’t already and take advantage of Early Bird pricing through August 31.

Check out the VN DPG and other plant-based events below.
Please note that you do not need to register for FNCE® in order to attend VN's Networking Events. FNCE® registration is required to attend all FNCE® sessions and events. 

Before You Leave for FNCE® 
VN Virtual Networking Event: Cooking Demo featuring Dr. Evelisse Capó
The Vegetarian Nutrition DPG is pleased to announce the 2022 virtual Cooking Demo on Zoom prior to FNCE® featuring Dr. Evelisse Capó.

Design Your Own Power Bowls
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
 6:00 p.m. CT
Registration Link: https://bit.ly/3xbwi1y
1 CPE pending approval



Plant-Based Nutrition: A Potent (and Timely) Tool to Tackle Chronic Disease
Planned with the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group

 Sunday, October 9

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Lilian Correa, RD, MPH, DipACLM Shivam Joshi, MD Michelle McMacken, MD, FACP, DipABLM

Moderator: Sheetal Parikh, MS, RDN, LDN and Annamarie Rodriguez, RDN, LD, FAND
Session Details: https://eatrightfnce.org/sessions/1970429/

Joint Networking Event by the Women’s Health and Vegetarian Nutrition DPGs at FNCE®
 Monday, October 10

 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Eastern Time)

  • Location & Room: Hyatt Regency Orlando (Hyatt), Barrel Spring I
  • Registration cost: FREE. 
  • Registration will close when all spots are filled. 

Let's reconnect! Join the Women’s Health and Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Groups (DPGs) for a fun networking evening at the FNCE® 2022 headquarters hotel. Enjoy light appetizers, drinks, and a laid-back atmosphere with like-minded nutrition professionals. RSVP soon as space is limited. Registration will close when all spots are filled. Open to all FNCE® registered attendees.


VN Members at FNCE®

Nourishing Professional Relationships: Mentorships Supporting Growth and Diversity in Dietetics
 Sunday, October 9

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, MA, RDN Lacey Mauritz, MS, RDN, LN Jen Nguyen, RDN, CDN, NASM-CPT

Moderator: Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, MA, RDN
Session Details: https://eatrightfnce.org/sessions/1970421/

Plant-Based Eating to Support Cardiometabolic Health and Fitness

 Monday, October 10

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM (Eastern Time)

Nanci Guest, PhD, RD, CSCS Andrea Glenn, PhD, RD

Moderator: Cynthia Sass, MPH, MA, RDN, CSSD
Session Details: https://eatrightfnce.org/sessions/1970463/

The Simple Formula for Effective Communication

 Monday, October 10

 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, CSO Debbie Petitpain, MS, RDN

Moderator: Amy Reed, MS, RDN, CSP, LD
Session Details: https://eatrightfnce.org/sessions/1970440/

Preserving Kidney Function with Cultural Plant-Based Foods: A Global Collaboration

 Tuesday, October 11

 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM (Eastern Time)

Sheetal Parikh, MS, RDN, LDN Chhaya Patel, MA RD CSR Varsha Tarvady, PhD, RD

Moderator: Vandana Sheth, RDN, CDE, FAND
Session Details: https://eatrightfnce.org/sessions/1970411/


Sessions of Interest

Foundation Pre-FNCE® Nutrition Symposia
Plant-Based Diets: Are We Just Starting to Imagine the Possibilities?
 Saturday, October 8

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Registration Cost: $10 donation to the Foundation
Sponsored by cannedbeans.org on behalf of BUSH’s®


Yanni Papanikolaou, MPH, PhD Krystal Register, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN

Moderator: Stephen McCauley
Session Details: https://eatrightfnce.org/special-events/pre-fnce-symposia/

Decoding Sustainability Labeling: Regulations, Marketing, Feelings, and Facts

 Monday, October 10

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM (Eastern Time)

Kimberly Kirchherr, MS, RDN, LDN (IL), FAND, NASM-CES,CAE Jennifer Heidel, MS, RDN, LDN Bridget Hegg, RDN, MBA

Moderator: Kathryn Lawson, MS, RDN
Session Details: https://eatrightfnce.org/sessions/2126882/

Cultural Sensitivity: Moving Beyond Awareness to Provide Inclusive and Equitable Care

 Monday, October 10

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Jillian Griffith, MSPH, RDN, LDN Shamera Robinson, MPH, RDN, CDCES

Moderator: Kamaria Mason, MS, MPH, RDN, LDN
Session Details: https://eatrightfnce.org/sessions/1970461/


Nutrition Policy and Advocacy Power Luncheon
 Tuesday, October 11

 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Information: A separately ticketed event, the Nutrition Policy and Advocacy Power Luncheon is an opportunity for FNCE® attendees to learn more about the Academy’s policy and advocacy efforts. The cost of the ticket to attend this event is $99; the funds from ticket sales will be used to help elevate our voice and our profession.  to register for the event by adding the luncheon ticket to your FNCE® registration.

FNCE® for Students
More Information:https://eatrightfnce.org/attendee-info/fnce-for-students/
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 JohnGinger Kerrick and José Andrés, here are just a few of the activities for students during FNCE®.


LET US KNOW: FNCE® Sessions with VN DPG Member Speakers
Are you speaking or presenting a poster at the 2022 Food & Nutrition Conference & ExpoTM ? We would love to showcase you on the Vegetarian Nutrition website. Please email us at vn@eatright.org.