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Join the Research Dietetic Practice Group virtually for FNCE® October 17-20!


FNCE® 2020 Happenings

Meet, learn, and network with RDPG members at FNCE®!

Research Dietetic Practice Group (Research DPG) Executive Committee Virtual Meeting

Friday 16 October, 12 noon – 2 PM CT

RDPG Executive Committee meeting of elected and appointed board members. By invitation only.


Research Dietetic Practice Group (Research DPG) Annual Member Meeting & Mixer

Sunday 18 October, 6:00 – 7:30 PM CT

All Research DPG members and future prospective members are invited to attend our Research DPG Annual Member Meeting & Mixer! Join us for a night of fun, learning and celebration as we explore a diverse array of research contributions and opportunities open for all dietetic professionals at all levels! Join one of our breakout sessions while you network with our Research DPG colleagues and learn a new topical area from an expert-in-the-field!   

Registration link: See Breakout Sign Up for more details. JOIN MEETING


Designer Foods: Moving Technology From the Lab to the Fork

Tuesday 20 October, 1:30 - 2:30 PM CT

Gene-editing technologies hold unprecedented possibilities to increase global food production and nutrient demands in the face of an ever-growing world population. However altering DNA could cause unintended consequences for consumers and the environment. Join as our for this evidence-based scientific session as we look at gene-editing technologies used in the US and global food supply.

Registration link: https://eatrightfnce.org/sessions/1287849/

Are you presenting your research in a session or poster at FNCE®? Please email your session information to webmaster@researchdpg.org to be added to this list.

  • Unwinding the Paradox of Food Insecurity and Obesity in the Same Household in Rural Populations
  • Expanding the Horizon of the Nutrition Profession Through Informatics
  • To Tell the Truth: Lessons from Food and Nutrition Policy Journalists in the Era of Fake News
  • 2020 Lenna Frances Coopers Memorial Lecture- Good Nutrition Speak in a Polarized World: May We Have a Courteous Discourse?
  • 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee: Let's Talk About the Evidence
  • Ethical Implications for Social Responsibility and Fairness
  • Science vs Sound Bite: Grading the Evidence and Guidelines for Communicating and Interpreting Research
  • Saturated Fat: Navigating the Controversies
  • Looking AHEAD: Putting Lessons Learned from the Action for Health in Diabetes Study into Practice
  • Moving Beyond Effectiveness: Addressing Childhood Obesity Disparities with Translational Research
  • Evidence and Practice for Building Expert Nutrigenomic Dietitians
  • Precision Nutrition at Scale: Machine Learning Insights into Personal Metabolic and Microbiome Response
  • The Science Behind CBD and the Human Endocannabinoid System
  • Designer Foods: Moving Technology from the Lab to the Fork 


Healthy Communities From The Ground Up: Empowerment, Sovereignty And Equity In Our Food System

Tuesday, October 20 from 11:30am - 12:30pm CT 

Collaboratively planned by AAPI, LAHIDAN, and NOBIDAN MIGs and supported by the Academy's Diversity and Inclusion Committee, this FNCE® session will focus on opportunities for Academy members to lead, link and learn about innovations that empower communities, broaden practice opportunities and support the tenets of social justice. Each speaker will highlight ways that their community-based organization is addressing health disparities through culturally appropriate strategies and approaches. LEARN MORE HERE


5-Day Racial Equity Challenge

IMPORTANT: Watch for the registration link to be shared during the Healthy Communities From The Ground Up session at FNCE® 2020!

Be the Difference and join the movement. This 5-Day Racial Equity Challenge pilot is a self-guided learning experience tailored for the first 275 interested Academy members. Participants who attend a Post-Challenge Webinar with facilitated dialogue breakouts will earn 1 CPE unit. LEARN MORE HERE

Examine the history and impact of racism, inequities and the connections to our food system and our world. What can you expect? The Challenge is from November 3, 2020 through November 7, 2020. Challenge participants will receive daily email prompts (readings, video, audio) that take from 3-20 minutes each, (with optional “deeper dive” materials) for self-selection.

  • Explore difficult topics, like racial identity privilege and forms of racism.
  • Choose the activity of interest - along with access to many additional resources.
  • Learn and become more aware, compassionate and engaged in the quest for racial and ethnic equity and connect to advocate for social justice within our profession.
  • Reflect and share experiences on November 10, 2020 at the Post-Challenge Webinar with facilitated dialogue breakouts.


Member Research Presentations


Sunday 18 October 

Vitamin D Intake Patterns in a High School Population presented by Plawecki K, Go-Oco R, Ketner T and Rodriguez Figueroa R


Learn more about the entire FNCE® program at

As a practice group, there are lots of opportunities to network during FNCE®:

  • Annual Research DPG Event: Join members of the DPG for networking and news.
  • DPG Forum: Look for us in the FNCE® Exhibit Hall with the other practice groups.
  • Educational programming: Each year we submit one or two proposals for FNCE® sessions. Stay tuned for announcements about our sessions.
  • Pre-FNCE® session



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2020  Indianapolis, IN - changed to virtual in response to COVID-19  October 17-20
2021  New Orleans, LA  October 16-19
2022  Orlando, FL  October 8-11
2023  Denver, CO  October 7-10