My husband and I took a little New England road trip prior to the start of FNCE, stopping in Vermont and Maine before heading to Boston for the conference and some exploring. Today I’m just sharing my FNCE recap but I’ll be back next week to share our adventures! PS FNCE is the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expos that is a huge conference for dietitians to attend events and earn continuing education credits. I’ve attended the past three years and it’s always fun to visit a new city for it- here are my previous recaps from Nashville and Atlanta.
We arrived in Boston late Saturday night after a short drive from Maine. After getting settled in we turned in early since I had a super early day at FNCE.
I signed up to attend a Nutrition Entrepreneurs event sponsored by Siggis yogurt and featuring two of my favorite bloggers- Kylie from Immaeatthat and Alexis from Hummusapien. These ladies are truly inspiring and shared some of their wisdom with us.
Afterwards Kylie and I had made plans to have coffee and finally meet and chat in person. She is honestly one of the kindest, most down to earth people. An hour and half quickly passed while we talked about nutrition and life before I headed to some educational sessions.
I sat in on a session for about a half hour before realizing it wasn’t really sharing any new information with me so I headed to the expo early to network with some brands. Among my favorites of the day were Hass Avocados smoked dip, California Strawberries fun booth, Barilla pasta giving out real food instead of samples, and the InBody assessment. I completed the body muscle/fat breakdown on the machine a couple years ago and I’m interested to see the comparison but I believe my numbers improved.
The samples basically constituted lunch for me before I headed to another session. I was super psyched about this one- Turning your Private Practice Dreams into Reality with the very talented RDs Erin Palinski-Wade and Marie Spano speaking about their experiences. I took a lot of notes since my private practice has really taken a backseat and could use some revamping. Best session all day!
I attended one more session and then headed back to my hotel room to change and freshen up (aka get more comfy clothes on and brush my teeth) before an event. Food and Nutrition Magazine, which I contribute to, was hosting an awesome event at the exchange pier that evening. Delicious drinks and food plus a lot of my favorite dietitian bloggers. I loved catching up with some friends including some Blog Brulee alum as well as meeting some new friends. I’m honored to share that two talented alum even won awards that evening. Congrats Ginger and Natalie! (Below is me pictured with Tawnie from Krolls Korner <— check her out, she has awesome recipes!)
After a fun event it was getting late and most had other early events so I decided to head back to the hotel and skip out on some other fun happenings that night. Overall it was a brief but awesome FNCE trip and I had so much fun connecting with this amazing dietitian community.
Did you go to FNCE? What was your favorite part of the conference??