Take your FNCE® experience to the next level by attending a variety of sessions and activities designed just for you by the Committee for Lifelong Learning.
Student Host Program
Approximately 150 student members have the opportunity to participate at FNCE® as student hosts. The Student Host Program application for FNCE 2019 is now available.
Student Internship/Supervised Practice Fair
Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Marriott Hotel – Headquarters Hotel Room: Franklin Hall
Obtaining an internship or supervised practice position in this competitive landscape can be difficult these days. The student internship/supervised practice fair is designed to help students meet and network with Dietetic Internship, Coordinated Program, ISPP and Future Education Model program directors from all over the United States. Over 100 programs will have faculty and/or interns available to discuss their program and admission criteria and to distribute program handouts or brochures. Come prepared with your questions and bring your resume and/or business cards to leave with the program (s) of your choice. Students do not need to register for FNCE® to attend this event.
Presented by Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors
Center for Career Opportunities
Monday, October 28, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Level 2, Lobby Outside Hall C
Share your résumé, skills and goals one-on-one with potential employers! This is a rare opportunity for students to meet with employers from across the country, as well as educational institutions providing information on graduate programs and offering guidance on how to get noticed in the field.
FNCE Sessions of Interest to Dietetic Student Population
Keynote speaker, Abby Wambach from USA women’s soccer team with huge following on social media platforms; dietetic students are greatly influenced by celebrities or “big name” people with a major social media presence
Topic is so relevant for dietetics students on a personal and professional level; speaker, Marci Evans has a major following on social media, which will influence dietetic students to attend session
So important for the soon-to-be dietitian looking to build their own brand
Great introduction to entrepreneurship for dietetic students looking for guidance on building a business; business courses are currently lacking in dietetic education so this would be a great new source of information for students—and all who attend!
Hot topic in 2019; standing out from other RDNs by incorporating CBD education into practice; being able to have a conversation with clients or patients about CBD and its proposed medicinal benefits
Gut health is a hot topic and speaker, Tamara Duker Freuman, has gained much popularity for her new book, The Bloated Belly Whisperer
Great topic for students who are considering a doctoral program
The intuitive eating approach is not covered in dietetic education and has become such a prevalent approach to helping individuals and communities build and maintain a healthy relationship with food
Low FODMAP diet is a trending topic and complicated therapeutic diet that has not made its way into the curriculum for nutrition programs; this presents an opportunity for dietetic students to learn more about this popular therapeutic diet
False nutrition information is everywhere and it is difficult to combat with so many non-credentialed social media influencers; it is important to learn how to combat this confusion and show our worth as future dietitians
Relevant to dietetic interns and students
Specific to dietetic students, who are primarily millennials, looking to educate the next generation
Growing career interest in informatics and data analysis; caters to dietetic students who are seeking a non-traditional career path
Poster Sessions: Attend the poster sessions for an opportunity to discuss cutting-edge research with knowledgeable and inspiring professionals who are just as passionate about nutrition as you! Authors will be available for their posters from 11:45 am- 11:15 pm on Sunday and Monday and 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday.