Press Room Guidelines

2022 Media Registration

Advance media registration is open for the in-person Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ and virtual option. All journalists are required to complete an electronic questionnaire to be approved to register for the meeting as a member of the media. There will be no on-site registration due to COVID precautions.

The Academy’s meeting will be October 8-11, 2022, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Reporters may attend the meeting in person or virtually.

Complimentary press registration is limited. Registered media will pick up their badges with general attendees at the Orange County Convention Center. Once you have your badge, the Academy requests that the media sign-in at the Press Room during hours of operation.

FNCE Media Registration

Criteria for Receiving Media Credentials

Approved Outlets

Digital media properties such as blogs and podcasts not affiliated with a news outlet must share available audience metrics and have content geared exclusively to a consumer audience. Content must adhere to the Academy’s Pledge of Professional Civility. The Academy reserves the right to grant or reject media credentials for the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™.

Print and broadcast media must have circulation available through Cision. Publications not registered with Cision must submit BPA- or AAM-verified circulation. National media outlets and trade publications must have a circulation size of at least 100,000 to be eligible.

Online news media must receive no less than 100,000 unique monthly visitors over the last 6 months (desktop + mobile) as verified via Google Analytics to be eligible for complimentary media registration. The Academy will verify these figures through SimilarWeb.

  1. In Google Analytics, go to the Audience tab and click “Overview.”
  2. Make sure your date range is set for six months (this is located in the upper right-hand corner of the page).
  3. Make sure your metrics are set to “Sessions.”
  4. In this graph area, in the upper right-hand corner of the graph, make sure the “month” tab is selected.
  5. Take a screenshot of this page. Be sure to include the date range, the graph and the session data information located below the graph.
  6. Next, under the “Audience Overview” section, click on the “Export” caret and choose “Excel (XLSX).”
  7. Send the screenshot and Excel document to media@eatright.org. 

The Academy will limit the number of representatives from each approved media outlet who may receive complimentary press credentials. Please inquire directly by contacting media@eatright.org.

Required Documentation

Publisher: Current business card from an established publication containing your title and copy of the outlet masthead from an issue no older than 6 months identifying you as publisher (one per outlet).

Reporter, editor, host or producer: Current business card or an electronic signature with your press identification; reporters and editors must also provide examples of clips bylined with your name or a link to bylined articles.

Freelance writer: Original dated letter of assignment or letter of intent to represent outlet from managing editor and two samples of bylined articles published in the last six months.

Bloggers and podcasters: Must be registered dietitian nutritionists. Submit a link  to the digital property that notes your affiliation with that digital property.

Not eligible for complimentary press credentials:

  • Freelance writers who are not on a specific assignment
  • Book authors
  • Recipe developers
  • Newsletter editors or writers
  • Non-editorial personnel from media organizations such as marketing, public relations or advertising/sales representatives
  • Exhibitors
  • Employees or representatives of marketing, advertising, financial analysis or public relations firms
  • Writers creating analyses or reports sold as a commodity

* Academy program content may not be used to develop continuing education materials without the express written consent of the Academy.

* All requests for media credentials are subject to the approval of the Academy’s Strategic Communications Team. The Academy reserves the right to refuse credentials to any individual at its discretion.

Photography/Videography

Media video crews must be escorted through the Expo Hall and conference areas by a member of the Academy’s Strategic Communications Team. Visit the on-site Press Room to request an escort.

To foster a professional and respectful environment on the Expo floor and throughout the conference, we ask journalists to please introduce themselves and ask permission of exhibitors and attendees before photographing them or their booths.

Please do not take photographs during FNCE® educational sessions. The Academy hires a professional photographer to capture educational sessions; please inquire in the Press Room or email  media@eatright.org for session photograph requests.

Press Room (Room W305)

Complimentary media credentials, conference registration for the 2022 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ and access to the Press Room are reserved for working members of the media who are employed by established news outlets and digital properties that meet industry criteria.

Press materials, samples of Academy publications, the 2022 Media Guide and other Academy materials will be available in the Press Room.

Press Room Hours: Press room is for media sign-in after retrieving badges from general registration.  All times are Eastern.

Saturday, October 8: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (media sign-in only)
Sunday, October 9: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, October 10: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, October 11: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Media FAQs

Journalists who attend the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ have access to the Academy’s media spokespeople, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, health care providers and industry leaders. Learn more about the conference and expo:

Who can I contact for interviews and other related information?
Registered media seeking to interview conference speakers should contact them directly through the Speaker Ready Room.

Can the media attend conference sessions?
Media registration includes registration to the entire conference.

What services are provided to the media?
The Academy provides a number of services to the media, including access to exclusive media briefing sessions and events, exhibitors and Academy press materials.

What do I need to qualify for media registration?
Review the Press Room Guidelines for a complete list of requirements and criteria. The documentation required to obtain media access varies based on the role of the journalist.

When and how can the news media register for FNCE®?
Members of the press may apply online starting June 21 for media credentials.

When will I receive my FNCE® credentials?
A representative from the Academy’s Strategic Communications Team will send you an email confirmation after registration.

For more information or to schedule an interview with a national Academy Spokesperson, please email media@eatright.org.