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Information about the Foundation’s events at FNCE® are below, including the Foundation symposiums, gala and other activities and opportunities.

Academy Foundation Nutrition Symposiums

Support Your Foundation at FNCE®

When you attend a Foundation Nutrition Symposium, the Gala, or even bid on a silent auction item, you are helping the Foundation make an impact on our profession through scholarships, fellowships, awards, research grants, disaster relief and public nutrition education programs. Purchase tickets to these events through the registration process when FNCE® registration opens on June 11, 2019 and support your Foundation!

Academy Foundation Nutrition Symposium

Date: Saturday, October 26
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 donation
CPEU: 2.0

Sponsored by Nature Made

New Insights in Potential Vascular and Metabolic Health Impact of Strawberries

Date: Saturday, October 26
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 donation
CPEU: 2.0


Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN
Toby Amidor Nutrition, PC


Britt Burton-Freeman, PhD, MS
Director, Institute for Food Safety and Health’s (IFSH) Center for Nutrition
Research; Associate Professor in Food Science and Nutrition
Illinois Institute of Technology

Arpita Basu, PhD, MPH, RD, LD
Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Nutrition Sciences
University of Nevada

Session Description:

Strawberries are the most highly consumed berry in the U.S. and in 2017 ranked third in consumption among all fresh fruits. Clinical research has demonstrated that regular consumption of strawberries may help reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote health. This session will go beyond the high nutritional content and low caloric value of strawberries to explore their unique phyto-bioactive chemistry, bioavailability and metabolism in humans, and explore their relationship with potential health outcomes. As the number of adults and children in the U.S. managing chronic conditions including atherosclerosis, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes is historically high, understanding the acute and chronic effects of adding strawberries to the diet on markers of these conditions is critical. Numerous recent clinical trials examining the health effects of strawberries on vascular and metabolic health will be presented. After the presentation, registered dietitian nutritionists will be able to utilize this latest research to help advise patients/clients in clinical settings and private practice.

Sponsored by: California Strawberry Commission

A meal will not be provided during this session, please plan accordingly

Academy Foundation Gala

Date: Monday, October 28
Location: TBA
Time: 8 – 10 p.m.

Give back to the Academy Foundation while celebrating at the premier social event during FNCE®!

The Academy Foundation’s annual Gala celebration is a reception style event honoring donors, volunteers and recipients and is a great opportunity for individuals to network, socialize and celebrate the Foundation’s success in a festive atmosphere. Guests will enjoy appetizer stations, drink tickets, and a dessert table. Live music and dancing is interspersed with Foundation videos and a short program from the Foundation Chair. Cocktail attire is encouraged and Academy members of every generation join in the social event of FNCE. Enjoy a great evening, while supporting your profession.


Single Tickets: $120 (After early-bird: $130)

Single Gala tickets include open seating and two drink tickets
(Tax deductible amount: $20, after early-bird: $30)

Reserved Tables of 10: $2,500 (After early-bird: $2,600)

Gala tables are available for purchase and provides a designated reserved table placement with seating for 10 guests, a bottle of wine for the table, 2 drink tickets per seat (20 total drink tickets), listing in the evening virtual program book, a table sign and a tax deductible donation to the Foundation. (Tax deductible amount: $1,500, after early-bird: $1,600)

Reserved Affiliate and DPG Tables of 10: $2,000 (After early-bird: $2,100)

Affiliates and DPGs are able to purchase Gala tables at a special price. Each table purchase provides a designated reserved table placement with seating for 10 guests, 2 drink tickets per seat (20 total drink tickets), listing in the evening virtual program book, a table sign and a tax deductible donation to the Foundation. (Tax deductible amount: $1,000, after early-bird: $1,100)

Early-bird pricing ends on 9/14/2019

Interested in Sponsoring the Gala? See the full list of Gala Sponsorship Opportunities.

Foundation Booth Activities

Stop by the Foundation Booth and learn all the ways you can engage with the only Foundation solely devoted to nutrition and dietetics, empowering Academy members with scholarships and awards, food and nutrition research grants, and our public education programs including Kids Eat Right and Future of Food.

Limited Edition Second Century Tote Bag

Pre-order your limited edition Foundation tote bag for a $20 donation. Tote bags are no longer included with FNCE® registration, so this is your opportunity to support the Foundation and be among the first to have a unique tote bag for use at FNCE® 2019 and beyond! Bags will be available for pick-up at the Foundation booth during FNCE® show hours, Oct. 27-29, 2019. Supplies are limited and, remember, your donation is tax-deductible.

Student Stipends

The Academy Foundation’s Student Stipend Program is designed to help active Academy student members attend FNCE®

Help A Student Attend FNCE

Are you interested in supporting a student to attend FNCE® by donating $100 for a student stipend? If so, you may donate when registering for FNCE or by contacting the Foundation at or calling Martha Ontiveros at 312-899-4773

How To Apply For A Student Stipend

If you are a student who will be attending FNCE, you may apply for a $100 student stipend. Students who have registered for FNCE® can apply for a $100 stipend, which have been made available from the Academy Foundation thanks to the generosity of the many Dietetic Practice Groups, state affiliates and individual Academy members who have supported this program. Our application process in now open.

Stipend recipients will be selected by random and will be contacted by the Foundation via email in September. In order to be eligible for the $100 stipend you must meet the following criteria:

* Must be enrolled for Fall 2019 and a student member of the Academy in 2019-2020.

* Must be registered for FNCE® by Friday, September 14, 2019 – which is also the Early Bird registration pricing deadline.

* Must complete the following brief questionnaire by Friday, September 14, 2019 at 11.59 p.m. (Central time)


If selected and notified, students can pick-up their stipends at the Foundation Booth located by registration in the Convention Center (Philadelphia, Pa.) during conference hours.

Foundation Silent Auction 2019

Each year, the Academy Foundation holds a Silent Auction to raise money that supports the Foundation’s Annual Fund. Donate an item today – silent auction items including hotel stays, designer purses, gift baskets, gift certificates and creative items with a local flair are always popular. Participants will have the opportunity to bid on items starting on Saturday, October 26, bidding ends at 12:00 noon on Monday, October 28.

*All auction items must have a minimum value of $150

*All gift cards/certificates must have a minimum value of $100

Also there is one typo in the Silent Auction text:

Donation form complete by September 7, 2019

Label required on all Silent Auction donation

    • Ship via UPS, DHL, or FEDEX. United States Postal Service packages will not be accepted. Items received prior to Thursday, October 24 will not be accepted. Items that arrive after Friday, October 25, 2019 may not be delivered to the auction area in time to be displayed.
    • Hand delivered items should be dropped off at the Foundation booth on Friday, October 25, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Winners may pay for their item(s) beginning on Monday, October 22 at 2 p.m. through Tuesday, October 23 at 10 a.m.. Once the item(s) is purchased, winners may carry their item(s) home or make shipping arrangements with the Foundation staff.

Thank you for considering this fun opportunity!

Please contact, Martha Ontiveros, Foundation Executive Assistant with any questions at