Cooking Up a Nutrition Storm! Academy's 2015 Expo Heats Up in Nashville

September 9, 2015

CHICAGO – The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics welcomes more than 300 food, nutrition and culinary companies and organizations to its 2015 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo , October 3 to 6 in Nashville, Tenn.

Opening on Sunday, October 4, the three-day Expo provides food and nutrition professionals with an unmatched global marketplace of specialized foods, delivery equipment, cooking products, food management, nutritional assessment tools, educational resources, computer software and much more.

The FNCE® Expo is the media's best opportunity to discover new and innovative products and services and uncover emerging trends in the food and nutrition industry, while meeting face to face with company representatives.

Eligible journalists are welcome and encouraged to cover the Academy's conference, tour the Expo floor and meet with exhibitors. To preregister for media credentials, visit For more information, call 800/877-1600, ext. 4769 or 4806, or email [email protected].

In addition to more than 300 exhibiting companies and organizations (, the Academy's 2015 Expo offers specialized pavilions, culinary demonstrations and informational briefings, ensuring attendees have opportunities to learn about the newest and hottest products in the marketplace and their everyday application in professional and consumer environments.

Specialty Pavilions

Specialty pavilions allow attendees to easily locate targeted groups of exhibitors in the Expo Hall. This year featured the following pavilions:

  • First-Time Exhibitors Row
  • California Fresh Pavilion
  • Diabetes Pavilion
  • Gluten-Free Pavilion
  • Natural and Organic Pavilion

Culinary Demonstrations

Fun and engaging demonstrations pair chefs with registered dietitian nutritionists to take attendees on educational culinary journeys, preparing new dishes, demonstrating cooking techniques and sharing nutrition tips and trends. This year's demonstrations include:

  • Culinary Explorations with Good Fats: How to Love Them Every Day (Sunday, October 4: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
  • Slimmed Down Southern Favorites! (Monday, October 5: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

Expo Briefings

Five 20-minute briefings will be presented by exhibitors on scientific- and evidence-based topics. Visit the FNCE® website for full descriptions and schedules:

  • Lentils, Beans and Chickpeas: What the Science Says
  • Defining Post-Dairy Digestive Discomfort beyond Lactose Intolerance
  • The New Squeeze on Orange Juice: Updates in Bioactives, Nutrigenomics and More
  • Telehealth and Dietetics: The Cutting Edge
  • Better Your Bones: Update on the Latest Bone Health Research

The FNCE® Expo is open to exhibitors whose products, programs and services are of interest to food and nutrition professionals; consistent with the Academy's mission, vision and philosophy; have a preponderance of current and scientifically valid information; comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rules, regulations and guidelines, if so regulated; and are accredited through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, if required.

The views expressed in exhibitors' materials do not necessarily reflect the official positions or policies of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and no endorsement of an exhibitor's programs, products or services is intended or should be inferred.


The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. Visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at