Academy Addresses Hot Topics at 2020 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ Virtual Event

October 14, 2020

CHICAGO – Optimizing nutrition in the time of COVID-19 and supporting equity in foods systems are just a few of the topics that will be addressed at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2020 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo virtual event, to be held October 17 to October 20.

Registered dietitian nutritionists, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, health care providers and industry leaders from around the world are expected to participate online in more than 100 cutting-edge nutrition science research and educational presentations, panel discussions and poster presentations. FNCE® 2020 is being held in an online format in keeping with state and federal guidance on gatherings of large groups during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year's FNCE® program features the latest developments in gastrointestinal health, diabetes, plant-based nutrition and much more. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from the field's top experts as they examine the relationships between nutrition and culture, social issues, technology, mental, physical and sexual health, and modern practice.

FNCE® highlights include: (all times Central)

Saturday, October 17

Sunday, October 18

Monday, October 19

Tuesday, October 20

The Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo is the news media's best annual opportunity to hear directly from leading sources on the latest in nutrition science research and its everyday applications; developments in policy and legislation; education trends; and the hottest and newest products to hit the marketplace.


Eligible journalists are welcome and encouraged to cover the Academy's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo virtual event. For media credentials, visit For more information, call 800/877-1600, ext. 4769, or email

Representing more than 100,000 credentialed nutrition and dietetics practitioners, 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 at