FNCE® for Students

Take your FNCE® virtual experience to the next level by attending a variety of sessions and activities designed just for you by the Academy and the Committee for the Lifelong Learning. In addition to educational sessions, Learning Lounge, posters and inspiring keynote sessions, here are just a few of the activities for students during FNCE®

Check Out the Student Center

Take advantage of the virtual Student Center, where you can represent your school and connect with fellow students and practicing RDNs and NDTRs. Join your peers at the Student Center and access resources that will help you get a jumpstart on your career, including presentations, discussions and Q&As on topics such as:

  • Resume best practices with tips and guidance on setting yourself up for success
  • Information on DICAS and the internship application process
  • Passing the exam tips and details from CDR
  • Scholarship and Grants available from the Academy Foundation

The Student Center also offers additional opportunities from the Academy, such as Academy Group memberships with affiliates, DPGs and MIGs; ANDPAC Public Policy Initiatives; making the most of Academy Student Membership and much more!

Participate in Foundation Events

Whether you’re up for a FNCE® 5K, a fancy No-Show Foundation Gala, scoring some swag at the Silent Auction or making an appearance at the President’s Party with a Purpose, there are many ways to support the Foundation. The Foundation is the largest provider of dietetic student scholarships—and when you participate in a Foundation virtual event, you are helping empower future practitioners to create a world where all people thrive through the transformative power of food and nutrition.

NDEP Dietetic Supervised Practice Program Fair

November 7 - 9, 2021: Meet representatives from Coordinated Programs, Dietetic Internships, Future Graduate Programs and Individualized Supervised Practice Pathways!

Network with Other Students and Professionals

In addition to the events listed on the Student Center, there are many opportunities for students to network and connect at FNCE®. Check out the Conference Calendar for a complete list of activities!

Explore the Expo

Visit exhibitor booths to explore products and services, ask questions, book an appointment with a representative, gather product information, view videos, obtain educational resources and sign up for prizes and giveaways.

Advocate for Strong Nutrition Policy

Stop by the FNCE® Advocacy Center to learn more about the Academy’s policy initiatives, how you can take action on critical issues, donate to Eat Right Advocacy and more!

Student Center Schedule (all times Central)

Check out the Student Center Schedule, complete with Live Q+A Sessions and Dedicated Chats hosted by Academy Staff, Volunteer Leaders and Experts!

Sunday, Oct. 17

Time
Topic
Participants
11 - 11:30 a.m.
Academy Student Member Benefits
Hannah Phelps Proctor Sr. Manager Recruitment and Student Relations
1 - 2 p.m.
Student Resume Refresh Live Q+A
Stacey Dunn-Emke, MS, RDN and Maree Ferguson, PhD, MBA, RD, FAND
3:30 - 4 p.m.
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetic
Rayane AbuSabha, PhD, RD, ACEND Executive Director, Laurie Kruzich, MS, RD, LD Manager, Education Program Accreditation, Emily Kuettel, RD, ACEND Student Representative and Michelle Evans, ACEND Student Representative Elect

Monday, Oct. 18

Time
Topic
Participants
11 - 11:30 a.m.
Nutrition Services Payment
Mara Bujnowski, MAEd, RD Manager, Advocacy & Communications, Nutrition Services Coverage
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Live DICAS Q+A Session
Heather Cox, MS, RDN
3:30 - 4 p.m.
Policy and Advocacy
Jeanne Blankenship, MS, RDN Vice President, Policy Initiatives and Advocacy, Connie Diekman, M.Ed, RD, CSSD, LD, FADA, FAND ANDPAC Chair and Kim Iles, MS, RD, LDN, CLT LPPC Chair

Tuesday, Oct. 19

Time
Topic
Participants
11 - 11:30 a.m.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)
Matthew Novotny Senior Manager, Honors & Diversity and Mary Lee Chin, MS, RDN Past-Chair
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
Elisha Reichling, MS, RDN, LDN Program Manager Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Academy Student Member Benefits
Hannah Phelps Proctor Sr. Manager Recruitment and Student Relations

Attend a Variety of Sessions

Educators: Show Your School Spirit! Register Students for FNCE® 2021

Give your students an opportunity to enhance their future career in nutrition and dietetics by encouraging them to register for FNCE® 2021. The Academy will recognize five dietetics education programs, one for each program type: Didactic Program in Dietetics, Dietetic Internship, Coordinated Program in Dietetics, Dietetic Technician Program, and Future Education Model Graduate program. The five programs that bring the highest percentage of students to FNCE® will have the opportunity for a virtual VIP Meet and Greet after FNCE® with Academy President Kevin Sauer, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND and the Board of Directors! Learn more.