November 1, 2019

FNCE® 2019: New Frontiers in Food and Nutrition

Each year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (the Academy) holds its Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE®), drawing subject-matter experts from around the globe and across areas of discipline to discuss the biggest challenges and buzziest trends in the world of nutrition. This year, our team of registered dietitians traveled to Philadelphia to scope out the defining themes driving the future of nutrition science, food policy and the profession. Here are the big shifts we see taking hold.

Personalized Nutrition: Leveraging Technology to Develop a Diet that’s Uniquely You

The wellness space is quickly shifting from a one-size-fits-all approach to hyper personalization and precision nutrition. The next generation of nutrition tools are all about the individual consumer, from their psychosocial data to their genetic and microbial makeup.

Planetary Health and Global Nutrition: Food’s Impact on a Macro Level

This year’s program featured more food systems-focused sessions than ever before, underscoring the urgency to scale up solutions that prioritize the health of people and the planet.

The Consumer Food Journey: Driven by Purpose

While some familiar factors remain integral to consumers’ food purchasing decisions – taste, cost, convenience – the trends spotted on the FNCE® floor suggest that emerging food values may motivate people, now more than ever.


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