I just got back from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, the world’s largest annual meeting of food and nutrition professionals. Registered dietitians (RDs), like myself, from all over the country (and even overseas) attend for up to four days of cutting-edge nutrition science research, educational presentations, lectures, debates, panel discussions, and culinary demonstrations.
My original plan was to write about my Expo discoveries, figuring I would find lots of new and exciting products to write about among the more than 350 food- and nutrition-related exhibitors. For many hours, I scoured the Expo floors looking for something new to jump out, until it hit me. I wasn’t really going to find anything new, at least not new to me. As an RD who works with the media, I am always getting new research and information on products—long before those products hit supermarket shelves.
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