Get Ready for FNCE 2018: 3 Things To Do Now To Be Prepared

In just a few weeks, the Healthie team is heading to Washington D.C. for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ annual Food and Nutrition Convention and Exhibition (FNCE)!

Over the past two years we’ve had so much fun sharing the mission of Healthie at FNCE and connecting with the Healthie community.

Technology, telehealth, and private practice were certainly center-stage, and we expect this year to be no different.

We want to continue to promote more accessible nutritional care for individuals across the country, and need your help to do so.

Whether you’re heading to FNCE for the first time or you’re a seasoned vet, we can’t wait to see you there!

To make the most of your time at FNCE 2018, here are 3 things you can do now to be prepared…

1 . Set Your FNCE 2018 Goals

Like any large conference, FNCE can be overwhelming for both first-time attendees and seasoned conference vets.

Setting goals prior to your arrival in D.C. can lift your confidence and help you get the most out of the 3 days.

Here are some example goals you may want to set:

  • Collect the maximum number of CEUs
  • Attend a business-boosting workshop
  • Learn about a new niche or area of expertise
  • Network with brands at the Expo
  • Meet online friends and colleagues in person

Our primary goal at FNCE is to connect with YOU! We can’t wait to meet you in-person, so swing by the Healthie booth, #626.

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Take it even a step further and PLAN your conference. Download the FNCE app or print out the program, make a list of contacts you want to speak with, and even set up several meetings prior to the conference to ensure you’re organized for success!

2. Give Your Business Cards a Boost

The networking opportunities at FNCE are endless! You’ll meet colleagues, interns, and brands, which is why it’s essential to always have your business cards on you.

Be sure you have enough business cards to pack so you don’t miss out on an opportunity for collaboration.

If you’re designing business cards for the first time, be sure to check out our guide to ensure you include all vital info, such as your social media links.

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3. Practice Your Elevator Pitch

Feel confident walking into the conference by having your elevator pitch down!

An elevator pitch is a 30-second description of you, your services and niche. You will meet brands, other dietitians, and a plethora of referral sources at FNCE, so practicing your pitch will make for perfect opportunities by the end of the conference.

Here’s what to include in your elevator pitch:

  • What you do
  • Who you help (identify your ideal client)
  • What’s unique about your business
  • What you want to happen next

Having an idea of possible collaborations with colleagues and brands will help boost your confidence a little bit more.

Get Ready for FNCE 2018: 3 Things To Do Now To Be Prepared - The Healthie Blog

Looking for more tips? Get ready to network your way to new clients.

See you October 20th at Booth #626!


Chelsey Amer, MS, RDN, CDN is a New York City-based registered dietitian nutritionist with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. Chelsey started her virtual nutrition private practice in 2016 to help women find their food freedom and feel their best with mindful weight management techniques. Chelsey runs a successful food blog,, where you can find deliciously nutritious, simple, food allergy friendly recipes. As a member of the marketing and partnerships team at Healthie, Chelsey spends most of her days writing, speaking with members of the Healthie community, and hanging out on social media!

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