February 2018 People & Events

        2018 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
        October 20-23, 2018
        Washington, DC
        2019 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
        October 26-29, 2019
        Philadelphia, PA
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        70th Annual Meeting for the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, April 19-20, 2018

        Registration is now open for the Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting being held April 19-20, 2018, in the popular resort destination of Sun Valley, ID. Learn from national speakers, including Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics President Donna S. Martin and cutting-edge researcher and assistant professor Dr Carla Prado from the University of Alberta. Earn up to 19 CPEs from a range of nutrition topics, and network with hundreds of registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetic interns, and students. Register today at

        2018 Oncology Nutrition DPG Symposium, April 13-15, 2018

        The 4th Biennial Oncology Nutrition DPG Symposium will be held at Minneapolis Marriott City Center in downtown Minneapolis, MN, on April 13-15, 2018. Come meet us in the global city of Minneapolis to network, learn, and celebrate 25 years of ON DPG! For the full agenda and to register, please visit

        89th Annual Meeting for the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, April 8-10, 2018

        The 89th annual meeting of the Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “Exceeding the Vision,” will take place on April 8-10, 2018, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond-Midlothian. For more information visit

        Educational Opportunities

        ACEND - Program Director Workshop, March 15-16, 2018

        The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) will be offering an Accreditation Workshop in Chicago, IL. The workshop is designed to help program directors and others interested in ACEND accreditation learn the latest accreditation standards and specific details on how to prepare for self-study reports, program assessment reports, and site visits. For more information, visit

        National Cancer Institute Dietary Assessment Primer Now Available

        The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is pleased to announce the availability of a web-based Dietary Assessment Primer. Various types of self-report instruments have been developed to assess dietary intake. Each has distinct features as well as strengths and limitations. The Dietary Assessment Primer:
        • describes the major types of instruments that rely on individuals reporting their own diets;
        • provides guidance on using the instruments alone or in combination to address different research questions;
        • compares key features of the main self-report dietary assessment instruments;
        • explains and provides guidance regarding validity, measurement error, and calibration in the context of dietary assessment;
        • provides expanded information about particular key topics in dietary assessment; and
        • includes a Glossary of key terms and an extensive list of References and Resources.
        The Dietary Assessment Primer is located at The NCI scientific leads for this important new resource are Susan Krebs-Smith, PhD, RD; Amy Subar, PhD, MPH, RD; Jill Reedy, PhD, MPH, RD; Fran Thompson, PhD, MPH; and TusaRebecca Schap, PhD, MPH, RD, all in the NCI Applied Research Program’s Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch (RFMMB); Anne Brown Rodgers, science writer; and Sharon Kirkpatrick, PhD, MHSc, RD, formerly in the RFMMB and currently assistant professor at the University of Waterloo School of Public Health and Health Systems.