Last month the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) was hosted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Atlanta Georgia. This conference is one of the largest Nutrition conferences in the world and attracts thousands of attendees. Fortunately I have been able to attend the conference the past few years and certainly didn't want to miss out this year, even if I was pregnant. Given the conference was local I was able to attend the conference all three and half days at 38 weeks pregnant. In fact I think all of the walking may have helped Mr. Max show his face a few days early!
The opportunities at FNCE are endless. Days start early with sponsored breakfasts and go late with sponsored dinners and receptions. The daytime is filled with informative educational sessions, visits through the massive Expo hall, and even more networking. In today's post I will highlight some of my experiences at FNCE.
|Expo Hall - Hass Avocado Board Booth|
First and Foremost, I Presented at FNCE
After attending FNCE last year in Houston I decided the following year I wanted to present at the
conference. Working in a Bariatric Surgery department over the past year I opted to speak about Weight Regain after Bariatric Surgery. Unfortunately this is an increasing problem that can occur anywhere from 1 to 10 years after bariatric surgery. Approximately 20-30% of people who undergo bariatric surgery do not achieve successful weight loss results. There is no easy or simply solution to prevent weight regain after bariatric surgery, but it is important perspective candidates view bariatric surgery as a tool to a permanent lifestyle change.