Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE)

Below will be listed Workshops, Events, and Education sessions with a pediatric focus that will be presented at FNCE®. These sessions are highlighted to help you plan your schedule. To view the entire listing of FNCE sessions, visit To register, visit:

PNPG Events
  • PNPG Member Reception: Sunday, 10/16 – 6 to 7:30 pm, Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel Allcott Room. Enjoy and network with your peers! Special thanks to Abbott Nutrition for sponsoring this event.
  • PNPG Member Breakfast and Annual Business Meeting: Monday, 10/17 – 6:45 to 8 am, Westin Hotel - Burroughs Room (updated as of 10/16/16). Start your day with us! Special thanks to Mead Johnson Nutrition for sponsoring this event.
  • DPG Showcase: Monday, 10/17 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Academy Pavilion, Hall B, Expo Hall. Come visit us at our Booth. Stay tuned for the booth number.
PNPG Spotlight Session:
Sunday, October 16th – 1:30PM - 3:00PM
163. Picky by Nature: How Collaborative Care May Optimize Health Outcomes
Moderator: Michell Fullmer, RDN, CSP, LDN, CNSC
Speakers: Jill Castle, MS, RDN; Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP
Special Mention: Sessions Provided by PNPG Members and Other Child Nutrition Topics
Sunday, October 16, 2016
8:00AM - 9:30AM
182. Too Small to Fail: Birthing the B-24 Dietary Guidelines
Moderator: Robert Murray, MD
Speakers: Susan Johnson, PhD; Alanna Moshfegh, MS, RD; Benard Dreyer, MD, FAAP
10:00AM - 11:30AM
162. Growing the Youngest Generation: Health Impact Assessment of Child Care Meals
Moderator: Kay Dutram, MS, RDN, LD
Speakers: Ruth Lindberg, MPH, MUP; Jessica Donze Black, MPH, RD
3:30PM - 5:00PM
214. The Future is Now: Integrating Telehealth into Your Practice
Moderator: Keith Ayoob, EdD, RD, FADA, CD/N
Speakers: Dee Pratt, RDN, LDN; Jana Katz-Bell, MPH
305. Detection and Treatment of Severe Nutritional Deficits in Autism
Moderator: Rashelle Berry, MPH, MS, RD, LD
Speakers: Rashelle Berry, MPH, MS, RD, LD; William Sharp, PhD

368. RDNs in Action: Preventing Diabetes through Effective Public Policy
Monderator: Lauren Au, PhD, RD
Speakers: Marcy Kyle RDN, LD, CDE, FAND, Carol Brunzell, RDN, LD, CDE

Monday, October 17, 2016
8:00AM - 9:30AM   
241. Food Allergies: School Guidelines and Education
Moderator: Janet Schwartz, MS, RD
Speakers: Christanne Harrison, MPH, RD; Karen McGrail, MEd, RDN, LDN
1:30PM - 3:00PM
128. Promoting Endurance Training Adaptation in Skeletal Muscle by Nutritional Manipulation
Moderator: Hope Barkoukis, PhD, RD
Speaker: John Hawley, PhD
167. Applying New Dietary Guidance in Child Care Settings
Moderator: Marie Patti, MBA, MSS, RD, LD, SNS
Speakers: Laura Carroll, MS, MPH; Alicia White, MS, RD
3:30PM - 5:00PM
164. ABCs of the New Dietary Guidelines for Americans - Where do Kids Fit In?
Moderator: Kristi King, MPH, RDN, LD, CNSC
Speakers: Keli Hawthorne, Steve Abrams
209. Childhood Obesity Treatment and Reimbursement: What’s Next?
Moderator: Angela Lima, RD, LD
Speakers: Angela Lima, RD, LD; Sarah Hampl, MD
Quality Symposium
1:30PM - 5:00PM
Utilizing the Standard of Excellence Metric Tool Part 2a
Speaker: Susan Konek, MA, RD, CSP, LD, CNSC, FAND
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
8:00AM - 9:30AM
174. Parental Mental Health and Infant Feeding: Let’s Work Together!
Moderator: L. Hope Wills, MA, RD, IBCLC
Speakers: L. Hope Wills, MA, RD, IBCLC; Patricia Lakatos, PhD
304. Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition: What Every RDN Needs to Know
Moderator: Angel Planells
Speakers: Zachari Breeding, MS, RDN, LDN; Vanessa Carr
9:45AM - 11:15AM
309. Evidence-Based Pediatric Weight Management Nutrition Practice Guidelines: What Works, How, For Whom, and Under What Conditions?
Moderator: Linda Arpino
Speakers: Jane Ziegler, DCN, RDN, LDN; James Scott Parrott
12:00PM - 1:30PM
127. Diet and Exercise Manipulations in Diabetes: New Solutions for Old Problems
Moderator: Hope Barkoukis, PhD, RD
Speaker: John Hawley, PhD
180. Supporting Successful Implementation of School Meal Requirements
Moderator: Cheryl Jackson Lewis, MS, RD
Speakers: Allison Magness, PhD, RD; Christina Riley, MS, RD                                                                               
195. Complexities of Lyme Disease and Other Stealth Pathogens
Moderator: Jennifer Brock, RD, CNSC
Speakers: Lori Enriquez, MPH, RDN, LDN, CHES, FAND; Andre Garabedian, MD, FAAFP, ABIHM
If you are presenting at FNCE® but don't see your name listed, please let us know! Contact us here. Names of PNPG members are indicated in bold.
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