This blog post was written by Hailey Rausch, senior dietetics student. Below she shares her experiences from the annual FNCE conference for dietitians.
Unsure what passion truly feels like? When I walked into a room bigger than a football field, filled with dietitians and fellow dietitians-to-be, and Lucille Beseler, the president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics was speaking on the stage, I felt passion. The Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) was everything and more that I hoped it to be. From the sessions and educational handouts offered, to the food, samples and silly picture booths, FNCE oozed passion each step of the way. Passion for knowledge, passion for helping others, passion for food. And, perhaps most importantly, a passion for dietetics. I am grateful for the education I have received at Missouri State and look forward to working in the field of dietetics.