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   Love One Today Inspires Food & Nutrition Professionals At FNCE 2018 To Love One Today Throughout The Lifespan
by Hass Avocado Board
Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9:03AM EST

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. – In its sixth year, Love One Today®, the Hass Avocado Board’s (HAB) initiative to advance the nutrition science behind avocado consumption, hangs its hat on another successful year exhibiting at the 2018 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®) in Washington D.C. Celebrating avocado nutrition today and throughout ones’ lifespan, HAB educated food and nutrition professionals on the unique attributes and benefits of avocados for human health for every age. As the premier health and nutrition expo, FNCE® offers the Love One Today® program the opportunity to network, educate and engage influential health professionals who are counseling Americans about food and nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Throughout the three-day expo, the Love One Today® team connected with attendees through 20-minute learning sessions in the Avocado Goodness Community Lounge. The information-filled, science-based sessions explored the Love One Today® Nutrition Research Program with HAB’s Director of Nutrition, Dr. Nikki Ford, where participants heard about the latest research under HAB’s health pillars: cardiovascular health, healthy living, weight management and Type 2 diabetes. 

“Healthcare professionals are at the forefront of impacting the health and wellness of Americans through diet and nutrition, and we were pleased to have had the opportunity to engage them in our work once again this year at FNCE,” said Emiliano Escobedo, Executive Director of HAB. “Showcasing our robust nutrition research program and #TeamGoodFat collaboration with theCalifornia Walnut Commission and Seafood Nutrition Partnership to promote the importance of good fats as part of a healthy diet continues to be of critical importance to improving the overall health of Americans.”   

Back for a second year was Love One Today®’s partnership with the California Walnut Commission (CWC), and new partner, Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) for a #TeamGoodFat discussion on Instagram. Expo attendees were encouraged to capture and post a meal that contains any number of the Team Good Fat foods to Instagram. During each of the expo days, lucky winners were awarded $100 Visa gift cards for their participation. The alliance aimed at further educating attendees about the role of good fats in a healthy diet, leveraging the good fats present in avocados, seafood and walnuts. 

“Love One Today’s attendance at FNCE is a great way to highlight not just the health benefits of avocado, but also the incredible versatility of this unique fruit,” said Love One Today®spokesperson and Avocado Goodness Expert, Erin Palinski-Wade, RD. “As a health professional, understanding why avocados should be a regular part of the diet and learning how they can be incorporated into a variety of dishes empowers dietitians like me to help their clients translate the science into action.”  

To drive further awareness of the Love One Today® Nutrition Research Program off the show floor, more than 60 members of the Food and Culinary Professionals (FCP) Dietetic Practice Group (DPG) gathered together for an entertaining evening featuring an engaging presentation and interactive culinary experience. Dr. Ford presented the benefits of avocado consumption throughout the lifespan by highlighting key findings from HAB-supported research, while Palinski-Wade prepared recipes showcasing the versatility of avocados across all age demographics. Following the presentation, guests sampled avocado-inspired bites from build-your-own taco bar featuring smoky avocado guacamole, to gluten-free cupcakes with avocado frosting.

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About the Food & Nutrition Conference Expo™

Each fall, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors the world’s largest meeting of food and nutrition experts — more than 10,000 registered dietitian nutritionists, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, health-care providers and industry leaders attend the annual meeting — and address key issues affecting the health of all Americans. The 2018 Food & Nutrition Conference Expo™ (FNCE®) took place October 20-23 in Washington, D.C. and featured more than 100 research and educational presentations, lectures, debates, panel discussions and culinary demonstrations. 

About the Hass Avocado Board

The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) is an agriculture promotion group established in 2002 to promote the consumption of Hass avocados in the United States. A 12-member board representing domestic producers and importers of Hass avocados directs HAB’s promotion, research and information programs under supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture. Funding for HAB comes from Hass avocado producers and importers in the United States. 

In 2010, HAB established a Nutrition Research program to increase awareness and improve understanding of the unique benefits of avocados to human health and nutrition. Fresh Hass avocados area delicious, cholesterol-free, whole food source of naturally good fats. The Nutrition Research program is an integral part of Love One Today®, HAB’s multi-year, science-based food and wellness education program. Love One Today® encourages Americans to include fresh Hass avocados in everyday healthy eating plans to increase fruit and vegetable intake. 

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Source: Hass Avocado Board

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