Food & Culinary Professionals

“It's around the table and in the preparation of food that we learn about ourselves and about the world.” -Alice Waters

We have much to celebrate as our new leaders have been chosen within the Academy. Thank you to the seven FCP members for your leadership and for representing us on the national ballot, and to all who ran. As we read the statements and bios of everyone on the ballot, it was a great reminder of the diversity in our field and how we can express the skills we have.  Just as important, thank you to all who voted. This is how we actively participate, even when we aren’t the ones ourselves in those roles. 

As the year marches on, the theme for National Nutrition Month® this year is “Go Further With Food.”  We as dietitians are fortunate to have the training and knowledge to help take action on science as we know it, literally from farm to table. We understand the role nutrition plays in health to both help prevent and manage chronic disease. We have been helping people manage their food budget and store food properly to limit waste before it was called “food waste”. We understand the joy and meaning behind food in addition to the science behind it. For 20 years, FCP has been the unifying voice of all of these things, and our core competencies reflect this. From the focus our four subgroups bring to the unique and diverse careers our members have, bringing our skillset to life in so many ways, what a wonderful way to celebrate 2018 with this theme.

We have so much more in store for you this year. Join us on our webinars, read the excellent newsletters our executive committee puts together for you, have fun with our recipe contests, take advantage of the CPEU articles, and engage online (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and in person with your fellow FCP members. Talk to us too, whether online in social media or via our EMLs (electronic mailing lists). There is much to discuss right now, and our dietitian knowledge and voice contributes important insights and practical application to the conversation.

Wishing you continued good wishes in 2018 and a wonderful start to spring!

Kim Kirchherr, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAND
2017-18 FCP Chair

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Empower members to be the nation’s food, culinary and nutrition leaders.

FCP's Vision:
Optimizing the nation's health through food and nutrition.

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