Welcome to Nutrition 2018!
At UNE Online, the Applied Nutrition graduate program got the summer started as an exhibitor at Nutrition 2018 hosted by the American Society of Nutrition (ASN). UNE Online was joined by 48 other booth exhibitors to welcome over 3,000 guests to share the latest research, science, and technology in nutrition science. What were the highlights?
What is Nutrition 2018?
In 2014, the American Society of Nutrition decided to offer a conference exclusively for nutrition science. Hoping to provide a space where the best in science and health meet. Prior to this, ASN hosted an annual meeting around Experimental Biology. With input from more than 1,000 ASN members, Nutrition 2018 was approved and created. A meeting to address the specific needs of nutrition professionals and ASN members. Resulting in record-breaking results in exhibitors, attendees, and sponsors. UNE Online proudly took part as one of these sponsors to further our standing as a leader in nutrition. We were joined by three additional universities and a variety of industry leaders.
Nutrition 2018 is an immersive nutrition experience offering the top scientific researchers, global health professionals, policy makers, and advocacy leaders to advance nutrition science and its practical application.
Nutrition 2018: Where the best in science & health meet
The demand for knowledgeable Applied Nutrition professionals has rapidly grown in recent years. And global health trends reveal undisputed links between diet and health. As a prominent leader, educator, and innovator within the field of nutrition UNE Online was thrilled to exhibit at this premier event. We were one of only 4 universities exhibiting! And we were eager to connect with industry experts and future students to share all the advances and benefits our program offer.
As a guest to the event, UNE Online learned the latest updates in research-based education, policy changes across the United States. And explored new industry issues practitioners and clients are faced with.
“I was excited to see so many colleagues and friends and was thrilled to have the opportunity to network and develop new connections with industry professionals. I enjoyed the inclusion of the ePoster theater. There were so many great educational sessions that my schedule was brimming from early in the morning until well into the evening!”
–Ellie Dodge, Program Director, MS Applied Nutrition, UNE Online
A Glimpse at Who Attended
Nutrition 2018 brought together attendees, exhibitors, and speakers from across the globe. Spanning 80 countries, with 26% of guests representing international areas. Among the many professional areas in attendance, the top 3 were lead by members from basic science, clinical research, and epidemiology. With the most popular industry backgrounds and affiliations being universities, government agencies, and nonprofits.
Included in record-setting results:
- 49 Sponsored booths
- 3,022 Registered attendees, 42% first-time attendees
- 2,058 Abstracts
- 42 Exhibitors
- 10,567 Submitted Reviews
Trend Topics & Highlights
Nutrition 2018 offered 20 featured sessions, 2,000 presentations of new, original research, 5 award lectures, endless workshops, and boundless opportunities to network. Although UNE Online participated as a sponsored booth, we made sure to take advantage of learning more about some key trend topics in nutrition.
- Nutrition and Natural Disasters
- Ensuring Trust in Nutrition Science
- Is a Calorie a Calorie? Reframing the Question
- Nutrition and Injury Prevention Recovery
- New Technologies in the food system: How do they fit in? And who decides?
- Nutrition and Health in an accelerating pace of life
UNE Online: Applied Nutrition
As a sponsor and guest at Nutrition 2018, the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program at UNE Online was able to connect with professionals, researchers, and intrigued students to share our passion for nutrition science. These interactions helped to strengthen our standing as a leader in the field. And join in motivating others to continue improving the health landscape through nutrition. Many of the presentations and topics discussed reflected the three focus areas our program promotes- obesity and health promotion, nutrition and disease prevention, and business, social media, and entrepreneurship.
It was our pleasure to join the experts we work with and alongside for this event. And we’re grateful for the new faces we interacted with. Be sure to join the conversation by using #nutrition2018 #unenutrition.