Food & Culinary Professionals

Whether you’re renewing your membership or new to our group, welcome!

We’re so glad you joined us. Do you remember how excited you were when you turned 20? It’s the start of another decade, typically a start to something new in life in terms of learning and trying new things, and for many of us it’s an age when we know we’re about to embark on something even bigger and better. We’re feeling that way this year as we celebrate 20 years of FCP. As we enter into our 100th year for our profession, too, there’s much to celebrate.

When we think back to the founding members of our practice group, they could truly see around corners and their vision for this group stands the test of time. Our competencies include everything that is relevant in the ever evolving food and nutrition conversation today, whether it’s in the thought leader arena or the layperson’s every day questions.  Literally from farm to table, these dietitian pioneers included foundational components of what it takes to be successful in activating the science of nutrition on our plate. Our four subgroups offer the chance for deeper dialogue in food safety, retail, restaurant and agriculture. Our webinars and workshops and international travel provide different routes to learn and grow personally and professionally, and our networking opportunities enable discussions across the food supply chain.  Thank you to our leaders, past, present and future, and thank you, our members, for continuing to help shape our group and today’s food and nutrition conversations while helping others (and ourselves!) have fun and make informed decisions when it comes to food.

Let us know what’s on your minds. Email us, connect with us on social, and continue to celebrate all that food and nutrition means to us as people and as nutrition professionals. We look forward to hearing what is on your mind and connecting with you this year.  

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

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Mission Statement: 
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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