It is that time again with FNCE 2014 (Food Nutrition Conference and Expo) from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Since this year it is in Atlanta, Georgia, I knew that I needed to come to this incredible conference! Being a Secretary of NOBIDAN (National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition) – website- www.nobidan.org which is part of the Member Interest Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND. I had the chance to participated in alot of events that were associated with NOBIDAN. This year was a historical year because the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has appointed their first African American President-Elect! Dr. Evelyn Crayton, Ed, RD, LD, FAND who is also a NOBIDAN member was elected this past February 2014 and will start her term on June 1st, 2015. I had a chance to speak with her and it was such a honor to meet with her!
This year FNCE there were so many things going on and the speakers were excellent! One of the speakers that I had enjoyed was Adam Keek who is a Olympic Rower and he explains about using the art of rowing with high performance. One of the things that he explained about is his disciplines of leadership is to stay focused. It is not easy to stay focus on a goal let alone training for the Olympics. He explained how he was able to focus by using the Breakthrough Theory. For the first 4-5 years you maybe in limbo but with effort time you realize that you need a break through and pretty soon what was hard to do becomes familiar.
Another thing that Adam discussed about is Eat Well = Be Well. When you eat well then this will result in your body, mind and spirit in becoming a healthy. Like the old saying goes “You are what you eat!”
The last thing that was important to me from what Adam said on the Disciplines for Leadership is finding a mentor. That is so important to find someone who has
I really appreciate Mr. Adam Keek speech particularly him closing out this incredible and exciting conference! His message came at the right time!
Next year FNCE is going to be at Nashville, TN and I can not wait what is going to happen there! Hope to see you there!