This weekend was full of fun and new experiences, one being the Fancy Food Show held at the convention center here in DC.
I’ve mentioned a few times that I interned for Orlando dietitian Tara Gidus during my dietetic internship last year. A couple of months ago she mentioned she would be in DC attending this show and I jumped on the opportunity to join.
The Fancy Food Show is a specialty show that exhibits over 180,000 different food products available in the market. This event is for companies to showcase their products and for retail stores, media, etc to find new products to fit their business needs.
Tara was attending the show with fellow dietitian and business partner Cindy Heroux to search for dietitian-approved products to promote through their media work. It was great to attend the show with them and see them work first-hand.
Danielle also joined in on the action!
Though many of the products there were fairly indulgent, there were also some healthy and tasty products too! Some of my favorites included:
- Holly’s Oatmeal– Made from wholesome and tasty ingredients
- Buddy Fruits– great pre-workout!
- Fage– High-protein Greek Yogurt
- Savannah Bee Company– Pure honey with a focus on animal-safety
- Food Should Taste Good– Health(ier) chips
- and many more
The housewives were there promoting a new water product, as well as a pasta sauce from their family restaurant. One minute we were walking around and enjoying the show, and the next thing I knew I was talked into trying the sauce, being taped by a camera crew and signing a release form! Though it would be funny, I am hoping that I don’t make it on the TV show when it airs! (In Sept/Oct if you’re wondering). Ohh those housewives.
Other than that, attending the show was a great experience and I learned a lot of valuable information about the food industry and healthy products.
Thank you again to Tara for the invite. And if you’re looking for a great book on healthy eating for pregnancy, check out Tara’s book coming out in November. Pre-sale is available here on Amazon, and includes a recipe from yours truly!
I hope you all had a happy weekend! Stay tuned for a recap on the other half of my weekend with my long-awaited visitor, Katie!
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