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FNCE 2018

515. Food Porn Dilemmas: Balancing Artful Imagery and Real-World Attainability in Social Media

Sunday, October 21
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
CE: 1.5

Session Level 2 - Intermediate

Presented by Food & Nutrition Magazine, this session will explore “food porn” psychology, including how different representations of food may affect consumer perceptions and the potential unintended consequences of glorified and exaggerated food imagery. Drawing upon recent studies and juxtaposing a bombardment of over-stylized or glamorized food photography with concepts related to body image, this session will address why consumers are drawn to certain representations of food, explain how to consider a balance of artful imagery and attainability, and discuss pressures that RDNs may feel about using food photography to stay visible and relevant among a sea of food bloggers and social media stars.

Planned with Food and Nutrition Magazine

Learning Objectives:

Learning Need Codes:

  • 4100 - Social Marketing
  • 1100 - Photography, video and graphic production
  • 8060 - Food presentation

Liz Spittler


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Rebecca Scritchfield, MA, RDN, EP-C

Rebecca Scritchfield is a Health at Every Size Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and ACSM certified exercise physiologist. Through her weight-neutral counseling practice and Body Kindness philosophy, she has helped thousands of people create a healthier life with workable self-care goals that fit individual interests. Rebecca is author of the book, Body Kindness, a practical, inspirational guide to transforming health through mindful decision-making, values-driven goals, and self-compassion. She also hosts the Body Kindness podcast and writes for The Washington Post, Self, and US News. Rebecca is a member of the behavioral health nutritionists, nutrition entrepreneurs, and sports cardiovascular and wellness dietitians dietetic practice groups. She has influenced millions through her writing, podcast, and appearances on over 100 media outlets including NBC Nightly News, CNN, TODAY Show, O, The Oprah Magazine, Health, Real Simple, Yoga Journal, Parade, and many others. Rebecca received her Master’s Degree from The Johns Hopkins University and she lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two daughters.


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Marci Evans, MS, CEDRD-S, LDN, cPT

Marci is a Food and Body Imager Healer™. She has dedicated her career to counseling, supervising, and teaching in the field of eating disorders. She is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Supervisor, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Certified ACSM personal trainer. In addition to her group private practice, Marci launched an online eating disorders training platform for dietitians in 2015 and co-directs a specialized eating disorders dietetic internship at Simmons College. She volunteers for a number of national eating disorder organizations including serving as the eating disorder resource professional for The Behavioral Health Nutrition DPG. She has spoken locally and internationally at numerous conferences and media outlets. She loves social media so tweet her @marciRD, follow her on Facebook and Instagram, and check out her blog at


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Regan Jones, RDN

Regan Jones is a nationally-recognized, award-winning registered dietitian and the owner of the world's largest and most successful collection of dietitian-owned digital media properties, including This Unmillennial Life, Healthy Aperture, The Recipe ReDux, Blog Brûlée & RDs4Disclosure. Through her leadership, Regan’s brands have organized a network of more than 5,000 health influencers and RD bloggers who reach an audience of millions. Beginning her career as an Assistant Editor at Cooking Light and Weight Watchers Magazines, Jones is also a former national spokesperson and has been featured in hundreds of television and radio segments nationwide. She is a co-author of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Social Media Practice Paper and was named the 2017 winner of the Academy's "Media Excellence" Award.


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