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The Hass Avocado Board continues its education of food and nutrition professionals by exhibiting at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo.

At the expo, Oct. 20-23 in Washington, D.C., The avocado board conducted 20-minute learning sessions explored the group’s Love One Today Nutrition Research Program, according to a news release.

Nikki Ford, the board’s director of nutrition, covered research on cardiovascular health, weight management and Type 2 diabetes, according to the release.

“Healthcare professionals are at the forefront of impacting the health and wellness of Americans through diet and nutrition, and we were pleased to have had the opportunity to engage them in our work once again this year at FNCE,” Emiliano Escobedo, Hass Avocado Board executive director, said in the release.

The board’s partnership with the California Walnut Commission continues, and a new partner, Seafood Nutrition Partnership, also participated in an Instagram promotion. The three groups have a program promoting the importance of good fats, with the #TeamGoodFats serving as point of discussion on Instagram, with a winner receiving $100 each day of the expo, according to the news release.

“Love One Today’s attendance at FNCE is a great way to highlight not just the health benefits of avocado, but also the incredible versatility of this unique fruit,” Erin Palinski-Wade, Love One Today spokeswoman and registered dietitian, said in the release.