California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference
Long Beach, California

Taking the Lead on Practice, Research, Outreach and Sustainability

California Academy is proud to announce its collaboration with 2 other professional California Chapter organizations for CANDAC23: the Association of Nutrition and Food Service Professionals (ANFP) and the Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliates (ACFSA).

Wed, April 26, 2023:
2 Pre-conference Workshops

Thurs, April 27 to Sat, April 29, 2023:
3-day Conference

Educational Sessions & Expo: Long Beach Westin Hotel

Early Registration – Extended to April 15th!


Please note credit card orders will be processed using Stripe, the Wells Fargo payment processing program for nonprofit organizations. The CA Academy will pay the Academy, ANFP, and ACFSA member processing fees; non-Academy, ANFP, and ACFSA members will pay their own fees.

If you need to register using a check or need an invoice prior to registration, please click the button below and complete the form. DO NOT click the “Register on WHOVA” button above. Thank you for allowing 2-3 business days for a reply.
Lodging Information

Take the Long Beach Westin Virtual Tour

Westin Long Beach Hotel Marriott                                             Convention Center – Exhibits
333 East Ocean Boulevard                                                            300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802                                                                     Long Beach, CA 90802

Room Rate:
$209/night + 16.2% state/local taxes ($33.86) = $242.86 nightly
Each additional person in the room up to 4 people: Add $25 per night per person
Click here to Book your group rate for CANDAC23.

Parking: On-site – special conference rate – $20/night self parking, $35/night valet

Travel: Suggested airports to use: Long Beach, LAX or Orange District
There are NO hotel shuttles from any of the airports to the Long Beach Westin Hotel. It is suggested to use Uber, Lyft, or a taxi.

Pre-conference Workshop: Wednesday, April 26 - NFPE

Pre-Conference Workshops: Wednesday, April 26, 2023 

Note: If you are seeking CPEU for either of these two pre-conference courses, you will need to obtain certificates directly from the providers, as the CA Academy will not provide documentation for either of these courses. You will need to register separately from the conference if you choose to attend either of these courses. 

#1 Nutrition Focused Physical Exam Hands-on Training – 8 am to 5 pm
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Staff will teach this workshop.
Location: Long Beach Westin Hotel, Barcelona/Casablanca Room – third floor.
Stay at the Long Beach Westin Hotel. Book your room with the link below.
A light breakfast, lunch and coffee is included.

Research shows that early nutrition intervention of a patient with malnutrition can decrease length of stay, falls, pressure ulcers, infections, complications, re-admissions and overall health care costs. Registered dietitian nutritionists can perform a nutrition focused physical exam to more accurately provide individuals with a nutrition diagnosis of malnutrition. While the NFPE is only one component of the nutrition assessment, it can provide necessary supportive data to identify and nutrition diagnose the patient with, or at risk for, malnutrition.

The workshop provides the RDN with the skills to perform an NFPE, empowering the RDN to accurately identify and provide a nutrition diagnosis of malnutrition for patients. Workshops are available across the country with the focus on the adult or pediatric population.       
Register NOW!
Discounted price ends Monday, March 13, 2023.
Pre-conference Workshop: Wednesday, April 26 - ServSafe® Food Protection Professional Certification
Pre-Conference Workshop: Wednesday, April 26, 2023 
#2 ServSafe Food Protection Professional (CFPP) Certification – 8 am to 5 pm
Sponsor: Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliates (ACFSA)
Location: Long Beach Westin Hotel, Ocean Ballroom – on the Lobby Floor
Stay at the Long Beach Westin Hotel. Book your room with the link below. 

Instructors: Certified ACFSA Trainers Carlos Salazar and Philip Bettencourt.
Workshop sponsored by the Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliates.

You must pre-register – no walk-ins can be accepted. Registration will close April 4, 2023 to allow ample time to obtain the printed tests.

Anyone who wishes to take the ServSafe Manager class and become a Certified Food Protection Professional (CFPP) is welcome to attend. This is an in-person class. A light breakfast, boxed lunch and coffee is included.

COST: You must supply your own Scantron purchased through the ServSafe Website. You may choose take the printed test or the online test. If you choose the online test, you must provide YOUR OWN COMPUTER. If you choose the printed test, you should bring two or three #2 pencils and a clean eraser. You may also choose to purchase a book with your exam sheet. Here are the options/links to purchase your scantron answer sheet:

ServSafe Manager Book, 7th Edition, English with Printed Exam Answer Sheet $70.30

ServSafe Manager Book, 7th Edition, English with online Exam Voucher $68.00

ServSafe Manager Book ONLY, 7th Edition, English – No included answer sheet $50.50

ServSafe Exam Printed Answer Sheet, Single $38.00

ServSafe Manager Certification Online Exam Electronic Voucher $36.00

If you are a Registered Dietitian looking to obtain CPE from this course, please contact CDR directly for your approval. The CA Academy will not provide a CPEU certificate for this course.

Click here to register now. Registration ends April 4, 2023.

Agenda - Schedule of Events


CAND and the Annual Conference

The California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference, CANDAC, is California’s premier conference for food and nutrition professionals. The annual in-person event provides educational sessions focused on practical application and insights into emerging research and trends in food, nutrition, and health. Dietetic leaders from various practice areas will be recognized at the annual awards ceremony. In addition, there will be several networking opportunities, including a student reception and a showcase or “Expo” of new products and services that will help advance the dietetic profession. The WHOVA app will be utilized before, during, and after the conference to provide the program agenda, on-site maps, session locations, member, exhibitor & sponsor messages, and a multitude of other fun functions that may be used within the app to communicate among attendees.


Applicants will be notified if their abstract was submitted via email by Friday, February 24, 2023.

Thanks to all who submitted! 


Interested in partnering with us all year or participating in CANDAC23? Download the Partnership Prospectus below.

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