If you’re approaching the New Year with thoughts on how to take your retail career to a new level, assess your current effectiveness in managing upward. Establishing positive relationships with your boss as well as your company’s executives and senior leadership, showcasing your work and how it impacts the business, and learning more about where you can have the greatest impact can lead to increased responsibility, influence, and career success.
Last week, we shared some insights from Judy Dodd, MS, RD, LDN, FADA, who has been the Healthy Living Advisory for Giant Eagle for 20 years. Today, we’re going to continue the conversation with Judy, focusing on retail dietitian hiring practices and key attributes for retailers to consider when hiring dietitians.
In the coming weeks, RDBA will be launching a career center on our website, www.retaildietitians.com. In the interim, we will be posting job opportunities in RDBA Weekly to help get the word out. If you have a retail dietitian job posting that you would like for us to share, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Take a look at the following opportunity from ShopRite.
Registered dietitians (RD) bring expertise in nutrition, behavior change, and consumer education to the retail space. They’re a trusted and authoritative voice in traditional and social media as well as with consumers, colleagues and grocery employees. Food manufacturers look to RDs as an important partner.
Over the past 10 years, there has been a significant increase in registered dietitians working for retailers. Judy Dodd, MS, RD, LDN, FADA, has been the Healthy Living Advisory for Giant Eagle for 20 years and is a member of the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance (RDBA) Advisory Board. We asked Judy a few questions to help shed some light on the retail registered dietitian (RD) landscape—where it’s been and where it is today.