I was first exposed to retail dietetics from my shadowing experience with Hy-Vee dietitian Sarah Sortino, RD, LMNT. I loved my time spent with her and loved the impact she was having on customers every day. I also loved the variety in her days. One day we would be teaching a kids' cooking class and the next we would be out in the community doing presentations to local businesses. I knew I wanted to be a Hy-Vee dietitian from that point.
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) essentially changes the way food is regulated in the U.S. and abroad and affects the entire supply chain including farms, food manufacturing and distribution centers, and domestic and imported produce. This overview of FSMA provides key insights for retailers from.
While many supermarkets have Registered Dietitian Nutritionists on staff, some are also looking into the feasibility of hiring health coaches. Let’s take a look at the differences between these two disciplines and the value they may bring to the retail setting.