A little over a year ago, the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance (RDBA) made its debut with the launch of our weekly newsletter, RDBA Weekly, and website, retaildietitians.com. Since that time, our organization has grown and expanded, offering retail dietitians experiences and education that support our mission: to foster the continuing business education and career development of current and future retail dietitians.
“We are so thrilled with the feedback we’ve received from registered dietitians, dietetics students, our advisory board members, retail executives, food industry leaders, and our sponsors,” said Phil Lempert, CEO of RDBA. “Our first year was all about delivering unmatched opportunities that meet the needs of retail dietitians.”
All of RDBA’s initiatives support the goal of enhancing the business skills and industry knowledge of retail dietitians through six education pillars: Business Skills (i.e. negotiations, management, marketing, brand development), Communications, Human Resources, Career Development, Retail Industry Insights, and Trends.
Some program and service highlights from 2013 include:
In addition, RDBA was featured in a number of media articles including:
According to Lempert, “We expect 2014 to be a growth year for RDBA. We’re looking forward to increasing our educational offerings to members, building our membership base, and helping elevate the profile of retail dietitians across the board.”