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RDBA Weekly

April 01, 2015

Deadline Extended! RD of the Year Award, Apply Now!

The application deadline for RDBA's Retail Dietitian of the Year Award has been extended to midnight on April 5th. This award recognizes a retail dietitian who shows leadership in utilizing business skills and industry knowledge to positively impact consumer behavior change through the retail sector. The award will be presented at the FMI Connect show in Chicago from June 8-11, 2015.

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Changing the Menu: Changing the Conversation

Last Thursday, at the close of our panel discussion at The Washington Post’s America Answers, I was asked for one wish to help our consumers when it comes to our food supply. My answer was simple: have the USDA fund an RD in every supermarket in the country. 

The Food Institute Features RDBA Salary Survey

As health continues to be a major concern for consumers, dietitians are appearing in greater numbers across the retail spectrum. The recent growth in the number of food stores and chains having dietitians on staff is reflected in the RETAIL DIETITIANS BUSINESS ALLIANCE’s 2014 Salary Survey Retail Report. Find out what the Food Institute featured here.

Snacking is Up, Popcorn a Top Pick

New taste, texture and nutrition appeals have the ready-to-eat popcorn category bursting with sales potential. Here’s what retail RD’s need to know about the category, where it’s going in your store and the trend in general.

Are you planning to attend FMI Connect in Chicago on June 8-11?

The Retail Dietitians Business Alliance is hosting a unique dining experience and networking event for RDBA retail dietitians who are attending FMI Connect in June. This event will be a great opportunity to connect with retail dietitians from across the country, meet RDBA staff, and network with our sponsors.

Managing Successful and Productive Meetings: Webinar

Ever called a meeting and at the end of it realized that you didn’t accomplish anything you needed to? We’ve all not only held those meetings, but also sat through them ourselves. Learn how to employ strategies to effectively plan and run meetings, as well as some tools to keep everyone on task. Presented by Lara McCauley, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Mars Food North America.

Relay Foods Launches Meal Planning Service

Online retailer Relay Foods has added free customizable meal planning tools to its website. Meal Planning by Relay Foods includes: a weekly seasonal menu developed by a registered dietitian; a catalog of recipes searchable by ingredients or dietary needs; and the retailer’s Cook It!