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RDBA Weekly

April 15, 2015

Increase Impact of RD Programs by Leveraging Vendor Partners

Vendor relationships are crucially important to the retail company and the retail RD. In this article, we share tips for making the most of vendor relationships.

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The Value of Consumer Research for Retail Dietitians

Consumer research can be a valuable asset in the retail RD’s toolbox and a strong element of partnership with commodity organizations and brands.

Retail Dietitian Close Up: Allison Kuhn RD, LD, The Kroger Company

Allison Kuhn is a member of Kroger’s Corporate Dietitian team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a dietitian for Kroger, Allison provides food and nutrition expertise for Kroger’s customer communications and also works cross-departmentally to support health-related projects in digital marketing, pharmacy, employee wellness, and corporate brands. She is also involved in consumer response. Find out more about Allison and her role here.

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.

Hy-Vee Awards Grants to Encourage Community Gardens

Hy-Vee has awarded 130 grants to community organizations to purchase seeds, plants, garden tools and food preservation equipment for community gardens. Find out more about the impetus and outcome of this program here.

Phil's Food Reviews: Silver Spring Foods, Inc. Chipotle Ranch

I would use this on salads, burgers, as a dip for veggies.