You Asked? We Answered. Meeting RDBA Member Needs in 2021

January 6, 2021
Annette Maggi

I’m Annette Maggi, the Executive Director of the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance, and I’m here today to share three exciting member benefits coming in 2021.

First, it’s back by popular demand. We’re hosting our second annual RDBA Virtual Experience on May 4, 5 and 6. As we enter a new decade, Pave the Way: A New Era of Retail Dietetics will offer education sessions tailored to help you take your career to a new level, continued networking opportunities with retail RD colleagues, and enhanced options for engaging with valued sponsors. With a 100% of survey respondents from the 2020 conference indicating they would attend again, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Mark your calendar now for May 4, 5, 6 from 11-3 EST and watch for details in the RDBA E-Weekly newsletter.

Retail RDs find great value in networking with each other and based on member requests, RDBA will launch share groups/think tanks in 2021. We’ll start with a pilot to work out any kinks and will then launch as a full member benefit. Groups will be comprised of non-competing retailers and provide opportunities to engage in dialogue on key topics of interest to each group. Think of it as your own personal sounding board!

Retail RD Close-ups are consistently the best-read articles in RDBA E-Weekly, and we’re giving even more members the chance to be featured.  RDBA 60-Second Sound Off, a new feature launching in the newsletter in January, features one-minute video responses by retail dietitians to business and industry related questions. Watch the newsletter for details on how you can sound off.

RDBA’s entire mission is centered around building your business skills and industry knowledge. We hope these new member benefits add to your continued success.

If you have any questions on these exciting member benefits, feel free to contact me at