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The Retail Dietitians Business Alliance (RDBA) is thrilled to announce the 2023 Retail Dietitian of the Year award was presented to Elisa Sloss, Hy-Vee senior vice president of private brands. Elisa was recognized by hundreds of her peers during the annual RDBA Virtual Experience. Emily Callahan, President of ARC, noted, “Elisa is a stellar example of the incredible work being done by RDs in the retail industry. Her accomplishments are truly impressive. Congratulations, Elisa!"
Just over a month ago, we announced that the Association of Retail & Consumer Professionals acquired the RDBA. As with any acquisition – even when you’re taking on an established, well-run organization like the RDBA - it takes time to adjust. Emily Callahan, ARC’s President, took a moment to record a special message to talk about the acquisition and what it means for RDBA members and ARC members.
In Marana, AZ, Bayer’s newest seven-acre greenhouse facility is a smart site aimed at driving tailored solutions for the future of agriculture. At Marana, the focus is on corn – supporting precision breeding initiatives and the production of new varieties. This site leverages the latest in automation to optimize plant density and workflow. With technological innovation, plant breeding is data driven with sustainability at its heart.
The pandemic has expanded the role of the retail RD and instead of reaching and educating customers in the aisle, they are now entering the crowded health and wellness digital space. In this session, Food Science Babe will share how food companies and experts can decide what social channels to communicate on and techniques for breaking through and clearing up misinformation as it relates to food and health. Giant Food dietitian Thu Huynh will provide practical advice on how to maintain shopper engagement and loyalty while managing misinformation in social media.
Undoubtedly, there are many career changes that have occurred as outcomes of the pandemic. This is indeed true for retail dietitians. This session creates an opportunity for students to explore today’s role of the retail dietitian as well as the skills needed to secure such a position. Our panel of presenters will address the need for a consultant mindset, how shifts in grocery shopping behaviors have increased the need for food safety experts, and how to position yourself for a role in retail.
Participants in this presentation will receive background on the concepts behind the development of nutrition navigation programs, with a specific focus on the Guiding Stars nutrition guidance program. Dietitians Kitty Broihier and Allison Stowell will highlight how this scientifically based, patented program supports retail dietitians to help consumers make nutritious choices, improve in-store, on-pack, and e-commerce health and wellness messaging, and impact consumers long-term wellness.