As the Retail Dietitian at ShopRite of Lincoln Park, I am the lead nutrition expert in the store and within the local community. I offer individual nutrition counseling based on customer needs, which includes, but is not limited to, diabetes education, combating hypertension, and weight loss
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I started at FreshDirect in produce merchandising more than ten years ago. My interest and passion for nutrition has always been strong. Working through various departments and roles over the years helped clarify my desire to pursue the RDN credential.
Many businesses and brands have discovered that personalization and individualized content create an improved, more satisfying user experience for today’s consumers. Some brands, such as Nutrisystem are using nutrigenomics (the scientific study of the interaction of nutrition and genes) as a way to help consumers find personalized solutions for weight management. Courtney McCormick, MPH RD, Manager of Clinical Research and Nutrition for Tivity Health, which recently acquired Nutrisystem, answers questions regarding how this testing may apply to the retail setting:
In today’s society, lunch is less intuitive and far more optional. Perceptions of the midday meal are evolving as the notion of “work-life balance” becomes increasingly difficult to navigate for the average individual.
Feeding infants and toddlers can certainly be a challenge for parents but retail dietitians are in a perfect position to provide meal tips and recommendations to encourage optimal nutrition for their little ones. The 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans will include birth to 24-month nutrition recommendations. Be prepared to show your shoppers how to put this guidance into practice with the expert advice and products your store(s) have to offer: