RDBA and Winsight Grocery Business held our second annual Retail Dietitian Exchange May 20-22nd in Chicago; co-located with the National Restaurant Association Show and the Sweets & Snacks Expo which our attendees were able to visit, seeking out the latest new products and trends.
As retail dietitians, I think we can all agree that our jobs rock! We not only get to share our passion for food and nutrition daily, but we are also surrounded by food all day, every day. What’s even more fun is getting the exciting (and sometimes super-secret) scoop on the newest products and trends.
Whether talking to a pregnant mom who wants the best start for her baby or an older adult who wants to preserve their memory, supermarket dietitians can connect with customers on brain health no matter what stage of life they are in. Not only are consumers concerned with brain function – meaning memory, focus, and cognition – but the 2020 Dietary Guidelines will be evaluating how diet impacts neurocognitive health through all life stages, as well.
The National Pork Board embarked on a new foundational research study amongst thousands of consumers uncovering key usage behaviors, attitudes and drivers of meat consumption across breakfast, lunch and dinner - in and away from home. Join Tara-Ann Dugan, Director of Consumer & Marketplace Insights at NPB as she delves into the research findings.
Each year, the caliber of talent in Retail RD of the Year applications continues to raise and impress RDBA’s Advisory Board reviewers. Given the quality work and continued expansion of services within the retail RD profession, RDBA recognizes the following four RDs, who were finalist for the award along with our winner Emily Parent.
The Retail Dietitians Business Alliance is thrilled to announce that Emily Parent, RD, LD, is the winner of the 2019 Retail Dietitian of the Year award. As one of three RDs for Coborn's Inc, Emily supports in store efforts, employee wellness, and the e-commerce division of the company, allowing her to creatively target health and wellness towards Coborn's guests.
The awards banquet held last night at the Retail RD Exchange was great cause for celebration. In addition of the Retail RD of the Year award, RDBA presented the 2019 Award of Excellence to healthyAisles represented by Monica Amburn, Sr. Director of Health & Wellness and the Jane Andrews Lifetime Achievement Award in Retail Dietetics to Judy Dodd, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND.
Many consumers lack confidence when it comes to selecting and preparing a variety of meat and poultry products, but at the same time they are interested in finding and trying new, easy-to-prepare recipes. Technology may provide solutions in the form of small appliances and expert advice. Here is a quick review of popular cooking technologies with suggested promotional opportunities: