Retail Dietitian Profiles
RD Close-Up: April Graff, MS, RD, LD, Hy-Vee Dietitian
My role at Hy-Vee hasn't changed since I started nearly 14 years ago. How I do my job has changed, but the focus on translating science-based information into applicable information to help customers find solutions for their nutrition obstacles has not changed. My focus every day is helping bridge the gap of where customers want to be with nutrition and where they actually are.
RD Close-Up: Jonnell Masson, MS, RDN, CD, Dietitian Coordinator at Harmons Grocery
I am the Dietitian Coordinator for Harmons. My role is to coordinate the activities of the dietitian team, assist in setting priorities, arrange for marketing support, plan and implement schematics for the Healthy Checkout Lanes, advise and assist our eCommerce, Grocery and Private Label teams, and provide nutrition education to our customers and associates.
RD Close-Up: Priscilla Delgado, RD, LD, H-E-B Registered Dietitian
My role as an H-E-B Registered Dietitian primarily consists of delivering one-on-one personalized nutrition consultations to patients. Services may be covered by insurance or patient can choose to self-pay. I think of my job as working for a private practice within a larger company.
Top Retail RD Articles of Interest for 2021, RDBA Weekly
As we reflect on this past year, it’s a great time to look back at what topics and conversations resonated with our readers the most. Here’s a look at our TOP FIVE MOST READ RDBA ARTICLES from sharpening your business skills to learning lessons from peers.
RD Close-Up: Erin Good, RD, LD, Hy-Vee, Inc
I’m one of 30 corporate Hy-Vee dietitians where I serve as a media spokesperson providing credible nutrition information (in-person and virtually) to customers and the community via TV commercials, local news interviews, social media, radio interviews and newspaper articles.
RD Close-Up: Lynette Hem-Lee, RDN, Inserra Supermarket Inc., ShopRite of Jersey City
I am an in-store retail dietitian, a position I have held for the past 6 ½ years. I am involved in community events, associate wellness and nutrition counseling. Many of these programs are currently virtual because of the pandemic. I am an avid team player, and I don’t hesitate to get involved in any area of the store to meet the customer needs.
Lessons from the Supermarket: Looking Back before I Move On
Just over a month ago I put a bow on my twelve-year career as a retail dietitian. I ended my time in the retail grocery industry as the Senior Director of Marketing & Communications for Festival Foods, but my role as a retail dietitian without a job description was where it all started.
RD Close-Up: Jenni Dreyer, MS, RDN, CD, Nutrition Communications Specialist at Skogen’s Festival Foods
I'm a Nutrition Communications Specialist with Festival Foods. I'm part of a three-person RD team known as the Mealtime Mentors. As part of my role, I help develop recipes for our Meal Ideas site, facilitate Appetite, the weekly email presented by the Mealtime Mentors, host virtual cooking classes, and work with vendors to promote new innovations.
RD Close-Up: Megan Callahan, MS, RD, LD, Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian
Currently, I help lead our Hy-Vee dietitian team in our corporate initiatives. My tasks range from supervising team progression to collaborating with other teams and helping push forward our initiatives and branding to informing customers and media about health and nutrition.