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.
Looking to advance your career in retail? Then is session provided career building tips and advice for retail dietitians seeking career advancement opportunities in retail, including the option to take on challenges or roles outside of traditional dietetics to gain broader retail experience.
While dietitians have been working in the retail setting for decades now, it’s still a relatively small portion of the profession that works in this field. At the same time, you may be the only RD at your retailer. Add to this, the limited business education integrated into the dietetics curriculum. It’s the perfect set up for imposter syndrome experiences, isn’t it?
There is an important different between being a high-achiever versus a perfectionist. While high-achievers are motivated to do their best, perfectionists are motivated by fear and can be paralyzed by thinking they may fail. This fear of failure can actually be so terrifying, that perfectionists may procrastinate taking action or simply avoid taking action altogether. And because of the unattainable standards perfectionists set for themselves, they often experience diminished self-esteem and excessive stress. If you have perfectionist tendencies, here are some ways to overcome.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation has launched a series of new resources to support dietetic students, registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) new to the food industry, and advanced practitioners looking to strengthen their current careers within food retail or grow into a new role.
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.