Cassandra Umile, R.D., L.D.N, the manager of Nutrition Services and Food Production for The Kenny Family ShopRites of Delaware, was named the Retail Dietitian of the Year by the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance (RDBA) at the RD Retail Exchange earlier this week in Chicago.
This summer, the trend is to blend and it’s a great time to show your customers how this technique makes burgers, tacos and more not only more nutritious, but also more delicious and sustainable. Demo The Blend on your store retail channels for the chance to win a $1,000 continuing education stipend!
Culinary experiences, including cooking classes, in-store meal prep, and engagement of RTH/RTE departments, are becoming a more central part of the retail dietitian role. Consumers continue to need assistance with getting balanced meals on the table and incorporating nutritious foods, like StarKist tuna products, into these meals.
One of the hottest trends in 2018 is the movement towards more frequent plant-forward meals. From family favorites like tacos to trending items such as bowls and meatless burgers, there are countless ways for your shoppers to choose vegetarian meals more frequently.
Routines, cooking styles and eating habits definitely change during the summer months and our next Samplefest® will provide retail dietitians with consumer insights, product samples, resource materials and retail execution ideas that help shoppers make smart decisions when grilling and as related to staying hydrated.
The Retail Dietitian Business Alliance is now accepting applications for the 2018 Retail Dietitian of the Year Award. This award recognizes a professional who shows leadership in utilizing business skills and industry knowledge to positively impact consumer behavior change through the retail sector. This year, all applicants must have a store level or regional role as a retail RD.