There may not be a hotter topic for retail dietitians than return on investment. Being able to calculate a positive ROI and presenting the findings to senior retail leadership are essential to show the value of RD services, gain approval for new programs, and support additional RD head count. Read on for tips for developing and communicating ROI here.
We’ve all heard the saying, “two is better than one.” Turns out this has proven true in the retail space as well. Pairing nutrient-rich foods in a retail promotion, such as good fats from walnuts (2.5g/oz omega-3 ALA) with an array of nutrients from fresh produce, not only shows shoppers how to enjoy nutritious foods, but can provide value from a business standpoint, too.
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.
These days, people are topping just about anything with eggs – salads, pizzas…you name it! The recent trend to “put an egg on it,” not only has tasty culinary implications by adding variety to everyday fare, but it also provides nutritional benefits as well. In this video, Tawnie Kroll, RDN explains why you should hop on the #putaneggonit trend.
Eggs are among the few foods that supply both choline and lutein, nutrients that are important for brain development, memory, and life-long learning. In this video, Maggie Moon, RDN explains how nutrients in eggs can contribute to brain health.
We’ve all heard it’s important to eat more fruits and vegetables, and many nutrition experts are recommending plant-based diets. However, a “plant-based” eating pattern doesn’t mean eating only plants. In this video, Whitney English, RDN explains how eggs can be the perfect complement to a plant-based diet.
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.