Meal planning is ever-trending among consumers. Clearly, there is a desire to simplify daily decision-making around food. As a retail dietitian, you turn dietary goals into action. Retail RDs are key providers of guidance and real-world strategies that enable shoppers to make the jump more easily from selecting healthy foods to eating healthy meals.
RDBA Launches New EduTrac® A Fresh Take on Food Processing: The Role of Processing in Supporting Safe, Healthy and Equitable Eating Patterns
Throughout history, food processing has played a critical role in building a safe, accessible, equitable, healthy and sustainable food system. In fact, our earliest ancestors invented food processing with the simple step of adding heat (i.e. fire) to meats, seeds and vegetables – providing humans with distinct advantages for survival. Food processing technologies today are often extensions of these original methods and are used to create flavorful, safe and healthy foods and beverages.
While many shoppers are aware of the nutritional benefits of pears, some may shy away from purchasing because they don’t know the intricacies about how and when to enjoy them. With ten varieties of USA Pears, there is almost always a pear in season each with its own distinctive color, flavor, texture, and ideal usage occasions. The information below can help you create in-store merchandising displays helping shoppers choose the right pear, provide insights for e-commerce shoppers, or be used for livestreams and social posts.
In Marana, AZ, Bayer’s newest seven-acre greenhouse facility is a smart site aimed at driving tailored solutions for the future of agriculture. At Marana, the focus is on corn – supporting precision breeding initiatives and the production of new varieties. This site leverages the latest in automation to optimize plant density and workflow. With technological innovation, plant breeding is data driven with sustainability at its heart.
In March of this year, JAMA Pediatrics reported that nearly 30% of adolescents, teens in the U.S. have prediabetes. This alarming rise signals that many of them will be on the path to full-blown diabetes as they reach adulthood. This study includes just over 40% of young people who are obese and indicates that the prevalence for prediabetes has more than doubled since 1999 for adolescents who live in poverty. These striking statistics may provide an opportunity for retail dietitians to partner with communities to offer solutions. Here are some potential strategies for intervention:
The metaverse is a lot more than just the latest fad or a way for tech companies to earn huge dollars from retailers and brands to experiment with the latest cool idea (that may or may not become a reality). The metaverse has been around for a couple decades and was born in the gaming world, evolved back in 2003 into Second Life and then took a set back a bit when Google introduced Google Glass in 2013. Perhaps shoppers were not ready for the technology, or it was too clunky, unstable or expensive. Now, that’s all changed.
Gut health has received a lot of attention over the past several years as new research connects the microbiome to immune support and overall health. Recently there has been a new addition to the dialog around gut health: Postbiotics. This article reviews what postbiotics are, potential health benefits and ways to promote them to customers.
The pandemic has expanded the role of the retail RD and instead of reaching and educating customers in the aisle, they are now entering the crowded health and wellness digital space. In this session, Food Science Babe will share how food companies and experts can decide what social channels to communicate on and techniques for breaking through and clearing up misinformation as it relates to food and health. Giant Food dietitian Thu Huynh will provide practical advice on how to maintain shopper engagement and loyalty while managing misinformation in social media.