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.
Agriculture is at the center of discussions around climate change today. As a sector, it is a major contributor to climate change accounting for nearly one quarter of all global greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, the farmers we depend on for food, feed and fiber are among the most affected by the increase in adverse weather like floods and droughts which impact their yields and livelihoods. But agriculture is not simply a contributor to and victim of climate change, it has the potential to help solve the climate crisis through the widespread adoption of climate-smart practices that not only reduce emissions, but also remove carbon from the atmosphere.
Participants in this presentation will receive background on the concepts behind the development of nutrition navigation programs, with a specific focus on the Guiding Stars nutrition guidance program. Dietitians Kitty Broihier and Allison Stowell will highlight how this scientifically based, patented program supports retail dietitians to help consumers make nutritious choices, improve in-store, on-pack, and e-commerce health and wellness messaging, and impact consumers long-term wellness.
The current food and nutrition regulatory landscape can be challenging to navigate, especially in regards to knowing what labeling is required and what claims are allowed on certain foods and beverages. Join Food Directions LLC to discuss the challenges and opportunities when it comes to labeling and claims for emerging trends like plant-based products, cell-based agriculture, sustainability/carbon footprint labeling, and cannabidiol (CBD).
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.