This past year has led even registered dietitians to hit a wall when it comes to finding and preparing new and nutritious mealtime ideas. Join registered dietitian, Cara Harbstreet, for this interactive cook-along to inspire your joy of cooking as she infuses new flavors and food trends into her food demo, while at the same time showing you how to put together a meal for your customers that provides a dining out experience. She will be joined by Coborn’s retail dietitian, Emily Parent, to share tips for how to bring to life a virtual cook-a-long for your customers in retail and how to leverage partners to make the business case successful. You are sure gain culinary insights, tips for hosting virtual events, gain insights for social media activations and be introduced to the versatility of pork in your kitchen. Let's travel together with our tastebuds!
Join Phil Lempert, RDBA CEO and Annette Maggi, MS, RDN, LD, FAND, Executive Director for a robust panel discussion on long-term impacts of COVID-19 on grocery retail and how retail dietitians can be planning for these challenges and opportunities. Retail RD panelists are Caroline Cheong, Director of Nutritional Health Coach Regional Managers at Natural Grocers, Allison Delaney MS, RD, LDN, Stop & Shop Nutrition Partners Program Lead and 2021 RDBA Retail RD of the Year, and Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN, CDN, Manager of Lifestyle and Wellness Programs at Price Chopper/Market 32/Golub Corporation.
This year marked the 16th time the International Food Information Council (IFIC) has conducted their food and health survey questioning American consumers to understand their perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors around food and food purchasing decisions. Some of the key survey highlights are summarized below along with ideas for educational activation.
Most consumers recognize that vitamins and minerals play an essential role in their health, but are they a consideration when people make food and beverage purchases? If so, which vitamins and minerals do people seek, and where do they look for this information while shopping for groceries?
Retail dietitians see streams of customers seeking allergen-free food choices in the supermarket, but may not realize the full extent of demand for these products, or the impact their professional counsel could have on the store’s business and health destination image.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again here – much ideation, inspiration and business savvy can be gained when retail RDs spend time reading outside the nutrition space. A news reel hit me this weekend and it had my mind spinning with opportunities for retail health and wellbeing programs. I’m sharing the inspiration here with you today.