RDBA Virtual Experience Recap

RDBA Virtual Experience Recap

May 12, 2021
Annette Maggi
Retail Industry Insights

By Annette Maggi, MS, RDN, LD, FAND

Last week, more than 250 retail dietitians and 50 sponsor representatives plus nearly 40 presenters came together to discuss how to pave the way for a new era of retail health and wellness programming. As the only event this year with education specifically designed for retail dietitians, the program offered more than 22 education sessions and up to 12 continuing education credits.

If your scheduled prevented you from attending this year’s event, we’ve got you covered. All the sessions were recorded, and over the upcoming weeks and months, we’re making the recordings available to all RDBA members. Today we’re kicking off with our two keynote sessions as highlighted below. 

How to Future Proof the Retail RD Role
Presented by RDBA President and CEO, Phil Lempert

2020 proved to be a challenging year for retail dietitians as the pandemic shifted many priorities and the ways in which they had to communicate with shoppers - so what's next? Future proofing is all about anticipating what is likely to happen in the future and managing those events. This session explores the future trends in grocery, e-commerce, emerging food categories and media and offer specifics on just how retail dietitians can use those to build their careers and power within their organizations.

Pave Your Way: Your Career in a New Era of Retail Dietetics
Presented by RDBA Executive Director, Annette Maggi, MS, RDN, LD, FAND.

The role of the retail dietitian is continuously evolving and the next decade will bring expanded opportunities for driving health and wellbeing at retail. This session addresses how RDs can best prepare themselves to thrive professionally in the next era of healthy living at retail. You won’t want to miss the baseball analogies and concept of having your own “aisle anthem” (known in baseball as the walk-up song).

Watch this newsletter in coming weeks for recorded versions of additional conference sessions.