RDBA WEBINAR: A Fresh Look at How In-Store RDs Can Impact Family Meals

This webinar was on September 7, 2022

The goal of this session is to provide attendees with a look at the family meals “landscape” today and highlight fresh ideas that retail RDs can use to address the challenges consumers currently have around shopping for, planning and preparing family meals. This webinar will emphasize several strategies, as well as practical tools and tips that in-store RDs can utilize to augment their impact when encouraging healthy family meals to consumers.


Kitty Broihier, MS, RD, LD: Scientific Advisor, Guiding Stars Licensing Company
Ms. Broihier is a member of the Guiding Stars Scientific Advisory Panel, a panel of experts in the fields of nutrition and public health, formed to develop a set of criteria which resulted in the design of a now patented algorithm used to analyze food products. Kitty is also a food and nutrition communications expert and the owner of NutriComm Inc., a marketing and communications company that services food manufacturers, trade groups and public relations firms nationwide. Previously on the editorial staff at Good Housekeeping magazine, she has written several books and cookbooks, many magazine articles and contributes regularly to a variety of publications and websites, including the Guiding Stars blog. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as several of the association’s practice groups, she served two terms of service as the president of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Ms. Broihier is also an adjunct instructor in the nutrition department at Southern Maine Community College.

Allison J Stowell MS, RD, CDN: Dietitian, Guiding Stars Licensing Company
Allison J Stowell MS, RD, CDN uses her background as a food and nutrition expert to help others adopt healthier living. Frequently asked to contribute to nutrition, wellness and family life blogs and publications. She also frequently speaks to community groups and leads seminars on nutrition, balanced diet and disease prevention. As Guiding Stars’ Consulting Dietitian, Allison supports Guiding Stars partners in using the Guiding Stars nutrition algorithm to educate the communities they serve. Her thoughts on nutrition can be also found in her Guiding Stars health and wellness blog. Allison also serves as a Retail Dietitian for Hannaford Supermarket, a Guiding Stars retail partner. Her professional journey also includes maintaining a private practice, which emphasizes a non-diet approach and increasing mindful eating as the key to making better food choices and healthy living.