RDBA WEBINAR: Connecting with Consumers on Brain Health

This webinar was on June 26, 2019

Whether talking to a pregnant mom who wants the best start for her baby or an older adult who wants to preserve their memory, supermarket dietitians can connect with customers on brain health no matter what stage of life they are in. Not only are consumers concerned with brain function – meaning memory, focus, and cognition – but the 2020 Dietary Guidelines will be evaluating how diet impacts neurocognitive health through all life stages, as well. Making the topic of neurocognition an important one for registered dietitians to address. This webinar will discuss the neuronutrition trend and highlight key nutrients that are important for fetal and infant development, as well as neurocognitive health across the lifespan. Additionally, this webinar will reveal gaps in knowledge with new and expecting moms, and health professionals who are a trusted and influential source of information for consumers. Unique activations retail RDs can do to help educate consumers about how to keep their minds sharp will be showcased.


Katie Hayes, RDN. Katie is the Director of Nutrition Communications for the Egg Nutrition Center (ENC) – the science and nutrition education division of the American Egg Board (AEB). As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with 10+ years of marketing and communications experience, Katie has developed and implemented food and nutrition communications programs for companies and commodity groups. Katie served as Chair of the Council on Professional Issues for the Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Vice President of the Chicago Food and Nutrition Network and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University-Bloomington and completed her dietetic internship at Hines VA Hospital.

Julianne Gallo MS, RD. Julianne is a Retail Registered Dietitian at ShopRite of Lodi. In this role, Julianne offers many nutrition services to customers, the community and store associates.  Services include 1 on 1 nutrition counseling appointments, grocery store tours, cooking demonstrations, health screenings, health fairs, group classes on various topics, and more! Julianne also partners with many community groups, organizations, boy/girl scouts, hospitals and others to offer a wide variety of wellness programs. She completed her Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University, Master's degree from Montclair State University, and Dietetic Internship from Iowa State University. Julianne was named Produce for Better Health's 2018 Retail Dietitian of the Year.

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