Updates from the RDBA Office 1

Updates from the RDBA Office 1

February 10, 2016

At RDBA, we strongly value open communication, and to this end, we like to provide periodic updates on topics of importance to our members straight from our offices.  

More than 400 Students/Interns Registered for “So You Want to Be a Retail Dietitian” Webinar

We are thrilled with the dietetic student and intern response to this webinar we are hosting on February 10th as it showcases the strong interest in the field of retail dietetics. At the same time, we want to manage the possible influx of student requests you may receive following the webinar. During the webinar, we will communicate steps interns can take to pursue opportunities in the retail setting. If you have a standard procedure on how your retailer handles internships or a section of your website that prospective candidates can search periodically for job openings, please forward this information to me. We can provide the information to students and interns who participate in the webinar.

RDBA RD of the Year Application Process Now Open

Every time I talk to a retail dietitian, I learn something new and am so impressed with the work you all do as well as the new ground you are breaking. The RD of the Year Award provides an opportunity to recognize a colleague you feel this same way about or to nominate yourself and get the recognition you deserve for driving success at your retail company. This award recognizes a retail dietitian who shows leadership in utilizing business skills and industry knowledge to positively impact consumer behavior change through the retail sector, and will be presented at the FMI Connect show in Chicago from June 20-23, 2016. Complimentary travel and registration will be provided to the award winner. The application deadline is March 31, 2016.

Click here to learn more about the award criteria and application process. 

Welcome to New RDBA Sponsors

We couldn’t do what we do without the support and shared talents of our many sponsors. They are inspired by the work you do, respect your ideas and knowledge of the shopper, and value the opportunity to partner with you. We are pleased to welcome the following new sponsors into the RDBA fold in 2016:  the Hass Avocado Board, The Mushroom Council, Pepsico, and Simply 7 Snacks. Look for EduTrac module, webinars, newsletter artciles, e-blasts, and live networking opportunities with these valued partners in the months to come.