Who Will Be the 2023 Retail Dietitian of the Year? Apply Now!

February 1, 2023
Sally Smithwick
AnnouncementsCareer Development

Mandy Katz, Giant Food, on being 2022 Retail Dietitian of the Year, and working amongst “changemakers, innovators and do-ers of hard things.”

One of the great benefits of the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance, is the opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the talent and commitment in the retail dietitian field and across the retail food industry. As we continue to spotlight these leaders in our RD Profiles series, share news on our LinkedIn page about unique and exciting work RDs are doing, offer more opportunities and resources to connect, it is also a great honor to name every year a new RDBA Retail Dietitian of the Year for outstanding performance in their role. And it’s that time of year again!

Applications are open, and we can’t wait to reveal the 2023 RD of the Year at this year’s Fourth Annual RDBA Virtual Experience, April 18 - 20. Last year’s recipient, Mandy Katz, MS, RD,CSP, LDN, Manager of Healthy Living at Giant Food, has been described by her coworkers as a “trailblazer,” and we couldn’t agree more. In this video, Mandy recaps why she loves her job and the meaningful impact it has on her community. She also talks about what she’s gained from her RDBA involvement, and spotlights her amazing team! She even gave us a peek inside her 2022 SampleFest box that comes with registration for the RDBA Virtual Experience.

Big thanks to Mandy for being a part of RDBA and sharing her experience!

With the help of RDBA that sets us up for success, resources, tools and programs, we are poised to bring about real change where it counts the most — the shopping cart.” - Mandy Katz

We encourage all of our RDBA community to take a minute to consider yourself, a team member or mentor that really shines in the RD role and can offer inspiration to those following a retail food career. Self-nominations are welcome as well as nominations of a colleague.

The application deadline is Friday, February 17, 2023. The winner will be notified by March 24, 2023, and the award presented at the RDBA Virtual Experience on April 20th.

Click here for more details, criteria and application.