RDBA Awards

The Retail Dietitians Business Alliance presents two recognition awards: the Retail Dietitian of the Year Award (annual) and Jane Andrew’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Retail Dietetics (ad hoc). The first award recognizes a professional who shows leadership in utilizing business skills and industry knowledge to positively impact consumer behavior change through the retail sector. Individuals can apply for the award or nominate a colleague. Application information is generally available in January of each year and announced in the RDBA E-Weekly newsletter. The Lifetime Achievement award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to retail dietetics across their career; the recipient is hand selected by the RDBA Executive Committee.


2021 RD of the Year Award

The Retail Dietitian Business Alliance is now accepting applications for the 2021 Retail Dietitian of the Year Award.  This award recognizes a professional who shows leadership in utilizing business skills and industry knowledge to positively impact consumer behavior change through the retail sector. The award, including $500 to be used towards professional development, will be presented at the RDBA Virtual Experience on May 6. The RDBA Advisory Board and Executive Committee will review all applications and determine the award winner.

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Past Retail Dietitian of the Year Award Winners

  • 2020: Mariely Rosado Martínez MHSN, LND, RDN, Healthy Path Market
  • 2019: Emily Parent, RD, LD, Coborn’s Inc.
  • 2018: Cassandra Umile, RD, LDN, Kenny Family of ShopRites of Delaware
  • 2017: Marisa Santiago, RD, EDPR, Healthy Path Markets
  • 2016: Stacy Bates, RDN, CDE, H.E.B.
  • 2015: Julie McMillin, RD, LD, Hy-Vee, Inc.
  • 2014: Stephanie Schultz, MSM, RDN, CD, Skogen’s Festival Foods

Past Jane Andrew's Lifetime Achievement Award in Retail Dietetics:

  • 2019: Judy Dodd, MS, RDN, LD, FADA

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