Retail dietitians see streams of customers seeking allergen-free food choices in the supermarket, but may not realize the full extent of demand for these products, or the impact their professional counsel could have on the store’s business and health destination image.
Hopefully you’ve been asking yourself some tough questions when it comes to showing the value of the work you do. Proving and communicating your worth can be challenging, but it is necessary in today’s retail environment. We sought out some exceptional retail RDNs who have made it a mission to create compelling business cases for their work and wanted to share some of their best practice insights:
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again here – much ideation, inspiration and business savvy can be gained when retail RDs spend time reading outside the nutrition space. A news reel hit me this weekend and it had my mind spinning with opportunities for retail health and wellbeing programs. I’m sharing the inspiration here with you today.
Showing the value a dietitian brings to the retail environment continues to be a vital area of focus for those RDNs practicing in this space. The ability to calculate a positive return on investment (ROI) and to share those findings with leadership is essential to job security, obtaining approval for new programs and to support additional staffing.