The pandemic and resulting need to social distance, forced retail dietitians to change the way they communicate to team members and consumers and shift from in person conversations to virtual meeting platforms. These platforms provide a means to stay connected, exchange information, and reach consumers in order to keep departments and educational programming running smoothly and consistently. However, finding the best platforms for different work functions can be confusing. To help you break through the clutter, here is a quick list of those platforms with high ratings and the best uses for each:
Just as consumers have gotten more comfortable with online grocery shopping, their ease with tele-health appointments has also increased. As use of technology for health care visits has grown exponentially, opportunities to perfect the consumer experience during these sessions remains. If your retail health and wellbeing services include tele-nutrition consider these suggestions for overcoming common client complaints.
Since the pandemic, many individuals are looking at the future differently and while many of the old, familiar routines were swept away, several new positive habits have taken hold. As consumers begin to reenter work places and return their kids to school this fall, they desire to hang on to their positive changes. Retail RDNs are in a unique position to help customers stick with their new rituals, but must be aware of how shopper values and time have been reprioritized.
Late Summer and early Fall are still prime for grilling. With trends in educational selling and meal ideas moving to digital engagement, live streaming a demo or cook-along at the grill can inspire your shoppers and followers to make this cooking method a part of their healthy living routine in the months ahead, especially when amazing options like grilled mango are part of the plan.
Since the pandemic started, hybrid/remote work has put us all in the new position of being on camera in home work spaces for meetings, conferences, webinars, and work social/happy hours. I think we have all witnessed at least one or two hilarious mishaps. I’ll go first.
In previous articles we discussed how to conduct surveys related to health and wellness programming and ways to analyze the data. The final step is reporting your survey results. While it’s easy to get caught up in statistics and percentages, it will be important to deliver your key findings in a short and succinct manner. Follow these steps to ensure your priority messages are communicated clearly:
Lights, camera, action! Award winning television professional and registered dietitian nutritionist Carolyn O’Neil, MS, RDN shares tips and tricks for improving on camera skills for virtual presentations. Learn expert techniques to help you and your food look even better on virtual video platforms.
Research conducted by the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA shows that Americans are looking for consistent information about COVID-19. This session will address the important role retail RDs can play in meeting this consumer need, positioning their retailer as a key community builder.
An unintended consequence of the pandemic is increasing obesity rates, creating an opportunity for retail RDs to offer programs that effectively meet this consumer need. During this session, two retail RDs who are also board certified weight management experts will share their individual virtual success secrets from two different retail brand’s programs. They share a common goal: encouraging RD’s to take the lead and create their own weight management series to meet a growing need while providing practical and healthy weight management strategies, that foster an environment of support and positivity.