As we reflect on this past year, it’s a great time to look back at what topics and conversations resonated with our readers the most. Here’s a look at our TOP FIVE MOST READ RDBA ARTICLES from sharpening your business skills to learning lessons from peers.
An intrapreneur is an employee within a company that takes risks in an effort to solve a given problem. Nutrition and intrapreneurship complement each other due to the ever changing landscape in our retail world leaving huge opportunities for retail dietitians to pursue career advancement opportunities within their companies. Join RDBA CEO Phil Lempert and Executive Director Annette Maggi, MS, RDN, LD, FAND along with guests Damian Salas and John Wilson from Drexel University for a discussion on the benefits of considering your role at retail through the lens of an intrapreneur as well as insights on how to implement and manage changes within your organization and bring your ideas to market from start to finish.
Just over a month ago I put a bow on my twelve-year career as a retail dietitian. I ended my time in the retail grocery industry as the Senior Director of Marketing & Communications for Festival Foods, but my role as a retail dietitian without a job description was where it all started.
If you are applying for a job, your first challenge may well be getting your resume past robots and into the hands of a human. Data suggests that about 75% of resumes don’t beat the algorithms that filter through applicants. Here is a quick checklist of “do’s and don’ts” to run through as you build your resume. Some simple adjustments can greatly increase your chances of getting that interview with HR.
A key skill looked for when retailers hire dietitians is culinary ability. Proficiency as a good home cook is often a requirement for retail RD roles. Today we’re seeing that the pivot many programs made to digital food demos and cook-alongs is likely to continue into the foreseeable future, making culinary chops even more important for success in reaching shoppers. The good news is that there are a variety of ways to gain skill, expertise, and even certification, in culinary arts.
As a member service exclusive to retail dietitians, the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance is pilot testing mastermind groups. The goal of these groups is through peer-to-peer engagement and accountability, Retail Mastermind Alliances (RMAs) challenge members to set and accomplish strong goals to drive professional success in the retail setting.
The role of the retail dietitian is continuously evolving and the next decade will bring expanded opportunities for driving health and wellbeing at retail. This session will address how RDs can best prepare themselves to thrive professionally in the next era of healthy living at retail.
This session will be focused on career building tips and advice for retail dietitians seeking career advancement opportunities in retail. This session is ideal for dietitians willing to take on challenges or roles outside of traditional dietetics to gain broader retail experience. Elisa shares her career path and lessons learned along the way.