The Retail Dietitians Business Alliances congratulates Mariely Rosado Martínez MHSN, LND, RDN as the recipient of the 2020 Retail Dietitian of the Year Award. Mariely is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Healthy Path Market in Puerto Rico.
Every year, the RDBA Advisory Board is more and more impressed with the caliber of talent in the professionals who apply for the Retail RD of the Year Award. It makes their job of selecting the winner challenging at best. Today we’re recognizing four runners-up for this award (listed in alphabetical order) and congratulate them on their success in driving improved health and business success in their roles.
I wish that I had known more background information about industry trends. If you are thinking about moving into a retail role, get connected! Join professional organizations, follow companies and industry professionals on LinkedIn, and research new health and wellness trends, products, and services.
Many of us create a professional bio for speaking engagements, a work website or social media platforms, but how much time and thought do you actually put into writing a bio that sets you apart from the crowd? Follow these tips to create a catchy bio that has the impact needed to market your unique expertise and leaves your audience wanting to learn more about you:
Join Dr. Mark Lang, Marketing Strategy Professor at the University of Tampa, for this discussion of insights behind why consumers adopt local foods, plant-forward eating habits, and natural/organic products. Insights will come from consumer psychology studies that have been published in leading peer-reviewed marketing and food journals.
Every major decision I have made in my life got hammered out around the family dinner table. The cast of characters evolved as I moved from my family of origin to a family of friends, then to my own family, and certainly the issues I was deliberating at these different stages changed, but the constant has been the family dinner table. It has provided me the safe context in which I could probe all the implications of my choices from every angle; emotional, financial, psychological and in some cases geographical. I am convinced that the family meal is the place where love and support find their most fertile ground to take root and grow.
The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly affected consumers’ mindset when it comes to foods and beverages and according to recent IRI research, some changes could have a long- lasting impact. Their survey, focused on fresh foods, reported that 59% of shoppers are now preparing 91-100% of all meals at home and 18% said they plan to buy more fresh foods. Also, 61% of shoppers believe the crisis will last 2-4 more months and many people plan on continuing home meal preparation after the crisis has ended.1 Here are some additional survey findings and the opportunities they represent for retail dietitians: