As we look at cultural diversity in the U.S., indigenous foods are receiving a lot of attention as a way to promote both personal and environmental health. These foods are culturally acceptable products that are obtained from local, natural environments. Think about dishes made from indigenous ingredients such as corn, beans, potatoes, amaranth, quinoa and natural wild rice used by the native inhabitants of America. Here are five reasons indigenous foods are important:
I am a retail registered dietitian for Village Supermarket ShopRites in NJ, NY, PA, and MD, currently offering virtual nutrition consultations, cooking classes for all ages, and nutrition education programs for adults and children in the community.I am a retail registered dietitian for Village Supermarket ShopRites in NJ, NY, PA, and MD, currently offering virtual nutrition consultations, cooking classes for all ages, and nutrition education programs for adults and children in the community.
There are times when a new term comes across my desk and really captures my attention. This week it was granfluencers, and as I dug deeper, the expanded terms – Instagrannies, Power to the Grey -- drew me further in. What’s clear in my research is that understanding and leveraging granfluencers can be a powerful way for retail RDs to market their programs and services. Here are five things you need to know about granfluencers.
Do you know what your life purpose is? Finding your purpose gives meaning to your existence and helps you to align your actions so they impact the world in a way that fulfills you. Discovering what your purpose is may sound like a complicated endeavor, but these 3 steps can get you off to a successful start:
The Retail Dietitian's Virtual Experience is back May 4-6 2021, and we would love for you to join us!
As you may know, last September, we had to cancel our annual retail dietitian in-person event - so in less than five weeks we produced (according to our survey of the 281 RDs that attended) the "ultimate virtual event."
A key tenet of the Pay-Less Markets mission statement is to “care for our community.” Pay-Less fulfills this principle through four “Community Care” programs--Health Smart, EduKitchen, Go Green, and Pay-Less Supermarkets Community Foundation. As the Supermarket Dietitian, I oversee the Health Smart program, which promotes healthy living through product awareness, food education, fitness activities and partnerships, and individual nutrition services.
Year after year, consumer focus on health and well-being, and most recently the concept of Food as Medicine, remain top factors that are positively impacting sales and profits for food retailers, according to FMI’s Food Retailing Industry Speaks 2020 report.
Registration is now open for retail dietitians to attend the RDBA Virtual Experience, Pave the Way: A New Era of Retail Dietetics. Scheduled for May 4-6, the event includes education sessions targeted to the unique business and industry needs of retail RDs, face-to-face networking with retail RD colleagues, facilitated discussion groups on topics of interest to retail RDs, and multiple opportunities for discussing partnerships with event sponsors.