For many retail dietitian positions, the path to internal career advancement may not be obvious. The good news is, you can take the lead to chart a course within your organization for your career and development. To get started, you’ll need to take an honest look at your career goals and understand the skills, knowledge, experience, and personal characteristics needed to move ahead. Here is a list of steps to get you started:
RD Close-Up: Jessica Serdikoff, RDN CPT Brookdale ShopRite, Inc By RDBA Executive Director Annette Maggi, MS, RDN, LD, FAND
My role has truly evolved over my years at ShopRite, growing from a traditional, in-store retail dietitian position into a more managerial one. I continue be a resource for customers and the community via classes, counseling, and store tours; only now I have been able to supervise undergraduate nutrition students and dietetic interns who can assist me in food demo, handout creation, and administrative tasks I used to cover myself.
My role is mainly focused on our employees. I have the amazing opportunity to help employees in our Pennsylvania stores live healthier, better lives through food. I do this by organizing store wellness teams that consist of employees who are passionate about health and wellness.
The numbers say it all about fresh. According to IRI’s 2017 Top Trends in Fresh Foods study, the grocery store perimeter has outpaced other areas by 2.1 times. IRI also reports that spending in the fresh departments, including produce, prepared foods, bakery, meat and seafood as grown from $116 billion in 2013 to $140 billion in 2017.
Most Americans are skeptical about areas of scientific integrity, they tend to trust science practitioners (such as dietitians), more than researchers, and transparency matters. In addition, Americans with more factual science knowledge have greater confidence in science.
Retail dietitians today have a wide range of interaction with trade and consumer media, but lack the time for formal media training. This webinar will provide easy tips RDs can put into action to increase their participation and comfort when working with trade or consumer media outlets. Learn how to develop media relationships, prepare for interviews, and use your personality to rock them!
My role is to be the nutrition expert in our grocery store and make customers' lives easier, healthier and happier. I love having the whole grocery store as my classroom to teach customers hands-on about healthy eating. I also help in other departments when they need, which I enjoy as it mixes up my day-to-day tasks. For example, I help deliver flowers on Valentine’s Day and help in the kitchen with Veterans Day breakfast. I get to be a part of the store in every way possible, which is so fun!