Welcome to the Supermarket/Retail Subgroup!
Health and wellness is no longer a niche area in supermarkets; it’s absolutely mainstream. It’s an exciting time to be a #FCPRetailRD in this booming industry. The opportunities are endless.
Supermarkets provide an ideal location for nutrition education and health promotion by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for a variety of reasons – making a difference at the point-of-purchase, building customer loyalty, and increasing the frequency of visits by shoppers just to name a few. Perhaps most importantly, supermarkets are where consumers make decisions on the foods that impact their health needs. Supermarkets are now a health and wellness destination for shoppers more than ever before.
The Food and Culinary Professionals DPG recognizes the important impact of food selection and preparation and on nutrition. Through our Supermarket Subgroup, we offer various services to RDs working in both the food industry and grocery retail sector.
Our focus is to enhance the dialogue around food and nutrition and engage the #FCPRetailRD to share best practices, ask questions, share articles, and more. Whether you're already working for or consulting to a retail chain or you are interested in breaking into this emerging field, or you’re working for a company that offers services or products to retailers, or maybe you simply love to grocery shop, we invite you to participate in our dynamic and growing subgroup.
FCP offers its members the opportunity to join the Supermarket subgroup and take advantage of its valuable services:
Webinars. Throughout the year, FCP offers various webinars, many of which apply to supermarket nutrition. Watch the event calendar to learn more about these webinars.
Teleforums. We host conference calls for Supermarket Subgroup members on hot topics impacting the profession. Click to review notes from previous teleforums:
Supermarket resources. We also have a list of resources available from non-profit and government organizations that may benefit the work you do in grocery stores.
And be sure to review the Supermarket FAQ in the mentor section of the website.
Engage on Social Media. FCP is on several social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. New this year, we are starting a unique hashtag on our Instagram account #FCPRetailRD. Be sure to use it whenever posting pictures to Instagram. And be sure to tag us @FCPDPG.
Check out FCP on Instagram @FCPDPG and use #FCPRetailRD
As Chair of the FCP Supermarket Subgroup, my goal is to ensure we offer services and benefits that help you excel in your work and effectively meet your professional needs. If at any time you have questions, comments or suggestions, feel free to contact me.
Liz D'Alto, RD, LDN
FCP Supermarket Subgroup Chair