Supermarkets provide an ideal location for nutrition education and health promotion by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for a variety of reasons -- frequency of repeat visits by shoppers, customer loyalty to a store, and relationship with a pharmacy to name a few. Perhaps most importantly, grocery stores are where consumers make decisions on the foods that meet their health needs. 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 on the entire dialogue around food and nutrition engagement in the retail space. Whether you're already working for or consulting to a retail chain or you’re interested in breaking into this growing field, you’re working for a company that offers services or products to retailers, or you simply love to grocery shop, we invite you to participate in our dynamic subgroup.
FCP offers its members the opportunity to join the Supermarket subgroup and take advantage of its 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.
As the 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 needs. If at any time you have questions, comments or suggestions, feel free to contact me.
Karen Buch, RDN, LDN
FCP Supermarket Subgroup Chair