Food & Culinary Professionals

Supermarket-Retail

 


Welcome to the Supermarket/Retail Subgroup!

What a historic and challenging time we are seeing as Supermarket Retail Dietitians! In early 2020, the world of retail changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As retail changes, so must our approaches as retail dietitians. I am positive that our members will use their knowledge, talents, and passion to overcome hurdles associated with the pandemic’s impact and continue to be the trusted source for health and wellness for shoppers.

Food has the ability to connect us with others and this year, I look forward to working together to help each other learn and grow as we make a positive impact on consumers! The Supermarket / Retail Subgroup is here to support you throughout the year. It is our goal to provide timely and useful information, networking opportunities, continuing education, and resources to help all retail dietitians continue to make food a part of the nutrition conversation. To help, I encourage you to take advantage of everything FCP has to offer:

Electronic Mailing List (EML):   Sign up!  Join the conversation, ask questions, and share your favorite tips and resources.  Be sure to review the EML guidelines before joining the conversation.

Webinars – Participate in upcoming webinars, or take advantage of archived learnings.

Calendar – See what’s going on to combine networking, learning and continuing education

Training – Looking to develop your culinary skills?  The Culinary Certificate of Training helps you develop a skillset that ties perfectly to your retail position. 
 
Resource List: In addition to our resources here, additional resources:
- The Supermarket RDN
- The Value of Retail Dietitians (Today's Dietitian)
- Shopping for Health
- Supermarket Fresh Departments: Partnering to Promote Healthy Choices (FNCE® 2018)
- Don’t Make Me Sick: Nutrition Professionals Strengthening Consumer Food Safety Behaviors (FNCE® 2019)

Social Media – Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram:   #FCPDPG and @FCPDPG

As the Supermarket Retail Subgroup Chair, I am excited to work with all of you! Retail dietitians are a group of hard working individuals, who share their passion of food and nutrition through their work every day! In such a fast-paced industry, we are all learning to adapt, grow and make a difference. Please reach out with any questions, comments or thoughts throughout this year—I’d love to connect with you!


Healthy and Happy Eating,

Emily Parent, MFCS, RD, LD

FCP Supermarket Subgroup Chair