Food & Culinary Professionals


Welcome to the Supermarket/Retail Subgroup!

What an incredible and exciting time to be sitting together around the Supermarket Retail RDN Table!  As we celebrate our 20th year as the Food and Culinary Professionals DPG (#FCP 20) let’s focus on the power of food as we literally go from farm to supermarket, shopping cart to table.  There is no better way to connect than with food and friends around the table, so I invite you to join me around the table this year to share your stories, help us learn and grow, inspire others and celebrate together!  

The Food and Culinary Professionals DPG (#FCPDPG) was created to literally bring food and culinary inspiration to be part of the nutrition conversation.   Did you know that before FCP was created, dietitians never really enjoyed food together while learning and earning continuing education?  If food was a part of a meeting, it simply did not count as professional.   Can you imagine??!   That is why we must proudly celebrate and honor our FCP founders this year!!  

We are all passionately connecting people to food for health from coast to coast (for real – we have members from California to Maine!) and our consumers now see food retailers as a trusted source for health and wellness, so let’s meet them at the table too.  Timing is perfect for the retail dietitian to shine.  We have a lot going on in the retail world this year and so much to talk about around the table:  from label changes to sustainability, food safety to social media, meal delivery to reimbursement… and so many other exciting and challenging topics.  

The Supermarket Retail Subgroup of FCP is here to support you in the food industry and retail world, which is multi-factorial and so complex!  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.  Join me around the table for an inspirational year and take advantage of everything we are going to share together:

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.

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 – Modules available for both Supermarket and Culinary Skills.  Don’t miss out.
Resource List – Coming soon:  Updated list to connect with food and culinary resources

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

FNCE® – Let’s chat in October about how we can really connect as retail dietitians and be most helpful to each other as we talk about food and nutrition, from farm to supermarket, shopping cart to table! 

As Supermarket Retail Subgroup Chair, I am honored to work with such a dynamic group of retail dietitians.  There is nothing I love more than gathering around a table to share food with friends and I do believe this is where we really learn how to listen, learn and grow.   Please feel free to reach out and share your questions, comments or thoughts with me directly at any time this year.  Cheers!  

Krystal Register, MS, RDN, LDN

FCP Supermarket Subgroup Chair