Pave the Way: A New Era of Retail Dietetics

The role of the retail dietitian is continuously evolving and the next decade will bring expanded opportunities for driving health and wellbeing at retail. This three-day virtual conference will prepare RDs to thrive in this new era, building their expertise and confidence, advancing their retail careers, expanding programs and services.

EVENT SCHEDULE

The Retail Dietitians Business Alliance is committed to offering a premier virtual conference specifically targeted to the professional needs of retail dietitians. From business-tailored presentations to colleague networking to access to key food companies, this three-day event offers multiple ways to advance your career and health and wellbeing initiatives at your retailer. The agenda below is preliminary and will be updated as additional presentations and session timing are confirmed.

All times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)

PRESENTERS

Phil Lempert

Phil Lempert

President & CEO, RDBA

Phil Lempert is the founder & CEO of RDBA. He is an expert analyst on consumer behavior, marketing trends and the changing retail landscape. He will be presenting his 23rd Annual Trend Report at this year’s RDBA Virtual Experience, which will focus on Staying Healthy & Well, eCommerce and Eating at Home.

Annette Maggi

Annette Maggi

MS, RDN, LD, FAN

Annette Maggi, MS, RD, LD, FADA is the Executive Director of the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance. In this role, she manages day-to-day operations with focus on education, membership, and sponsor relations.

Ali Webster

Ali Webster

Director of Food and Nutrition Policy

Food Directions

Beth Johnson

Beth Johnson

MS, RD

Principal & Founder

Food Directions LLC

Brian Choi

Brian Choi

Managing Partner, CEO

The Food Institute

Cara Harbstreet

Cara Harbstreet

MS RD LD

Carolyn O’Neil

Carolyn O’Neil

MS, RDN

Elisa Sloss

Elisa Sloss

RD, LD

Vice President

HealthMarkets Hy-Vee

Emily Parent

Emily Parent

MFCS, RD, LD

Health & Wellness Manager

Coborn's Inc.

John H. Wilson

John H. Wilson

PhD, MBA

Joni Rampolla

Joni Rampolla

RDN, CSOWM, LDN

Regional Nutrition Specialist

Giant

Judy Chodirker

Judy Chodirker

MHSc, RD

Loblaws

Kiersten Hafer

Kiersten Hafer

Consumer & Strategic Insights

National Pork Board

Kristen McGill

Kristen McGill

RD, CSOWM, LDN

In-Store Nutritionist

Giant

Kristen Wilk

Kristen Wilk

MS, RDN

Manager of Nutrition Communications

The Wonderful Company

Krystal Register

Krystal Register

MS, RDN, LDN

Director, Health and Well-being

FMI - The Food Industry Association

Laura K. Allred

Laura K. Allred

Ph.D

Regulatory and Standards Manager

Gluten Intolerance Group

Lea Ann Browning-McNee

Lea Ann Browning-McNee

Reagan-Udall Foundation

Lola O’Rourke

Lola O’Rourke

MS, RDN

Marissa McCormick

Marissa McCormick

MS, RD

Nutrition Scientist

General Mills

Melanie Brown

Melanie Brown

Commercial Alaska Sockeye Harvester

Mike Lancaster

Mike Lancaster

Business Manager

United Supermarkets

Molly Hembree

Molly Hembree

Retail Dietitian Coordinator

Kroger

Rachel Dritlein

Rachel Dritlein

MS, RDN

Sarah Putnam

Sarah Putnam

Director of Operations

Coborn’s, Inc.

Shari Steinbach

Shari Steinbach

MS, RDN

RDBA Contributing Editor

Retail Dietitians Business Alliance

Stacy Bates

Stacy Bates

MS, RDN, LD, CDE

Nutrition & Health Programs

H-E-B Grocery Company

Stephanie Schultz

Stephanie Schultz

RD, MSM

Marketing & Communications Senior Director

Skogen's Festival Foods

Tony Kucenski

Tony Kucenski

Director of New Media & Executive Producer

Retail Dietitians Business Alliance

Yvette Waters

Yvette Waters

MS, RDN, CISSN

Raley's