Skip to content

RDBA 2021 Virtual Experience

Calendar icon to

Proudly supported by

Schedule

· Sessions
Keynote: How to Future Proof the Retail RD Role
This session will explore the future trends in grocery, e-commerce, emerging food categories and media and offer specifics and how RDs can apply them.
Phil Lempert
2021-05-04T11:00:00Z 2021-05-04T12:00:00Z America/New_York Keynote%3A+How+to+Future+Proof+the+Retail+RD+Role https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Front of Pack Labeling 2.0: Guiding Consumers to Healthier Eating Patterns That Support Holistic Wellbeing
Why defining “healthy” is of importance to the retail dietitian. We will set the stage for government’s approach to Front-of-Pack (FOP) labeling.
Krystal Register Elizabeth Johnson
2021-05-04T12:00:00Z 2021-05-04T12:30:00Z America/New_York Front+of+Pack+Labeling+2.0%3A+Guiding+Consumers+to+Healthier+Eating+Patterns+That+Support+Holistic+Wellbeing https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Paving the Way in Weight Management: Secrets to Successful Virtual Retail Programs
A consequence of the pandemic is increasing obesity rates, creating an opportunity for retail RDs to offer programs that effectively meet this consumer need.
Mandy Katz Kristen  McGill Joni Rampolla
2021-05-04T12:00:00Z 2021-05-04T12:30:00Z America/New_York Paving+the+Way+in+Weight+Management%3A+Secrets+to+Successful+Virtual+Retail+Programs https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Hone Your Media Skills to Reach New Audiences and Drive Results for Your Store
This session will offer new ideas and actionable steps for supermarket RDs to develop their career and expand their reach in stores and in the community.
Kristen Wilk
2021-05-04T12:00:00Z 2021-05-04T12:30:00Z America/New_York Hone+Your+Media+Skills+to+Reach+New+Audiences+and+Drive+Results+for+Your+Store https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Virtual Expo Hall Open
2021-05-04T12:30:00Z 2021-05-04T15:00:00Z America/New_York Virtual+Expo+Hall+Open https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Self-directed Networking
Visit the "Networking" tab to participate in five-minute speed networking with other retail dietitians across North America.
2021-05-04T12:30:00Z 2021-05-04T14:00:00Z America/New_York Self-directed+Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
One-on-One Sponsor-Attendee Appointments
2021-05-04T14:00:00Z 2021-05-04T15:00:00Z America/New_York One-on-One+Sponsor-Attendee+Appointments https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Head's Up! Planning For Change to Come in the Midst of Change Already Here
This session will focus on the opportunity to rethink protein at retail. We will discuss trends, data, & actions to influence consumer behavior.
Kiersten Hafer
2021-05-04T15:00:00Z 2021-05-04T15:30:00Z America/New_York Head%27s+Up%21+Planning+For+Change+to+Come+in+the+Midst+of+Change+Already+Here https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
The Biden Stimulus Effect on Grocery Retail
Discussing the near term and long term implications of the stimulus on US consumers, specifically as it relates to the economy and the grocery retail.
Brian Choi
2021-05-04T15:00:00Z 2021-05-04T15:30:00Z America/New_York The+Biden+Stimulus+Effect+on+Grocery+Retail https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Intrapreneurship
Join Dr. John Wilson as he discusses the mindset and skills of a true intrapreneuer: Vision, creativity and ownership.
John Wilson
2021-05-04T15:00:00Z 2021-05-04T15:30:00Z America/New_York Intrapreneurship https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Balancing Professional Ethics & Brand Promotion (Presentation for Dietetic Students Only)
Dietetic professionals operate under a defined code of ethics, which requires use of science-based information and unbiased guidance.
Yvette Waters Molly Hembree, MS, RD, LD Judy Chodirker
2021-05-05T10:00:00Z 2021-05-05T10:45:00Z America/New_York Balancing+Professional+Ethics+%26+Brand+Promotion+%28Presentation+for+Dietetic+Students+Only%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Keynote: Pave Your Way: Your Career in a New Era of Retail Dietetics
This session will address how RDs can best prepare themselves to thrive professionally in the next era of healthy living at retail.
Annette Maggi, MS, RDN, LD, FAND
2021-05-05T11:00:00Z 2021-05-05T12:00:00Z America/New_York Keynote%3A+Pave+Your+Way%3A+Your+Career+in+a+New+Era+of+Retail+Dietetics https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Insights about the Gluten-Free Consumer and Why Gluten-Free Certification Matters
Education and food safety experts from the Gluten Intolerance Group will share key insights into the gluten-free shopper, resources for you and your customers.
Lola O'Rourke Laura Allred
2021-05-05T12:00:00Z 2021-05-05T12:30:00Z America/New_York Insights+about+the+Gluten-Free+Consumer+and+Why+Gluten-Free+Certification+Matters https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Polishing Your On-Camera Skills for Virtual Presentations
Award winning television professional Carolyn O’Neil, MS, RDN shares tips and tricks for improving on camera skills for virtual presentations.
Carolyn ONeil
2021-05-05T12:00:00Z 2021-05-05T12:30:00Z America/New_York Polishing+Your+On-Camera+Skills+for+Virtual+Presentations https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Creating Successful Vendor Partnerships
The keys to establishing meaningful connections, negotiating roles & responsibilities, tips for strengthening partner relationships & how to evaluate success.
Shari Steinbach Marissa McCormick, MS, RD
2021-05-05T12:00:00Z 2021-05-05T12:30:00Z America/New_York Creating+Successful+Vendor+Partnerships https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Virtual Expo Hall Open
2021-05-05T12:30:00Z 2021-05-05T15:00:00Z America/New_York Virtual+Expo+Hall+Open https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Self-directed Networking
Visit the "Networking" tab to participate in five-minute speed networking with other retail dietitians across North America.
2021-05-05T12:30:00Z 2021-05-05T14:00:00Z America/New_York Self-directed+Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
One-on-One Sponsor-Attendee Appointments
2021-05-05T14:00:00Z 2021-05-05T15:00:00Z America/New_York One-on-One+Sponsor-Attendee+Appointments https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
The Easy and Delicious Answer to Cooking at Home Burnout: Cook it Frozen with Alaska Seafood
Commercial Alaska sockeye harvester Melanie Brown will be demonstrating how easy it is to Cook it Frozen with Alaska Seafood.
Melanie Brown
2021-05-05T15:00:00Z 2021-05-05T15:30:00Z America/New_York The+Easy+and+Delicious+Answer+to+Cooking+at+Home+Burnout%3A+Cook+it+Frozen+with+Alaska+Seafood https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Retail RDs: Key Link in COVID Communication
This session will address the important role retail RDs can play in meeting this consumer need, positioning their retailer as a key community builder.
Lea Ann McNee
2021-05-05T15:00:00Z 2021-05-05T15:30:00Z America/New_York Retail+RDs%3A+Key+Link+in+COVID+Communication https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Career Advancement Opportunities in Retail
This session will be focused on career building tips and advice for retail dietitians seeking career advancement opportunities in retail.
Elisa Sloss
2021-05-05T15:00:00Z 2021-05-05T15:30:00Z America/New_York Career+Advancement+Opportunities+in+Retail https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Cook-A-Long: Fight Food Fatigue & Discover the Versatility of Pork
Join registered dietitian Cara Harbstreet for this cook-along to inspire your joy of cooking as she infuses new flavors and food trends into her food demo.
Emily Parent, MFCS, RD, LD, FAND Cara Harbstreet
2021-05-05T15:30:00Z 2021-05-05T17:00:00Z America/New_York Cook-A-Long%3A+Fight+Food+Fatigue+%26+Discover+the+Versatility+of+Pork https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
One-on-One Sponsor-Attendee Appointments
2021-05-06T11:00:00Z 2021-05-06T12:00:00Z America/New_York One-on-One+Sponsor-Attendee+Appointments https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Self-directed Networking
Visit the "Networking" tab to participate in five-minute speed networking with other retail dietitians across North America.
2021-05-06T11:00:00Z 2021-05-06T12:00:00Z America/New_York Self-directed+Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Plant-powered Performance: Empowering Your Active Consumers
This session will explore how to empower your active consumers to build their performance plate on their own to help them elevate their game and fuel better.
Rachael Dritlein
2021-05-06T12:00:00Z 2021-05-06T12:30:00Z America/New_York Plant-powered+Performance%3A+Empowering+Your+Active+Consumers https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Cross-Cultural Micro-Marketing at Retail
Hear from retail buyers on how data is driving cross-cultural micro-marketing decisions to offer cultural foods important to local communities.
Sarah Putnam Michael Lancaster
2021-05-06T12:00:00Z 2021-05-06T12:30:00Z America/New_York Cross-Cultural+Micro-Marketing+at+Retail https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Top 10 Tips and Tricks for Video Creation
We will walk through wide ranging topics including video creation "must knows," inexpensive/free resources, pre-recording vs. and more!
Tony Kucenski
2021-05-06T12:00:00Z 2021-05-06T12:30:00Z America/New_York Top+10+Tips+and+Tricks+for+Video+Creation https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Facilitated Discussion Group #1: Tipping the Sales Towards Owned Brands
In this discussion group, retail RDs will share how owned brands are integrated into their programs and services.
Shari Steinbach
2021-05-06T12:30:00Z 2021-05-06T13:30:00Z America/New_York Facilitated+Discussion+Group+%231%3A+Tipping+the+Sales+Towards+Owned+Brands https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Facilitated Discussion Group #2: The Retail RDs Role in E-Commerce
Join this discussion group for robust dialogue and ideation on how retailers are taking action to integrate healthy living solutions into e-commerce.
Stephanie Schultz
2021-05-06T12:30:00Z 2021-05-06T13:30:00Z America/New_York Facilitated+Discussion+Group+%232%3A+The+Retail+RDs+Role+in+E-Commerce https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Facilitated Discussion Group #3: Best Practices for Marketing H&W Programs and Services
During this discussion, retail RDs will share their most effective methods of marketing retail RD programs and services.
Andie Lee Gonzalez
2021-05-06T12:30:00Z 2021-05-06T13:30:00Z America/New_York Facilitated+Discussion+Group+%233%3A+Best+Practices+for+Marketing+H%26W+Programs+and+Services https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Event Wrap-up and Giveaways
2021-05-06T14:00:00Z 2021-05-06T15:00:00Z America/New_York Event+Wrap-up+and+Giveaways https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Frdba-2021-virtual-experience Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Elisa Sloss

RD, LD, Vice President, HealthMarkets Hy-Vee

John Wilson

PhD, MBA

Kiersten Hafer

Consumer & Strategic Insights, National Pork Board

Yvette Waters

MS, RDN, CISSN, Raley's

Tony Kucenski

Director of New Media & Executive Producer, RDBA

Stephanie Schultz

RD, MSM Marketing & Communications Senior Director, Skogen's Festival Foods

Shari Steinbach

MS, RDN RDBA Contributing Editor, RDBA

Sarah Putnam

Director of Operations, Coborn’s, Inc.

Rachael Dritlein

MS, RDN, Idaho Potato Commission

Molly Hembree, MS, RD, LD

MS, RD, LD, Retail Dietitian Coordinator, Kroger

Michael Lancaster

Business Manager, United Supermarkets

Melanie Brown

Commercial Alaska Sockeye Harvester

Marissa McCormick, MS, RD

MS, RD Nutrition Scientist, General Mills

Mandy Katz

MS, RD, CSP, LDN, CLC, Healthy Living, Giant Food

Lea Ann McNee

Reagan-Udall Foundation

Laura Allred

Ph.D, Regulatory and Standards Manager, Gluten Intolerance Group

Krystal Register

MS, RDN, LDN Director, Health and Well-being, FMI - The Food Industry Association

Kristen Wilk

MS, RDN, Manager of Nutrition Communications, The Wonderful Company

Kristen McGill

RD, CSOWM, LDN, In-Store Nutritionist, Giant Food

Judy Chodirker

MHSc, RD, Loblaws

Joni Rampolla

RDN, CSOWM, LDN, Regional Nutrition Specialist, The GIANT Company

Emily Parent, MFCS, RD, LD, FAND

MFCS, RD, LD, Health & Wellness Manager, Coborn's Inc.

Brian Choi

Managing Partner, CEO, The Food Institute

Elizabeth Johnson

MS, RD, Principal & Founder, Food Directions LLC

Andie Lee Gonzalez

PhD, MPH, RDN, LD, FAND, Nutrition Services Sales & Provider Relations, H-E-B

Alison Webster

Director of Food and Nutrition Policy, Food Directions

Annette Maggi, MS, RDN, LD, FAND

MS, RDN, LD, FAND, RDBA Executive Director

Phil Lempert

RDBA President & CEO

The event is over

Booths

National Pork Board

Celebrate & Discover the Real Story of Pork

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

Good for the body, the planet and the taste buds.

Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner.

Make every bite count with nutrient-dense beef.

General Mills Bell Institute of Health & Nutrition

Chat live with Bell Institute Registered Dietitians

Catalina Crunch

Meet our team and learn how Catalina Crunch is leading the way in making low carb, low sugar snacks delicious!

Chomps Meat Snacks

We value your role as a Retail Dietitian and would love to work together with you!

Gerber Products Company

Discover all the ways Gerber does Anything for Baby

Gluten Intolerance Group

The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) is making life easier for everyone living gluten-free.

I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter!

It’s not Butter, it’s Better!

Idaho Potato Commission

The perfect plant-powered performance fuel consumers crave.

Kellogg's

Let's Talk Plant-Powered Wellbeing!

National Mango Board

MANGO! The Super Fun Superfruit!

Turnkey Resources for Retail Dietitians

Michigan Apple information and resources to help promote apples in store.

Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA

Preview the draft Retail Dietitian’s Toolkit developed in partnership with RDBA.

Red Bull North America

Vitalizes Body and Mind ®

Share the Pasta with the National Pasta Association

Learn about the latest pasta research and more in our new Nutrition Toolkit.

StarKist Co.

Check out all the delicious lean protein options from StarKist®

The Food Institute

Your Gateway into the Food Industry

The Republic of Tea

Enriching People's Lives Through Great-Tasting Premium Teas and Herbs, Education and Innovation

The Sugar Association

Real sugar comes from sugar beets and sugar cane.

USA Pears

Fresh pears grown in the Pacific Northwest

Wonderful Pistachios

The Original Plant-Based Protein™ is a complete protein