RDBA and FDA Foundation Partner to Provide Turnkey Resources for Retail Dietitians


The pandemic has inspired many Americans to prioritize their health and rethink some of their habits to improve general well-being and better manage chronic diseases related to nutrition. Even as record numbers are vaccinated and communities begin to open up, many say they plan to continue adopting healthier behaviors, including changes in their eating habits.

“The time has come for this new resource,” said Susan C. Winckler, RPh, Esq., CEO of the FDA Foundation. “Our research on COVID-19 health messengers has shown that consumers have great confidence in their local healthcare professionals. We are excited to partner with the RDBA to support retail dietitians in their critical approach to consumers and communities. ”

“Now more than ever, shoppers are asking questions about how the foods they eat can not only promote good health, but can also help prevent or manage chronic disease,” added Phil lempert, President and CEO of the RDBA. “Through this partnership with the FDA Foundation, we are putting turnkey resources within reach of retail R&D who are on the front lines in stores across the country. ”

The Ultimate Retail Dietitians Toolkit provides social media templates, fact sheets, interactive quizzes, recipes, walkthrough ideas, and other educational resources. Built in part around the new Nutrition Facts label from the United States Food and Drug Administration, the information in the kit also incorporates the latest scientific data from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 (US Department of Agriculture), the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the National Institutes of Health as well as other health and research institutions.

Supporting Healthier Eating in the New Normal: The Ultimate Toolkit for Retail Dietitians is available free of charge to all registered dietitians on the RDBA website.

About RDBA
The Retail Dietitians Business Alliance (RDBA) serves as a professional group for nearly 1,000 retail dietitians across the United States and Canada who work for or consult supermarket chains helping customers and employees with food, culinary and nutritional issues. The organization’s mission is to foster continuing business education and career development for current and future retail dietitians.

About the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA
The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA (FDA Foundation) is an independent 501 (c) (3) organization created by Congress to advance regulatory science to help the United States Food and Drug Administration accomplish its mission . The FDA Foundation strives to improve health and safety through stakeholder engagement and public-private partnerships that facilitate innovation, encourage the use of real-world evidence, and identify tools and modern policies to keep pace with today’s rapidly changing science. www.reaganudall.org

SOURCE Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA

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