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

Published by the Associated Press, July 23, 2021

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA (FDA Foundation) and the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance (RDBA) jointly launched Supporting Healthier Eating in the New Normal: The Ultimate Retail Dietitians Toolkit. The toolkit provides retail dietitians with easy-to-share, science-based information for consumers who want to adopt healthier lifestyles.

The pandemic inspired many Americans to prioritize their health and rethink some of their habits to improve general wellbeing and better manage nutrition-based chronic disease. Even as record numbers are vaccinated and communities begin to open back up, many report they plan to continue healthier behaviors, including changes to their eating habits.

“The timing is right for this new resource,” said Susan C. Winckler, RPh, Esq., CEO of the FDA Foundation. “Our research around COVID-19 health messengers showed that consumers have high trust in their local health professionals. We’re excited to partner with RDBA to support retail dietitians in their critical outreach to consumers and communities.”