Retail Nutrition

Retail Nutrition

Welcome to the Retail Nutrition Program and Outcomes Project

Due to the complexity of chronic disease prevention and management within our current health care system structures, innovative approaches are needed in order to have a widespread reach. The food retail setting provides a unique opportunity for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) to address nutritional needs within the context of health by providing much-needed access points to consumers. Part of the interventions in this setting include Food as Medicine interventions or using nutrition approaches to promote health and well-being, combat chronic disease, and improve food and nutrition security. While many food retailers have established health and well-being programs, RDNs working in the food retail setting are leveraged to serve as a liaison between food retailers and consumers and play a key role in aligning food retail departments, pharmacy, in-store clinics, health care providers, managed care organizations, employers and food manufacturers to improve and maintain preventive wellness measures and address chronic disease challenges with consumers. 

Use the link on the left to view the scoping review details and conclusion. Expand the section below titled Scoping Review Project Team and Disclosures for a listing of individuals who contributed to the development of the review, disclosures and project funding information.


  • Scoping Review Project Team and Disclosures (2020)

    The following individuals contributed their valuable time and expertise to the scoping review:

    Project Leaders

    • Allison Yoder, MA, RDN, LD, Co-Project Manager/Lead Analyst
      Nutrition in Food Retail Program Development Fellow, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, Bettendorf, IA, USA
    • Gabriela Proano, MS, RDN, Co-Project Manager
      Research Project Manager, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, IL, USA
    • Deepa Handu, PhD, RDN, Methodologist
      Senior Scientist, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chicago, IL, USA
    • Amanda Wanner, MLS, AHIP, Medical Librarian
      Freelance Information Specialist, Kelowna, BC, Canada

    Content Advisors

    • Susan Borra, RDN
      Chief Health and Wellness Officer/FMI Foundation Executive Director, Food Marketing Institute, Arlington, VA, USA
    • Susan Wilkinson, MLS
      Senior Director, Information Service Research, Food Marketing Institute, Arlington, VA, USA

    Financial Contributors

    • Walmart
    • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
    • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Disclosures of Potential Conflicts of Interest: In the interest of full disclosure, the Academy has adopted the policy of revealing relationships workgroup members have with companies that sell products or services that are relevant to this topic. Workgroup members are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest by completing the Academy Conflict of Interest Form. It should not be assumed that these financial interests will have adverse impact on the content, but they are noted here to fully inform readers:

    • None of the content advisors disclosed potential conflicts.