Since 2010, Oldways has been leading the charge in working with supermarket dietitians by creating an exciting and educational annual event to connect retail dietitians with food companies committed to improving public health. Coordinated with Barbara Ruhs, MS, RD, LDN, the symposium recognizes the important work retail dietitians do and looks toward the future to find practical, real solutions to improve the health of all Americans.

Past Events

To learn more about each of our past events, please click on the links below. 

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Supermarket Dietitian Symposium
San Diego, CA

March 18–20

The 2018 event, themed “Engaging an Era of New Shoppers,” focused on how shopping habits are changing and what that means for supermarket dietitians. It included education about engaging shoppers with video and other digital tools,  as well as the importance to all retail dietitians of creating a coordinated marketing campaign strategy.

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Supermarket Dietitian Symposium
Scottsdale, AZ

March 19–21

The 2017 event, themed “Empowering Advocates for Change,” highlighted a wide variety of timely, educational presentations from dietitians and other health professionals

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2016 Supermarket Dietitian Symposium

Supermarket Dietitian Symposium
New Orleans, LA
March 20-22

The 2016 event offered two full days of opportunities for supermarket dietitians and sponsor representatives to share fresh ideas and perspectives, and gain a first-hand appreciation of the important community support available to them.

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Supermarket Dietitian Symposium
St. Petersburg, Florida
March 22-24

Tackling some of the country’s major public health issues, the 2015 event encouraged discussions and probes for actionable solutions that can influence shoppers to be more conscious of their plates by promoting healthy and sustainable food choices.

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Supermarket Dietitian Symposium
Scottsdale, Arizona
April 2-4

Acknowledging supermarket dietitians as key influencers in changing consumer behavior, our fourth annual event, “Reaching Millions,” was built around opportunities for all attendees to network and share ideas and best practices for helping grocery store shoppers make healthy choices.

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Supermarket Dietitian Symposium
Dallas, Texas
February 27 – March 1

The theme for the 2013 Oldways Supermarket Dietitian Symposium, held February 27–March 1 at the lovely Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, Texas, was “Bridging Gaps for Supermarket Shoppers.”

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Supermarket Dietitian Symposium
Savannah, Georgia
February 29 – March 2

Americans make, on average, 61 trips per household per year to the grocery store. Registered dietitians who work in supermarkets, and who can reach millions of customers, are ideally positioned to make a big impact in educating shoppers on how to buy, prepare, and eat healthier foods.

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Supermarket Dietitian Symposium
Santa Rosa, California
March 30 – April 2

Supermarket dietitians and other food industry professionals joined forces at Oldways’ 2011 Supermarket Dietitian Symposium to develop solutions to address our nation’s health and obesity crisis.

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