Date 2021
Organisation Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Resource Type Report
Language English

Health and nutrition disparities and high rates of non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes, are prevalent throughout the United States and are difficult to address within the current structure of our health care system. Food retail settings provide a unique opportunity for registered dietitian nutritionists to address gaps in health care equity and improve public health by providing much-needed access points and the ability for nutrition professionals to meet consumers where they are on a regular basis, and importantly, where they are making food decisions, and provide innovative, nutrition-focused programming.