ARC Health & Wellness Community

The Association of Retail and Consumer Professionals

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Registered Dietitians
Nutritionists
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Serving all professionals advocating for consumer health.

Launched by the Association of Retail and Consumer Professionals, headquartered in Chicago, IL, the ARC Health & Wellness Community (formerly the RDBA) focuses on educating, connecting, and elevating health and wellness professionals to maximize their influence and interactions with the consumer. Community members include retail and registered dietitians, nutritionists, health coaches, and more whose knowledge of retail food and consumable products help consumers live healthier lives.

With both corporate and individual membership options, participating in a way that suits your needs has never been easier.

Hear from our President

Launched by the Association of Retail and Consumer Professionals, headquartered in Chicago, IL, the Health and Wellness Community (formerly the RDBA) focuses on educating, connecting, and elevating health and wellness professionals to maximize their influence and interactions with the consumer. Hear from ARC President, Emily Callahan to learn what the future holds for the Health and Wellness Community.

Hear from the Supermarket Guru™

Listen to a message by Phil Lempert, SuperMarket Guru, RDBA Founder & Content Contributor for the Association of Retail and Consumer Professionals. Phil shares his thoughts on the exciting journey the RDBA is embarking on.

Goals of the Community

Impact

Profoundly impact consumer health while supporting the business of food retail.

Collaboration

Create a safe space for collaboration to leverage shared experiences.

Education

Build communal resources for education and professional development.

Exposure

Improve product promotion for specific retail foods and consumables.

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Our History: Timeline

In 2012 the “Retail Dietitians Business Alliance” (RDBA) was created by Phil Lempert as a professional organization dedicated to supporting retail dietitians and promoting their role within the retail industry. Ten years later, in 2022 RDBA was acquired by The Association of Retail & Consumer Professionals to build on the foundation of the organization and further expand the offerings to not just retail dietitians, but all health and wellness professionals.

Articles

Read timely and content-rich articles focused on the latest trends and insights related to the health and wellness community.

Forum

Members can interact virtually with each other to address questions, exchange ideas, and engage in lively conversations regarding the health and wellness industry.

Well, well, well, see what members have to say

“This is a close-knit, supportive community that continues to empower and inspire me.”

-Community Member

“The networking opportunities allow me to connect and ideate with like-minded individuals, and the education keeps my industry knowledge base growing along with my career.”

-Network Group Participant

“Membership has provided me access to the latest trends and consumer insights. I feel prepared walking into meetings with a clear understanding of where consumers are at and where we need to meet them.”

-Community Member

“Being a member of this community has provided networking opportunities beyond what I expected.”

-Community Member