Recorded Symposium Session: Humanizing Nutrition: Unveiling the Digital Curtain
Advancing in the field and business of nutrition has meant embracing technology and incorporating more online-savvy ways to communicate. While technology has expanded the options for how we work and whom we serve, it’s also caused RDs to spend hours behind a computer and not directly engaging with people.
At the end of the day, while we work in nutrition, we are in the business of people. Mandy Enright, MS, RDN, RYT, and Yvette Perrier Quantz, RDN, CSSD, LDN empower RDs to get back to humanizing the field of nutrition. They will emphasize developing connections that create our circle of success: RDs to RDs, RDs to consumers, and RDs to other industries. The duo will explore the importance of human interaction for dietitians, how to connect and captivate, and strategies for relationship building. The role of technology to enhance relationships will be explored, in addition to how to pivot when direct human connection is not possible. Participants will be encouraged to step away from behind the digital curtain and connect on a more personal level with the people they serve.
After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Strategize how to engage with clients, colleagues, and community leaders to enhance relationships.
- Identify opportunities for promotion and lead generation within local communities.
- Understand and implement marketing techniques that target ideal clients and increase referrals.
- Create systems that transform the initial client meeting into business opportunities.
- Develop practical solutions that help maintain relationships when in-person meetings or gatherings are not an option.
Mandy Enright, MS, RDN, RYT, is a registered dietitian, yoga, and fitness instructor based at the Jersey Shore. She specializes in corporate wellness, nutrition communications, and helping provide simple, actionable mealtime solutions from planning to preparation. She is known as the FOOD + MOVEMENT® Dietitian for her fun and flexible approach to maximize body and mind performance through lifestyle and mindset changes that integrate rather than deviate into our busy daily lives.
Mandy received her B.A. in Advertising/Public Relations from Penn State University and worked as an advertising executive at top agencies in New York City, NY. She changed careers and returned to school to earn her M.S. in Nutrition Education from Montclair State University and completed her Dietetic Internship through the Rutgers School of Health Professions. Mandy is also an avid fitness enthusiast who holds certifications in yoga, stand up paddleboard (SUP) yoga, aerial yoga, and kickboxing.
The presenter reports the following relevant disclosures: Consultant: Spokesperson for American Dairy Association Northeast, Produce for Better Health Foundation, American Heart Association of NJ. Other Financial and Material Support: Spouse works for Kellogg Company Association of NJ. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
Yvette Perrier Quantz, RDN, CSSD, LDN, is a well-respected registered dietitian and nutrition expert with over 20 years of experience. In 2008, she started her private practice, Food Therapy, with a fresh, holistic approach to nutrition consulting and considers the whole person - their personality, lifestyle, family, and career - as integral parts of a successful overall nutrition plan. In 2010 she founded Customized Nutrition Newsletters, which helps dietitians, health coaches, and wellness professionals compose emails using pre-written content. She also wrote her first book “The Little Black Book of Foodspirations®” in 2010, as well as “Foodspirations®,” an inspirational card and print line.
Yvette serves as the resident Operations and Marketing Dietitian for Eat Fit Acadiana, and works with local restaurants and community leaders to increase awareness and improve access to healthy food. She received her B.S. in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University in 2001, went on to study dietetics and nutrition at Nicholls State University, and completed her Dietetic Internship at Winthrop University in 2003.
The presenter has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
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