Date: October 6
Time: noon - 1 p.m. (Central time)
If you are an entrepreneurial-minded RDN, now is the time to seek out wellness contract work and generate business revenue like never before! There is ample opportunity for RDNs to approach small businesses, organizations and groups that will benefit financially and healthfully from your creative and evidence-based wellness programming, as they seek wellness interventions for their employees and/or members.
There are countless small businesses, organizations and groups - right in our own backyards, in fact – that need our services!
Many RDNs sell themselves short and oftentimes believe that if they aren't working in a formal corporate wellness setting, that they are unable to launch a wellness initiative. You need not have a formal program in place – opportunities abound that include presentations, culinary demos, one-on-ones, grocery tours, contributing to a company newsletter or blog, and more.
Take advantage before nutritionists get there before you do. Here's what you'll need to think about and prepare before approaching those in need of your nutrition expertise. Learn how to pitch contacts, close the sale, deliver and evaluate success, gain repeat business and more. Gain the confidence you need to approach companies and groups and turn these contacts into contracts!
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 1.3, 1.5.4, 2.1
- Empower RDNs to find and reach businesses, organizations and groups in need of wellness intervention
- Identify at least 5 specific strategies to investigate and land wellness contracts
- Discover at least 5 wellness services to offer to businesses, organizations and groups
Judes Scharman Draughon, MS, RDN, LDN
Judes Scharman Draughon, also known as Foods With Judes, is an RDN who has concentrated her energy to create a more healthful lifestyle culture for businesses, organizations and groups. Judes encourages RDNs around the county to step into this exciting wellness climate. Her 12 Fixes RDN Program is a means of giving back to her profession and providing RDNs with customizable presentations and a flexible wellness program to use as they see fit, along with free monthly group coaching. She is the author of "12 Fixes to Healthy: A Wellness Plan for Life".