Allison Yoder (MA, RDN, LD) is the Nutrition in Food Retail Program Development Fellow through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, leading the “Leveraging RDNs in the Food Retail Environment to Improve Public Health” project. Support for the project is funded through a grant from Walmart. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and leader in the retail health and wellness industry, with over 15 years experience specializing in the strategic development of wellness programming. Ms. Yoder has a passion for improving the health of individuals and communities and utilizes data analytics and an extensive background in health promotion and retail nutrition to produce cost-effective and results-driven wellness strategies to improve nutrition and health outcomes. Previously, she served in many capacities at Hy-Vee, Inc. She started her career as an in-store registered dietitian and HealthMarket manager, where she worked directly with customers to implement health and wellness strategies. Ms. Yoder also spent many years at Hy-Vee’s corporate office, supervising the retail dietitian program as well as HealthMarket departments. She received a Bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Iowa State University and has a Master’s degree in Health Promotion from the University of Alabama. She is certified in adult weight management and a trained lifestyle coach through the National Diabetes Prevention and Recognition program.
Advisor, Food is Medicine Initiative
Nutrition in Food Retail Program Development Fellow, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation