The Food Industry Association has appointed Krystal Register, MS, RDN, LDN, to lead health and well-being initiatives for the association. Register, a long-time Wegmans Food Markets retail dietitian, also will serve as the issue expert on all health and well-being and nutrition policy, operations and communication issues for FMI members.
FMI Chief Food and Product Safety Officer and SVP for Food Safety Programs Hilary Thesmar, Ph.D., RD, CFS, commented on Register’s 12 years of experience at Wegmans, saying, “Krystal’s sterling reputation in the nutrition community contributes to her being a trusted authority within the nutrition and dietetics field and has demonstrated her ability to work seamlessly with her peers in retail dietetics, as well as dietitians in other practice areas such as clinical, public health, community and nutrition policy, which will augment FMI’s work representing member programs.
“I look forward to building this role and responsibility with Krystal and supporting her as she works with FMI to enhance health and well-being programs for our member companies as they develop, implement and evaluate their programs to improve the health of their customers.”
At Wegmans, Register developed and executed company-wide wellness programs, health messaging, employee training and in-store promotions. She participated in community events to include the annual NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo, DC Gluten-Free Education Day and Smithsonian Food History programming; and, she frequently provided nutrition response for local media outlets.
Her background includes environmental and nutrition science studies with degrees from the College of William and Mary and James Madison University, with both clinical nutrition and personal coaching experience.