Ashley Martinez is a Category Manager for Retail Nutrition Solutions at Kroger working closely with the in-store dietitian programs and also the culinary team. Ashley began working for the company at the age of 14 and soon after, found a passion for retail dietetics. Her long term association with Kroger has provided her with expert knowledge on store operations, in-store programming, and customer outreach. Ashley’s current role focuses on culinary innovation where her nutrition expertise influences all prepared foods, restaurant creations, and magazine nutritional content developed under the Kroger banner. Ashley also works closely with the Kroger brand team on reformulating products that keep nutrition a core “ingredient”. Ashley was also recognized this year as Produce for Better Health’s Retail Dietitian of the Year.