The AND seems to be proving its own lack of credibility by endorsing Kraft Singles—and then claiming it’s not actually an endorsement. State-based Action Alerts! Last week, the New York Times reported that Kraft Singles—the individually wrapped slices of “cheese product” popular in school lunches—were the first product to boast the AND’s new “Kids Eat Right” label. The label […]
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) recently announced that it was partnering with food manufacturers and ascribing the label “Kids Eat Right” to certain foods. The qualifications for obtaining this label- donating to AND.
FACT: The AND receives about $1 million a year in payments from the pharmaceutical industry Because of Sen. Grassley’s investigation, the ADA disclosed their payments from the pharmaceutical, medical device and insurance industries. Source: http://www.propublica.org/documents/item/87299-american-dietetic-association
Why is the AND considered a nutritional authority by anyone? And why do they want a monopoly on nutrition counseling?
One of the most powerful groups that influences Americans’ eating decisions is dominated by junk food companies. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and its foundation “assist the food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and agribusiness industries through their large network of professionals and students, their lax internal policies on corporate partnerships and their topical position […]
The Mayo Clinic was once the most trusted name in American medicine. Today trusting them about diet could shorten your life by decades. State-based Action Alerts! First, consider the Mayo Clinic’s version of the food pyramid. Fats are near the top of the pyramid, just below sweets. This is a low, indeed an anti-fat diet. […]
It’s very likely, unless we can make our voices heard at the FDA. Action Alert! FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced a new initiative earlier this year called the Nutrition Innovation Strategy. It is a broad-based effort to improve the health of Americans through diet, mainly by improving and updating the information on food labels—including devising […]
We’re making progress in the effort to make sure health coaches and nutritionists can practice. State-based Action Alert! Last year, we sent letters to the sixteen states that had the worst monopolistic scope-of-practice laws for the nutrition profession. This action was a follow-up to court victories that sent a clear signal to monopolistic boards to […]
What are the supporters of the government’s “US Dietary Guidelines for Americans” afraid of? Last week, investigative journalist and author Nina Teicholz was disinvited from participating in a panel discussion at the Consumer Federation of America’s National Food Policy Conference. Other panelists reportedly said that they would not participate with her, and got the organizers […]
Together we can put an end to these monopolies. State-based Action Alerts! In recent years we have made a lot of progress working together to protect free speech and ensure an open marketplace for qualified nutrition professionals. We have now sent letters to legislators in over a dozen states, warning them that their restrictive nutrition […]