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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Why The Makers of Animal Growth Hormones Shouldn't Control the Hunger Debate

Andy Bellatti | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green
Andy Bellatti

As long as the conversation about world hunger continues to center around -- and be dominated by -- the myth that we are not growing enough food, we can expect the problem to get worse.

Big Soda Misinforms California's Senators

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

On April 9, the Health Committee of the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 1000 (Monning), the Soda Warning Label Bill by a vote of 5-2. The ...

The Academy of Nutrition And Dietetics Says You Should Eat More Of This Kind Of Fat

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sheryl Wood Updated nutritional guidelines recommend consuming 20 to 30 percent of your daily calories from fats. But the type of fat you e...

The Year in Food: McD's, Big Food Tweets, Great Reads, and GMO Seeds

Andy Bellatti | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

This time around, I pay homage to high school yearbooks and take a look back at the year in food and nutrition via superlatives. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... the class of 2013.

The Food Ties That Bind: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2013 Conference

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Dietitians for Professional Integrity released "The Food Ties That Bind," a report that details the messaging Big Food shared with dietitians at 2013 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo.

Coca-Cola's Plan To Keep You From Drinking Water

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

"Cap the Tap" is a perfect example of the doublespeak that Big Food and Big Soda often employ. The carefully calculated veneer of wanting to be "part of the solution" and "offering choices" to consumers is negated by efforts like this one, which basically paints tap water as an enemy.

When Will You Stop Taking Money From Junk Food Peddlers? An Open Letter to the Presidents of AND and AAP

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Sponsorship is an issue that has reached critical mass for both Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and American Academy of Pediatrics. When your organizations take money from junk food manufacturers it is embarrassing to your members, detrimental to your reputations and harmful to the health of Americans.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Big Food Controversy

Andy Bellatti | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

For years, many of my colleagues and I have voiced our discontent that the professional organization that represents us takes money from and partners with the likes of Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, McDonald's, and Hershey's, supposedly to foster dialogue with the industry and help Americans get healthier.

One-Size Nutrition Profession Doesn't Fit All

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

More and more, health professionals from varied fields put their energies, time and money toward gaining the knowledge and experience necessary to effectively embrace the power of nutrition. But astonishingly, health professionals with nutrition tools to reverse chronic health conditions are gagged in many states.

Is Veganism a Personal Choice?

Ed Coffin | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green
Ed Coffin

We often hear people say that being vegan, or not being vegan, is a "personal choice." But, is it really?

Is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Committed to Telling Americans the Truth About Genetically Modified Foods?

Carole Bartolotto | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Carole Bartolotto

The American people who are the losers in this situation because they will probably not get clear, unbiased and balanced information about what to eat from the organization that represents the largest group of nutrition-related health professionals in the country.

The Latest McFib: Our Food Is Healthy

Andy Bellatti | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Last week, in what is yet another example of Big Food's symbiotic relationship with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, McDonald's Director of Nutrition spoke to her fellow colleagues at the Utah Dietetic Association meeting about the chain's new "healthy initiatives."

Is the Dietitians' Trade Group in Bed With the Junk Food Industry?

Ocean Robbins | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Ocean Robbins

Could there be any connection between the millions of dollars in sponsorship the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics receives from junk food manufacturers, and a seeming lack of initiative on behalf of the public welfare?