Things You’ll Only See at a Nutrition Expo

Things You’ll Only See at a Nutrition Expo

Every fall, registered dietitians from all over the world (but mostly the US) converge for a 4 day convention called FNCE – the Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo. The location changes each time, and this year it’s Atlanta. The … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Loves Dietitians So Much

McDonald’s Loves Dietitians So Much

Would you trust McDonald’s to advise you on nutrition? Of course not. Should the sugar industry advise you on school nutrition standards? Not a good idea. So why is McDonald’s the premium sponsor of the California Dietetic Association’s annual meeting? … Continue reading

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Pepsi, NFL sign a 10 year, $2300000000 Sponsorship Agreement

Pepsi, NFL sign a 10 year, $2300000000 Sponsorship Agreement

You’d think the NFL and its super athletes would serve as a shining example of physical fitness and gastronomic responsibility. You expect top athletes to eat healthy and serve an example to millions of boys and young men who look … Continue reading

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ADA Response to Accusations on Partnership with Hershey

ADA Response to Accusations on Partnership with Hershey

A couple of weeks ago we lamented the signing of a sponsorship deal between the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and chocolate mega-corp Hershey. We exchanged emails with the ADA in order to voice our concern and to learn more about … Continue reading

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Only in America: Candy Maker to Sponsor Our Dietary Advice [Thanks Hershey!]

Only in America: Candy Maker to Sponsor Our Dietary Advice [Thanks Hershey!]

The American Dietetic Association announced yesterday that it has inked a partnership with Hershey Company. The exact sum of the sponsorship was not disclosed. From the press release: The Hershey Center for Health & Nutrition develops and supports cutting-edge scientific … Continue reading

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What’s New at the American Dietetic Association?

What’s New at the American Dietetic Association?

The American Dietetic Association is the country’s largest organization of nutrition professionals. At a time when its voice and plans need to be heard loud and clear, we wanted to get up to date on the ADA’s activities. We interviewed … Continue reading

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Should PepsiCo be Funding Obesity Research at Yale?

Should PepsiCo be Funding Obesity Research at Yale?

Yale is certainly not the first university, nor the last, to receive corporate donations. Despite the hefty tuition fees, many schools obtain orders of magnitude more money from alumni, philanthropists, and corporations than from students. The dollars are used to … Continue reading

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Your Dietary Advice, Sponsored By …

Your Dietary Advice, Sponsored By …

The American Dietetic Association, the largest organization of dietitians in the US, has accepted a new sponsorship from Truvia. Truvia is the brand name of a stevia based sweetener manufactured by Cargill, recently approved as safe for consumption by the … Continue reading

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