Dietitians Speak Up On Corporate Sponsorship

Dietitians from LAD take a stand on Corporate Sponsorship

The Los Angeles District (LAD) of the California Dietetic Association has taken a stance on the topic of corporate sponsorship. Members of the executive board have voted and decided to reject all money from corporate sponsors for one year, until a rubric can be used to assess a companies alignment with the stated mission of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The rubric has been developed by Dietitians For Professional Integrity (DFPI) and can be viewed HERE.

DFPI was developed in response to a report from January 2013 by Michele Simon called “A Now A Word From Our Sponsors”

Michele Simon’s report on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is thoroughly researched and expertly points out the different ways in which the nation’s leading nutrition organization harms its reputation, efficacy, and members by forming partnerships with food companies that care more about selling products than they do about improving the health of Americans. Anyone concerned about public health will realize that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is in dire need of systemic change if it hopes to take a leadership role and be taken seriously as the home base of the nation’s nutrition experts.

Dietitians David Wiss and Reina Capati from the Los Angeles District (LAD) of the California Dietetic Association discuss Michele Simon’s report “And Now A Word From Our Sponsors” and how the findings are being taken seriously by LAD.

About the author: David A. Wiss
David A. Wiss
David Wiss, MS, RDN is the founder of Nutrition in Recovery, which specializes in: Addictions, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Body Image, and General Wellness. Mr. Wiss works closely with individuals to help them revolutionize their relationship with food and has shared his expertise with numerous eating disorder and addiction facilities throughout the greater Los Angeles area. David is a nationally recognized expert in nutrition for addiction and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Public Health from UCLA.