Above is a photograph of one of the handouts provided at the NCA’s booth. While the reverse side showed “daily portions” of candy, this side illustrated “weekly servings”. Per one of the NCA’s reps, this was so dietitians could tell their clients that it was completely fine to “save up” their candy servings and have the below amounts once a week.
Among the suggestions of “moderate candy consumption”? A half cup of M&Ms, 50 – 100 gummy bears, and 30 – 60 gumdrops.
This is the epitome of irresponsibility, and another example of why there need to be guidelines as to what information is available and handed out at the Academy’s conference and expo.