Add Food Navigator USA to the list of media outlets covering the ever-growing public outcry against the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Big Food ties.
For this special feature, reporter Elaine Watson spoke with Dietitians for Professional Integrity co-founder and strategic director Andy Bellatti, MS, RD, as well as current Academy president Glenna McCollum (NOTE: We emailed Dr. McCollum several months ago, asking for a time to talk on the phone and dialogue, but never heard back from her).
Much of what Dr. McCollum states in this piece is not reflective of our efforts (i.e.: DFPI advocates for better sponsorship, not complete elimination of sponsorship). We’re not sure how these sponsorships are not seen as endorsements when the annual conference tote bag bears the logos of Coca-Cola and the Hershey’s Center for Nutrition, to name a few.
Enjoy the read.