Big news out of California! The California Dietetic Association announced it has not invited McDonald’s as a sponsor for its 2015 annual conference.
In an email to CDA members, President-elect Kathryn Sucher writes:
“We heard your concerns regarding CDA Annual Conference sponsorship and we have listened. We voted and McDonalds was not invited as a sponsor in 2015. This decision has impacted our finances; however, we believe it was important to respond to our member feedback.”
This is a significant development and a definite sign of progress. Kudos to members for speaking up and thank you to CDA leadership for taking those concerns seriously and, more importantly, taking action.