To represent Food Industry or not, that is the question.
You might wonder: What’s the harm? The most common response that I hear from registered dietitians in regard to food industry sponsorship includes: “I already use and like brand X therefore I’m ok with representing said brand.”
I ask: Where do dietitians cross the line? And, when money is involved, CAN we draw the line?
Todays Dietitian published an article explaining how to ethically go about working with food brands in the world of dietetics.
Further, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics discusses ethical issues in the most recent position statement.
If you do choose to associate with food brands a proper use of disclosure is recommended.
Dietitians for Professional Integrity serves as a great resource.