Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conflicts of Interest

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conflicts of Interest

50 thoughts on “Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conflicts of Interest

  1. I am a proud fedora wearing neckbeard who reads cracked.

  2. Careful Doc or they will kick you out of the club.  If you question their tobacco science you become a conspiracy theorist.

  3. Dr. Gregor, are there any competing education programs that are in line with sanity?

    Is it possible for one to become a registered dietician or nutritionist without joining this organization?

    Maybe it's time to start your own certifying body….

  4. I'm a plant-based dietitian that takes offense to your generalization against dietitians in this video. Many of your videos offer great content that is evidence-based, which is great. Dietitians are credentialed through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. You can have the RD credential and not be a member of the AND, so try not to advocate against dietitians please. We need 4 years of school, 1200 practicing hours and a national board exam to earn the credential. Where would you urge those needing nutrition guidance to turn to, if not dietitians?

  5. I was excited to attend a nutrition talk given by a "Registered Dietitian" with my 13 year old son for his swim team. She told us that fruit flavored snacks count as fruit and that sports drinks and chocolate milk (example given loaded with high fructose corn syrup and the like) were a great choice for snacks during meets. What a disappointment. This is what our children are being taught!

  6. Wow!  Extremely Enlightening!  I went to school for Dietetics and always knew at a gut level that it wasn't what I really signed up for…. I signed up for learning about true health and that IS NOT Where it's at!!!!  ….Unbelievable!!!!


  8. See the thing is, most people are under the illusion there is a government. Sure, we have 'elected' officials, but all, to some extend or another, are simple servants of their corporate masters, or whomever pays for their election campaigns. Of course their second priority is purely self serving, as in, to get reelected. Oh, and yeah, this is global. First, second, third, or whatever 'world' you call it, its all the same… everywhere.

  9. Did you see the cover of "Time" magazine June 23, 2014?
    "Scientists labeled fat the enemy. Why they were wrong". I wonder who is behind that research?

  10. Dr. Greger, I know your video did not explicitly reject dietitians out of hand; however, a cursory reading of your subscriber’s comments would show that is a common inference after viewing.  I myself felt you used a derisive tone towards RD/RDNs in this particular video, though I am not sure if you actually meant to suggest that the AND’s corporate affiliations corrupted it’s members.
    As a dietitian, I will tell you that at no point during my education or training did I feel that the corporate sponsorship of this organization in anyway influence me, or my experience.  I am also sure that you know that the American Medical Association’s (AMA) “gold” and “silver” level corporate roundtable contributors are mostly pharmaceutical companies.  Does this fact discount all your work with whole-food / non-pharmaceutical solutions to health problems?  I would argue that it doesn’t. 
    The AND also has roughly $35million in operating expenses and only receives about $16million in membership dues and examination fees from its members.  We are also a profession that takes years to get credentialed and are required to do significant work to keep credentialed, while only having a median income of $55k (we RDs can’t really pay higher fees and dues to offset the difference, while paying down our undergrad and graduate loans).  The sponsorships have always been a point of contention among RDs, if we could lose them, I’m sure we would!
    I would also ask, is there a group that you know of that has as high a credentialing standard or as competitive culture as registered dietitians, when it comes to understanding food and nutrition?   I know I can’t.  I have also seen many “naturalistic nutritionists” do some pretty dangerous things.  Non-credentialed nutritionists are not the solution, when the average person does not have the requisite skills to identify a “good” nutritionist and can be so easily seduced by non-supported promises of quick-fixes, and outright quackery. 
    Every profession has good and bad practitioners (an MD that spent a little time before the senate a few weeks back comes to mind).  In the future you may not wish to make such broad and dismissive comments about professionals who are trying to change the culture of this country, just like you.  As a fan of yours, I don’t want videos like this to tarnished my thoughts on you, your work or your organization.  Looking forward to your next video.

  11. I like your videos. Purely based on scientific research and proving every fact with it. They are very informative!

  12. So real scientist were a problem, because they presented their findings about the health results of various foods. This was of course bad for sales. So they bought scientists to tell them what they wanted to hear. Must be pretty expensive. It is! But consider it a good investment.

    The funny thing I keep wondering about: all those consumers are empowering those companies by buying their products. Why don't they stop doing it?

  13. Did you hear how the Registered Dietitian group accepts millions from meat, processed junk, dairy, soda, and candy bar companies?

    Watch this week’s video below or click the link to watch on

  14. When I first changed to a raw vegan diet, I was severely ill, and I was hospitalized for sepsis. And I continued eating raw vegan when I was in the hospital. I had not one, but two registered dietitians visit me, and said that I would die from eating a raw vegan diet. They said I need meat and dairy in my diet to be healthy… I told both of them to get out, and not come back until they educated themselves… I also left the hospital AMA, every evening to buy food at the health food store, because they were only giving me between 500 to 800 calories of fruit and veggies a day… The nurses supported me, they said you can't live on 500 to 800 calories a day… Where were the registered dietitians? Obviously they were okay with feeding people 500 calories if they don't eat meat and dairy like they were told to…

  15. I'm seeing so much content discrediting various food authorities. I wonder if any references could be made to sources, that are credible, in the area of nutrition?

  16. I don’t trust RDs anymore. One RD got me to count calories religiously which is not good according to Eating disorder shrinks. RDs have to follow the ADA guidelines which is corrupted and they also have to follow government guidelines (the most corrupted thing in the world).

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