I am not intentionally picking on Registered dieticians (RD’s) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), formally known as the American Dietetics Association. But folks, low hanging fruit is low hanging fruit.
The AND claims it is “the world’s largest organization of food and nutritional professionals.” Somehow, this cartel believes that only its members should be legally allowed to give nutritional advice. If anyone violates their laws, the AND would command that fire and plagues rain down on the miscreants who dare speak their mind about nutrition. I have written to you about this beforein previous blogs.
In fact, the AND cartel tried to pass a law in most states mandating that only licensed Registered Dieticians can speak to the public about food and nutrition. In Michigan, the law was passed in 2006 and signed by the Governor. This law would make it a crime for anyone who is not licensed to give nutritional advice. Of course, the law was written so that the only ones licensed would be RD’s. Remember, in my previous blogs I wrote to you that the RD’s have little practical training in nutrition.
Thank goodness, the 2006 law was never fully implemented. Now, there is a new bill to repeal the Michigan Dietetics/Nutrition Law that has been introduced – HB 4688. The sponsor is Rep. Ed McBroom, Vice Chair of the House Regulatory Reform Committee. It is important that we all show our support for HB 4688. You can read more and show your support by going to: nutritionadvocacy.org/michigan.