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"We wish we could say we are
surprised. Registered Dietitians are
now being given formal education by
the Coca-Cola Company on how safe
its ingredients are. The
credentialing arm of the American
Dietetic Association, the Commission
on Dietetic Registration (CDR), has
approved a program created by the
The Coca-Cola Company Beverage
Institute for Health and Wellness.
This covers what it calls "urban
myths" about the safety of food
ingredients. Participating in this
program will earn registered
dietitians Continuing Professional
Education unit credits.
"Children's Dietary Recommendations:
When Urban Myths, Opinions, Parental
Perceptions & Evidence Collide,"
tells dietitians that fluoride,
sugar, artificial colors and
nonnutritive sweeteners have been
"carefully examined for their
effects on children's health,
growth, and development." The
presenter, Dr. Ronald Kleinman,
"explores prevalent misconceptions
about these food ingredients" and
suggests ways the dietitian can help
quell unnecessary "concern among
parents about their children's
At first glance,
Dr. Kleinman should know what he is
talking about. He is
physician-in-chief at Massachusetts
General Hospital for Children, chief
of the Pediatric Gastrointestinal
and Nutrition Unit, and Associate
Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard
Medical School. Couldn't sound
better, could it? But he has also
received a great deal of money from
industry sources-like artificial
infant formula manufacturers Mead
Johnson and Nestle Ltd. His study on
optimal duration of breastfeeding
was funded by Gerber Products. He
also served as a paid expert witness
for Gerber when they were sued for
deceptive advertising. And he
contributed to a brochure intended
for children entitled "Variety's
Mountain" produced by the Sugar
Association. Now he's being
sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company
and telling dietitians that the
ingredients in Coke which everyone
is alarmed about are safe.
The dietitians, in turn, will be
telling parents that their fears are
unfounded, and Coke can sell more
Coke to kids. Program materials
include gems like "[a] majority of
studies so far have not found a link
between sugar and behavior in
children generally or children
diagnosed with attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder." This is
certainly news to us, since we have
seen many studies that say the
opposite. Apparently the dietitians
are to teach us that any connection
between artificial colors and
neurotoxicity, or fears of the
dangers of fluoride, are imaginary
and come from hysterical (or at
least unduly concerned) parents.
As we reported recently, sugar
and artificial sweeteners are
anything but safe. Fluoride poses a
significant risk to the kidneys. And
commonly used food dyes pose risks
which include hyperactivity in
children, cancer (in animal
studies), and allergic reactions.
Even the Center for Science in the
Public Interest, an organization
that supports nuking food, agrees
with this. And the British
government and European Union have
taken actions that are virtually
ending the use of dyes throughout
The ADA is sponsored
by the soda and junk food
industries-which we feel greatly
tarnishes the organization's
credibility. And you may recall that
the ADA has mounted a state-by-state
campaign to make sure that its
Commission is the only one which
will be accepted as a credentialing
body for both registered dietitians
and nutritionists. There are, of
course, significant philosophical
differences between nutritionists
and dietitians-they represent two
different fields of study and
practice. By accepting only a single
credentialing agency-one run by the
dietitians, not nutritionists-state
boards are establishing a
"one-size-fits-all" standard which
removes all competition, essentially
handing the ADA a government
mandated monopoly over nutritional
Bonnie - the aforementioned
perfectly exhibits why I never
became a member of the American
Dietetic Association. Let me be
clear on this. The ADA is a
membership association and nothing
more. The R.D. moniker is not a
degree. It simply shows that you are
a member of an association.
Not only does the ADA pander
to corporate interests, they try to
brainwash college nutrition majors
into thinking their only recourse is
to become registered. Even worse,
they have taken the next step by
convincing states that being an R.D.
is the only way to practice
nutrition. Unfortunately, some
states have listened
In my home
state of Illinois, we have had a
strong licensing law that allows
nutrition professionals (not just
RDs) to practice if they meet
rigorous education standards, pass a
strict exam, and take continuing
education. This was the legislation
I co-authored in 1985.
While the law is poorly enforced, it
should be noted that anyone in the
State of Illinois who gives
nutritional advice and does not have
an LDN next to their name is
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Unique Pregnancy Technique.
My name is Dr. Liselotte Schuster. I
have worked with Bonnie Minsky at
Nutritional Concepts for over twenty
years. Each month, I offer wellness
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demonstrate pregnancy pillows that I
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