- The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the largest group of dietitians in the U.S., might be attempting to downplay the role of some suspicious corporate ties in its organization.
- This February, the academy’s 100,000 members will elect a new president. Neva Cochran and Mary Russell are the only candidates in the running for the position.
- Mic obtained emails revealing the academy has gone to unsettling measures to silence talk about Cochran’s corporate ties.
- In a tweet, Anna Macnak, a member of the academy and a dietitian from Texas, revealed Cochran’s clients include the American Beverage Association, the soda industry’s lobbying group, and the Calorie Control Council, a group representing the low-calorie food and drink industry that functions as a trade group for artificial sweeteners. Read more (2/23/17 10:24 AM)