Advice is not a crime
As nutrition bloggers buck conventional wisdom, dietitians' associations go on the offensive
Published: September 5, 2012
It seems that AND is engaging in a turf war over the right to give nutritional advice, while selling the content of that advice to the highest bidder, all in the name of protecting the public health. In other words: It's a racket. But while pursuing these tactics, AND is beginning to find itself on the defensive. In Michigan, laws that would deregulate dietetics and nutrition and dissolve the licensing board are sitting on the governor's desk. Meanwhile, Steve Cooksey has filed a lawsuit against North Carolina's Board of Dietetics/Nutrition, claiming the order to change his blog is an infringement of his right to free speech. It seems that with AND, as with many bullies, the best way to get them to leave you alone is to go after them.
Ari LeVaux writes Flash in the Pan, a weekly syndicated column about food. Send comments to him via email@example.com.
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