Friday, July 20, 2012
By: Ethan A. Huff
[NaturalNews] The American Dietetic Association (ADA), which recently renamed itself the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), is struggling to maintain relevancy as Americans increasingly choose to get their nutrition information from alternative health sources. But the AND is not going down without a fight, as the group has now stooped so low as to lure its members to snitch on unlicensed nutritionists in exchange for prizes.
Several whistleblowers within the ranks of the AND recently released shocking internal documents that highlight the group’s seditious tactics for basically driving its competition out of business, as well as establishing a nationwide monopoly on nutrition. One of these tactics involves having registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) spy on their competition in order to file complaints against them via state dietetic boards. (http://www.forbes.com)
At the state level, some dietetic associations, which operate under the banner of the AND, are even organizing contests that offer prizes and other incentives to RDs and DTRs that rat out unlicensed nutritionists. In Michigan; for instance, a brochure for the official Michigan Dietetic Association (MDA) conference in 2006 explains that attendees who bring in the most completed “Documentation of Harm” forms will be eligible to win free registration. (www.anh-usa.org)