The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ (AND) financial ties with food and pharmaceutical corporations were exposed in an article published in Public Health Nutrition. AND has received financial contributions from the American Egg Board, the National Dairy Council, the Nebraska Beef Council, and many other companies, raising questions about whether AND health policies have been influenced by corporate contributions.
In response, AND released a statement holding that its guidelines for accepting funding from private companies prevent undue industry influence.
- Carriedo A, Pinsky I, Crosbie E, Ruskin G, Mialon M. The corporate capture of the nutrition profession in the USA: the case of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Public Health Nutr. 2022;25(12):3568-3582. doi:10.1017/S1368980022001835
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Academy Responds to Inaccurate, Misleading Report. https://www.eatrightpro.org/about-us/who-we-are/public-statements/academy-responds-to-inaccurate-misleading-report. Accessed December 9, 2022.