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Legislative Bills Proposed in Six States would Grant Nutrition Monopoly to ADA

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Have you ever wondered why much of the food served to patients in hospitals is highly processed and unhealthy? Or why school lunches at public schools are often loaded with refined flours, sugars, and other toxic ingredients and additives? The American Dietetic Association (ADA), a junk food- and drug industry-funded organization composed of "food and nutrition professionals" that hold heavy influence on the nation's dietary habits, is largely to blame -- and this group is now actively trying to legislate its way into having a complete nutrition monopoly in at least six U.S. states and counting.

The Alliance for Natural Health - USA (ANH-USA) says that proposed bills in California, New York, Indiana, New Jersey, Colorado, and West Virginia seek to restrict nutrition counseling and services only to ADA-registered dietitians. This means that qualified nutritionists, many of whom are far more educated than many RDs, would no longer be allowed to become licensed, which means they would no longer be able to provide nutrition counseling.

The ADA is largely funded and supported by junk food and drug companies
According to internal ADA documents obtained by Really Eat Right!, the ADA's goal with pushing the restrictive new legislation has nothing to do with protecting the interests of consumers and patients, but rather with boosting its own profits by eliminating competition. You see, many patients today would rather seek out the services of someone who has been trained in real nutritional therapies rather than someone trained in faux nutritional therapies inspired by Big Pharma (http://www.reallyeatright.org/).


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