…that if you’re an ADA member, you can subscribe to the Daily ADA Knowledge Center emails? They’re a fantastic way to quickly view the headlines of new food and nutrition news, read about latest research publications, and see how different ways that RDs are involved in the food world. I don’t usually have time to read all the articles, of course, but they are all about hot topics in our field.
Log on to eatright.org
At the bottom of the page, click on the E-Newsletters icon (under “Stay Connected”) –> Manage Your Subscriptions
Subscribe to “Daily News”
Now, I know the American Dietetic Association often has a bad reputation because they receive corporate funding from organizations like Coca-Cola. However, I believe it is very important to be part of the ADA if one is an RD/soon-to-be RD because this organization is the one that is working hard to maintain our rights as professionals. They help to advocate for licensing laws (California and Washington, in particular, are currently working on this!), work with public policy groups, and so much more. Even though we may not directly see the impact of the ADA in our day-to-day life, this organization is making our jobs as effective and valued as possible.
If you are a dietetic student or an RD: Are you a member of the ADA? Why or why not?
And for everyone: What are your thoughts about the ADA, particularly regarding corporate sponsorships?