Dietitian slams TIME and ABC's GMA for nutrition misinformation

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Registered dietitian Rebecca Scritchfield blogs about “The Price of Misinformation in the Media.

She writes:

Bottom line: ANYONE can call themselves a nutritionist. You can. Your grandma can. President Obama can.

When a person calls themselves a nutritionist with no formal or accredited training and spreads misinformation on television, everybody loses.

She also gives a nice plug to our HealthNewsReview.org project.

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LeeAnn Smith

August 17, 2009 at 9:53 pm

I’m glad to know that registered dietitians are setting the record straight about the difference between registered dietitians (RD) and nutritionists. As a dietitian myself I cringed watching her segment on GMA. Hopefully, this will help lessen the spreading of misinformaiton.