Dietitians now can get continuing education credits toward their professional registration requirements by taking courses sponsored by Coca-cola, Inc. that teach that sugar, fluoride and artificial flavors, colors and other additives are safe. Those that believe otherwise are branded as hysterical. This is not The Onion, folks, this is the real thing.
This is a classic method of propagandists: marginalize the opposition and label them whackos or conspiracy theorists. These tactics are also used on those who teach that fluoride is a neurotoxin, that vaccinations can trigger autism or raw milk is healthier than pasteurized milk with additives and growth hormones. It reminds me when last year the American Psychiatrists Association entered into the long list of mental disorders those overly concerned with what they eat.
The American Dietitians Association courses are sponsored by Coca-cola Health and Wellness Institute (huh?). The front man is a doctor from a prestigious hospital who was also on the take on an infant formula scam with Gerber–who are pushing that infants should only breast feed for 3-6 months and then convert to their milk-based formula.
I was glad to catch this jewel by the Alliance for Natural Health–that provide good resource links—to the fraud and corruption about promoting the virtues of soft drinks (America’s other drinking problem) through trade organizations like the American Dieticians Association and their partnership with Coca-cola. I highly recommend you peruse ANH resources at http://anh-usa.org if you like to learn about health and food freedom and news.
Here are two excerpts:
Program materials include gems like “[a] majority of studies so far have not found a link between sugar and behavior in children generally or children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.” This is certainly news to us, since we have seen many studies that say the opposite. Apparently the dietitians are to teach us that any connection between artificial colors and neurotoxicity, or fears of the dangers of fluoride, are imaginary and come from hysterical (or at least unduly concerned) parents.
As we reported recently, sugar and artificial sweeteners are anything but safe. Fluoride poses a significant risk to the kidneys. And commonly used food dyes pose risks which include hyperactivity in children, cancer (in animal studies), and allergic reactions. Even the Center for Science in the Public Interest, an organization that supports nuking food, agrees with this. And the British government and European Union have taken actions that are virtually ending the use of dyes throughout Europe.
Read the full article and follow their links: Dietitians Are Buying Coke’s Line: Sugar, Fluoride, Artificial Colors are SAFE for Children!