question dietetic group's funding
DENVER, Colorado -- Critics fault the American Dietetic Association
for not being forceful enough in recommending healthy food habits.
"At the American Dietetic Association, we preach the philosophy
that there are no good or bad foods -- just bad diets," said dietician
and ADA spokeswoman Kathleen Zelman.
That approach has its roots in the source of some of the group's
funding, such as pork and beef producers, the milk industry and
other food manufacturing groups, critics say.
"It's hard to criticize your friends," said Margo Wootan,
a senior scientist at the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
"It's even harder to criticize your funders."
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