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The Ethics Committee, Academy Board of Directors, HOD Leadership Team and the Commission on Dietetic Registration approved the Ethics Opinion on August 16, 2013. The Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics authorizes the republication of the Ethics Opinion in its entirety, provided full and proper credit are given. Request to use portions of the Ethics Opinion must be directed to Academy Headquarters at 800/877-1600, ext. 4896 or [email protected]
Recognition is given to the following individuals for their contributions:
Reviewers: Sari Edelstein, PhD, RD, associate professor of Nutrition, Simmons College, Boston, MA; Janet Helm, MS, RD, chief food and nutrition strategist, North America, Weber Shandwick, Chicago, IL; Marsha Diamond, MA, RD, President, Foodservice Business Development Consultant, Marlboro, NJ; Mindy Beth Nelkin, MS, MA, RD, Vice President, The Garden City Hotel/MCH Group LLC, Garden City, NY.
Ethics Committee (2012-2013): Suzy K. Weems, PhD, RD, CDDS, LD, chair; Janet Skates, MS, RD, LDN, FADA; Mary K. Russell, MS, RDN, LDN.
Academy Staff Support: Harold J. Holler, RDN, LDN; Anna Murphy, MPH, RD, LDN.