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Academy Announces Decision to Terminate Kids Eat Right Initiative with Kraft

Rachel Begun
Pacific Palisades, CA, United States

Apr 1, 2015 — April 1, 2015

We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) for their recent decision to terminate the Kids Eat Right initiative with Kraft.

Having held previous offices within various levels at the Academy, we appreciate that change doesn’t come quickly or easily. Their willingness to listen to members’ concerns regarding this initiative, and take immediate steps necessary to repeal it has earned our appreciation and respect.

We are also grateful for their promise to “engage with the Academy House of Delegates and with all Academy members on future initiatives to promote healthful foods and nutrition in the most professional, ethical and transparent manner possible.”

It takes courage to sit down and listen to criticism and then do something about it. They did just that—and we believe it will ultimately improve our profession, our organization and our public trust.

To each of you who signed this petition, thank you for speaking up and letting your voices be heard.

With heartfelt thanks,

Rachel Begun, MS, RDN
Kate Geagan, MS, RDN
Regan Jones, RDN

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