Industry influence of the week: pork
A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the professional association for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, sent me this emailed announcement from Pork & Partners, a program of the National Pork Board Checkoff.
The accompanying message:
A Friend To All Foods + CPEUs for You!
Pork & Partners is an exciting new community for RDNs, tailored to help you meet your professional needs. Become a Partner to access free CPEU opportunities, fresh lean pork recipes, client resources, research, and so much more. Join today!
CPEUs are continuing professional education units, required for maintaining dietetic registration. Dietitians usually pay for continuing education.
It’s so generous of the National Pork Board to offer free credits:
Introducing Pork & Partners, your new communityfocused on the needs of nutrition professionals. We’re here to provide free continuing education opportunities, exciting events, featured recipes, evidence-based handouts and peer-reviewed research. Join us to access resources and support to take your practice to the next level.
The Pork & Partners website emphasizes the nutrition, health, sustainability, and cleanliness of pig production.
Pork producers must not want dietitians talking about such things. Hence: free CPEUs.