Some of the report’s findings include:
Registered dietitians can earn continuing education units from Coca-Cola’s “Beverage Institute” to learn more about “ urban myths” concerning sugar and additives.
Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, can pay $50,000 to host a two-hour “nutrition symposium” at the Academy’s annual meeting.
Companies on the Academy’s list of approved continuing education providers also includesKraft Foods, Nestlé, and PepsiCo.
The Corn Refiners Association (lobbyists for high fructose corn syrup) sponsored three “expo impact” sessions at the 2012 annual meeting.