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A Letter to My Readers

Posted Jun 23 2012 10:00pm

Hi Friends,

When I started this blog five years ago (1,998 posts ago!), I never imagined it would be so fulfilling and nourishing.

Small Bites not only gave me a platform to share my views and upset the nutrition world’s apple cart, but also connected me with people in 105 countries. This blog opened doors for me I didn’t even think I could knock on.

I have always valued speaking one’s truth. And, right now, my truth is that my time and mental energy are better focused somewhere else.

This blog is one of my  proudest accomplishments, and I will leave it up so it can continue to be a one-of-a-kind resource for thousands of others who want nutrition information with personality, reason, and an approach that takes into account the politics that shape our food system.

I am not disappearing. I am still available for personal consultations, and you will very likely see me quoted in articles here and there.

I have not lost my passion or drive; it’s simply become clear to me that it is time to apply it in a different medium and direction.

To all you Registered Dietitians in training: please remember that you  have a voice. We are nutrition professionals, not food industry defense lawyers. Don’t allow yourselves to be bullied into silence by industry shills, and don’t ever allow “the science” (often paid for by those with deep pockets) to trump common sense.  Our profession’s reputation is hanging by a thread, and we desperately need people to show the world Registered Dietitians are not Big Food’s and Big Ag’s puppets.

To everyone else: thank you for your support over the past five years.

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