Are RDs Really Paid to Push Junk Food? Breaking Down the Washington Post Claims

A recent article by the Washington Post claims that dietitian influencers are “paid by big soda” to influence your food choices. So – are their claims true? Should RDs be paid and sponsored by food companies? Are Dietitians total sell outs? All of that and more in today’s video!

As a dietitian passionate about real, evidence-based nutrition, I’m here to separate fact from fiction and share my insights on this hot topic.

Biolayne video mentioned:

Enjoyed the video? Support my channel with a virtual coffee! ☕️ Your contributions help create more content like this. Thank you for being part of our community!

g o d e e p e r //
» Mindful Eating & Food Freedom for Beginners Masterclass:

» The Mindful Muscles Academy Program:
» join the YouTube membership for bonus content: workouts, yoga flows, meditations and more:
» donate to my creator wishlist:

0:00 Intro
0:55 What the Washington Post Article Says
2:08 Dietitians partnered with “Big Soda”?
3:55 Disclosers by influencers – FTC guidelines
5:15 Dietitian’s give “questionable” nutrition advice to Gen Z?
6:30 The Importance of Destigmatizing Foods
8:14 Nuanced Nutrition vs. Extreme Nutrition
9:45 Does being sponsored mean your message isn’t honest?
11:32 Calling out influencers who use scientific data incorrectly
13:33 Is Aspartame Really That Bad?
15:29 Cancer & Aspartame
16:06 Influencers to Influence us
17:44 Female Influencers Villified?
19:13 My Thoughts on this Article…

🥙 m e a l p l a n s

» NEW! 4-Week Blood Sugar Balancing PCOS Meal Plan: ~ (get $10 off)
» 7-day Summer Shape Up Meal Plan:
» The Mindful Muscles Nutrition Guide:

📲 w a t c h n e x t

🛍 s u p p o r t l i n k s & f a v o r i t e s
**I receive commission for some purchases using affiliate links
» Shop my Amazon Storefront –
» BEST Supplements for PCOS –
» Use code “DBNUT” for $14 off Ovasitol –
» Resources for Dietitians & Online Creators –
» 30% off Orgain Protein with code DBN30 –
» 40% off Thrive Market –
» Precision Nutrition Certification –

🎬 v i d e o e q u i p m e n t
» camera –
» microphone-
» camera Lens –
» lighting-
» music from Epidemic Sound:

📲 s o c i a l m e d i a
» Website –
» Courses –
» Instagram –
» Etsy Store –
» Tiktok –
» Podcast-

🦋 a b o u t m e
Hey there! My name is Katie, I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Certified Personal Trainer specializing in PCOS and blood sugar management. I help active men & women go from restrictive diets to food freedom so they can heal their metabolism, improve their PCOS symptoms and fuel with mindfulness, intention & confidence. I believe that honoring your health doesn’t have to mean being on a restrictive diet, or obsessing over the numbers (the scale, calories, grams). On this channel I’ll help you debunk fact from fiction around various nutrition topics. We’ll also talk tangible nutrition & find food freedom tips and strategies that will help you heal your relationship with food and fuel with intention, including: mindful eating, gentle nutrition and reverse dieting. To learn more about how you can start your journey to food freedom today visit:

🚨 d i s c l a i m e r s
This video is NOT sponsored. Some product links are affiliate links which means if you buy something I receive a small commission.

This video is for entertainment and informational purposes only. The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice, or delay in seeking it, because of something you have heard or read on this youtube channel or associated website. Never rely on information on this website in place of seeking professional medical advice.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *