What are the RDs4Disclosure Guiding Principles?

The following represents the four basic guidelines that RDs4Disclosure recommend the registered dietitian adopt to establish an internal and public disclosure policy to guide her/his individual communication efforts.

1. You pledge to be honest and transparent about the affiliations, employment, financial or material relationships that influence or appear to influence your media outreach – including blog posts, social media channels and traditional media outlets. (Financial and material relationships should be considered any and all compensation, reimbursement, in-kind donations or free gifts/products/services that influence or appear to influence your media outreach.)

2. You pledge to the best of your ability to make your disclosure clear and prominent in your media outreach – including within your blog posts, through social media channels and on-air or in-print through traditional media outlets.

3. You pledge to provide an up-to-date, clear and prominent Disclosure page on your website and/or blog that discloses affiliations and financial relationships that influence or appear to influence your media outreach.

4. You acknowledge that by posting the RDs4Disclosure badge, you are adopting a peer-enacted set of guidelines intended to provide consumers an accurate depiction of direct or indirect advertising that may otherwise affect their purchasing decisions.