Ethics in Social Media for the Dietitian
ETHICS IN SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THE DIETITIAN
Do I need to disclose my credentials and/or employer when posting online? What do I do if I come across incorrect or misleading information among my RD colleagues? What can and can’t I publish? What is entailed in the term "Intellectual Property"?

These questions and concerns are likely experienced at some point in time throughout an RD's career. Online communications and social media are viable methods in building an audience, engaging with others, and promoting products and services. However, the dietitian is bound to ethical and professional practice. Caution must be taken while publishing, posting, and tweeting online content. Join us during this course to gain confidence in the dos and don'ts of online communications. This session meets the RD requirement for a unit of "ETHICS" during a 5 year renewal period.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Name at least 4 components regarding social media standards of professionalism.


  • Identify unethical and unprofessional practice as it relates to 3 common online dilemmas.


  • Describe at least 1 appropriate method of action forboth engagement/responseand reporting.


  • Locate the Academy’s associated Practice Paper for social media best practices.


Note: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) are not responsible for the provider’s interpretation of the Academy/CDR Code of Ethics for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession or its enforcement as it relates to the scenarios and content presented in this activity.

Live Event Date: May 12, 2020
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 1050, 1090, 1140, 4100
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 1.1.8, 1.4.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Drew Hemler, MSc, RD, CDN, FAND
Drew Hemler

Drew Hemler is local, state, and national award-winning registered dietitian, practicing in both the U.S. and Canada. He provides a wide variety of direct and consulting nutrition education and communications services for businesses and individuals across New York state and Toronto, Canada.

Drew currently serves as Social Media Manager for the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as former Communications Editor, Conference Chairman, and Taskforce Committee Member.

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Live Date: (Mar 12,2020)
Expiration Date: (Mar 11,2023)

Rating: 4.28 out of 5

Instructor: Drew Hemler, MSc, RD, CDN, FAND

Duration: 1 hour