Ethics in Social Media for the Dietitian
Can I use content from other social media accounts? Does "Intellectual Property" apply to social media content? What do I do if I observe online misinformation from fellow RDs?

These questions and concerns are likely experienced at some point throughout the RD's career. Online communications and social media are viable methods in building and engaging with audiences, and promoting products and services. However, the dietitian is bound to ethical and professional practice. Caution must be taken while publishing content and engaging with colleagues and the general public.

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 for both engagement/response and 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: Feb 24, 2021
Expiration Date: Feb 24, 2024
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 1.1.8, 1.4.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs
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 variety of direct and consulting nutrition education and communications services for businesses and individuals across New York state and Toronto, Canada.

Drew has served as Social Media Manager for the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as former Communications Editor, Conference Chairman, Strategic Planning, Grants, Awards, and Taskforce Committee Member. Drew is a proud Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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