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A public policy workshop held in March 2001 was sponsored by American Soy Products, California Dried Plum Board, Egg Nutrition Center, Food Marketing Institute, Grocery Manufacturers of America, Kashi, National Soft Drink Association, Sodexho, and Marriott Services. (ADA Courier, 5/01)

Published a “Biotechnology Resource Kit,” which was funded by the Council for Biotechnology Information.” (ADA “Dear Member” letter; 2000)

[See entry for Council for Biotechnology Information]

ADA and DuPont have an agreement that enables ADA to place nutrition information on the web site Dupont is an investor in WebMD. (ADA Press Release, 10/16/00)

In fiscal year 2000, the following companies contributed $10,000 or more: BASF Corp., Bristol Myers/Squibb, California Avocado Company, The Catfish Institute, ConAgra Foods, DMI Management, EcoLab, Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Gerber Products Company, Kellogg, Knoll Pharmaceuticals, Lipton, Mars, Inc., Mead Johnson Nutritionals, McNeil Consumer Products Company, Monsanto, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Dairy Council, National Fisheries Institute, National Pasta Association, The Peanut Institute, Potato Board, Procter & Gamble, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Ross Products Division, Abbott Laboratories, Viactiv, Worthington Foods. (ADA/ADAF 2000 Annual Report,; November 11, 2000)

ADA and American Pharmaceutical Association (pharmacists) announced a joint consumer-education program on supplements; it is funded by Monsanto Life Sciences Company (press release, 11/8/99).

The ADA co-produced, with funding from the ConAgra Foundation, a packet of information on food safety titled “Home Food Safety: It’s in Your Hands.” (Funding disclosed on packet on file at CSPI, Nov. 1999)

The American Dietetic Association has announced that it will be seeking to endorse food products (Nov.-Dec. 1997 ADA Courier).

The American Dietetic Association has received funding from numerous companies and receives underwriting for “fact sheets” on topics related to the companies’ products. Major ($100,000+) donors include: Kellogg, Kraft Foods, Weight Watchers International, Campbell Soup, National Dairy Council, Nestlé USA, Ross Products Division of Abbott Labs., Sandoz, Coca-Cola, Florida Department of Citrus, General Mills, Monsanto, Nabisco, Procter & Gamble, Uncle Ben’s, Wyeth-Ayerst Labs. (Nov-Dec 1996 ADA Courier)

The following companies and organizations sponsored information sessions at the ADA’s 2002 Food and Nutrition Conference, held in Philadelphia, PA:

  • Almond Board of California
  • American Egg Board/Egg Nutrition Center
  • Aramark
  • ADM Kao LLC
  • Balance Bar Company
  • ConAgra Foods
  • DuPont Protein Technologies
  • General Mills
  • Gatorade Company
  • Gerber Products Company
  • H.J. Heinz
  • Hormel
  • Internationl Food Information Council
  • International Life Sciences Institute
  • Mars, Inc.
  • McNeil Nutritionals
  • MET-Rx
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
  • National Dairy Council
  • Pharmavite
  • Procter and Gamble
  • Quaker Oats
  • Ross Product Division
  • Sodexho Health Care Services
  • Sysco Corporation
  • United Soybean Board
  • United States Potato Board
  • Wheat Foods Council

(; accessed 2/24/03)

In 2002, the ADA entered into a partnership with Gerber Products Company to form the Start Healthy Nutrition Advisory Panel. The panel includes both experts from Gerber and ADA. (; accessed 2/24/03)

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