Help stop reductions in nutrition services and keep access to your nutrition choices.

Another dietitian monopoly bill was defeated this evening in the Ag Committee of the Colorado House.  Thanks to everyone who took the time to make sure their voice was heard.  

 

We would like to share this image with all of the participants on all sides of the issue.  In the meantime, we will keep these pages up for use next year.  We know we will all be back at it next year!

 

 

The American Dietetic Association wants total control over who can provide you with nutrition services and what nutrition information is available.  Legislation in Colorado would prevent anyone but “dietitians” from providing nutrition services:  not naturopaths, not fitness trainers, not weight loss centers, not complementary medical doctors, not chiropractors, not acupuncturists, not herbalists and not your Vitamin Cottage Nutritional Health Coach.  Sound like “big brother” dictating your nutrition and health care choices?  It is!  

 
Read about continuing predatory practices by dietitians in North Carolina.
Read more about the many problems with HB1060 here.
Read the full text of the bill here.  More ADA resources.
ADAs secret anti-competitive strategy documents.
Corporate Sponsors behind the ADA.
 
Stop the dietitian lobbyists from monopolizing your nutrition services
and censoring your nutrition information.  Use the list to call and email your state representative today!  Next committee hearing is Monday, February 6th.

 

 

Below is contact information for the 13 members of the Colorado House Agriculture Committee.  HB1060 is currently scheduled to be heard by the Ag committee on February 6th, 2012.  At that time a majority of these members can voted to kill the bill for this year, or move ahead for consideration by the Colorado Senate.

 

Given the short time frame before the hearing, we are recommending you call and email each committee member listed below.  You can send an email easily and quickly by clicking on the email links bleow, personalizing the message in your email, and clicking SEND.  You may want to read our Q&A on this legislation here before you call.

 

(Your county of residence does not matter, since each member wants to hear from all Coloradoans on issues before the committee.  We are providing the counties represented by each member for reference.  

 


 
Email Rep. Randy Baumgardner     randy.baumgardner.house@state.co.us  
Phone: 303-866-2949
Representing: Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt counties
 

 

Email Rep. J. Paul Brown  electjpaulbrown@gmail.com
Phone:  303-866-2914
Representing: Archuleta, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan counties

 

Email Rep. Don Coram    don.coram.house@state.co.us 
Phone: 303-866-2955
Representing: Delta, Dolores, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel counties

 

Email Rep. Randy Fischer   randyfischer@frii.com
Phone:  303-866-2917
Representing: Larimer county

 

Email Rep. Matt Jones  repmattjones@gmail.com 
Phone: 303-866-2920
Representing: Boulder county

 

Email Rep. Marsha A. Looper  marshalooper@gmail.com
Phone: 303-866-2946
Representing: El Paso county

 

Email Rep. Wes McKinley   wes.mckinley.house@state.co.us
Phone:  303-866-2398
Representing: Baca, Bent, Huerfano, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers counties

 

Email Rep. Su Ryden  su.ryden.house@state.co.us
Phone:  303-866-2942
Representing: Arapahoe county

 

Email Rep. Ray Scott ray.scott.house@state.co.us
Phone:  303-866-3068
Representing: Delta, Mesa county

 

Email Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg    jerry@repsonnenberg.com
Phone:  303-866-3706  Chair of the Committee
Representing: Logan Phillips, Sedgwick, Weld counties

 

Email Rep. Glenn Vaad    glenn.vaad.house@state.co.us
Phone: 303-866-2943
Representing: Weld county

 

Email Rep. Edward Vigil   edward.vigil.house@state.co.us
Phone: 303-866-2916
Representing: Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Huerfano, Mineral, Pueblo, Rio Grande, Saguache counties

 

Email Rep. Roger Wilson  roger.wilson.house@state.co.us
Phone:  303-866-2945
Representing: Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Pitkin counties
 
 

 
Photo: Mother Earth News / Creative Commons.  
 
You may also want to contact the Colorado Dietetic Association directly to ask about their support from Coca Cola, Mars, and other industrial, processed food marketing companies they depend on.  Ask about their position on HFCS, GMOs, artificial colorings, chemical preservatives, etc., too.  
 
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