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@howiepask @KurtLass1 @ahhite @mrc314 @rosestant70 @Meter_Says_No @DiscoStew66 @LouiseStephen9 @BelindaFettke @FructoseNo @DAA_feed We’re all on the same page with seeking a better outcome for food-health-environment & to halt or reverse statistics of FRCD.

The debate (and criticism) is on how we get there, and who decides.

What we’ve been doing hasn’t worked. Here we are with same options put up
@howiepask @KurtLass1 @ahhite @mrc314 @rosestant70 @Meter_Says_No @DiscoStew66 @LouiseStephen9 @BelindaFettke @FructoseNo @DAA_feed Here’s why people are asking for more from our leadership...

Oh hang on...I’m on basketball pick up duty


@howiepask @KurtLass1 @ahhite @mrc314 @rosestant70 @Meter_Says_No @DiscoStew66 @LouiseStephen9 @BelindaFettke @FructoseNo @DAA_feed I'm just going to say stuff now that may not get the diplomacy award, nor the beautiful writing award....please find some tolerance for this because #WeCanDoBetter...

All are welcome to chime in...
@howiepask @KurtLass1 @ahhite @mrc314 @rosestant70 @Meter_Says_No @DiscoStew66 @LouiseStephen9 @BelindaFettke @FructoseNo @DAA_feed Why do I expect more of the DAA leadership?

1. The DAA is asking of Government to "do something" when the better question is "what can we (DAA) do" right now to achieve the outcomes toward our mission?

2. We couldn't be further from our mission...what happened, why?
@howiepask @KurtLass1 @ahhite @mrc314 @rosestant70 @Meter_Says_No @DiscoStew66 @LouiseStephen9 @BelindaFettke @FructoseNo @DAA_feed 3. Each yr DAA members worked in groups to put together advocacy statements to send to DAA exec to plan advocacy at a Nat'l level. One yr rolled in to the next & in 2012, I wrote to CEO to ask how prev yrs' advocacy items were tracking - answer: we're too busy to read them all
@howiepask @KurtLass1 @ahhite @mrc314 @rosestant70 @Meter_Says_No @DiscoStew66 @LouiseStephen9 @BelindaFettke @FructoseNo @DAA_feed 4. I won't spend time on the partnership program because they are now ceased, but we do not know, and may never know, the extent to which these partnerships have shaped the thinking, knowledge, training and culture of dietetics in Australia
@howiepask @KurtLass1 @ahhite @mrc314 @rosestant70 @Meter_Says_No @DiscoStew66 @LouiseStephen9 @BelindaFettke @FructoseNo @DAA_feed 5. The evidence for the ADG is a retrofit to a set of 10 well-meaning statements brought in by a group of dietitians.
@howiepask @KurtLass1 @ahhite @mrc314 @rosestant70 @Meter_Says_No @DiscoStew66 @LouiseStephen9 @BelindaFettke @FructoseNo @DAA_feed 6. The summation of the evidence for the 2013 ADG, by its own admission (p2) "if followed the ADG can reduce RISK of disease" at Grade C level - is this really enough for nation-wide rules? Parking for the moment the amount of evidence with industry backing.
@howiepask @KurtLass1 @ahhite @mrc314 @rosestant70 @Meter_Says_No @DiscoStew66 @LouiseStephen9 @BelindaFettke @FructoseNo @DAA_feed 7. The DAA was part of a strategy, supported via their partnerships, to engage in "active defence" against any anti-cereal, anti-grain proponents. This targeted in particular, paleo and LC advocates
@howiepask @KurtLass1 @ahhite @mrc314 @rosestant70 @Meter_Says_No @DiscoStew66 @LouiseStephen9 @BelindaFettke @FructoseNo @DAA_feed Some of these are Pete Evans (DAA was involved in legal action to have his cook book removed from shelves), @FructoseNo (legal action to undo DAAs actions), @MaryanneDemasi (lost her job at the ABC), @kieron_rooney among others....
@howiepask @KurtLass1 @ahhite @mrc314 @rosestant70 @Meter_Says_No @DiscoStew66 @LouiseStephen9 @BelindaFettke @FructoseNo @DAA_feed @MaryanneDemasi @kieron_rooney Still outstanding is what happened in the SNSWAHS where Jennifer Elliott was working and the extent of DAAs involvement in not just the complaint against JE, but the instructions the health service was given to help them help their dietitians to "reject LC" referrals
@howiepask @KurtLass1 @ahhite @mrc314 @rosestant70 @Meter_Says_No @DiscoStew66 @LouiseStephen9 @BelindaFettke @FructoseNo @DAA_feed @MaryanneDemasi @kieron_rooney 9. Our leaders appear to continue with championing "obesity" as a disease, as a policy issue, as "a problem" where the evidence, the HAES literature, the fat activism, is [almost] mainstream and seems to have been totally missed in their CPD [@FionaWiller @FionaBodyPosAus] .
@howiepask @KurtLass1 @ahhite @mrc314 @rosestant70 @Meter_Says_No @DiscoStew66 @LouiseStephen9 @BelindaFettke @FructoseNo @DAA_feed @MaryanneDemasi @kieron_rooney @FionaWiller @FionaBodyPosAus 10. We continue to miss major points - when we say "no one size fits all" that means - national food-based guidelines (the ADG), no longer fit!

If you want to support and celebrate "many ways to eat to achieve your health" you cannot also support National Guidelines.
@howiepask @KurtLass1 @ahhite @mrc314 @rosestant70 @Meter_Says_No @DiscoStew66 @LouiseStephen9 @BelindaFettke @FructoseNo @DAA_feed @MaryanneDemasi @kieron_rooney @FionaWiller @FionaBodyPosAus 11. The HSR too was a "compromise with industry" but we are so beholden to industry we are willing to compromise. A compromised policy will get compromised outcomes.
@howiepask @KurtLass1 @ahhite @mrc314 @rosestant70 @Meter_Says_No @DiscoStew66 @LouiseStephen9 @BelindaFettke @FructoseNo @DAA_feed @MaryanneDemasi @kieron_rooney @FionaWiller @FionaBodyPosAus 12. DAAs governance structures have crushed the profession, fostering a culture where "complaints" were the default, dissent was met with zero tolerance, and a dichotomous thinking manifested.
@howiepask @KurtLass1 @ahhite @mrc314 @rosestant70 @Meter_Says_No @DiscoStew66 @LouiseStephen9 @BelindaFettke @FructoseNo @DAA_feed @MaryanneDemasi @kieron_rooney @FionaWiller @FionaBodyPosAus I know that one 👆will bite... I know many are trying, working hard...remember, my comments are in context with DAA asking Gov to "do something" - I am asking DAA to ask themselves, what can WE do better toward OUR mission (first)
@howiepask @KurtLass1 @ahhite @mrc314 @rosestant70 @Meter_Says_No @DiscoStew66 @LouiseStephen9 @BelindaFettke @FructoseNo @DAA_feed @MaryanneDemasi @kieron_rooney @FionaWiller @FionaBodyPosAus 12. Our advice, our training, our practice has done harm.

Those that have gone before us are yet to acknowledge what happens when you say "fat is bad", so we don't make the same mistake again
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