Disclosure Statement for Melissa Joy Dobbins, Sound Bites, Inc.
Updated as of March 2020
•    Information presented on this site is intended as an informational representation of the nutrition and communications services provided by my company, Sound Bites, Inc., as well as the various brands owned by Sound Bites, Inc., including The Guilt-Free RD brand, Food for Thought blog, and the Sound Bites podcast. None of the information on this site or the services performed by Melissa Joy Dobbins/Sound Bites, Inc. should be considered medical diagnosis or treatment.
•    Melissa Joy Dobbins/Sound Bites, Inc. does accept payment for speaking engagements, freelance projects and consulting work from a variety of clients, including but not limited to food companies and food commodity organizations. All attempts are made when mentioning a client through a social media channel to utilize the hashtags #ad or #sponsored as applicable.
•    Melissa Joy Dobbins/Sound Bites, Inc. currently has, or in the past year has had, a monetary relationship (i.e. employment, contract, freelance work (i.e. speaker, spokesperson, ambassador) or advertisement/sponsorship revenue) with/from the following clients/companies:

International Food Information Council
Rutgers University
Agrilife Extension
United Supermarket Dietitians
Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets
Hass Avocado Board
General Mills Bell Institute of Health, Nutrition and Food Safety
National Dairy Council
Illinois Farm Families
Edelman PR – Ajinimoto
Porter Novelli
Pollock Communications – Quaker, Dannon Light & Fit
Tate & Lyle – Allulose
The Alliance for Food and Farming
Canada Lentils
United Dairy Industry of Michigan
New England Dairy Promotion Board
Dairy West
Minnesota Consultant Dietitians
PepsiCo North America Nutrition
Rock Valley College
Fairlife – Core Power
FoodMinds – Nestle
National Cattelmen’s Beef Association – Beef Expert Bureau, Speakers Bureau
Today’s Dietitian
Egg Nutrition Center
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
State/Local Affiliates of AND:  Michigan, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Oklahoma, Virginia, Alaska, California, Maine, Wisconsin, Illinois, Chicago
University of Illinois Extension
Ketchum PR – Canned Food Alliance, Sunsweet Prunes, WW
Humana Wellness – Corporate Wellness Workshops
American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)
State/Local affiliates of AADE: Texas, Washington, Chicago
Bastyr University
St. Louis District Dairy Council
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior
Welch’s Health & Nutrition Advisory Panel
U. S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance Digital Voices
Perdue Chicken

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