The food police seem out in full force these days. Between restrictive fad diets and celebrities hyping their nutrition do’s and don’ts, extreme and unreasonable messaging and rules around food are more prevalent than ever before.
As a registered dietitian, people assume my job is to be part of the food police squad, passing judgment on what people put in their mouths and maybe handing out tickets. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Oftentimes, family and friends play that role for me — more than once I’ve been called out by friends for enjoying a slice of bread with