Why the Food Babe is a Fraud
Food Babe, a popular YouTube star and activist, is a fake.
She claims to be a dietitians assistant who helps people who are on diets and has been known to speak to children about nutrition, but no one in her position would ever actually be able to do anything.
She is a fraud, said the founder of NutritionFraud.com, an online forum dedicated to debunking the FoodBabe phenomenon.
“It’s a fraud on the public.
There is absolutely no way a dietician could ever be that effective,” said Dietitian College of Iowa’s chief medical officer Dr. Robert DeWitt.
“She is a scam artist.
She’s a liar.
She doesn’t know what she’s talking about.
It’s a scam on the American people.”
The Food Babe has been accused of misleading consumers about her credentials, misleading consumers by telling them her job is not a diet specialist, and making false claims about her diet.
“We have a lot of people who say they’re dietitarians, but they have never been a dietetic in the first place,” said DeWits.
“They are just not trained.
It is impossible to get an accredited dietitius license.”
The first Food Babe video, “Healthy for Everyone,” has racked up over 300,000 views since its creation in January.
It has been viewed more than 2 million times, and she has been featured in more than a dozen media outlets, including Fox News, National Geographic, The New York Times, The Wall St Journal, CNN, MSNBC, and The Huffington Post.
According to a recent New York magazine article, the Food Bags website has been inundated with calls from concerned customers, and the site’s domain name, foodbabe.com has been registered in two countries, including the U.K., where it was used to advertise a new dietitious program.
In response to Food Babe’s claims that she is a registered dietitist, the website that has hosted the Food Bag videos says she does not have a doctorate.
“I’m a nutrition educator and have been practicing for nearly 30 years,” she said in an email.
“My credentials as a dietologist are clear and have never changed.
The website does not support the claims that I have an academic credential.”
In an interview with The Washington Post, DeWatts said he has not seen any evidence to back up the Foodbabe claim.
“You have to look at her record,” he said.
“Her credentials are just as clear as they ever were.”
The New Food Babe website has a disclaimer that explains its mission: “We offer the most effective nutritional information and information that promotes healthy eating and wellness.”
“The Food Babe Diet” is part of a broader program called “The Real Diet,” which has gained popularity in recent years with the tagline, “Get your body to live in harmony with your brain.”
“There is a real-world difference between eating what you need to eat and eating what the food industry wants you to eat,” said The Real Diet founder and CEO Michael Pollan.
“There’s a real danger of not eating what your brain and body wants you and that is a dangerous thing.
We’re all in this together.”
The Real Food Babe claims that a diet of vegetables and fruit, plus a vegetarian diet, is healthier than eating processed foods, which include meat and dairy.
Pollan said she is in contact with a lot more people than she claims.
“This is a big hit,” he told The Post.
“These are people who actually follow a diet, they actually do a lot, and they actually are eating healthfully.”
Food Babe says she was inspired by a video of Dr. Phil.
“He’s a guy who’s been on the diet for a long time and has actually got a pretty good reputation.
He was just kind of a stand-up comedian, but he’s a really interesting guy,” said Food Babe.
“What we’re really trying to do is educate people about how to make healthier choices and not just eat more junk food and sugar and grains and carbs. “
People are starving. “
What we’re really trying to do is educate people about how to make healthier choices and not just eat more junk food and sugar and grains and carbs.
People are starving.
We have to help them live a healthy lifestyle,” she told The Wall Streets Journal.
“And that’s not easy to do when you’re so used to eating what’s in front of you.
It really makes it difficult.”