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Title: Code of Ethics: 101
Speaker: Mary Etta Moorachian, PhD, RD, LD, CCP, CFCS
September 17, 2014 – 4 p.m. EST

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Mary Etta Moorachian, PhD, RD, LD, CCP, CFCS

Dr. Moorachian is a Professor for Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, teaching culinary nutrition in the culinary arts degree program, and as adjunct for Winthrop University.  Dr. Moorachian has served as an instructor in higher education for more than 25 years also serving as Dietetics Education and Internship Program Director at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La.  Additionally, she was employed as a food service director for a senior care agency, production manager and assistant foodservice director for a health care facility, and Outpatient Clinical Director.  

She served on the SCAND board of directors for numerous years as delegate, president, president-elect, and on various committees.  She is a past educational programming chair, secretary, and board member for the Food and Culinary Professionals Practice Group, (a practice group of The American Dietetic Association).  She is currently serving on the nominating committee for the Foodservice System Management Educators Council and is past Area III coordinator and chair.  Dr. Moorachian has served in various additional roles as a district leader in South Carolina and Louisiana.

Dr. Moorachian is a Registered Licensed Dietitian and is certified by the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the American Association of Family and Consumer Science.

About this webinar:

The Academy's Code of Ethics is a guiding set of rules that assist practitioners in decisions regarding ethical dilemmas and to maintain trust within our professional communities.  Social media is more commonly utilized as a popular and effective tool of communication but raises new possible ethical considerations for Registered Dietitians.  While RDs recognize there is a Code of Ethics for our profession, we often need refreshers on the implications and rules.  Beginning in 2014, all Registered Dietitians will be required to complete one hour of continuing education relative to ethics.  This webinar will review the main Code of Ethics categories, consequences when not adhered to, and recommendations to consider for using social media ethically.  Case scenarios will be posed with discussion and recommendations for best practices.


1. State the function and purpose of the Academy/CDR Code of Ethics.
2. Identify where to access the Academy/CDR Code of Ethics from the Academy Web site, or the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
3. Identify the distinction between ethical issues and legal, business, policy, or personal issues.
4. Identify principles within the Academy/CDR Code of Ethics that may apply to a specific situation in her/his practice.5. Gain awareness of key issues of social media in society and for the profession.

 Learning Needs Code: 1050

 SCAND CEU Coordinator

Lucie Maguire Kramer, MS, RDN, LD
MUSC Boeing Center for Children’s Wellness
MUSC Lean Team