Tweet, Snap, Post, Share: Ethical Practice in Social Media


Social media is a viable strategy for building an online audience, engaging with digital communities, and promoting health services. However, credentialed health practitioners are bound to ethical and professional practice in relative environments, including Instagram, Facebook and the like. Attend this session to build confidence in content creation and engagement by applying the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professionalism while critically evaluating common dilemmas in nutrition communications.

This webinar will be presented live on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 12 pm.

Performance Indicators

1.2.1, 1.2.5, 1.2.6, 1.3.3, 1.4.5, 1.5.5, 1.6.2, 2.1.5, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.2, 2.3.6 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe at least 3 Standards of Professionals.
  2. Identify 3 instances of unethical practice on social media.
  3. Respond appropriately when observing unethical behavior on social media.
  4. Utilize relative Academy educational resources and reporting tools.


Drew Hemler, MSc, RD, CDN, FAND

Drew Hemler (he/him) is an award-winning and international registered dietitian. He provides nutrition education and counseling services for individuals and groups; and consulting, communications, professional development, and program planning services for non-profit & corporate clientele through Ontario, Canada and the U.S.Drew serves as a Dietetics Lecturer and Graduate Program Advisor for SUNY Buffalo State, helping building student know-how in ethical practice and the dietitian’s scope and standards of professional practice. Drew has presented on ethics at local, state, and national levels, helping health care practitioners apply ethical principles to common social media and practice dilemmas. Drew has served as a leader for national & state dietetic organizations for 10 years, including the C.D.R.; the Academy’s Center for Lifelong Learning; the College of Dietitians of Ontario; and as the former NY State Academy’s Social Media Manager, Communications Editor, and annual conference Chair. Drew celebrates dietitians in all areas of practice and is a proud Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

No conflict of interest to disclose