The purpose of this assignment is to write an essay on an issue related to professional ethics for food/nutrition professionals working in a foodservice setting. Please note, that the ethical issue must be one that relates to a professional in a professional role, not one that faces a foodservice worker. You may choose to discuss a situation with which you have actual experience, one that you observed, or a theoretical one. Please note that there are ethical issues related to most of the topics that have been covered in your management classes. You should keep this in mind as you study the class materials/readings, so that you can find a topic that you can discuss. Think of this assignment as “I am the dietitian/manager of a foodservice facility and I am put in a situation in which I need to make an ethical decision.”
Your assignment is to discuss the situation in terms of the ethical implications and how you would handle the situation, personally. You are not to discuss or judge the ethical behavior of others.
Please refer to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ “2018 Code of Ethics for the Nutrition and Dietetics Profession ” Discuss your ethical issue in relation to one or more of the ethical principles stated in the code, and be sure to include which principle(s) is/are involved in your essay. As with all essays, you should cite any references you use, including the Academy’s Code of Ethics.
Write your essay the length you need to state your position; at least two pages, double spaced.