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Diet and Fitness Writers

Unions and Associations

Diet and fitness writers who work for newspapers, magazines, and other types of employers may obtain union representation from the National Writers Union and The Newspaper Guild-Communications Workers of America. For diet and fitness writers who work as freelancers, membership in the Editorial Freelancers Association ( provides access to resources such as standard rates for writing services, job postings, and a monthly newsletter. Other useful organizations include the American Council on Exercise, American Dietetic Association, American Fitness Professionals Association, American Society for Nutrition, American Society of Journalists and Authors, MPA–The Association of Magazine Media, News Media Alliance, Online News Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists.

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