(This category is for individuals who do not define themselves as professional food journalists.)
This affiliate group includes those whose financial worth is directly dependent on the success of a food company or advocacy organization, and those whose primary source of income entails promoting a food-related entity, as well as those with a strong interest in food journalism who are now not working within the field.
Affiliate members may vote for one position on the board of directors reserved for a representative of affiliate members, but cannot otherwise vote for officers or bylaw changes. Additionally, they are required to abide by the board's standards for interactions with professional and student members. The membership committee reserves the right to review eligibility on an annual basis.
Affiliate members must adhere to the AFJ Code of Ethics.