Webinars and Podcasts
47 states have some form of regulation that restricts who can legally practice nutrition, and/or what you can and can't call yourself if you do use nutrition in practice. Tens of thousands of professionals with training in nutrition are not allowed to use those nutrition skills with clients whether they are nutritionists, naturopathic physicians, acupuncturists, pharmacists, personal trainers, mental health specialists, health coaches and many others.
In this 20 minute webinar, Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists and Center for Nutrition Advocacy Legislative Policy Director, Judy Stone, explains the issues facing nutrition care providers in upcoming legislation about diabetes and pre-diabetes education.
Diabetes Educator Legislation, September 17, 2014
Laws put in place primarily by the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics seek to keep other nutrition care providers out. While that tide is turning, every practitioner must know and understand the current laws in their state, and how the laws might affect your ability to use nutrition tools. Whether you are a nutritionist or some other type of practitioner who uses nutrition, these laws affect you! Learn to understand your state's laws, how to protect yourself and how to get involved in changing the current laws. This webinar highlights naturopathic physicians as an example but is relevant for all.
UPDATE: How Nutrition Licensing Laws Effect You, January 22, 2014
Note that laws do change, so it is important to use the information in this webinar, but be sure to check the current status of the law or laws in your state as they govern your practice.