What do exclusionary laws for registered dietitians do to our health and economy?

  • Cost jobs and careers of highly qualified nutrition care providers
  • Limit consumer choice
  • Restrict field to a single philosophy and practice limiting advancement of knowledge and best practices
  • Create a monopoly on the practice of nutrition, raising cost of care
  • Negatively affect local economies
  • Protect one subset of the nutrition practitioners, exclude all others, and damage public health
  • Create confusion and instability with laws that vary from state to state