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