Who are nutrition care providers that should be part of the healthcare solution?
Each of the following groups fills a distinct and important niche in our healthcare system. We would be best served by ensuring the right of each group to practice nutrition within the scope of their training:
- Advance-degreed nutrition professionals with robust credentials
- Undergraduate-degreed nutrition professionals
- Professionals trained to use nutrition in other professional contexts, such as: Medical Doctors, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Acupuncturists, Pharmacists, Nurses, Mental Health providers, Athletic Trainers, etc.
- Coaches and others from training programs in lifestyle and wellness coaching
There is a health crisis in America. Reducing the supply of qualified nutrition practitioners to protect one private trade association is a threat to public health, and the economy.