When it comes to creating an income through nutritional advice, we are aware that certain states have specific rules and regulations. We are an International certifying body and cannot possibly keep up with all the laws and regulations worldwide. Even in our own USA there are many different laws in each state. We know of a few states, Illinois, Ohio, Florida, and a handful more where you can only give nutritional advice if you are a doctor or a dietitian. Sounds crazy, right? Especially when most doctors don’t have more than one or two nutrition courses in their entire curriculum!
Can you believe that it is okay for people in those states to log onto the Internet and get really REALLY bad advice, but it is not okay for them to go see someone like you who has been trained by a dietitian (that would be me) who was in charge of giving doctors at the burn unit, intensive care unit, oncology, and orthopedic units at one of our nation’s top hospitals advice on the best nutritional care for their patients?!?!?
Don’t worry, if you happen to live in one of the crazy backwards thinking states, you can still take our course and benefit from the knowledge and improve YOUR LIFE through nutrition, AND also benefit from getting the CEU’s that you want and need. And you should check your state laws and regulations and find out what is “allowed” before you start to give your clients nutritional advice. Yes, you can share with them general nutritional knowledge (as in what are better foods choices, better cooking methods, etc.) but you may not be able to let them know exactly how much to eat, when, and why.