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Dietitian Licensure Florida

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Inspectors cited Amonet for flawed dietary standards in addition to not serving milk, allowing the stake dietician's license to expire, keeping outdated menus and not having a three-day provide of food on hand in the case of emergencies.

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Virginia Margin, in 2004; the University of North Florida: Brooks College of Health, Jacksonville, in 2008 with a bachelor of art in health and nutrition; the International Academy, Daytona, in 2008, with a palpate therapy license.

When helping people eat healthier is against the law

While at first blush it may seem reasonable to require those providing health and nutritional advice to obtain a license, the reality is much more complex. Many nondietitians have good reasons to provide both formal and informal diet advice to clients. For instance, physical trainers and health coaches will often advise their clients on how to eat healthier.

It’s far from clear that requiring licensure for dietary advice produces healthier or safer outcomes, but licensing makes even less sense for non-dietitians such as health coaches and trainers. For one, the costs can be prohibitively high . To obtain a dietitian license in Florida, one has to complete a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, partake in 900 hours of supervised practice, pass an exam and pay over $300 in fees. Even if trainers and health coaches clear all these hurdles, many do not want to become dietitians or nutritionists because they are uncomfortable with some of the prevailing dietary guidelines in those fields. As one example, a dietitian in Minnesota recently gave up her dietitian license after repeatedly clashing with the state licensing board over its preferred diet recommendations.