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Alaska

Alaska is a Title Protection State, and protects the titles “dietitian,” “licensed dietitian,” “nutritionist,” “licensed nutritionist,” or the occupational titles “dietitian” or “nutritionist.” Only those seeking to use these titles are required to be licensed in the state of Alaska. Holistic nutrition professionals may work with individuals and groups of people providing nutrition advice and recommendations on food and supplements within the scope of practice.

Exemptions:

Only those seeking to use these titles are required to be licensed in the state of Alaska. Holistic nutrition professionals may work with individuals and groups of people providing nutrition advice and recommendations on food and supplements within their scope of practice.

Other exemptions include:

(1) an animal nutritionist whose activities are limited to the nutritional care of animals;

(2) a person who is serving as an employee of the federal government whose job title includes the term “dietitian” or “nutritionist;” or

(3)  a person who is serving as a dietitian or nutritionist in the armed forces of the United States, but the exemption provided under this paragraph does not authorize the person to use the title outside the scope of the person’s military service.

Source: Alaska Statutes 08.38 

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