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Arkansas law requires a license to provide nutrition care. However, it does not define the unlicensed practice of nutrition as a crime or provide for a civil penalty. The law is considered to protect the titles of “dietitian” and “nutritionist.” 


The exemption language states that the law does not apply to “any health care professional or nutritionist from engaging in dietetics practice without a license under this Act, providing that said persons do not hold themselves out under the titles Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian, or Provisional Licensed Dietitian.” You may work with individuals or groups of people providing nutrition services, and advise customers in the use of food, food supplements, and vitamins.

Source: Title 17, Subtitle 3, Chapter 83 of the Arkansas Code (§ 17-83-104 – Exemptions

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