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Connecticut

This law certifies dietitians and protects the titles, “Connecticut Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist,” “Connecticut Certified Dietitian,” “Connecticut Certified Nutritionist,” or the letters “C.D.-N.,” “C.D.,” “C.N.” or any other letters, words, or insignia indicating or implying that he is a certified dietitian-nutritionist in this state. The law does not restrict the practice of nutrition by others.

EXEMPTIONS:

Nothing in this law shall be construed as prohibiting the activities of a person who does not hold himself/herself out to be a Connecticut certified dietitian-nutritionist (see protected titles above) from engaging in the practice of dietetics or nutrition.

A person may work with individuals and groups of people and engage in the explanation of food, food products, dietary supplements, and explain their benefits. You may also disseminate nutrition information or literature related to those products, and may provide weight control services to clients or groups of people.

Source: https://law.justia.com/codes/connecticut/2013/title-20/chapter-384b/section-20-206p/

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