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Idaho is an Exclusive Scope of Practice State. Idaho requires the licensure of dietitians and protects the titles “dietitian,” “certified dietitian,” “registered dietitian,” or any other combination of terms that include the title “dietitian.


Section 54-3512 of the Idaho law contains exemptions that allow holistic nutrition professionals to work with individuals or groups of people. You must work within your scope of practice, and may not use the title dietitian as mentioned above. The law states that it is not prohibited to use the term “nutrition” or “diet” as a descriptive term connected with a person’s occupation or employment. It further states that nothing in the law shall be construed to prevent any person from “rendering advice, guidance or counsel regarding medical nutrition service, therapeutic nutrition care, nutritional assessments, nutrition therapy counseling, weight control services, or from providing nutrition information in connection with the marketing and distribution of a food product, dietary supplement, or wellness/exercise program.”

Source: Title 54, Chapter 35, Section 54-3512


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