New York is a Certification State. The law provides for the certification of dietitians and nutritionists. Only a person certified in the state of New York is authorized to use the title “certified dietitian” or “certified nutritionist.” There are no further restrictions for holistic nutrition professionals to practice nutrition care in the state of New York.
Title Protection: §8002. Use of titles.
Only a person certified under this article shall be authorized to use the title “certified dietitian,” “certified dietician,” or “certified nutritionist.”
Source: Article 157, Dietetics, and Nutrition. http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/diet/article157.htm#