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South Dakota

South Dakota is an Exclusive Scope of Practice State and only dietitians may be licensed. Only licensed individuals may use the titles “licensed dietitian,” “licensed nutritionist, “dietitian,” or “nutritionist.” There are exemptions for holistic nutrition professionals that will allow you to practice in the State of South Dakota.

36-10B-15Related activities not requiring licensure as nutritionist or dietitian.

This chapter does not prohibit:

Any person who does not represent himself as a licensed dietitian or licensed nutritionist from furnishing information on food, food materials, or dietary supplements or from engaging in the explanation to customers about food, food materials, or dietary supplements in connection with the marketing and distribution of these products.”

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