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Utah is a Title Protection State. The law provides certification of dietitians and protects the titles of dietitians and nutritionists.

Effective 5/12/2020 58-49-9.  Use of titles by an uncertified person.

No person, without first being certified under this chapter may: assume or use the title or designation “dietitian,” “certified dietitian,” “registered dietitian,” “registered dietitian nutritionist,” the letters “C.D.,” the letter “D.,” or any other title, words, letters, abbreviations, or insignia indicating or implying that the person is a certified dietitian, including by using any of the preceding terms with the alternative spelling “dietician;” or represent in any way, whether orally, in writing, in print, or by signature, directly or by implication, that the person is a certified dietitian.


While titles are protected in Utah, holistic nutrition professionals may work within their scope of practice.

Sources: Title 58 Occupations and Professions, Chapter 49 Dietitian Certification Act. https://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title58/Chapter49/58-49-S1.html?v=C58-49-S1_1800010118000101


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