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Red: It is illegal to perform individualized nutrition counseling unless licensed or exempt. Effectively only RDs are eligible for licensure.
Orange: It is illegal to perform individualized nutrition counseling unless licensed or exempt. There is a non-RD pathway for licensure. Check for exemptions.
Yellow: It is legal for all to perform individualized nutrition counseling. Effectively, only RDs are eligible for state recognition.
Green: It is legal for all to perform individualized nutrition counseling; there may be restrictions on medical nutrition therapy.

Disclaimer: Neither this map nor the information on individual state pages constitutes legal or career advice. This is a preliminary interpretation of language of state statutes and regulations, and cannot substitute for legal counsel.