Welcome to the Center for Nutrition Advocacy where we connect you to legislation and policy affecting nutrition providers of all kinds. Learn about the vital issues at stake, and get involved!

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Red: It is illegal to perform nutrition counseling unless licensed or exempt. Effectively only RDs are eligible for licensure.
Orange: It is illegal to perform nutrition counseling unless licensed or exempt. There is a Non-RD pathway for licensure.
Yellow: It is legal for all to perform nutrition counseling; Effectively, only RDs are eligible for government recognition and thus may be the only practitioners eligible for insurance reimbursement
Green: It is legal for all to perform nutrition counseling though there may be limitations on insurance reimbursement eligibility

Stories from the Field

Liz Lipski

In 2011 the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition denied Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CHN the right to practice as a nutritionist in North Carolina (NC). Dr. Lipski's training and clinical experience far exceed those required for a bachelors level in nutritional sciences. 

Dr. Lipski has: