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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.
Yellow: It is legal for all to perform individualized 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 individualized 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: