Offering Nutrition Advice: What You Can and Can't Do
Use your certification to empower and help clients—without going beyond your scope of practice.
Understanding the Scope of Advice You Can Give
As people aim to live healthier, happier and more robust lives – nutrition is key. As an aspiring nutrition professional, there is so much you can do to guide people on their journey to better health. That said – the guidelines for what advice you can safely and ethically give will vary depending on the title you earn.
Take for example a Registered Dietician and a Nutritionist. While they sound very similar, their educational requirements, workplaces and job duties can vary a lot – and therefore the scope of advice you can give will also vary.
Here at AFPA, we want you to choose the path (and title) that’ll make you happiest and the most fulfilled. Understanding the scope of advice you can give is but one facet of the knowledge AFPA equips you with before you make a decision about which of our award-winning certification programs to enroll in.
After reading this guide, you’ll be equipped with:
- Knowledge of what you can do with a nutrition certification
- Further clarification on what you can’t do with a nutrition certification
- Helpful resources that detail specific state guidelines
I searched left and right for something that was accredited and wasn’t going to cost me an arm and a leg. I loved that AFPA has been around for 25 years, they were accredited, and also one of the more affordable options. It was also great that the certification was so flexible and I could study on my own time.
Amilia Brady, AFPA Certified Holistic Nutritionist
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