Is it Legal to Give Nutrition Advice?
Charles, Thank you first off for your service. I am wondering what the laws are regulation giving nutrition advice. I have been told by some that only registered dieticians can legally give nutrition advice however I know many many if not all personal trainers that do so. Thanks,
Personal Trainers and Nutrition
by Tom Mackenroth
Is it legal for a certified personal trainer to give nutrition advice if they are not a RD, or certified in nutrition?
I am a certified Pilates Instructor and am studying to take my Personal Training exam. I am wondering, am I able to offer nutrition counsel to clients if I am not certified in nutrition? I am wondering if I were able to meet with them, charge a fee for my time, and have them sign a liability waiver stating I am not an MD or an RD, etc., so they knowingly are aware of this beforehand, if that is legal??
Nutrition is a passion, and simply from personal study, I know A LOT, I just haven't had the "official" training. So my question is if I am able to do this, because i have mentioned little tidbits here and there, and clients have come wanting extensive help on their day to day nutrition, and I haven't offered it yet for a.) the legal reason, and b.) if I am going to be offering nutrition advice I want to be compensated for my service and time.
Any help would be great!
I am in MN if that matters regarding State laws.
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Nutrition in Personal Training
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