Are you aware that you may soon lose the freedom to choose among nutrition-based health care providers in Michigan? That’s right: most nutritionists who are not Dietitians will soon face excessive regulation that will effectively bar most from practicing nutrition in Michigan.
Recently the MI legislature, at the urging of the Michigan Dietetics Association, passed a law requiring that anyone practicing almost any kind of nutrition counseling, be licensed. Since then, the MI Board of Dietetics and Nutrition has been meeting to set specific rules for who qualifies for a license. The Licensing Board is stacked with Dietitians, who have thus far written rules that create a de facto monopoly for Dietitians.