Louisiana licenses only dietitians under an exclusive scope of practice model. However, there is a broad exemption for "Any person who provides information or makes recommendations regarding lifestyle modifications, food, dietary supplements, or homeopathic remedies, for a consulting fee..." with certain disclosure requirements.

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Dietitians and Nutritionists Practice Act Additional Statute Rules & Regulations Regulatory Body

Qualification Requirements for State Licensure or State Certification:
  • Academic: Bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution with a major course of study in human nutrition, food and nutrition, dietetics, or food systems management.
  • Experience: Completion of a program of experience of at least 900 hours supervised by a licensed dietitian/nutritionist or registered dietitian as prescribed by the board.
  • Examination: The Registered Dietitian (RD) examination established by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

Disclaimer: This is a preliminary interpretation of language of state statutes and regulations, and cannot substitute for legal counsel.