Licensing of dietitians and nutritionists protects the public health by establishing minimum educational and experience criteria for those individuals who claim to be experts in food and nutrition. The state has an obligation to protect the health and safety of the public, and the licensing of dietitians and nutritionists is consistent with this obligation.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Policy Initiatives and Advocacy team is collectively working to improve the understanding of licensure, encourage member engagement, maintain professional standards, and enhance Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/affiliate relationships. The team is working to improve understanding of the value of dietetics licensure and the value of the RD for target audiences.
To help our members better understand this issue and take ownership of maintaining the professional standards of dietetics, please check out the following links and resources.
- Licensure 101 Meeting – Heather Peracchio, Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Member at Large, slide presentation
- Licensure 101 Meeting - Paula Leibovitz, Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Delegate, slide presentation
- Licensure HOD Full Backgrounder
- Licensure 2-Page Summary
- Licensure HOD Fact sheet
- HOD Mega Outcomes Issues Fact Sheet
- Connecticut Certification Practice Act
- Certification Process and Fees
- Application for Certification of Dietitian-Nutritionist
- Reporting a Complaint about a Health Care Provider or Facility