New York Residents: Tell Your Legislators to Protect Your Access to Qualified Nutrition Professionals!

A bill in the New York legislature (SB 4999 and AB 1388) would reserve the right to practice medical nutrition therapy exclusively for Registered Dieticians (RDs).

This bill would limit your access to highly qualified nutritional professionals—including Certified Nutrition Specialists (CNSs)—by arbitrarily giving preference to RDs. CNSs are some of the most highly educated and well-respected professionals in the field of nutrition. In fact, the CNS credential requires Master’s degree at a minimum; many CNSs hold doctoral degrees in nutrition.

SB 4999 is now being considered by the Senate Finance Committee. Please contact your state legislators today and ask them not to support this monopolistic bill!

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