The Center for Nutrition Advocacy's mission is to advance the pivotal role of nutrition practitioners in healthcare through public and private policy. We envision transformation of the health of Americans through a healthcare system that promotes diverse providers practicing nutrition to the level of their training and giving consumers access to the practitioner of their choice.
This is based on the recognition that nutrition is not the sole purview of any single profession, but is a toolset used by a wide variety of trained professionals to improve the health of those they serve. Whether it is a clinical nutrition professional providing medical nutrition therapy, a pharmacist offering counsel about drug-nutrient interactions or a health coach teaching someone how to implement healthy dietary changes, these and many other professionals have a crucial role to play in addressing our nation’s health crisis.
Visit the Center's website for comprehensive information about regulatory issues regarding the practice of nutrition. The website provides up-to-date information on new bills or proposed changes to existing laws/regulations. This includes our recommended actions based on our evaluation of each issue and recommendations on how to get involved.
The Center for Nutrition Advocacy is an initiative of the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists℠ (BCNS℠).
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