Licensure

The State of TN requires that all dietitians have a license to practice Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT). Please follow the link below to learn more about obtaining a license.

https://www.tn.gov/health/article/DN-applications

Non-therapeutic nutrition advice and information pertaining to lifestyle habits that is administered to healthy individuals can be provided by unlicensed individuals. You can learn more by following the link below.

http://www.eatright-tn.org/understanding_TN_state_licensure

If you believe that an unlicensed individual is violating this statute, diligence is necessary in documenting the transgression. The burden of proof lies upon the person who is making the complaint.  You can read more about the specifics of the licensure law in TN by following the link below.

http://www.eatright-tn.org/understanding_TN_state_licensure