A variety of different levels of training and qualification can lead to an individual calling themselves a nutrition professional. This is because in Australia, professional nutritional practice is not regulated by the government, and there is no legal protection over the terms ‘Nutritionist’ and ‘Dietitian’ – anyone can call themselves a Nutritionist or Dietitian, no matter their level of training. This situation opens the possibility for misinformation to the public.
Nutrition Society of Australia – voluntary Register of Nutritionists
Dietitians Association of Australia – Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist
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