Registration and Licensure of Nutrition Professionals in Florida

Ron Lutz, left, Gail Rampersaud and Lynn Bailey review educational materials developed by the Florida Folic Acid Coalition to promote awareness about the health benefits of the vitamin. Lutz, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, is a coordinator for the coalition based at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Rampersaud, a registered dietitian and assistant in nutrition research and education, and Bailey, a professor in the food science and human nutrition department, oversee the coalition.

Consumers need to know who is qualified to practice nutrition or dietetics before seeking nutrition advice. This 3-page fact sheet is a major revision that provides information about dietetic registration and licensure. Written by Linda B. Bobroff, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, revised June 2016.