I was wondering if anyone knows what the laws/regulations are on giving nutrition advice.
I have been told by many trainers and RD that only RDs can give specific nutrition advice and everyone else can only basically say "here's the food pyramid, follow it" I have yet to actually find anything in writing that states this.
I ask this for a couple of reasons. First, we all know that the food pyramid is outdated and incorrect, Paleo lifestyle does not fit into that conventional wisdom. Mark Sisson, Dr. Harris, Gary Taubes, etc all give nutrition advice but are not RDs.
I am am a personal trainer, so if I give out advice is it not covered by the 1st amendment as free speech because I am someone that people possibly look to for health advice?
Also, my friend and I just started our own bootcamp and we both desperately want our participants to go paleo/primal. We want them to succeed, plus we feel and know that this lifestyle is by far the healthiest.
We are adding a section to our webpage that contains links to MDA and others, plus recommended reading and recipes that are all paleo/primal. (ok, I am going to shamelessly self promote, but I don't think any of you are in this area). I would really love to get some feedback on our page and bootcamp philosophy. If you'd like you can visit our site at: www.peakfitbootcamp.com and find us on Facebook as PeakFit BootCamp or https://www.facebook.com/pages/PeakFit-BootCamp/204097262935376.
I'd really love to know how we can advocate paleo/primal lifestyle without getting into legal trouble or anything like that.
Thanks so much everyone!
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