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Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 25, 2013 at 10:33 PM

I'm currently a working on becoming a certified personal trainer, but the course material suggests that if I am to even mention nutrition it should be to direct people to the USDA information and choosemyplate.gov. Does anyone know how I can advocate paleo and ancestral eating to my clients while still legally protecting myself? Is there a nutrionist certification needed or can I just openly speak my mind?

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on August 25, 2013
at 11:49 PM

Become a fitness nutrition specialist, but also word everything you say with adequate disclaimers, and speak of what you do personally.

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on August 26, 2013
at 03:45 AM

You may be violating state law if you offer nutrition advice depending on licensure laws in your state. You should make sure you understand your own state law

You may have to leave the right to give dietary misinformation to the registered dieticians-- they're licensed to give bad advice ;o)

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on August 26, 2013
at 12:26 AM

"So let's talk about nutrition. I've heard from some sources that 80% of your body composition is based diet. There's some really good info on USDA and choosemyplate.gov. Personally I follow a 'Paleo Style' diet. It's not as crazy as it sounds. You basically eliminate processed foods, which is exactly what USDA recommends. And you focus on eating whole foods, lots of veggies, some meat and some fruit. If you want more information on that, let me know."

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on August 26, 2013
at 12:26 AM

"So let's talk about nutrition. I've heard from some sources that 80% of your body composition is based diet. There's some really good info on USDA and choosemyplate.gov. Personally I follow a 'Paleo Style' diet. It's not as crazy as it sounds. You basically eliminate processed foods, which is exactly what USDA recommends. And you focus on eating whole foods, lots of veggies, some meat and some fruit. If you want more information on that, let me know."

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