Montana Board of Medical Examiners

Nutritionists

A Nutritionist is defined by Montana statute as an individual licensed by the Board of Medical Examiners under Montana law or a person who has satisfactorily completed a baccalaureate, master’s, or  doctorate degree in the field of dietetics, food and nutrition, or public health nutrition conferred by an accredited college or university.  

Individuals who want to practice as a Licensed Nutritionist in Montana must apply to the Montana Board of Medical Examiners for licensure.  The requirements include being registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Only a Nutritionist can provide the following services in Montana:
     (1) assessing the nutrition needs of individuals and groups and determining resources and constraints in the practice setting;
     (2) establishing priorities and objectives that meet nutritive needs and are consistent with available resources and constraints;
     (3) providing nutrition counseling for any individual;
     (4) developing, implementing, and managing nutrition care systems; and
     (5) evaluating, adjusting, and ma

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