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Florida law requires a license to provide nutrition care.
No person may engage for remuneration in dietetics and nutrition practice or nutrition counseling or hold himself or herself out as a practitioner of dietetics and nutrition practice or nutrition counseling unless the person is licensed.
Under this law you cannot advertise or be perceived as “assessing, recommending, improving either health or nutrition status, or nutritional intake,” etc. You also cannot do or say anything that would give the impression that you are licensed, registered, or call yourself a nutritionist or dietitian.
You CAN work relatively freely under another licensed provider, and be exempt from the nutrition licensure law, so long as what you are practicing is within the scope of that licensed professional, and they are supervising you. However you will need to be their employee, not an independent contractor. Here is the list of other licensed practitioners whose employees are explicitly exempt:
You may also provide weight control services if you have the oversight of a dietitian or nutritionist. You alone can provide general nutrition information, conduct a class or seminar, or give a speech related to nutrition.
There is a religious practice exemption if your practice is within the tenants of that religion. The law is silence on grocery shopping assistance, food preparation and recipe creation, so long as you do not cross into the assessing, recommending, etc.
Source: Title XXXII, Chapter 468, Part X of the Florida Code