California Nutritionist Licensing
The state of California is leading the way in the world of nutrition and dietetics. Consistently one of the healthiest states in the country, California is home to more nutrition based-business and industry than any other state. In fact, the demand for nutritionists and registered dietitians is so strong, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) that hospitals and long-term care facilities are worried about a shortage.
A degree in nutrition science, dietetics or public health is the first step to a career in this field. However, in order to find out which program is right for you, applicants are encouraged to check with the California Department of Health (www.ca.gov) and the California Dietetic Association (www.dietitian.org) for specific career requirements, certifications and licenses.