By the Division of Professional Licensure

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Boston, Massachusetts 02118-6100

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Brian Bialas, Executive Director
Richard Lawless, Associate Executive Director
Sandra Velasquez, Program Coordinator

Human Dietetics/Nutrition is the science concerned with the relationship between foods and human health. The focus is on nutrients in food, their actions/interactions and the balance of health, disease, socioeconomic, cultural, and psychological factors. This field requires the application of biochemistry, physiology, social sciences and physical sciences toward the achievement of optimal human health.

The Board of Registration of Dietitians/Nutritionists grants licenses to qualified individuals who comply with the requirements of the statute. The Board monitors licensees to insure that the services provided are in accordance with the MGL and Board rules and regulations.

The Board also insures that licensees have complied with continuing professional education requirements necessary to maintain current knowledge and renew their license.