By the Division of Professional Licensure

2.01: Definitions

As used in 268 CMR, the following definitions shall apply:

The Board of Registration of Dietitians/Nutritionists established pursuant to M.G.L. c. 13, § 11D.

Contact Unit:
The unit of measurement for an organized learning experience lasting no less than 50 consecutive minutes.

The Division of Professional Licensure.

Field of Dietetics and Nutrition:
The integration and application of scientific principles of food, nutrition, biochemistry, physiology, food management, behavioral and social sciences to achieve and maintain the health of people. The field includes assessing the nutritional needs of individuals and groups of individuals based upon appropriate biochemical, anthropometric, physical, demographic, clinical, and dietary data to determine nutrient needs including enteral and parenteral nutrition; developing, evaluating and monitoring nutrition care plans that establish priorities, goals and objectives for meeting nutrient needs for individuals and groups; and advising and assisting individuals or groups of individuals on appropriate nutritional intake as part of preventive or restorative health care. Dietetics and nutrition also includes integrating information from the nutrition assessment with information on food and other sources of nutrient and meal preparation consistent with cultural background and socioeconomic status.

Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist ("LDN"):
A person licensed under M.G.L. c.112, §§ 201 through 210.

A person holding a license issued pursuant to M.G.L. c.112, §§ 201 through 210.

268 CMR 2.00: M.G.L. c. 13, § 11D; c. 112, §§ 201 through 210.