Crossing the Line: Understanding the Scope of Practice Between Registered Dietitians and Health/Fitness Professionals

Sass, Cynthia; Eickhoff-Shemek, JoAnn M.; Manore, Melinda M.; More

ACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal. 11(3):12-19, May/June 2007.

The authors compare and contrast the roles of health/fitness professionals and registered dietitians in regards to the provision of nutrition information. The article also discusses the legal implications of health/fitness professionals crossing into registered dietitians' scope of practice, and suggests scope of practice policies designed to protect organizations, health/fitness professionals, and clients. A must read.

Vitamin D and Health: Do We Need More Than the Current DRI?: Part 1

Volpe, Stella Lucia

ACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal. 12(5):34-36, September/October 2008.

In the first installment of this two-part series, you will learn the essentials about Vitamin D. This article specifically addresses the question, do we need more than the current DRI?