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Petitioning NC Board of Dietetics and 1 other

Protect your access to health and nutrition information!

A health blogger, Steve Cooksey of Diabetes-Warrior, is under threat of prosecution and 120-days of jail time by the NC Board of Dietetics.

In 30 Days, Steve had weaned himself off all of his cholesterol, blood pressure and insulin medications. Yep, Steve was drug- and insulin-free within 30 days!

The head of the NC Board of Dietetics called Steve and told him he could not educate people about nutrition without their approval. They “investigated” his website and gave detailed complaints regarding Steve sharing information about healing himself without their Food Pyramid and their Pharmaceutical Drugs.

The American Dietetic Association (ADA) would like to be the state authority of all nutrition information, in your state too!

 

The NC Board of Dietetics' broad misinterpretation of the law could have every mother, grandmother, neighbor, friend, kindergarten teacher and hairdresser brought up on charges of "giving nutritional advice without a license" too!

Tell them to stop bullying individual citizens. There are many people who educate individuals regarding food and nutrition.

Write to (info@ncbdn.org) and (governor.office@nc.gov)

 

More details: http://heal-thyself.ning.com/profiles/blogs/action-alert-health-blogger-steve-cooksey-of-diabetes-warrior-nee

 

Write to explain that this is a Freedom of Speech issue. Steve Cooksey has not claimed to be a dietician, or a nutritionist. Nor has he used any state licensed credentials.

Reference General Statute § 90-368. Persons and practices not affected. Sections (9) and (10). http://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/pdf/bysection/chapter_90/gs_90-368.pdf


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Letter to
NC Board of Dietetics
Governor of North Carolina, Bev Perdue.
I just signed the following petition addressed to: NC Board of Dietetics and Governor of North Carolina, Bev Perdue..

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Write to (info@ncbdn.org) and (governor.office@nc.gov)

To Whom It May Concern Regarding: Steve Cooksey, Diabetes-Warrior

There are many professionals outside of the scope or control of the NC Board of Dietetics who educate individuals regarding food and nutrition.

As such the North Carolina General Statute § 90-368: allows individuals to “furnish nutrition information on food, food materials, or dietary supplements” (section 9) and to “furnish nonfraudulent specific nutritional information and counseling about the reported or historical use of herbs, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, carbohydrates, sugars, enzymes, food concentrates, or other foods” (section 10).

Steve Cooksey retains his federally protected First Amendment right to Freedom of Speech regarding his health journey overcoming diabetes through diet changes. And Steve can share this information with all who ask him about it.

It is critical for all government agencies to respect the limits and boundaries set forth in the laws granting its existence; or risk the public demanding the dissolution of the Board of Dietetics and Nutrition, as has occurred in Michigan.

Steve Cooksey has not claimed to be a dietician, or a nutritionist. Nor has he used any state licensed credentials.

The NC Board of Dietetics' broad misinterpretation of the law could have every mother, grandmother, neighbor, friend, kindergarten teacher and hairdresser brought up on charges of "giving nutritional advice without a license" too! So the North Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutrition will have their hands full going after the majority of the population now that they have declared war on non-dietician license wielding folks giving nutrition advice!


Respectfully, it is suggested that the limit of the law be honored by those granted the authority to license those USING the title of “dietitian” or “nutritionist”.
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Sincerely,