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If someone presents him/herself as a nutrition expert, how would you evaluate his/her credentials and the information he/she provides? How would you encourage others to do the same evaluation? (Please provide a minimum 200 words. Thank you.)

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1. If someone presents him/herself as a nutrition expert, how would you evaluate his/her credentials and the information he/she provides? How would you encourage others to do the same evaluation? Minimum 200 words

It depends. For example, many different disciplines refer to themselves as Health and Nutrition Experts, such as dietitians, pharmacists, fitness specialists, diabetes educators and nurses, who speak on key health issues of interest. So, the problem of evaluating the necessary components and credentials is one of definition. For example, what is the different between a dietitian and a nutrition expert? Or, can we say that a dietitian is one type of nutrition expert? Dietitian often have a masters degree and in the United States need to be registered. Can we call a nurse a nutrition expert? and so on.

It seems that the first thing to do when considering evaluating the credentials of a person who calls themselves a nutrition expert is to consider what specific information and help to your require e.g. match the type of nutrition expert with your need. For example, if you were looking for a nutrition expert to help you determine a healthy diet for healthy living, you would probably choose a dietitian. Then, you would check the person's credentials to make sure they have the educational requirements that meet your standards and the standards set in your state or country. Are they registered, for example? If you ...

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If someone presents him/herself as a nutrition expert, this solution discusses how a person could evaluate her/his credentials and the information she/he provides. It also discusses how a person could also encourage others to do the same evaluation.

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