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Can a professional, such as a lawyer, discuss diet and make recommendations? Dr. Allott asked Eric Strom, a lawyer who specializes in the laws dealing with mental health to research the legality of professionals discussing food with their clients.
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Professionals often feel unsure about the boundary between their professional scope of practice and providing clients with information about healthy diet, adequate nutrition and general wellness. This article is intended to provide some guidance to assist you in navigating the boundaries of this aspect of your practice.