3.   As used in P.L.2019, c.331 (C. 45:16B-1 et al.):

   “Board” means the State Board of Dietetics and Nutrition established pursuant to section 4 of P.L.2019, c.331 (C. 45:16B-4).

Terms Used In New Jersey Statutes 45:16B-3

  • person: includes corporations, companies, associations, societies, firms, partnerships and joint stock companies as well as individuals, unless restricted by the context to an individual as distinguished from a corporate entity or specifically restricted to one or some of the above enumerated synonyms and, when used to designate the owner of property which may be the subject of an offense, includes this State, the United States, any other State of the United States as defined infra and any foreign country or government lawfully owning or possessing property within this State. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2
  • State: extends to and includes any State, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia and the Canal Zone. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2

   “Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists” means the entity that serves as the credentialing agency for Certified Nutrition Specialists.

   “Certified Nutrition Specialist” means an individual certified as such by the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists that gives the individual the right to use the terms “Certified Nutrition Specialist” or “CNS”.

   “Commission on Dietetic Registration” means the credentialing agency of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

   “Dietitian” or “Dietitian nutritionist” means a person licensed as a licensed dietitian nutritionist pursuant to the provisions of P.L.2019, c.331 (C. 45:16B-1 et al.) who may be referred to as a nutritionist, a dietitian nutritionist or a dietician.

   “Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition” means an individual certified as such by the American Clinical Board of Nutrition that gives the individual the right to use the terms “Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition” or “DACBN.”

   “Director” means the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety.

   “Licensed dietitian nutritionist” means a person who is licensed as a licensed dietitian nutritionist pursuant to the provisions of P.L.2019, c.331 (C. 45:16B-1 et al.). 

   “Licensed nutritionist” means a person who is licensed as a licensed nutritionist pursuant to the provisions of P.L.2019, c.331 (C. 45:16B-1 et al.).

   “Medical nutrition therapy” means the provision of nutrition care services for the intended purpose of treatment or management of a diagnosed disease or medical condition.

   “Medical weight control” means medical nutrition therapy for the purpose of reducing, maintaining, or gaining weight.

   “Nutrition care services” means the provision of any part or all of the following services within a systematic process: assessing and evaluating the nutritional needs of individuals and groups, and determining resources and constraints in the practice setting, including ordering laboratory tests to check and track nutrition status and monitor effectiveness of dietary plans and orders; establishing priorities, goals, and objectives that meet nutritional needs and are consistent with available resources and constraints; providing nutrition counseling in health and disease; developing, implementing, and managing nutrition care systems; evaluating, making changes in, and maintaining appropriate standards of quality in food and nutrition services; and ordering therapeutic diets.

   “Practice of dietetics and nutrition” means the integration and application of scientific principles derived from the study of food, nutrition, biochemistry, metabolism, nutrigenomics, physiology, food management, and from behavioral and social sciences in achieving and maintaining health throughout the life span and in providing nutrition care services, including medical nutrition therapy, for the prevention, management, and treatment of disease.  This term includes, but is not limited to, nutrition assessment; nutrition diagnosis; nutrition intervention; monitoring and evaluation of nutrition care plans; nutrition support, including the ordering of parenteral and enteral nutrition; dietary and nutritional counseling and education, including regarding food, nutrient and prescription drug interactions; and the development and administration of nutrition care standards and systems.  The practice of dietetics and nutrition does not include the medical differential diagnosis of the health status of an individual.

   “Registered Dietitian” or “registered dietitian nutritionist” means an individual registered as such with the Commission on Dietetic Registration that gives the applicant the right to use the term “registered dietitian nutritionist,” “registered dietitian,” “RDN,” or “RD.”

   “Therapeutic diet” means a diet intervention prescribed by a physician or other authorized non-physician practitioner that provides food or nutrients via oral, enteral, and parenteral routes as part of treatment of disease or diagnosed clinical conditions to modify, eliminate, decrease, or increase identified micro-nutrients and macro-nutrients in the diet.

   L.2019, c.331, s.3.