BDA action taken against misuse of the title 'dietitian'

BDA action taken against misuse of the title 'dietitian'

03 August 2016

Some of you may have seen a course recently advertised on various discount sites for £29, claiming to provide a qualification called Certified Dietitian Practitioner. Upon becoming aware of this course, the BDA contacted the HCPC and Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to take legal action if necessary. 

As the title ‘Dietitian’ is legally protected, the ASA has come to the conclusion that the advert “must not appear in its current form again”, and the course provider has been notified.  

Visit the ASA website for the full outcome.

Thank you to members who make us aware of these types of adverts, so we can respond promptly. However, if you have seen something that you are unhappy about, it is very easy to lodge a formal complaint yourself too. Simply approach the HCPC online, and the Advertising Standards Authority. The more people that complain, the more likely it is to be taken seriously. 

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