Whoa Don- I am a RD and the laws are there to prevent people from giving MNT- medical nutrition therapy advice that are not trained NOT preventative or general nutrition guidelines. Why are you so angry? Would you want a personal trainer coming in your hospital room giving you nutrition advice when they have had no training in oncology, renal, diabetic or the million other diseases we learn in clinical dietetics and work with the health care team on a solution to getting the patient back to full health or at least a better quality of life? Does a personal trainer know how to provide enteral formulas for the specific disease? IT IS NOT A SIMPLE SUBJECT.