Board of Nutrition and Dietetics

Board Law

Presidential Decree No. 1286 “Nutrition and Dietetics Law”

Section 1. Title of Decree. This Decree shall be known and cited as the 'Nutrition and Dietetics Decree of 1977.'

Section 2. Definitions. The following definitions, unless the context otherwise requires, shall govern in the application and construction of this Decree:

  1. Board – The Board of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  2. Commission – The Professional Regulation Commission created under Presidential Decree No. 223.
  3. Nutrition – The science of foods, the nutrients and other substances therein, their action, interaction, and balance in relation to health and disease and the process by which the organism ingests, digests, absorbs, transports, utilizes and excretes food substances. In addition, nutrition must be concerned with certain social, economic, cultural and psychological implications of food and eating.
  4. Dietetics – Refers primarily to the therapeutic and food service aspects of the delivery of nutritional services in hospitals and other health care institutions.
  5. Nutritionist-dietitian – A person who is qualified to practice nutrition and dietetics as provided for under this Decree.


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