Are there any state laws that would prevent me from starting a website with nutrition information because I don’t have a degree in the subject?

I’m planning to start an online business blogging about vegetarian recipes, nutrition tips, etc. I am self-taught and do not have any nutrition degrees. I would put a disclaimer on my website.

Asked on February 19, 2013 under Business Law, Tennessee


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

No, you may do this, so long as you do not in any way misrepresent your credentials or do anything that would cross the line into "practicing medicine" (for example: answering specific medical-related questions of individuals, which would be providing diagnosis).

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