FEBRUARY 6, 2012

HB 12-1060 (Dietitian) was defeated (postponed indefinitely) today.  It was a LONG day at the Capitol as the bill was heard last in committee.  If you took your valued time to come to the Capitol today, it is very much appreciated.  

Thank you to those who testified from :
NHFC/NHFA (National Health Freedom), Sunshine Health Freedom Foundation, Nutrition Therapy Institute, Colorado Coalition for Natural Health, Vitamin Cottage

Please send thank you notes to the committee members who voted NO.  It is important that we recognize and thank them for supporting us.


Baumgardner, Randy - randy.baumgardner.house@state.co.us - 303-866-2949
Brown, J. Paul - jpaul.brown.house@state.co.us - 303-866-2914
Coram, Don - don.coram.house@state.co.us - 303-866-2955
Looper, Marsha  - marshalooper@gmail.com - 303-866-2946
McKinley, Wes - wes.mckinley.house@state.co.us - 303-866-2398
Scott, Ray  - ray.scott.house@state.co.us - 303-866-3068
Vigil, Edward - edward.vigil.house@state.co.us - 303-866-2916

FEBRUARY 2, 2012


We really need you to contact Legislators in regards to the Dietitian bill.
Even though the Capitol will be closed tomorrow due to the snow - we need to emaill, fax, and call and leave messages since the hearing is on Monday, February 6th.

There is new language for the dietitian bill....  many people will think that this language is adequate but it is NOT!!!!

EMAIL Kim for: (kimberlysharples@msn.com)

  • a letter you can fax and/or copy/paste into an email
  • list of Agriculture Committee Members
  • list of Sponsors
  • and the new language.

Big thanks go to ANH for their help in getting this information to us so that we can forward it on to you!!!!!!

Brief Synopsis: This amendment appears to leave nutrition practitioners alone. It does not. If this is truly a bill meant only for licensing dietitians, there is no reason for the bill to define the Nutrition Scope of Practice. Further, the Nutrition scope of practice is often indistinguishable from the Dietetics scope, so there is no guarantee with this amendment, that Nutritionists will not be violating the law. Once a state has licensure, because of how federal law is written, all nutrition practitioners in that state will be required to be licensed if they want their services covered by insurance. By licensing only dietitians, this will certainly put a financial squeeze on unlicensed practitioners as more insurance companies begin to cover nutrition. Unlicensed practitioners will be choked out of business. If CO legislators accept the CDA premise that licensing is necessary, then ALL affected parties must be at the table to define parameters. This amendent and law are unacceptable.

JANUARY 18, 2012



The Dietitians have introduced a monopolistic and exclusionary bill (HB12-1060) that will mean only these select few Dietitians will be allowed to practice Nutrition in the state of Colorado.


This bill has been assigned to the House Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources committee.   We do not have a date yet as to when this bill will be heard.  When we find out the date, we will notify you immediately and ask for you to come to the Capitol hearing to help defeat this bill!


In the meantime, we ask that you email, call and/or fax the members of this committee, as well as the sponsors of this bill to ask them to OPPOSE HB 12-1060.  We have provided a petition that you can use to fax.  You will need to fax one page for every person. (EMAIL kimberlysharples@msn.com and she will forward these to you).

You can do all three -  email, call and fax if you wish.  If you email, you can do a copy/paste of the petition in the email.  You may of course write your own letter as well.


PLEASE NOTE :  There is a different fax number for representatives and a different fax for senators, so make sure you are using the correct fax number when faxing to the legislators.



If you are a practitioner or business owner - please forward this to your customers and/or clients. Many practitioners and owners will also have these forms available for their clients and customers to sign. We appreciate your help in getting this information out to the public!


According to this bill, penalties for those practicing nutrition without being a Licensed Dietitian -  are up to $500 fine and 6 months in jail AND Each Day of violation is considered a separate offense.


To read the bill: http://www.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2012A/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/DE51EBF15E2BB0C487257981007E046F?Open&file=1060_01.pdf


This is the list of Representative and Senators to contact with your letters/petitions:



Sonnenberg, Jerry - jerry@repsonnenberg.com - 303-866-3706

Baumgardner, Randy - randy.baumgardner.house@state.co.us - 303-866-2949

Brown, J. Paul - jpaul.brown.house@state.co.us - 303-866-2914

Coram, Don - don.coram.house@state.co.us - 303-866-2955

Fischer, Randy - randyfischer@frii.com - 303-866-2917

Jones, Matt - repmattjones@gmail.com - 303-866-2920

Looper, Marsha  - marshalooper@gmail.com - 303-866-2946

McKinley, Wes - wes.mckinley.house@state.co.us - 303-866-2398

Ryden, Su  - su.ryden.house@state.co.u - 303-866-2942

Scott, Ray  - ray.scott.house@state.co.us - 303-866-3068

Vaad, Glenn  - glenn.vaad.house@state.co.us - 303-866-2943

Vigil, Edward - edward.vigil.house@state.co.us - 303-866-2916

Wilson, Roger Ben - roger.wilson.house@state.co.us - 303-866-2945

Massey, Tom - tom@tommassey.org - 303-866-2747

Ferrandino, Mark - mferrandino@yahoo.com - 303-866-2911

Gardner, Bob - bob.gardner.house@state.co.us - 303-866-2191

Kefalas, John - john.kefalas.house@state.co.us - 303-866-4569

Liston, Larry G - larry.liston.house@state.co.us - 303-866-2965

McCann, Elizabeth "Beth" - beth.mccann.house@state.co.us - 303-866-2959

Swerdfeger, Keith - keith.swerdfeger.house@state.co.us - 303-866-2905



SENATORS: (FAX 303-866-5319)

Boyd, Betty - betty.boyd.senate@state.co.us - 303-866-4857

Steadman, Pat - pat.steadman.senate@state.co.us - 303-866-4861

Tochtrop, Lois - lotochtrop@aol.com - 303-866-4863



If you have any questions, please let us know...


Colorado Coalition for Natural Health

January 17, 2012


Just found out tonight that colorado has a dietitian bill introduced...

hb 1060


Alliance for Natural Health has a website where you can go and they will send a letter to legislators for you


Please go to the website above and sign the petition!

thank you for your support!



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