Another dietitian monopoly bill was defeated this evening in the Ag Committee of the Colorado House. Thanks to everyone who took the time to make sure their voice was heard.
We would like to share this image with all of the participants on all sides of the issue. In the meantime, we will keep these pages up for use next year. We know we will all be back at it next year!
The American Dietetic Association wants total control over who can provide you with nutrition services and what nutrition information is available. Legislation in Colorado would prevent anyone but “dietitians” from providing nutrition services: not naturopaths, not fitness trainers, not weight loss centers, not complementary medical doctors, not chiropractors, not acupuncturists, not herbalists and not your Vitamin Cottage Nutritional Health Coach. Sound like “big brother” dictating your nutrition and health care choices? It is!
Below is contact information for the 13 members of the Colorado House Agriculture Committee. HB1060 is currently scheduled to be heard by the Ag committee on February 6th, 2012. At that time a majority of these members can voted to kill the bill for this year, or move ahead for consideration by the Colorado Senate.
Given the short time frame before the hearing, we are recommending you call and email each committee member listed below. You can send an email easily and quickly by clicking on the email links bleow, personalizing the message in your email, and clicking SEND. You may want to read our Q&A on this legislation here before you call.
(Your county of residence does not matter, since each member wants to hear from all Coloradoans on issues before the committee. We are providing the counties represented by each member for reference.
Representing: Archuleta, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan counties
Representing: Delta, Dolores, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel counties
Representing: Larimer county
Representing: El Paso county
Representing: Baca, Bent, Huerfano, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers counties
Representing: Arapahoe county
Representing: Delta, Mesa county
Representing: Logan Phillips, Sedgwick, Weld counties
Representing: Weld county
Representing: Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Huerfano, Mineral, Pueblo, Rio Grande, Saguache counties
Representing: Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Pitkin counties