BAN ON PAID WEIGHT LOSS ADVICE LEADS TO MISSISSIPPI LAWSUIT

JACKSON, Miss. – A personal trainer who studied nutrition in college has sued a Mississippi agency after health officials told her only registered dietitians could charge to give advice how to lose weight.

Donna Harris says her website pointed out she was not a registered dietitian and planned to give basic, personalized advice to healthy people for a $99 fee.

But The Clarion Ledger reports that the Mississippi Department of Health sent her a letter threatening jail time and fines if she continued.

So Harris shut down her site, refunded $7,000 to customers and on Friday sued several members of the Department of Health.

The agency did not comment.

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3/2/2020 2:43:11 PM (GMT -6:00)

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