Heather Kokesch Del Castillo
Heather Kokesch Del Castillo is a health coach living in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Before she moved to Florida, she was able to freely and successfully operate her dietary advice business, Constitution Nutrition, without needing to bother with a dietetics or nutrition license. In California, no such license even exists. It was only after Heather moved to Florida, because of her husband’s career in the Air Force, that running her popular business suddenly became a crime. In May 2017, the Florida Department of Health served her with a cease-and-desist letter ordering her to stop giving dietary advice and fining her $754. Now she’s joined with the Institute for Justice to defend her First Amendment rights.
Economic Liberty | First Amendment | Occupational Licensing | Occupational Speech
Florida requires a license in order to provide dietary advice to a customer. Diet advice is simply a type of speech that should be protected by the First Amendment, and that’s why Heather Kokesch Del…