My role as a Nutritionist is not as straightforward as my previous career in PR. It involves me figuring out where you are, where you want to be and how exactly to get there in terms of your diet and health.
Nutrition is a science and takes hours, days and months of study (essays, presentations, dissertations, lectures, seminars…you name it).
It is not as simple as being told what to eat and what not. We each are individual in not just our accents, appearance or character but also in how our body works. Nutrition is about listening and learning about your OWN body – this is where I come in to help. I assist in helping you to reach optimal health through the power of food and nutrition.
What does a Registered Nutritionist mean?
A Registered (RA) or Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) with the Association of Nutrition (AfN) is accredited and qualified. The difference between these two titles is a ANutr needs to have 3-4 years of experience after their Nutrition MSc/BSc to become a RA.
The AfN only holds Nutritionists that are competent and qualified as well as rigorously meets their standards for scientifically sound evidence-based nutrition and its use in practice.
In order to become a member of the AfN you have to have completed one of their accredited degrees in the UK.
With so many different titles it can be a big confusing and overwhelming when you are looking for nutritional help. A Registered Nutritionist or Registered Associate Nutritionist can make recommendations about food and healthy eating to help prevent or alleviate certain ailments such as weight loss, IBS and skin conditions.
If you are looking for help around nutrition, then definitely check out my nutrition programmes to see how I can help you.
I hope this helps clear up any confusion on what a Nutritionist actually does!