AfN is recruiting!
We are currently looking for a new Registration Officer to join our motivated team.
This is a part-time position for 28hrs a week, worked over four or five days at the office in Central London. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the daily operation of the UKVRN and the registry office, providing administrative support to the Registration and Accreditation Manager.
Closing Date: 1pm, Wednesday 8th April 2015
Click here for job description, person specification and details on how to apply
Claiming tax relief on your registration fees
The end of the tax year is fast approaching - remember of you pay your registration fees yourself, then you are able to claim tax relief on these.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have approved UKVRN registration fees for income tax relief under Section 344 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003. For more information and details on how to claim please visit the subscriptions page in the Members area.
Better Nutrition - Better Health: Manifesto Call Launched
We have launched our manifesto call (Better Nutrition - Better Health) asking for all political parties to make nutrition-related health a key priority for the next Government.
To read the manifesto call and about how you can quickly help us to the raise awareness of the call to politicians and political candidates, please click here.
ASA publish ruling on complaints against College for Nutrition & Fitness Industry Training
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld two complaints made by AfN about misleading claims made by The College for Nutrition and Fitness Industry Training. To read the ASA’s Final Adjudication on The College for Nutrition, please read here. To read the ASA’s Final Adjudication on Fitness Industry Training, please read here. AfN has issued two press releases, here. The ASA have placed The College for Nutrition/Nutrition Register on their non-compliant online advertisers list, as they are still in breach of the CAP code.
Please note: courses offered by Fitness Industry Training/College for Nutrition/Nutrition Register are not accredited or endorsed by AfN and do not lead to UKVRN Registration as a Registered Nutritionist.
AfN Accredited Degree Courses
AfN currently accredits 38 undergraduate and 23 postgraduate programmes. These courses support the development of nutritionists’ skills through the delivery of evidence-based nutrition education to a professional level. Students completing an accredited degree programme have the right to apply for direct entry at Associate level to the UKVRN, which entitles them to use the letters ANutr after their names.
Current Undergraduate Degree Accredited Courses
Current Postgraduate Degree Accredited Courses
AfN Certified Courses
AfN Certified Courses are ideal for individuals who deliver nutrition information to the public at level 3, 4 or 5+ on the Public Health and Skills Careers Framework and wish to update or extend their nutrition knowledge.
Full listing of AfN Certified Courses
Forthcoming AfN CPD Endorsed Activities
1 Apr 2015 - Food and Behaviour Research, Feeding Better Behaviour, Learning and Mood: The Gut, Brain and Nutrition Connection, Manchester (other dates and locations available)
28 Apr 2015 - SENSE, Interpreting Systematic Reviews, with Scientific Update on Low FODMAP Diets, and Mindful Eating, London
28 Apr 2015 - British Nutrition Foundation, New perspectives on infant feeding and obesity, London
29-30 Apr 2015 - Well-Founded, Advancing Best Practice -Mindful Eating Parts 1 & 2, Manchester and London
20 May 2015 - The Counterweight Programme
26-28 May 2015 - University of Aberdeen, Advanced Dietary Assessment Methods
Full listing of forthcoming AfN Endorsed CPD