Welcome to the Association for Nutrition
We hold the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists. Our purpose is to protect and benefit the public by defining and advancing standards of evidence-based practice across the field of nutrition and at all levels within the workforce.
 
     
     
 
 

Welcome to the Association for Nutrition


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  About AfN
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AfN Endorsed CPD   AfN Standards for Registrants   Individual Skills Assessment
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The Association for Nutrition (AfN) defines and advances standards of evidence-based practice across the field of nutrition and at all levels within the workforce.  We protect and benefit the public by:

·           Championing Registered Nutritionists (RNutr), whose entry onto the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) is an assurance that they meet our rigorous standards of competence and professionalism.

·           Supporting frontline health and social care workers with essential tools enabling individuals to evaluate and enhance their competence to use nutrition safely and competently in their practice.

·           Recognising high quality, relevant nutrition training through our Course Accreditation, CPD Endorsement and Certification schemes.

 
     
     
 
Preparing an application for Registration or upgrade?
Join us at Food Matters Live for a ‘free to attend’ seminar hosted jointly by Nutritionists in Industry and AfN.  From 2pm-5pm at ExCel, London on Tuesday 18th November we’ll have a range of experts on hand to answer your career questions, explore routes to UKVRN registration and give advice on portfolio preparation.   Places are limited and prior booking is essential.  To register your interest please click here.   Food Matters Live is AfN CPD Endorsed.  Visit us on our stand (stand 3) at Food Matters Live to learn more.
 
     
     
 
AfN AGM
All UKVRN Registrants are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting on 2nd December 2014 at 1.15pm at Royal Society for Public Health, 28 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LY.  Come along and hear the about our work this year and join trustees in awarding this year’s Certificates of AfN Fellowship. To indicate your attendance please contact us.
 
     
     
 
AfN Annual discourse
Join us for our 2014 Annual Discourse, ‘Physical Activity, Nutrition and Public Health’ on Tuesday 2nd December 2014 at 2pm at Royal Society of Public Health, 28 Portland Place, London W1B 1LY. This year, leading experts will consider how UKVRN Registered Nutritionists are making a difference in the field of sport, physical activity and nutrition. 

Speakers include;
Good Housekeeping journalist Anita Bean RNutr (Sports & Exercise) 
AfN President Prof Alan Jackson CBE RNutr (Public Health) FFAfN 
Scottish Rugby’s lead nutritionist Richard Chessor RNutr (Sports & Exercise) 
Professor David McCarthy RNutr (Public Health) and
Dr Mike Brannan, Adults Lifecourse Lead, Public Health England 

The discourse will be followed by an informal networking reception at 4pm, with canapés kindly sponsored by 9bar. 

The Annual Discourse is free to attend.  However places are limited and booking is essential. Please email to book your place. 
 
     
     
 
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Is your UKVRN Registration due for renewal in October?


Moving Up! Mapping Careers in Nutrition

To register for AfN/NII's joint careers seminar at Food Matters Live please click here

The current agenda is available here.


College for Nutrition/Fitness Industry Training

Please note courses offered by Fitness Industry Training/College for Nutrition are not accredited or endorsed by AfN and do not lead to UKVRN Registration as a Registered Nutritionist.



UKVRN Registration

UKVRN Registered Nutritionists work at a senior level across the NHS, academia, industry and food service. All UKVRN registrants must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of five core competencies in nutrition science and (for Registered Nutritionists) their application in one of five specialist areas: Public Health, Sports and Exercise, Nutrition Science, Food and Animal Nutrition.

We also welcome ‘By Distinction’ applications from individuals with a substantial and peer-recognised track record in nutrition. Recent graduates of AfN accredited course may apply for direct entry to the Register as an Associate Nutritionist


Forthcoming AfN CPD Endorsed Activities

16-18 Dec - International Sport and Exercise Nutrition Conference 2014

25/26 Nov - Well Founded, Mindful Eating Parts 1 and 2

18-20 Nov - Food Matters Live 2014

22 Nov - AfN Regional Network - North West, Evidence based nutrition in a range of settings

Full listing of forthcoming AfN Endorsed CPD


Interested in studying nutrition?

Read here for advice from Public Health England's Chief Nutritionist on the qualifications and experience required to be a Registered Nutritionist.

If you are looking for a short course in nutrition, make sure it's Certified by AfN. AfN Certified courses meet our rigorous standards for course content and education standards, and are an ideal introduction to nutrition science. For a full list of AfN Certified courses see here.

Students intending to join the UKVRN as a Registered Nutritionist through Direct Entry at ANutr level complete university-level undergraduate or postgraduate courses accredited by AfN. For a list of AfN Accredited courses please see here

Both NHS Choices and NHS Careers provide further information on careers for AfN Registered Nutritionists.



College for Nutrition/Fitness Industry Training

Please note courses offered by Fitness Industry Training/College for Nutrition are not accredited or endorsed by AfN and do not lead to UKVRN Registration as a Registered Nutritionist.



College for Nutrition/Fitness Industry Training

Please note courses offered by Fitness Industry Training/College for Nutrition are not accredited or endorsed by AfN and do not lead to UKVRN Registration as a Registered Nutritionist.



College for Nutrition/Fitness Industry Training


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