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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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 email us.   Food Matters Live is AfN CPD Endorsed.  Visit us on our stand at Food Matters Live to learn more.
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 this year’s Annual Discourse , ‘Sport, Nutrition and Physical Activity,’ a lively and informal panel discussion following on 2nd December 2014 at 2.15pm, followed by networking reception kindly sponsored by 9-bar.  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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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
15 Sept - SENSE/Nutritionists in Industry, Obesity and Weight Management - Scientific Update

24 Sept - The Nutrition Society, Dietary Assessment Methods

01 Oct - Yakult UK Limited, Current insights into the gut microbiota and its influence on health.

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


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