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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.
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 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
16-18 Dec - International Sport and Exercise Nutrition Conference 2014
09-10 Dec - The Nutrition Society, 2014 Winter Meeting Nutrition and age-related muscle loss, sarcopenia and cachexia
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
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.
Listings of all AfN Accredited, Endorsed and Certified Courses can be found here.
Both NHS Choices and NHS Careers provide further information on careers for AfN Registered Nutritionists.
Chief Executive, Association for Nutrition
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