British Nutrition Council/BNC
Please note courses run by British Nutrition Council (BNC) are not endorsed, recognised or accredited by Association for Nutrition and do not lead to registration with Association for Nutrition as a Registered Nutritionist. For advice from Public Health England's Chief Nutritionist on the qualifications and experience required to be a Registered Nutritionist in the UK read here.
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. A full list of AfN Certified courses is available here.
AfN announces election of new President
Dr Margaret Ashwell OBE, FAfN, RNutr (Public Health) has been elected AfN President and chair of Council. Announced at this year’s AGM on 1st December AfN following a ballot of all UKVRN Registrants, Dr Margaret Ashwell will commence her Presidency on 1st January 2016. Dr Ashwell replaces Prof. Alan Jackson CBE, FFAfN, RNutr (Public Health) who stands down at the end of December 2015 after six years’ service as President and chair of Council.
New trustees elected to AfN Council
At our 7th AGM on 1st December Electoral Reform Services Ltd announced the results of the ballot for Council members to serve as Trustees from 1st January 2016 for a period of three years. The successful candidates were;
Dr Alan Dangour
Dr Margaret Ashwell
Prof Julie Lovegrove
Prof Geraldine McNiell
Prof Martin Wiseman
Prof. Alan Jackson CBE, FFAfN, RNutr(Public Health) awarded AfN Emeritus Founding President
In recognition of his outstanding leadership and commitment to the establishment of AfN as the nutrition profession’s independent regulator, and for his longstanding service as President and Chair, AfN Council granted Prof. Jackson the award of AfN Emeritus Founding President.
AfN work published as part of PHE evidence package
AfN has worked with Public Health England to undertake research and develop nutrition competences for those working at Levels 1-4 in catering, fitness and leisure.
A summary of this work has been published as part of the Public Health England evidence package that is supporting their work on sugar reduction and advice to the Department of Health.
Click here to read the press release
AfN Accredited Degree Programmes
AfN currently accredits 44 undergraduate and 25 postgraduate programmes. These degrees 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 Programmes
Current Postgraduate Degree Accredited Programmes
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, but are not looking to train to the level required to be a registered Nutritionist.
Full listing of AfN Certified Courses
Forthcoming AfN CPD Endorsed Activities
1st March 2016 - 20th Anniversary Meeting: 20 Years Back – 20 Years Forward, London
Click here for Full listing of forthcoming AfN Endorsed CPD