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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AfN Endorsed CPD   AfN Standards for Registrants   Individual Skills Assessment
AfN Standards for Registrants   Making a Complaint

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.

Commenting on Carbohydrates & Health and Sugar Reduction Paper - Guidance for Registrants
AfN has updated its guidance for UKVRN registrants who will comment for stakeholders on Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) draft report Carbohydrates & Health and Public Health England (PHE) Sugar Reduction: Responding to the Challenge, released on 26 June 2014. 

Please follow the link to view guidance.

Press and media seeking response from Registered Nutritionists to the SACN and PHE publications should email Alice Cameron

Press Release following launch of SACN and PHE Publications
Nutrition news in Tweets
Nutrition news from the web - not endorsed by the AfN.
AfN Noticeboard

Job Vacancy - AfN Communications & Marketing Manager

Post Title
  Communication and Marketing Manager
Based   Central London
Responsibilities   Managing all aspects of marketing and communications activity in a growing voluntary regulator & registered charity.
  To £34,000pa for 35 hours/week: part time pro rata
Closing Date   1pm, 3rd September 2014
Full job description and person spec

Nutrition Society Cuthbertson Medal

The Nutrition Society Cuthbertson Medal, for excellence in clinical nutrition and/or metabolism research that provides an evidence base for clinical practice, is open to scientists or clinicians, within 15 years of higher degree graduation.
Closing date 5pm 15 Sept 2014. 

Further information.

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

04 Sept - The Nutrition Society, Statistics for Nutrition Research

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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