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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.
For advice from Public Health England's Chief Nutritionist on the qualifications and experience required to be a Registered Nutritionist read 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.
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.
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.
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The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld two complaints made by AfN about misleading claims made by The College for Nutrition and Fitness Industry Training. To read the ASA’s Final Adjudication on The College for Nutrition, please read here. To read the ASA’s Final Adjudication on Fitness Industry Training, please read here. AfN has issued two press releases, here.
Full listing of AfN Certified Courses
3, 4 March and 20 May 2015 - The Counterweight Programme
25-26 Mar 2015 - The Nutrition Society, Scottish Section Meeting, Diet, Gene Regulation and Metabolic Disease Conference, Aberdeen, Scotland
26 Mar 2015 - The Nutrition Society, Dietary Assessment Methods Workshop, Lancashire
01 May 2015 - Well-Founded, Advancing Best Practice - Mindful Eating Part 2 for Children and Families, London
Various dates throughout 2015 and 2016 - Nutrinsight, Why Wait to talk about Weight? 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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Telephone: +44(0)20 7291 8388
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