A Registered Nutritionist will usually have a BSc (Hons) or MSc in a nutritional science plus approximately 3 years professional experience (gained within the last 5 years).
You can become a Registered Nutritionist without having been a Registered Associate Nutritionist first.
- May provide advice, based on scientific evidence, on general and specific aspects of nutrition in relation to life and health in individuals and populations.
- May practise independently in relation to nutrition and health both for individual clients and for groups of people or populations.
- May practise as part of a team under the supervision of a suitably qualified doctor contributing to the management of people with medical conditions.
- Should use their skills for the public good.
- Should be aware of the limits of their competence.
- Should be aware of the settings in which they are competent to practise.
- Must meet the knowledge competencies listed in Competency Requirements for Registered Associate Nutritionist Registration and the application competencies listed in the Competency Requirements for Registered Nutritionist Registration.
- May not use their title to make claims unsubstantiated by peer-reviewed and published scientific evidence to directly endorse or validate a specific food or supplement.
UKVRN registration does not entitle the registrant to represent themselves as a Registered Dietitian. Similarly HCPC or CNHC registration does not entitle the registrant to represent themselves as a Registered Nutritionist.
How to apply for registration as a Registered Nutritionist.