Registered Nutritionist (RNutr)

A Registered Nutritionist will usually have a BSc (Hons) or MSc in a nutritional science plus at least 3 years' professional experience (gained within the last 5 years).

You can become a Registered Nutritionist (RNutr) without having been a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) first. 

Registered Nutritionists:

      • 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.

There are two ways to apply to become a Registered Nutritionist:

1) Portfolio Entry onto the UKVRN – for nutritionists with a minimum of 3 years' experience.
2) Experience in Evidence Based Nutrition entry onto the UKVRNfor nutritionists with a minimum of 10 years' experience at a senior level.

Please note:

UKVRN registration does not entitle the registrant to represent themselves as a Registered Dietitian or Registered Nutritional Therapist. Similarly HCPC, CNHC or GRCCT registration does not entitle the registrant to represent themselves as a Registered Nutritionist.


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