Media room
Welcome to the AfN Media Room, where you can access our position statements and briefing notes, AfN press releases and any AfN responses to media coverage of relevance to UKVRN registrants.

If you are a journalist and would like to be put in touch with a Registered Nutritionist, please contact us on:

Tel: (+44) 20 3795 8823 (Select 
Option 4)
Press Releases, Notes and Statements

Press Statement: Transfer of Undergraduate Medical Curriculum in Nutrition

Association for Nutrition (AfN) is delighted to announce responsibility for the UK Undergraduate Curriculum in Nutrition for newly qualified doctors has been officially transferred from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) to the Association for Nutrition (AfN). View press statement here  

Press Note: DH Public Consultation Response

We have responded to the Department of Health public consultation on the Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation. Our response can be
viewed here.

Statement: Letter issued by AfN to BANT on 29.03.2018 (UPDATED 18.05.18)

We, Association for Nutrition (AfN) wrote to BANT, a private limited company (no 3333951) on 29th March 2018.  We (AfN) asked (1) BANT to change their recently revised registered company name, the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (formerly known as the ‘British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapists’) to remove our charitable name, ‘Association for Nutrition.’  We (AfN) also requested (2) that BANT does not now, or in the future, whether publicly or privately, encourage its members to use the term ‘Registered Nutritionist’ or ‘Registered Associate Nutritionist’ unless their members are also qualified to use the terms with us, and further, to inform its members that use of these terms is only permissible if their members are registered with us (AfN/United Kingdom Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN)).

Statement Update: Following subsequent correspondence between the two organisations, we (AfN) are continuing to consider our position and take advice from our legal Counsel. Whilst we (AfN) do so, we (AfN) have provided BANT with confirmation that we (AfN) will not in the interim commence legal proceedings against BANT members using the term Registered Nutritionist. Should we (AfN) decide to commence proceedings, we (AfN) have provided an assurance to BANT that we (AfN) will provide them with due notice of any intended action. 

We (AfN) continue to remain fully committed to achieving a productive and sound relationship between our two organisations for the benefit of the public.

View all AfN release and notices here.

AfN Position Statements

2017 Updated Document: AfN Rules

2017 Position Update: AfN Discussion Paper on Professional Regulation and Statutory Protection 

View all AfN briefing notes and position statements here.

AfN Consultations

There are currently no consultations open


Registrant Login

Log In

If you are a UKVRN registrant but have not created an online account, please click here to set up your username and password

If you have forgotten your username or password, please click here to be sent a reminder.