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.

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Press Releases and Press Notes
Press Note: BANT Public Consultation Response (17 Mar 2017)

We acknowledge the publication today of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) response to their public consultation on their draft proposal for a Curriculum Framework for Functional Dietetics. We will review this document and consider our response in due course. 

Press Note: ASA Rules ‘The Nutrition School’ guilty of misleading the public (15 Jun 2016)
Published today,  the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)  upheld complaints raised by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) and members of the public against Scott Austin Ltd t/a The Nutrition School. Read more...

Press Release: New AfN President (7 Dec 2015)
We are pleased to announce that Dr Margaret Ashwell OBE, FAfN, RNutr (Public Health) has been elected by Registrants as the new AfN President. Read more...

Press Release: AfN Project work published as part of PHE Evidence Package (22 Oct 2015)

AfN has worked with Public Health England to undertake research and develop nutrition competences for those working at Levels 1-4 in catering, fitness and leisure. Read more...

Press Release: PHE External Reference Groups looking at 5-a-day and Eatwell Plate (15 Aug 2015)
AfN provides clarity on the role of the AfN Chair of the External Reference Groups for PHE's work on 5-a-day and Eatwell Plate revisions

Press Release: Registered Nutritionists welcome SACN Report on Carbohydrates and Health (17 Jul 2015)

Today (Friday 17th July 2015) sees the publication of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition's (SACN) Report on Carbohydrates and Health. Read more...

Press Release: Registered Nutritionists comment on SACN Report on Carbohydrates and Health (17 Jul 2015)

Expert responses to today's (Friday 17th July 2015) publication of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition's (SACN) Report on Carbohydrates and Health. Read more...

Press Note: Fitness Industry Training update (27 May 2015)
Following our press releases at the end of 2014 regarding the concerns which we had raised with the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) regarding College for Nutrition/Register for Nutrition/Fitness Industry Training LTD we are now able to notify you of the outcome of a third complaint to the ASA. Read more...

Press Release: Launch of Better Nutrition - Better Health: A manifesto call (22 Jan 2015)
AfN launch a call to politicians to commit to making nutrition-related health a key priority for the next Government. Read more...

Press Release: ASA ruling on College for Nutrition/Fitness Industry Training (Nov/Dec 2014)
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld two AfN complaints regarding claims made by The College for Nutrition and Fitness Industry Training. Read more...

Press Release: Income Tax Relief on UKVRN Renewal Fees (26 Nov 2014)
HMRC has approved UKVRN renewal fees to be eligible for deduction and relief against registrants income tax calculations. Read more...

Press Release: Launch of SACN and PHE Reports (26 Jun 2014)
The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) draft report Carbohydrates & Health and Public Health England (PHE) paper Sugar Reduction: Responding to the Challenge Read more...
AfN Position Statements

2017 Updated Document: AfN Rules

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

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