Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr)

A Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) has typically graduated from a BSc (Hons) or MSc in a nutritional science within the last 3 years. A Registered Associate Nutritionist can prove underpinning scientific knowledge in evidence-based nutrition, but has yet to acquire the significant experience of the practical application of this knowledge required for transfer to Registered Nutritionist (RNutr) status.

A Registered Associate Nutritionist will normally be working within a team and with relevant professional oversight, supervised and/or mentored. A Registered Associate Nutritionist will not normally engage in wholly independent practice.

Registered Associate Nutritionists are expected to apply for transfer to Registered Nutritionist (RNutr) registration after attaining sufficient relevant professional experience, which is typically approximately three years of post-degree professional practice.

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

  1. Direct Entry – for graduates of any AfN Accredited Degree Programme (within the last 3 years).
  2. Entry via Portfolio – for graduates of any nutrition science degree programme not accredited by AfN, or for those who graduated from an accredited degree more than 3 years ago.

Click here to see which are AfN Accredited Programmes.


Please be aware that a sunset clause has been introduced to the ANutr Portfolio pathway. After 31st December 2025, this application pathway will no longer be available. Read more