Nutritionists Jobs

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Jobs in Nutrition

I guess it's a sign of the times that more people are searching on Google for nutritionists' jobs rather than  for nutrition therapists. There are lots of new nutritionists and few places for them to gain employment.

Nutritionists Salary

If it's a huge salary you are searching for then forget it. The competition over recent years mean that the basic laws of supply and demand have resulted in very few nutritionists being able to command fees similar to those of The Food Doctor (over £100 for just 30 minutes of consultation). Most nutritionists in London charge around the £100 mark but for a 1hr consultation and having prepared for the client beforehand.

Nutritionists Qualifications

The minimum nutritional qualifications to be a practicing Nutritionist are under review. It's hoped that regulation and protection for title of nutritionist will be similar to that of for dieticians registered with the HPC Health Professions Council with minimum requirements and obligations to regularly update knowledge

The main professional body for Nutritionists is BANT the British Association of Nutrition Therapists

Nutritional Training Courses

Try ION (the institute of optimum nutrition) in Richmond and Westminster University who both offer respected degree courses.

Nutritionists Vs Dietitians / Dieticians


This is how the BDA ( British Dietetic Association) describe a Dietitians role

"Registered Dietitians (RDs) are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level. Uniquely, dietitians use the most up to date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be statutorily regulated, and governed by an ethical code, to ensure that they always work to the highest standard. Dietitians work in the NHS, private practice, industry, education, research, sport, media, public relations, publishing, NGOs and government. Their advice influences food and health policy across the spectrum from government, local communities and individuals.

The title dietitian can only be used by those appropriately trained professionals who have registered with the Health Professions Council and whose details are on the HPC web site."

Sounds good doesn't it? But anyone who has visited an NHS dietitian will know the restrictions that they work under and the limited practical solutions they are permitted to provide. They generally have an in depth knowledge about the nutrients in food and why your body may need that food but not necessarily how to apply that knowledge to use it therapeutically and cure patients of preventable conditions such as IBS and infertility.

Up until recently they weren't obligated to regularly update their knowledge and for many older dietitians this has been a steep learning curve. As nutritional therapy as a separate profession is a relatively new discipline clinical nutritionists have tended to have the upper hand but even they have to keep constantly updated as knowledge is constantly changing as more research reveals natural solutions to preventable conditions and then discovers another layer of metabolic synergy between nutrients.


There a number of different types of professionals who refer to themselves as nutritionists, industrial food technicians , Physical trainers who advise on diet and weight loss and clinical nutritional therapists.

This is how BANT, 
British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy, define a nutritional therapist.

"Nutritional Therapists must meet the National Occupational Standards for Nutritional Therapy and are presently coming under regulation by the Nutritional Therapy Council. Nutritional therapy encompasses the use of carefully compiled individual prescriptions for diet and lifestyle in order to alleviate or prevent ailments and promote optimal health. These recommendations may include guidance on natural detoxification, procedures to promote colon health, methods to support digestion and absorption, the avoidance of ingestion or inhalation of toxins or allergens and the appropriate use of supplementary nutrients.

Nutritional therapists often work with patients, many of whom have been referred by medical practitioners, who have chronic health problems that conventional medicine finds difficult to treat. These include allergies, digestive and bowel disorders, hormonal imbalances, fatigue, depression or stress, auto-immune conditions, migraine and skin disorders. Increasingly, parents with an overweight child and/or a child with learning and behaviour difficulties seek to support their child with nutritional therapy as opposed to prescription medications."
Clinical nutritional therapists have gain notoriety for managing to use food and nutrients to 'cure' patients of conditions they have been diagnosed by their doctor (often treated by their dietitian)and told that they must just put up with, it's just one of those things, nothing more can be done.

As well as the expected obvious success with weight management, nutritional therapists in clinic have a great track record at finding solutions for IBS Irritable bowel syndrome, infertility, helping mothers through pregnancy, dealing with stress related conditions, lack of energy, hormonal disorders and PMT / PMS also allergies and food intolerance, skin conditions such as eczema and sexual dysfunction and erratic mood conditions.

Much of Nutritional therapists success is due to new state of the art bio chemical metabolic laboratory tests that aren't yet available to dietitians who are restricted by the slow moving cogs of the NHS to adopt new technology or the funding to utilise it. This enables even newly qualified nutritionists to get right to the root cause of a condition with an insight on how to fix the problem rather than just treating the symptom.

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