Looking for Nutritionists Jobs?
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.
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.
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."