Nutritionist Resource only lists nutritionists
who are members of a recognised professional body or those
who have sent us copies of their qualifications and insurance
Nutritionists most commonly work in industry,
education or research jobs that require them to apply their
scientific knowledge of food. Unlike Dietitian,
Nutritionist is not a protected title under
statutory regulation and therefore anyone is able to refer
to himself or herself as such, even if they do not posses
adequate training and experience. However, there are various
voluntary registers that have been developed for nutritionists
who are qualified to provide general information about food
but not advice about specific therapeutic diets.
Nutritional therapists tend to work on
a one to one basis with clients with a focus on optimising
health and alleviating the symptoms of many common ailments
and chronic conditions such as digestive and bowel disorders,
weight concerns etc.
Similarly to nutritionists, law does not
regulate nutritional therapists, though there are various
voluntary organisations that require proof of qualifications
in order to be listed.