Nutrition Courses Accredited by AfN

AFN Accredited Course. Accreditation Number AC256

Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:53:00 BST

The Nutrition and Health team are pleased to announce the accreditation of our second degree course, BSc (Hons) Food, Nutrition and Health, by the Association for Nutrition (AfN).

The AfN maintains the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN), which was set up to protect the public and the profession by providing a way to differentiate qualified, professional nutritionists from poorly qualified individuals providing nutritional advice which may be incorrect or unethical.  Members of the UKVRN have to meet a number of competency based criteria and ensure that they maintain rigorous standards of professionalism and are entitled to use the letters ANutr (for Associate members) or RNutr (for full Registered Nutritionists) after their names.

The AfN’s accreditation means that graduates from BSc (Hons) Food, Nutrition and Health and the BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Public Health course, which was accredited in 2012, can apply for direct entry to the UKVRN as Associate Nutritionists.  After gaining three years’ professional experience working as a nutritionist, it is possible to apply for full registration which entitles holders to call themselves Registered Nutritionists.

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