Choosing The Right Nutritionist Isn’t Good Taste, It’s the Choice Well Made
It’s also about the person’s credentials and experience, of course, and matching the right kind of personality with each client. We can find you nutritionists who have worked with athletes, children, families, executives, recovering addicts and individuals with eating disorders, all with a various range of health objectives. An experienced nutritionist can support your efforts to lose weight, gain muscle mass or increase stamina. They can also can create, implement and help you stick to a healthy eating plan.
If you or someone in your family must adhere to strict dietary restrictions (see Private Chef), it doesn’t have to prevent you from eating well and enjoying yourself at mealtimes. If you have food allergies, an inability to digest certain foods, or need to keep your blood sugar or enzyme levels within a specific threshold, a nutritionist can help you stay on course with fewer setbacks.
While personal/private chefs can expertly prepare delicious and satisfying meals, nutritionists bring a different set of skills to the table. They ensure that the foods you eat provide your body with the nourishment it needs to perform at peak levels while providing balanced levels of nutrients based on your individual physiology.
Our nutritionist recruiter Clajah knows exactly what clients need. She meets all clients personally, provides a full, in-depth assessment, then designs a bespoke programme. After that, Clajah carefully matches a highly trained and experienced nutritionist with her client. Personal Trainers are also available should your wellness programme and plan require one.
Benefits of employing a nutritionist
- Evaluates and assesses your unique dietary needs and maps out a dietary plan
- Works with your dietary guidelines to support you while helping you meet your goals
- Targets areas of interest like sports and endurance, weight loss, health improvement, muscle gain, prevention and management
- Supervises nutritional needs during recovery from injury or sports-related trauma
- Collaborates with your physician or personal trainer to optimize timely and favorable results
There are no specific entry requirements to become a nutritionist, but most nutritionists typically have at least a 4-year degree from an accredited college or university.
Many people opt to attain and hold the Association for Nutrition (AfN) certification, which requires a minimum of degree-level nutrition science. Graduates from AfN-accredited nutrition degrees are eligible to apply for registered associate nutritionist (ANutr) registration. One of the ‘largest learned societies’ in the world for nutrition in the world, the U.K. based Nutrition Society, has offered membership on a voluntary basis since 1941 and serves to keep nutritionists and dietitians up to date with current research.
Nutritionists specializing in sports and exercise or performance nutrition may elect to hold the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) certification offered by The British Dietetic Association, the trade union and professional body for dietitians in the UK.
- Science aptitude
- Excellent communication skills
- A passion for health and wellness, enthusiasm and empathy
- Ability to encourage and motivate others
- Team player with interest in sharing and collaborating
- Capability to multitask and work independently