The making of a nutrition professional: the Association for Nutrition register

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Authors: Cade, J.E., Eccles, E., Hartwell, H., Radford, S., Douglas, A. and Milliner, L.

Journal: Public Health Nutrition

ISSN: 1368-9800

DOI: 10.1017/s1368980011003338

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Authors: Cade, J.E., Eccles, E., Hartwell, H., Radford, S., Douglas, A. and Milliner, L.

Journal: Public Health Nutr

Volume: 15

Issue: 11

Pages: 2012-2019

eISSN: 1475-2727

DOI: 10.1017/S1368980011003338

OBJECTIVE: Nutritionists in the UK are at the start of an exciting time of professional development. The establishment of the Association for Nutrition in 2010 has presented an opportunity to review, revitalize and expand the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists. In the UK and elsewhere, there is a need for a specialist register of nutritionists with title protection as a public safeguard. DESIGN: The new structure will base professional registration on demonstration of knowledge and application in five core competencies. Initially, there will be five specialist areas: animal; public health; nutritional scientist; food; sports and exercise. The wording and requirements linking the specialist areas to the competencies have been carefully defined by leading individuals currently on the existing register in these specialist areas. These have been evaluated by a random sample of existing registrants to check for accuracy of definitions and examples. Other work aims to establish a clear quality assurance framework in nutrition for workers in the health and social care sectors (UK Public Health Skills and Career Framework Levels 1-4) who contribute to nutrition activity, such as community food workers, nutrition assistants and pharmacists. Students, co-professional affiliates and senior fellows will also find a place in the new Association. The title 'nutritionist' is not currently legally protected in the UK and it is used freely to cover a range of unregulated practice. CONCLUSIONS: The establishment of a professional register to protect the public and to provide a clear identity for nutritionists is a vital step forward.

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Authors: Cade, J.E., Eccles, E., Hartwell, H., Radford, S., Douglas, A. and Milliner, L.

Journal: Public Health Nutrition

Volume: 15

Issue: 11

Pages: 2012-2019

eISSN: 1475-2727

ISSN: 1368-9800

DOI: 10.1017/S1368980011003338

Objective Nutritionists in the UK are at the start of an exciting time of professional development. The establishment of the Association for Nutrition in 2010 has presented an opportunity to review, revitalize and expand the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists. In the UK and elsewhere, there is a need for a specialist register of nutritionists with title protection as a public safeguard. Design The new structure will base professional registration on demonstration of knowledge and application in five core competencies. Initially, there will be five specialist areas: animal; public health; nutritional scientist; food; sports and exercise. The wording and requirements linking the specialist areas to the competencies have been carefully defined by leading individuals currently on the existing register in these specialist areas. These have been evaluated by a random sample of existing registrants to check for accuracy of definitions and examples. Other work aims to establish a clear quality assurance framework in nutrition for workers in the health and social care sectors (UK Public Health Skills and Career Framework Levels 1-4) who contribute to nutrition activity, such as community food workers, nutrition assistants and pharmacists. Students, co-professional affiliates and senior fellows will also find a place in the new Association. The title 'nutritionist' is not currently legally protected in the UK and it is used freely to cover a range of unregulated practice. Conclusions The establishment of a professional register to protect the public and to provide a clear identity for nutritionists is a vital step forward. © The Authors 2012.

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Authors: Cade, J.E., Eccles, E., Hartwell, H., Radford, S., Douglas, A. and Milliner, L.

Journal: PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION

Volume: 15

Issue: 11

Pages: 2012-2019

eISSN: 1475-2727

ISSN: 1368-9800

DOI: 10.1017/S1368980011003338

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Authors: Cade, J.E., Eccles, E., Hartwell, H., Radford, S., Douglas, A. and Milliner, L.

Journal: Public health nutrition

Volume: 15

Issue: 11

Pages: 2012-2019

eISSN: 1475-2727

ISSN: 1368-9800

OBJECTIVE: Nutritionists in the UK are at the start of an exciting time of professional development. The establishment of the Association for Nutrition in 2010 has presented an opportunity to review, revitalize and expand the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists. In the UK and elsewhere, there is a need for a specialist register of nutritionists with title protection as a public safeguard. DESIGN: The new structure will base professional registration on demonstration of knowledge and application in five core competencies. Initially, there will be five specialist areas: animal; public health; nutritional scientist; food; sports and exercise. The wording and requirements linking the specialist areas to the competencies have been carefully defined by leading individuals currently on the existing register in these specialist areas. These have been evaluated by a random sample of existing registrants to check for accuracy of definitions and examples. Other work aims to establish a clear quality assurance framework in nutrition for workers in the health and social care sectors (UK Public Health Skills and Career Framework Levels 1-4) who contribute to nutrition activity, such as community food workers, nutrition assistants and pharmacists. Students, co-professional affiliates and senior fellows will also find a place in the new Association. The title 'nutritionist' is not currently legally protected in the UK and it is used freely to cover a range of unregulated practice. CONCLUSIONS: The establishment of a professional register to protect the public and to provide a clear identity for nutritionists is a vital step forward.

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