What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. It is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for people with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.
Registered Nutritional Therapists use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This approach recognises that everybody is unique from a genetic, lifestyle and environmental perspective and that all these factors need to be taken into account in order to develop an effective, safe and personalised support plan.
In the UK, Nutritional Therapy is regulated by a Register managed by the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). The CNHC is a government-sponsored body dedicated to safeguarding the public by ensuring that all registered practitioners meet the National Occupational Standards for healthcare disciplines. The CNHC register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. .A Nutritional Therapist can only display the CNHC quality mark if they have the appropriate level of training and competence.
In order to retain the CNHC quality mark, Nutritional Therapists are required to update and develop their professional skills through an ongoing programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).