Accredited Practising Nutritional Advisors are qualified to provide detailed nutritional advice and meal planning support to clients in support of their unique needs and goals. Accredited Practising Nutritional Advisors are frontline advisory staff who work with clients that are otherwise ‘healthy’, yet are looking to improve their health and wellbeing through a positive approach to nutrition. Accredited Practising Nutritional Advisors work in gyms, sporting clubs, supplement stores and as independent health and wellness coaches across Australia, with an aim to make evidence-based nutritional advice readily accessible for the community.
Accredited Practising Nutritional Advisors work with clients to identify their specific needs and goals, as well as provide them with detailed nutritional advice and a tailored meal plan to assist the client in achieving those needs and goals. Accredited Practising Nutritional Advisors will support and encourage clients towards their goals and provide strategies for the best way in doing so. Whether a client is aiming to lose weight, improve their general health, enhance immunity, reduce stress or improve their physical performance, an Accredited Practising Nutritional Advisor has the skills and knowledge to help a client get there.
All Accredited Practising Nutritional Advisors hold, as a minimum, the 10763NAT Certificate IV in Nutrition. This qualification provides detailed knowledge for a thorough understanding of nutritional theory, as well as comprehensive training on the analysis of client needs for the provision of accurate nutritional advice. Accredited Practising Nutritional Advisors also have formal training in the preparation of nutritional plans in response to client needs, through the implementation of National and International Guidelines and standards.
All Accredited Practising Nutritional Advisors must hold Allied Health Professional Indemnity / Public Liability Insurance policy, and be current members of Nutritional Council Australia. This Allied Health Professional Indemnity / Public Liability Insurance policy will allow an Accredited Practising Nutritional Advisor to practise within the Nutrition Council Australia endorsed Scope of Practice.
An Accredited Practising Nutritional Advisor works with individuals who have been identified through pre-screening tools to be within the Nutrition Council Australia endorsed Scope of Practice. This means that if a client is identified as ‘At Risk’ or if the client has a chronic health condition, the Accredited Practising Nutritional Advisor will refer the client to a higher-level specialist such as a DIETITIAN, GENERAL PRACTITIONER or PSYCHOLOGIST.