Nationally Recognised Nutritionists (NRN’s) are qualified to provide detailed nutritional advice and meal planning support to clients in support of their unique needs and goals. Nationally Recognised Nutritionists 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. Nationally Recognised Nutritionists 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.

What can a Nationally Recognised Nutritionists do for a client?

Nationally Recognised Nutritionists 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. Nationally Recognised Nutritionists 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, Nationally Recognised Nutritionists have the skills and knowledge to help a client get there.

What training has a Nationally Recognised Nutritionists undertaken?

All Nationally Recognised Nutritionists 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. Nationally Recognised Nutritionists 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.

What insurance does a Nationally Recognised Nutritionists hold?

All Nationally Recognised Nutritionists 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 a Nationally Recognised Nutritionists to practise within the Nutrition Council Australia endorsed Scope of Practice.

What are the limitations of service for a Nationally Recognised Nutritionists?

A Nationally Recognised Nutritionists 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 Nationally Recognised Nutritionists will refer the client to a higher-level specialist such as a DIETITIAN, GENERAL PRACTITIONER or PSYCHOLOGIST.