How to Become a Nutrition Consultant
May 21, 2018
Are you interested in food and food science?
Do you want to help others to become healthy and lead better lives?
Then you are the perfect fit to become a nutrition consultant.
What is a nutrition consultant?
In laymen’s terms, a nutrition consultant lets people know what is good for them and what isn’t. Not just in general, but for specific needs and dietary requirements.
For example, a nutrition consultant may make a specific dietary plan for someone who is trying to lose weight. So, in combination with steady exercise, these food choices will benefit them and aid their weight loss.
Or perhaps a diabetic. There are subtle sugars in everyday foods, so a nutrition consultant will know which foods to avoid and which will benefit.
The main duties of a nutrition consultant include:
- Discussing dietary issues and developing eating plans
- Evaluating the pros and cons of foods
- Knowing the scientific terms and contents of food groups
- Working with clients, schools, hospitals and other settings
Salaries for a nutrition consultant can start from £20,000 and increase to around £50,000 with experience.
Which nutrition courses are available?
There are no specific entry requirements to become a nutrition consultant in the UK. However, most nutrition consultants have knowledge and a qualification in the subject area.
Many people take the route of A Levels, which then lead onto university in order to become a nutrition consultant. A-Level Biology would need to be one of your choices as it will benefit you to know more about the body and how it works.
For a list of all the A-Level courses we offer, visit our website.
Another route would be to learn through courses and work your way up from there. At Open Study College, we offer a variety of Nutrition courses provided by different organisations, such as:
Active IQ Level 2 Award in Understanding Nutrition Performance and Healthy Eating
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Nutrition and Health
In some cases, you may already be working in a career but need some nutritional knowledge to progress. For these instances, we provide course such as:
Diet Nutrition and Exercise for Children
Nutrition Consultant Level 3
Sport Nutrition Level 3
With up to 34 courses regarding Diet Fitness and Nutrition, there is sure to be something to suit your personal career needs.
Visit our website or contact our Student Adviser team on 03300 563100 and find out which Nutrition course is the right one for you.