What is the difference between a Nutritional Therapist, Dietician and Nutritionist?
People often tend get confused between the three professions. While they may sound similar in what they do, there are significant differences.
Dieticians work alongside and are regulated by the NHS. They will have a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.
Nutritionists are individuals who have an interest in the field of nutrition. However they do not possess relevant qualifications and are not regulated by a governing body.
Nutritional Therapists are qualified in Nutritional Therapy and regulated by the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and British Association of Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy (BANT). Nutritional Therapists use a combination of evidence-based research and functional testing (where appropriate) to design tailor made programmes to address the root cause of client symptoms.