BANT Council encourages any members who have not yet already done so to sign the Fight the Fads petition for protection of title ‘Nutritionist’. The public deserve to know that practitioners are properly regulated and protection of title is one way to ensure that. Previously the Health & Care Professions Council have encouraged Nutrition Society, BDA and BANT to work together to protect the public.
To sign the petition, click on the link here: https://fightthefads.com/government-petition/
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) is the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapists. Its primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice, in order to protect the client’s interests; nutritional therapy and the registered nutritional therapist. Registered Nutritional Therapists are recognised by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) in their ability to make a difference by working together with healthcare providers as part of multidisciplinary teams under NHS commissioning.