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Igennus Healthcare Nutrition manufactures and distributes premium health supplements, offering natural and science-backed solutions for health and wellbeing. Our products are distributed through private clinics, health food shops and pharmacies, as well as retailers such as Holland & Barrett, Amazon and Victoria Health. A large part of our business is also direct-to-consumer. Our health supplements are used and endorsed by leading medical experts and we have thousands of loyal customers and high word-of-mouth referrals. During the thirteen years we’ve been running, we’ve had a wealth of publicity, including national print media, radio and television coverage. More recently Igennus has introduced a range of services to our offering, including omega-3 fatty acid testing and direct to consumer nutrition support and consultations via our in-house digital personalised nutrition and health platform, MyOnlineCLINIC. At Igennus we pride ourselves on delivering industry leading, cutting edge and highly scientific nutrition and health solutions that provide the very best support for our customers and the general public.

The company is seeking a multi-skilled, highly practical and flexible individual to deliver first class technical nutrition advice as part of our customer support offering, and who will also handle a varied range of technical administration tasks to support the needs of our customers and internal processes. This role involves being a point of contact for our customers, both trade/professional and the general public. As such, the successful individual will have excellent interpersonal skills, be highly empathetic and professional, and able to liaise confidently with a wide range of people in addition to possessing a high level of nutrition knowledge and experience.

The ideal candidate will be friendly, with a natural energy and strong desire to help others – and possess a passion for health. The successful individual will be reliable and dedicated and able to adapt quickly to new challenges in order to help Igennus maintain their leading role in the clinical nutrition industry.

See the full job description at this link:

Please email your CV and a covering letter to Anne Chard.

BANT March News Goes Live

Welcome to the March edition of the BANT ENews. In this month’s issue, we have an infinitely useful feature article on culinary herbs. Satu Jackson, BANT Operations Director provides a quick overview of highlights from our successful AGM. Miguel Mateas Toribio-Mateas celebrates BANT’s 20th anniversary by reminding us all where BANT has come from and how far it has progressed over the last 20 years.. Access the BANT news here.


Welcome to the March edition of the BANT ENews. In this month’s issue, we have an infinitely useful feature article on culinary herbs. Satu Jackson, BANT Operations Director provides a quick overview of highlights from our successful AGM. Miguel Toribio-Mateas celebrates BANT’s 20th anniversary by reminding us all where BANT has come from and how far it has progressed over the last 20 years.

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An opportunity has arisen to work alongside an exciting and expanding natural health company in the UK. We are looking for Nutritionists and Natural Health practitioners to join our team at NutriTots, leading the UK and Europe in pain and stress free nutrient and sensitivity testing, and follow on nutritional support. Please find more information about us at

An interest in working with young children, and in infant and toddler health is essential. Previous experience of sensitivity testing is not required as full training will be given.

This can be a part or full time role.

For further information and to submit your interest, please send your covering letter and full CV to by 24.03.17.


Salary: Competitive / Negotiable


Preferred Start: September 2017

We are seeking to appoint a part-time Nutritional Therapist / Naturopathic Nutritionist for academic year 2017-18 with a possibility of extension.

Duties will include:

  1. Teaching a Nutrition and Biochemistry module to Year 1 students of an Osteopathy and Naturopathy integrated Undergraduate Master’s programme;
  2. Teaching basic biochemistry of macronutrient pathways, relevant additional pathways such as methylation and introduction to micronutrients, during a 3-term academic year, once a week for a 90 minute lecture
  3. Prepare and mark assessments and organise second marking
  4. Lead the module i.e. own module organization including assessments and timetabling for the module
  5. There is an opportunity for research collaboration
  6. There is also an opportunity to expand this role i.e. deliver lectures in new course developments (being planned)

Person specification:

  • Must have current / ongoing BANT registration
  • Must have academic teaching experience preferably in higher education institutions
  • Previous experience of managing/ leading academic modules is preferable but not essential.
  • Must be IT literate and have good communication and team working skills.

Salary is competitive depending on previous experience & qualification. Other benefits to be discussed during the interview

APPLICATION DETAILS: Please visit  for detailed job advert and application form. Please send your application to

CLOSING DATE: Midnight, Sunday, 09/04/17.

BCOM is an equal opportunities provider


Competitive Remuneration

A great opportunity has arisen for experienced Nutritional Therapists to join the Institute for Optimum Nutrition as Assessment Markers.

ION is an independent, not for profit educational charity whose principal activity is to further the knowledge and practice of optimum nutrition.  We’re currently seeking several Assessment Markers to come on board to help with the marking of our attendance and distance learning diploma course assessment scripts and exam papers.

The successful candidates will have a minimum of three years practicing as a Nutritional Therapist and will ideally have experience of teaching to at least diploma level and hold relevant professional body membership.  You will be flexible, able to manage a varied workload, have a strong attention to detail and above all have a commitment to excellence.

These roles provide the flexibility of a self-employed contract and are based from home, with travel to ION’s HQ in Richmond London, as necessary.

To apply, please send a CV with covering letter to


Attending the AGM gives you an excellent opportunity to:

  • Find out more about the crucial work BANT has undertaken on your behalf over the past year
  • Learn first-hand about BANT’s plans for 2017
  • Have your questions answered
  • Be one of the first to discover opportunities to get more involved with BANT and the profession
  • Network with other BANT members
  • Gain ‘Active’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Take home a goodie bag with items from carefully selected companies

Throughout 2016, BANT directors, managers and volunteers worked tirelessly to ensure BANT Membership continues to offer members value for money. As a result, 91% of responders from our 2016 survey agreed that BANT Membership did just that!

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In this exciting webinar Miguel will draw from his own firsthand experience of the Mediterranean diet, as well as from his recent research experience on neuroprotection working on mitochondrial gene expression with neural stem cells at the University of Roehampton as part of his MSc in Clinical Neuroscience. He will translate the benefits of a Mediterranean-style diet into an evidence-based model for brain protection and cognitive enhancement that includes both foods and multiple food supplements.

To access the webinar, click here

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BANT Comments on a Study Which States ‘You Should be Eating 10 Pieces of Fruit or Veg Every Day’

BANT was interested to see today’s news about eating 10 pieces of fruit or veg everyday, and how most people would find it difficult to fit this recommendation into their diet. Whilst this may be true for some, it is clear that the “5-a-day” government-issued guidelines are out of date. The 2015 BANT ‘Wellbeing Guidelines’ provided the recommendation that seven portions of vegetables and fruit should be eaten daily to support health. They were designed to generally encourage people to eat more fruit and vegetables. According to a review of 95 studies published in the International Journal of Epidemiology in 2017, those eating 7 portions of fruit and vegetables a day experienced a lower risk of cancer or heart attacks. Researchers found that vegetables contributed to decreased risk more strongly than fruit and that cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, broccoli etc.) provided the most benefits.

BANT has a practical infographic ‘Eat a Rainbow’ to encourage the consumption of a wide range of fruit and vegetables:


BANT would like to highlight that eating more vegetables of different colours (Eating a Rainbow) is key to a healthy diet (Oyebode et al., 2014) and BANT practitioners generally recommend eating a higher proportion of vegetables to fruit when meeting the daily target, to limit sugar intake. It is important to note that fructose is also sugar and has been widely linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes. On a daily target of seven vegetables and fruit BANT, therefore, recommends two portions of fruit per day (and only one if the goal is weight loss). BANT does not suggest a limit on vegetable and salad intake, although a minimum of five portions is recommended and fresh is recommended over frozen and canned fruit consumption.

BANT Registered Nutritional Therapists take into account individuality that enables personalisation of dietary advice based on the most up-to-date research available. They do not suggest ‘one-size-fits-all’ advice following the health trend of the moment.

Looking for a BANT Registered Nutritional Therapist is easy; just click on the link for a full listing of our Registered Nutritional Therapists area by area:

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Daniel O’Shaughnessy

Tel: +44 7540  722307



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.

Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. It is a progressive approach to health optimisation.  Registered Nutritional Therapists are recognised by the Professional Standards Authority to be as competent as other traditional healthcare providers.  It has been recognised that they can make a difference by working together with healthcare providers as part of multidisciplinary teams under NHS commissioning.