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We are delighted to bring you the recorded presentations and slides from two BANT Regional Branch meetings that featured high quality speakers on the topics of Functional Sports Nutrition and Female Hormonal Health. The events were rated ‘excellent value’ by the majority of attendees.

If you were unable to attend these events this is a fantastic opportunity to gain *CPD hours whilst learning more about two interesting and relevant topics in nutrition: current research and functional testing to support highly active clients and athletes, and the clinical application of the latest research in female hormonal health.

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Following a preview of BANT promotional video at the AGM on 3rd of March we are now pleased to provide you the access to use the video on your website. It is designed to provide the public with a brief 2 1/2 minute, entertaining but informative view of our approach and how individuals can achieve improved wellbeing by consulting BANT registered Nutrition Practitioners for individualised nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. The video is also available to view on BANT website homepage and will be promoted further.

You can view the video at this link –

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Now in its 28th year, Cytoplan is a leader in food based supplementation. Founded and run by health practitioners our products are used by thousands of health professionals and their patients in the UK and around the world. We are wholly owned by a charitable foundation.

We require a suitably qualified individual to join us as a BANT registered Nutritionist / Nutritional Therapist. You will need good practical experience over a number of years in patient facing nutritional therapy, and specifically in relation to food supplements such as vitamins, minerals, probiotics etc.

You will work closely with our Clinical Education Manager and Technical / Managing Director. You will also engage with our health practitioner network offering product support and with our customer support, sales and marketing teams. This is an exciting role offering great variety and engagement.

In the first instance please email your CV and covering letter to:

Key job specifications:

  • Based at our offices in Malvern
  • Outgoing and articulate personality and interested in supporting our customers and health practitioners
  • Supporting our customers via telephone and email with nutrition and product advice
  • Supporting our health practitioners both in terms of their clients and our products (training)
  • Contributing to and writing of weekly blogs
  • Responding to consumer magazine requests for copy
  • Attending Shows and other events
  • Researching and preparing talks and webinars for NT’s and other practitioners and members of the public
  • Opportunity to deliver talks/webinars if this interests you (not essential)
  • Drafting leaflets / information booklets etc. and revising existing copy
  • Ongoing training and nurturing will be provided
  • Nutritional therapist qualification and accreditation required (BANT and CNHC).
  • Package dependent on experience and qualifications, with commensurate holiday etc.
  • 4 or 5 days per week
  • Events are normally at weekends (so time in lieu where appropriate)


My friend Kumru Öztürk and I, Denise Bunke, are two dietitians in apprenticeship from Berlin, Germany. Currently we are looking for an internship(2 Weeks in July) as a nutritionist/dietitian/food specialist. We are highly interested in working with children’s or adults  malnutrition. But we are also open to other fields. We are looking for experiencing what the working life in these fields are and overall what the living situation is like in England.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Statement: Letter from AfN to BANT on 29.03.2018

BANT confirms it has received a letter from the Association for Nutrition ‘requiring’ that we make changes to the way we operate. We believe that they are making unwarranted threats and will defend our position robustly. We have engaged lawyers and are deciding how best to respond to defend our members’ interests. Whilst we are unable to make further comment at this stage, we will provide regular updates to our members whenever we are able to.


BANT confirms it has received a letter from the Association for Nutrition ‘requiring’ that we make changes to the way we operate. We believe that they are making unwarranted threats and will defend our position robustly. We have engaged lawyers and are deciding how best to respond to defend our members’ interests. Whilst we are unable to make further comment at this stage, we will provide regular updates to our members whenever we are able to.

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Three weeks ago ‘Beast from the East’ did its best to interfere with BANT AGM & Conference, but we are pleased to say that we are all made of more resilient stock and made it an event to remember. Only three exhibitors, 11 delegates and one DPD delivery got caught by the adverse weather conditions and didn’t make it.

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Company description

Wren Laboratories is a healthcare company that develops, markets and sells probiotic products, which are backed by scientific research, under the brand name ‘OptiBac Probiotics’. The Hampshire based, family business is one of the fastest growing companies in the Natural Products Industry. The company is committed to producing quality products and providing excellent customer service through a team of highly knowledgeable trade & consumer-focussed reps. The team members’ high level of expertise and their passion for continuous learning represent key company strengths.

Job purpose

To ensure every team member is equipped with the knowledge of the products, and probiotics in general, that they need in order to perform their jobs optimally. To coach team members who perform external training on their training skills, developing their competency and ability. The Internal Trainer is required to train on many different levels (from the basics to training Nutritional Therapists), evaluate training needs and contribute to the writing of training materials and programmes where appropriate.

Key responsibilities

  • Train all new starts to the business on probiotics and our products
  • Coach team members to improve their training and presentation skills (‘Train the trainer’)
  • Build annual training programme and prepare teaching plans
  • Tailored to each team eg Telesales, Sales reps
  • Evaluate training outcomes
  • Be involved in the production of handouts, instructional materials, aids and manuals in conjunction with the Technical & Marketing teams
  • Periodically evaluate ongoing programmes to ensure that they reflect any changes
  • Travel to meet sales reps in Ireland and around the UK on roughly a monthly basis
  • Be the point of contact for day to day product training enquiries within the company
  • Proactively give and receive feedback


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification
  • Diploma, Advanced Diploma or relevant Degree in Biology/ Microbiology/ Nutrition / Nutritional therapy / Naturopathy / Complementary Health
  • Full driving licence


  • The following experience is highly advantageous:
  • Relevant experience training on health and nutrition
  • Working in natural products, consumer healthcare, OTC or pharmaceutical industries


  • Excellent training skills
  • Ability to inspire, train, develop and coach others
  • Excellent organisational skills, logical thinking and ability to prioritise
  • Self-motivated and hard working
  • Ability to communicate at various levels of detail, and in different contexts e.g. broad brush, scientific/ theoretical, consumer-oriented, commercial
  • Good presentation skills
  • Ability to work well with remote team members, maintaining regular contact with colleagues based elsewhere
  • Appreciation for the value of joining a small company
  • Ability to interpret clinical trials and breakdown the information for different audiences is advantageous

Hours, Location & Salary

  • Full time, permanent position (applicants wishing to work 4 days a week will also be considered)
  • Based in the Hampshire Head Office
  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications

To apply

  • Please send a CV and covering letter to Farah Janmohamed at Any applications without a cover letter will not be considered. The successful candidate will carefully read the job description and detail in their letter, the skills and experience that make them suitable for all aspects of the role.
  • Deadline for applications is 10th April 2018. Applications sent after this date may not be reviewed. We cannot guarantee a response to all candidates. We may start interviewing as soon as we received applications so please apply as early as possible.
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Further to our email dated 22nd of February and our AGM 2018, we hope the information below will answer any outstanding questions relating to professional titles used by BANT members.

The CNHC holds the occupational register for nutritional therapy, which follows the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for 1-2-1 practice. The scope of BANT members’ nutritional therapy qualifications is greater than the scope of the CNHC covered NOS. All work carried on outside of the CNHC NOS is nutritionist work and is covered by the BANT register of Nutritionists. All practicing BANT members are on the CNHC register of Nutritional Therapists and the BANT register of Nutritionists. Given the different scope of practice of the two registers, it is necessary for us to differentiate our use of titles.

In early January 2018, the Association for Nutrition (AfN) made a formal complaint to CNHC that some BANT members are using the title ‘Nutritionist’ when practising nutritional therapy. While BANT has always been clear that BANT members are nutritionists specialising in nutritional therapy, it is now necessary to differentiate between the titles ‘Nutritional Therapist’ and ‘Nutritionist’.

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