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Patrick Holford and Jerome Burne are writing a book about why we are designed to be able to run on either ketones/fat glucose/carbs. They need someone to tidy up the references and links, check it all holds together, cross refs right (practical editing), work on the Resources section etc. There’s not much of a budget – publishers don’t pay much these days – but we can pay £100 a day for four days max. Most of the work could be done at a distance although a couple of meetings would be good. There’s enough to get on with now, and our goal is to be finished by early September. You’ll learn alot about in this  hot zone of nutrition. Based in Putney. Call or email Patrick on 07966 406263


To motivate and support participants of the National Diabetes Prevention Programme to take control of their lifestyle management through a 12 month programme. To achieve high rates of retention to the programme and help participants to understand their risk of Diabetes, the implications and to achieve weight loss and reduced blood sugar levels (HbA1c).  The diabetes prevention programme will support and motivate participants to make positive changes to their life by raising their confidence and empowering them to make relevant modifications to their diet and levels of physical activity.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To deliver group education sessions through proactive facilitation and encouraging participation of group members and enhance peer support
  • To facilitate and support groups to make sustainable behaviour changes by motivating and increasing confidence during the change process
  • To encourage groups of individuals to reflect on their own lifestyle choices and facilitate positive change
  • To take a person-centred approach in a group to encourage service users to set goals and action plans in relation to nutrition, physical activity and positive well-being;
  • To facilitate health related discussion between individuals in groups
  • To perform point of care blood testing for HbA1c (with training)

A degree in Nutritional Therapy is preferred, plus knowledge and understanding of the principles of self-management and motivational interviewing. Full-time, part-time and flexible hours available.

Must Haves:

  • Live within or very close to the county of Dorset
  • An ability to communicate with individuals at all levels using various forms of communication
  • IT Literate
  • High Level of organisational ability
  • Ability to facilitate and engage with participants
  • A reliable car (mileage paid)
  • Accurate report writing skills and the ability to report weekly activity to Programme Manager.

Please contact Sally Thornley Programme Co-ordinator – for more details.


For all members reading this statement, BANT members who use the Asyra or similar devices, such as VEGA, Bicom, must be certain not to make similar claims to the one the ASA has ruled on. Any BANT members doing so will be in breach of CAP Code and thus  CNHC Code of Conduct, Ethics and Performance and could get the same ruling by the ASA.

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This webinar about fermented foods will cover the following –

  • How the fermentation process allows for the growth of beneficial bacteria
  • Different types of fermentation
  • Which foods are fermented
  • The benefits of consuming fermented foods
  • Tips for successful fermenting
  • Demonstration – how to make brined/cultured vegetables
  • Demonstration – how to make sauerkraut

To access the webinar, click here.

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  • Bright room to rent in newly refurbished nutrition clinic in Marylebone.
  • Room is available ideally 5 days a week full time but individual days wil be considered
  • Daily rate of £125 or annual rate of £25,000 for full time
  • Fully manned reception
  • Relaxation area for patients as well as Zen garden/roof terrace
  • Air conditioned
  • Well equipped kitchen with free drinks for patients
  • On site phlebotomy for blood testing with all the functional medicine labs
  • On site IV vitamin and mineral cocktails
  • room is available from 1st week of October

Please contact Oliver Barnett in the first instance or 0203 876 3589


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

European General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR

In our continued support of our members in being GDPR compliant, we have developed a section of the BANT website that includes all the information we issued via the BANT GDPR Eblast Series, including the BANT GDPR templates for a typical NT business and the Professional Practice webinar on GDPR.  Please click here to access this page.   A link from the Home Page of the website is also available.  We will also shortly be adding to this an FAQ document.  If you have any questions related in GDPR please reference this page first,  if you are unable to find an answer to your query then please email the BANT Professional practice Committee at


BANT would like to continue keeping you up-to-date with the latest news and events. On the 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals, comes into effect.

What this means for you

BANT will continue to communicate with you regarding the management and administration of your membership. However you will need to manually opt-in to any marketing communications you wish to receive from us – these will include emails about the BANT eNews, upcoming events (regional and local networks as well as student and general webinars) and recruitment. After 25 May 2018, you will only receive marketing communications you have actively opted-in to, so make sure you don’t miss out.

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