The title “Nutritionist” is a term that is not regulated. For your peace of mind, you want to ensure that the Nutritionist you are seeking guidance from is certified and registered - look for these credentials: CNP and RNCP*.
CNPs have a Diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition after an extensive practical and disciplinary program from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition.
Some of areas of study include:
- Fundamentals of nutrition
- Anatomy & physiology and biochemistry
- Advanced nutrition research
- Herbal medicine
- Prevention of disease
- Pathology of disease
- Nutrition and the environment
- Psychology of disease
- Natural supplementation
- Holistic food preparation
What do CNPs believe?
Each individual is biochemically unique, and they assess individual nutritional imbalances and weaknesses. CNPs can develop a completely custom program unique to you, based on your food preferences and intolerances or sensitivities, lifestyle and genetic predispositions.
CNPs are recognized and approved by the Certified Nutritional Practitioners Council of Canada (CNPCC), and the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants (IONC).
*Please note there are other credentials in Canada a Nutritionist can obtain. These are the ones that Joyous Health believes in based on their philosophy.
An RNCP is a registered member of the IONC, the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants. The IONC was established in 1983 to ensure the public that practitioners are meeting high educational standards.
What is the main focus of nutritional counselling with a RNCP?