What’s the difference between nutritional therapist, nutritionist and a dietician?

Registered Nutritional Therapists
Are qualified practitioner with a minimum of 3 years of study at university level 6 in the field of human nutrition.
Nutritional therapist usually work in private practice offering bespoke plan which include both nutrition and lifestyle recommendation. Nutritional Therapists follow the Functional Medicine Model, an holistic model which looks at how different body system interact which each other and how are impacted by nutrition, genetics and lifestyle recognising the uniqueness of each individual.
The title is not protected by law, but Nutritional Therapists are regulated by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), a regulatory body, and a professional body such as the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT).

Is not a protected title and practitioners operating in the nutrition industry can call themselves so. However registered nutritionist have obtained a university degree and usually work in research, education and in policy development. Nutritinist are regulated by AfN which govern the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN).

Dietician is a title protected by law, obtained by someone who has a degree in Dietetics. Dieticians mainly operate within the NHS or research and are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and registered with the British Dietetic Association (BDA).

What’s is a Nutritional Therapist?

Wait for the official description to be provided by CNHC

There is a minimum number of sessions I need to commit with?

No, there is no minimum. After the discovery call I will offer you a tailored package with the number of sessions I believe are needed to achieve your goals. My goal is to help you regain health and show how to maintain it, not tieying you up in excessively long programs.

How long would it take to see results?

Nutritional Therapy aim is to create long lasting change. Those changes will be gradual but definitive, differently from allopathic medicine that aims to suppress symptoms for immediate relieve.

Will I get supplement recommendation with every plan?

The main source of nutrients is wholefoods, and the plans are aimed to provide adequate nutrient levels for each client.
Supplementation may be recommended only for a short period of time in case of significant nutrient deficiencies or to kick start your body systems.
Food Power Nutrition does not have any affiliation with any supplement company and specific supplements are suggested because of their unique therapeutic properties.

Does Food Power Nutrition operates only online?

Food Power provides online and phone consultations in order to guarantee more flexibility. Online consultations will be held via telehealth and can be easily access via the client’s portal.

What is the cancellation policy?

Understanding we all lead busy lives, I can reschedule or cancel appointments without any charge if communicated with more than 48 hours notice. Appointments cancelled or rescheduled within 48 hours of the consultation time, you will be charged at 50%. Appointments cancelled or reschedule within 24 hours of your appointment time, you will be charged at 100%. A delay of more than 15 minutes for your consultation, will lead to the appointment being cancelled and charged at 100%.

How is my data protected?

Food Power Nutrition is an ICO compliant practice. All information provided via questionnaire and during the consultations are treated as confidential and won’t be disclosed without your consent. Consultations will be held via telehealth, a HIPAA approved video consultancy platform used by medical providers.Payments, personal information and sensitive data are managed with “Practice Better”, a HIPAA and GDPR compliant platform. You will have full access to your patient portal with your records, test results and appointment reports.