can be a very personal subject as the amount of vitamins and minerals,
and the amout of calories needed will vary between men, women and
children, between age groups and may be dependant on your lifestyle.
these reasons it may be worth consulting a professional nutritionist.
The term ‘nutritionist’ is not currently protected or
governed and so "anyone" (regardless of qualifications,
experience and skills) can call themselves a nutritionist.
said that, some nutritionists are also registered dietitians so
this may be a question worth asking when you enquire about the services
provided in your area. Ask if they have been specifically trained
to provide individualised dietary advice to people.
Nutrition Society is the major scientific and professional
organisation for nutritionists in the UK. The Society provides professional
registration for its members. To be admitted to the register, nutritionists
need to demonstrate a minimum of 3 years relevant postgraduate work
experience in nutrition and must hold a university degree in nutrition
(minimum 3 years full-time study) or a closely related subject e.g.
nutrition and food science.
nutritionist can be found on the Nutrition Society website.