"I knew you would ask this!"
Today in a mentoring session with another client, I was about to ask her a question about what she saw as her benefits and results but before I could finish, she cut me off and said...
"I know what you are going to ask."
IT'S JUST SO CONFUSING
If you're finding the path to choosing "How to become a Nutritionist" somewhat confusing, you're not alone. It may not surprise you to hear that it is one of the most commonly asked questions in our office so we can confidently say, we completely understand your confusion!
'NUTRITIONIST' vs NUTRITIONIST
Currently in Australia and NZ there is no strict control over who can use the label 'nutritionist', that's in part why you see the term used so loosely in so many course names. Having said that, one of the central reasons you're wise to undertake a relevant course is so that at the end of it you are:
a) Accepted by a reputable industry association and;
b) You can gain public liability and indemnity insurances so you can practice safely.
I would scour the internet, searching for recipes that looked tasty, jot down some ingredients and cross my fingers that I had everything I needed when I got home. That was my meal planning life prior to Plan to Eat. Sound chaotic and risky? It was.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE?
Again, again, again….
We all have a role to play in community health, the only question is how do we play this role? Through intelligent, evidence-based inquiry we can understand how to health coach to support others in taking on positive behaviour change.