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Q&A with AFPA Graduate: Michael White, Business Owner and Holistic Nutrition Consultant

By Amy Occhipinti | May 2, 2018 8:07 AM

We are excited to share the stories of some of our AFPA graduates, such as Michael, in our “Find Your Inspiration” blog series.

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4 Common Questions a Plant Based Nutritionist Gets Asked

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Apr 5, 2018 8:00 AM

As holistic and plant-based nutrition trends grow in popularity, so has the amount of misinformation. As a plant-based nutritionist, you need to be prepared to tackle a host of questions about what is true, accurate, and reliable.

Here are four of the most common questions you can expect to get from clients who are on the road to healthier, plant-based living:

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What Is a Certified Nutrition Consultant Salary?

By Mark Occhipinti, Ph.D. | Mar 27, 2018 8:00 AM

At a time when half of all Americans—roughly 117 million people—have preventable chronic diseases, there is no denying that nutrition plays a critical role in helping to prevent these illnesses. As a result of this health crisis, more and more people are feeling empowered to embrace a healthier lifestyle every single day.  

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Nutritionist Education: The Different Paths to Becoming a Nutritionist

By Mark Occhipinti, Ph.D. | Jan 18, 2018 9:00 AM

If nutrition is your passion, it makes sense that you’d want to turn it into a profession—either as a full-time career or a part-time pursuit. But there isn’t one distinct path to earning the necessary education. Instead, you have several options to consider in terms of education, and what you choose will be based on factors like schedule flexibility, affordability, preferred focus areas, and timeframe.

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Can Personal Trainers Give Meal Plans?

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Dec 27, 2017 9:02 AM

Fitness and nutrition naturally go hand-in-hand, and personal trainers are often asked for their advice on how clients can boost performance, lose weight, deal with a chronic health condition, lower potential health risks, and get adequate nutrient intake.

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Here's What the Best Nutrition Certification Programs Have in Common

By Mark Occhipinti, Ph.D. | Dec 20, 2017 9:00 AM

When it comes to nutrition education, there are a number of programs that can promise enough breadth and depth to launch you into a career as a nutrition professional. But not all programs are equal—some have distinctive attributes that set them apart. Consider these top qualities as you’re comparing programs and deciding which to choose:

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Careers in Nutrition: What Can I Do With a Nutrition Certification?

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Dec 6, 2017 10:00 AM

After you’ve put in the work, learned in-depth and evidence-based insights about nutrition, and earned your certification, you may be left with one big question: What happens now?

With a nutrition certification, you’re holding an entry pass to a breadth of different opportunities. From career tracks to specializations, you can use your certification to explore what you really want to do—and make a meaningful impact on client lives at the same time.

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6 Rewarding Careers in Health and Wellness You Haven't Heard Of

By Claire Riley, B.S. | Jul 19, 2017 8:00 AM

When talking about a job in health and wellness, people are likely to think of yoga instructors, fitness class leaders, personal trainers, and dieticians. After all, personal trainers like Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper from The Biggest Loser or Chris Powell from Extreme Weight Loss capture the attention of millions of people who tune in to see them help clients make amazing transformations. However, there are many different ways to pursue your passion beyond helping others lose weight. Careers in health and wellness don’t have to be limited to personal training or nutrition services.

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Careers in Nutrition: How to Become a Senior Nutrition Specialist

By Mark J. Occhipinti, Ph.D. | Jun 21, 2017 8:00 AM

Being a senior no longer means spending your golden years in a rocking chair. Kathrine Switzer recently finished the Boston Marathon at age 70. Frederick Winter won a gold medal at the National Senior Games at age 100. And Sam “Sonny” Bryant Jr. is a serious 74-year-old bodybuilder.

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AFPA vs. Precision Nutrition: Nutrition Certification Comparison

By Claire Riley, B.S. | Apr 4, 2017 8:00 AM

When turning your passion for nutrition and wellness into a career track, it’s likely that you’ll consider a certification program. Not only does this type of program give you the in-depth educational resources that help you master the topic, but it also communicates a level of credibility and confidence to your clients.

A certification lets them—and potential employers—know that you’ve undertaken a rigorous and research-centered approach to learning about nutrition, which gives you the insights you need to help others.

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