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    What are the Responsibilities of a Nutritionist?

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published July 2015 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    As a nutrition consultant, you have a unique opportunity to help your clients develop better eating habits, achieve their weight-loss and fitness goals and ultimately maintain healthy and fulfilling lifestyle changes. "Proper nutrition is essential to healthy living and overall well-being," writes the staff at Livestrong. "A nutritionist can play an important role in your health by evaluating your diet and offering you personalized advice." It's also an opportunity to help inspire others and encourage them to shape a happier and healthier outlook.

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    3 Ways to Give Nutritional Advice Legally

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published August 10, 2016 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    Numerous bloggers and food writers dispense nutritional advice with ease, and some don't even cite any particular studies or research, they just seem to be coming up with these "insights" on their own. But for those who want to offer nutritional advice on a more professional basis, it's crucial to understand that advice must be delivered in a way that's credible, correct, and legal.

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    Can Nutritionists Offer Fitness Advice to Clients

    Every nutritionist is invested in the health of his or her clients—after all, most choose the profession as a way to make a difference in the lives of others and encourage better lifestyle behaviors.

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    3 Big Challenges Nutritionists Face with New Clients 

    Becoming a nutritionist can feel daunting. And let’s face it - there are way more than three challenges to becoming a successful nutritionist. You need to understand the ins and outs of metabolism, micronutrients, hormones, and even genetics and gut microbiology have become increasingly salient.
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    Nutritionist Education: The Different Paths to Becoming a Nutritionist

    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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    The Pros and Cons of Working with MLM Nutrition Companies to Grow Your Income

    Nutrition and fitness companies that are based on a multi-level marketing (MLM) model often approach health and wellness professionals, hoping they’ll want to sell MLM products to their client base.

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    Top Apps and Software that Nutrition Consultants Can Use With Clients

    As a nutrition consultant, you stay on top of nutrition news and studies so that you can discuss the latest trends with clients and be informed about your profession. But are you equally organized when it comes to running your consulting practice as a business? Or empowering your clients to track their nutrition more effectively?

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    How to Build Trust with Nutrition Counseling Clients

    Attracting clients is vital for any nutrition counseling business, but it’s retention that’s the true mark of success. As you build trust with clients, not only do they become long-term professional relationships, but they are also much more likely to refer friends and family. In turn, building trust among those referrals keeps your appointment schedule filling up.

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    How to Build a Referral Program for Your Nutrition Consulting Business

    Having a solid client base is one of the most important aspects of a sustainable business, and being active on social media will only take you so far toward building your consulting practice. That’s where referrals come in.

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    AFPA vs. Precision Nutrition: Nutrition Certification Comparison

    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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