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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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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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5 Ways to Take Advantage of the $3.4 Trillion Health and Wellness Industry

By Claire Riley, B.S. | Nov 29, 2017 9:00 AM

Demand for health and wellness is higher than ever, and growing fast. The Global Wellness Institute, a research firm that focuses on areas like healthy eating, fitness, and anti-aging efforts, notes that wellness is a $3.4 trillion market. That makes it nearly three times larger than the $1 trillion worldwide pharmaceutical industry.

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5 Exciting Careers in Nutrition That Pay Well

By Amy Occhipinti | Sep 13, 2017 10:00 AM
When it comes to  exciting careers, health and wellness is a fast-growing, future-proofed profession that offers a way to change people’s lives—both clients’ and your own.

A major part of that momentum is nutrition, especially as people become more interested in improving their health. With seemingly conflicting nutrition news and research, there’s a strong need for professionals who can translate complex information and deliver it in a way that’s meaningful. Best of all, choosing a career in nutrition gives you flexibility when it comes to tailoring your career, because the field has a breadth of opportunity. Here’s a handful of top choices when looking at careers in nutrition:

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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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How to Build a Referral Program for Your Nutrition Consulting Business

By Amy Occhipinti, M.S. | Jul 5, 2017 8:00 AM

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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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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6 Ways Nutrition Consultants Can Grow Their Business Through Networking

By John D. Binford, B.S. | May 10, 2017 8:00 AM

Eat healthy. Get your fruits and veggies. Drink plenty of water. Skip the drive-thru for healthier options. It’s probably a no-brainer for you at this point.

But the reality is that many people don’t eat this way. You have lots of different opportunities to help people change their eating habits, be healthier, and reduce their risk for disease while growing your nutrition business.

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A Healthy Outlook: What's Driving the Growing Demand for Nutritionists?

By Mark J. Occhipinti, Ph.D. | Apr 19, 2017 8:00 AM

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for nutrition professionals is expected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than average and ahead of numerous other health careers.

Why the boom? There are a number of factors that come into play, and because these are long-term changes, it means that growth isn’t just a trend. Nutrition represents an opportunity for sustained success, due to aspects like these:

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4 Newsworthy Topics That Nutrition Professionals Can Discuss with Clients

By John D. Binford, B.S. | Mar 29, 2017 8:00 AM

Nutrition professionals are tasked with covering a wide variety of topics, from the effects of sleep deprivation on food choices to the role of exercise in creating a balanced lifestyle.

One thing that’s worth putting in the rotation of discussion topics is what’s making the news these days. Being able to put newsworthy stories into context can create deeper and more meaningful conversations between you and your clients. Here are four to consider:

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