Holistic Nutrition

Be a Certified Holistic Nutrition Practitioner

Holistic nutritionists are helping to quell preventive health problems,

such as obesity, that continue to negatively affect American adolescents.

 

In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the majority of young people throughout the nation:

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DO NOT EAT
the daily recommended
2.5 to 6.5 cups of
fruits & vegetable

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DO NOT EAT
the daily recommended
2 to 3 ounces of
Whole Grains

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EAT MORE THAN
the daily recommended
1,500 to 2,300 mg of
Sodium

Since “holistic nutritionist” is still an emerging profession, many states do not regulate health care providers that use this title.

However, many holistic nutritionists have successful careers by completing the following steps:

  • Complete an educational program in holistic nutrition that is approved by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP)

  • Acquire at least 500 hours of work experience in holistic nutrition

  • Pass an examination by the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board to become board certified in holistic nutrition

Job Description for Holistic Nutritionists

Holistic nutritionists are specialized nutritionists that heal patients using natural foods and products instead of conventional medical treatments. They also seek to remedy the entire or “whole” person (mind, body, and soul) as opposed to curing isolated symptoms. Holistic nutritionists typically perform the following services:

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    Evaluating a patient’s lifestyle

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    Introducing healthy eating habits

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    Creating customized meal plans

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    Developing stress management skills

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    Educating the public on holistic wellness