Welcome to the Naturopathic Nutrition Association (NNA), the professional association for Nutritional Therapists who practise in accordance with naturopathic principles.
Our role is to support naturopathic nutrition in order to protect the safety and well-being of the public, and to provide the public with a Register of professionally trained, capable and insured Naturopathic Nutritional Therapists and Nutritional Therapists. We strive to maintain the highest possible educational and professional standards and have developed core elements to set minimum training standards.
If you are interested in training to become a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist please contact one of the training providers listed on the Education & Training page. If you’re thinking of embarking on a training course, please read the advice from the General Naturopathic Council that you’ll find on our Education & Training page. If you are a naturopathic nutritional therapist or nutritional therapy practitioner and would like to join the Association, please visit our Membership page. If you would like to consult one of our practitioners, please visit our Find a Therapist page.
Why is Naturopathic Nutrition so special?
Naturopathic nutrition is an holistic therapy that treats everyone as an individual, taking into account the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of the whole person when assessing health problems. Naturopathic nutrition recognises food selection and preparation as a healing art that seeks to address imbalances in the body. By creating the most favourable conditions to stimulate and enhance the body’s natural healing power through diet, lifestyle and possibly supplementation, a naturopathic nutrition practitioner can help people with a range of health problems.
Naturopathic practitioners aim to seek out and advise on ways to remove or reduce the cause of disease, rather than simply suppressing the symptoms. We passionately believe in this holistic approach that shifts the view of healthcare from one focused on the management of symptoms to one that aims to improve health and wellbeing; it is one of the fundamental differences between the naturopathic approach and conventional medicine.
The Naturopathic Nutrition Association is a member of The General Naturopathic Council (GNC), which has close ties with the European Federation of Naturopaths. The GNC has been working towards the establishment of a two-tier GNC register. The upper tier (Registered Naturopaths) is for practitioners who meet all the GNC’s core element requirements; the second tier provides a unique opportunity for practitioners, including members of the NNA, to become Registered Naturopaths. Information about the GNC’s register can be found here.
Members of the NNA are eligible to make an application for registration with the CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) for the Naturopathy and Nutritional Therapy registers. CNHC is a voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners. NNA members wishing to apply for CNHC registration should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org