What is a Nutrition Health Coach?
A Nutrition Health Coach is able to guide in healthy eating and create recipes and meal plans around lifestyle health conditions.
A Nutrition Health Coach may be directly contacted by clients or clients be referred from other healthcare professionals to provide support in healthy eating. They do not consider the client's symptoms but instead provide the support and guidance in the health area that is requested.
As well as working on a one to one client basis, Nutrition Health Coaches may deliver cooking demonstrations, webinars, seminars, group programmes, create menus for restaurants, retailers and corporates, work within corporate wellness or as a writer or blogger. The list is truly endless!
Within our course, we teach Nutrition Health Coaches how to stay within the limits of their training.
A Nutrition Health Coach is not a Nutritionist or a Nutritional Therapist. These professionals have undergone 3 years of training and hundreds of clinical hours in practice. They take a full case history and assess symptoms to determine how in their clinical experience the patient is best supported through nutrition. They may then, having determined how they wish their patient to be supported i.e. support cardiovascular health, refer to Nutrition Health Coaches for recipes and meal plans to be prepared.
Samantha Palmer Endean
South Dublin & Waterford
Isle of Man
Hayley Geddes Smith