Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”

Seek the Help of a Registered Nutritional Consulting practitioner to Guide You
Toward a Healthy Lifestyle.

What is a registered nutritional consulting Practitioner?

An RNCP is a qualified practitioner who provides, guidance pertaining to the building and maintenance of nutritional well-being to individuals or groups.

Such counsel may include:

Recommending food selection and preparation

Evaluating nutrient deficiencies or excesses

Recommending food supplements (vitamins, minerals, enzymes, glandular concentrates,
proteins, essential fatty acids)

Educating clients about the benefits of a sound nutritional program to encourage the body to heal itself

Evaluating client’s food intake, usually over a given week. Paying attention to the proportions of protein, fat, starches, sugars and fibre consumed

Designing a program specifically for each taking into consideration such factors as height,
weight, age, sex, level of exercise or physical activity, dietary goals, food preferences, sensitivities to specific foods, dietary habits, religious beliefs respecting the diet and nutritional deficiencies.

The main focus of nutritional counselling is wellness, or building health. Ultimately, the cells on our bodies are built from the raw materials we eat. The more suitable our food choices are to our specific requirements, the better cell structures we can build. Since every person is biochemically, unique, individual nutritional imbalances and weaknesses must be assessed. An RNCP will introduce new dietary habits, incorporating the latest nutritional breakthroughs, but it may be difficult to achieve optimal health through food alone. In such cases, RNCP’s are trained to design personalized dietary supplement programs. Environmental pollution, metal toxicity, parasites and allergies are among other factors that must be considered in constructing a nutritional program.

Why Seek the services of an RNCP?

Clients may wish guidance for:
• weight normalization
• pregnancy or lactation
• family nutrition, children, seniors
• convalescence
• understanding the use and abuse of food supplements
• making sense out of conflicting theories of nutrition
• understanding the consequence of specific food choices
• learning how to make choices more appropriate to their needs

A visit to an RNCP will be an educational experience where one will learn to make lifestyle changes that will have a long-lasting effect on the quality of life. By law, anyone can call himself or herself a nutritional counsellor, but only those who have thoroughly studied nutrition and have met the requirements of Nutritional Consultants Organization of Canada (NCOC) are granted the RNCP designation. RNCP’s are Professional Members of The Nutritional Consultants Organization of Canada
1201 Division St. Kingston, Ontario Canada K7K 6X4
Phone: 1-800-406-2703, 613-382-8161
Fax: 613-382-8593

NCOC is a non-profit independent body with no ties to any educational facility, company or products and is the only organization of its kind in this field. NCOC was founded in 1983 to:

1. Ensure the public that Registered Nutritional Consultants have met strict educational, moral and ethical standards
2. Promote and create public awareness of the professional counselling
3. Provide information to members about conducting a nutritional consulting business practice.

For an RNCP in your area, call NCOC for a directory listing of active members