Professional Registration

for Qualified Clinical Nutritionists

The Clinical Nutrition Association (CNA) offers professional registration to qualified Clinical Nutritionists throughout New Zealand. We also act as a point of contact and referral for other health professionals, media and the public.

A Registered Clinical Nutritionist (RCN) holds a nutrition qualification that includes clinical training which has been accredited by the CNA. They work in private practice and/or in a corporate setting providing evidence-based holistic nutrition, personalised health assessment and lifestyle interventions to support health, wellbeing and performance.

Undergoing clinical training is the key difference between a Registered Clinical Nutritionist and a Nutritionist. This clinical training includes health history assessment, consultation skills, clinical examination, nutritional assessment, appropriate functional and diagnostic testing, developing health plans and a minimum of 300 hours of clinical practice.

Here you can find a Registered Clinical Nutritionist and learn more about what to expect when you book a nutrition consultation with one of our members.


Become a Member

If you wish to be involved and updated on our news, activities and special events, please join us.

The Clinical Nutrition Association offers

  • Practitioner Memberships
  • Student Memberships

  • Association members receive a wide range of benefits including use of the accredited CNA logo, use of the Southern Cross Healthcare logo, a business directory listing on the website, access to our private CNA Members Facebook page, discounted CNA events and subscription to our newsletters.

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