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  • NTEC are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Justin Roberts as the new Chair of NTEC. Justin is an Associate Professor in Health and Exercise Nutrition, and Director of Research at the Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University, he is also the Editor-in-Chief for the Nutrition Evidence Database. Justin joins NTEC at an exciting time as we revisit and update the principles on which our accreditation scheme is based and recruit and develop new assessors. Justin will be instrumental in helping NTEC develop our plans for the future.

NTEC would like to thank Karen Watkins who has worked tirelessly as acting Chair of NTEC for over two years and she remains on the board and in her previous role of Accreditation Officer.

  • NTEC has worked with the Training Providers to develop a new clinic competency framework mapped to the National Occupational Standards for Nutritional therapy (NOS), this will enable all training providers to adopt a comparable approach to assessing clinical competency. This template is being trialled in the 2021/22 Academic year for rollout in September 2022. Template attached here: Clinic Competencies TP2 Document


  • NTEC Board member Alison Benbow has co-authored a pilot study measuring the effectiveness of Nutritional Therapy which elicited promising results for the efficacy of NT in the reduction of client symptoms and highlighted the importance of a strong client and therapist alliance.

Harris M, Benbow A (2021) Evaluating the effectiveness of Nutritional Therapy in the Mcclelland teaching clinic at the University of Worcester Online Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine (online) Please see here

  • NTEC in collaboration with The University of Worcester inspired the research that aimed to inform the new core curriculum for nutritional therapy. The findings from an anonymous online survey implemented between January and May 2015 captured data from 408 nutritional therapists. The results suggested that in the captured population, current educational provision successfully results in clinical practice but there are areas of further development needed and it is these that have been incorporated into the new Core Curriculum; to enable the future progression of the profession

Benbow, A., Ralph, S., Watkins, K., & Granger, C. (2017) Exploring the current working profiles of Nutritional Therapists to inform Curriculum and Professional Development European Journal of Integrative Medicine 15C (2017) pp. 23-31 DOI information: 10.1016/j.eujim.2017.08.01 Please see here

Contact Details

Please contact us by email or post
Email: info@nteducationcommission.org.uk

Nutritional Therapy Education Commission
BM Box 3304

NTEC Chair

Prof. Justin Roberts Ph.D

Professor of Nutritional Physiology

BANT Registered Nutritionist


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