Scope of Practice

scope of Practice

Scope of Practice of a Registered Holistic Nutrition Coach (RHNC) :

Awareness of the meaning of holistic nutrition, the connected relationship between body, mind, and spirit, the bio-individuality of each client, including the importance of addressing these interactive factors which unique to each individual. 

  •  To guide the client towards better health, while not claiming to ‘cure’ illness and do not claim to treat or diagnose disease.  
  • To promote whole, locally grown and organic foods, and the importance of living in a non-toxic environment.  
  • Understanding that prevention and self-responsibility are fundamental to any successful health care program.  
  •  Recognition that supplementation is not a substitute for wholesome, nutritious foods but that it may be helpful in recommended form, dose and frequency.  
  • Respect for clients, their wellness goals, and for their personal tastes, morals, social, and life values.  To work cooperatively with other health care practitioners; both holistic and conventional and never contradict recommendations provided by a physician.  
  • To advise clients to speak with their primary physician (Naturopathic or con-ventional) prior to making any major changes to their diet and/or medications. You may not advise clients to adjust or stop medications or discontinue seeing a medical professional.  

The main services provided by a Holistic Nutrition Coach include, but are not limited to the following:  evaluate a client’s food selection, preparation and intake   

  • document client’s goals, needs, and plans   
  • identify client’s nutritional imbalances and lifestyle habits  
  • evaluate client’s lifestyle and overall feeling of well-being  
  •  work with other health care professionals, if applicable, in order to  determine all nutritional and lifestyle-changing needs of the client 
  • referring client to other health care professionals when appropriate   
  • support the progress of client’s health goals by creating individualized  wellness programs, which include the use of whole nutrient-dense foods, menu plans, natural source supplements, and lifestyle recommendations/modifications such as meditation, yoga, positive affirmations, stress re-duction, etc   include in recommendations the use of non-toxic environmentally friendly  household/personal products to reduce toxic load 
  • explaining food labels, shopping recommendations food preparation techniques  
  • assess nutritional imbalances through bodily symptoms to support their clients’ unique nutritional requirements  
  • guide client in the implementation of a long-term personal health plan  
  • provide education when necessary, and offer ongoing assessments monitor client’s personal health plan in order to reinforce participation in  the achievement of the health goals   
  • act as a community educator to the public and to other health care professionals by developing curriculum, preparing manuals, writing articles, publishing books, and teaching  promote health discussions in schools, workplaces, and community.