Welcome to the Nutrition resources page.
Here you will find out exactly what our academics are looking for in their students, including skills they look out for, some of the topics they want you to know, recommended reading and useful places to boost your knowledge.
So without further ado let's get started!
Skills we are looking for
- An understanding of the wide role of registered nutritionists in health promotion and disease prevention
- An understanding of biology and an additional applied science at an advanced level
- A keen interest in food and health
- Good interpersonal and communications skills
- Ability to work independently as part of a team/group
- Responsibility for your own learning
Recommended reading to prepare for university
Before you start your program, here are a few things you may find useful:
The Nutrition program will build upon basic knowledge in Biology, Chemistry, and basic statistics. To ensure you are up to speed in all these areas, particularly if you have not studied any science for a while, we recommend the following:
- Bradley, P., Fry, M. and Harris, M. (2013) Catch up Compendium: for the life and medical sciences (3rd edn). Banbury, England: Scion Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 9781907904134.
- Crowe, J. and Bradshaw, T. (2021) Chemistry for the Biosciences: The Essential Concepts (4th edn). Oxford, England: University Oxford Press. ISBN: 0198791046.
We advise students to obtain one essential book when they join us, which will be used from the first day of the course. Students can choose one from the list below:
- Geissler, C. and Powers, H. (2010) Human Nutrition (12th edn). London, England: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. ISBN: 0702031186.
- Lanham-New, S.A., Hill, T.R., Gallagher, A.M. and Vorster, H.H. (2019) Introduction to Human Nutrition (3rd edn). Hoboken, USA: Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN:1119476976.
- Mann, J. and Truswell, S. (2017) Essentials of Human Nutrition (5th edn). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 0198752989.
Other useful textbooks: the below is an excellent and must-read resource for all future nutrition and dietetics students.
- Reeves, S. and Jeanes, Y. (2022) The Study Skills Handbook for Nutritionists and Dietitians (1st edn). New York, USA: Open University Press. ISBN: 9780335250455.
Programmes to know
- Office 365
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft PowerPoint
Websites our academics recommend
A scientific learned society, disseminating the science of nutrition. It is a registered charity in the United Kingdom and was established in 1941. It is dedicated to delivering its mission of advancing the scientific study of nutrition and its application to the maintenance of human and animal health. Students on BSc (Hons) Nutrition are eligible to apply to become student members.
Connecting people, food and science, for better nutrition and healthier lives. They work with experts across the nutrition and food community to provide impartial, evidence-based information, education and expertise, motivating people to adopt healthy, sustainable diets – for life.
Professional bodies to research
The Association for Nutrition (AfN) defines and advances standards of evidence-based practice across the field of nutrition and at all levels within the workforce. Our BSc (Hons) Nutrition course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition. On graduation, you become a Registered Associate Nutritionist and can use the ANutr qualification.
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