I’ve spent the week catching up on lectures and recapping #macnutritionuni
module 1. One of the stand out lectures for me was this one - ‘What is health & what role does nutrition play’
What does health mean to you? I see so many discussion/posts on social media and hear so many people say ‘I’m being ‘’healthy’’, I’m looking for ‘healthy’ recipe ideas, I’m back to exercise /the gym to be ‘healthy’ but what does ‘health’ mean?
It’s much more than seeing a number drop on the scales or inch loss on the tape measure.
As a nutrition coach does restricting food help your clients health if it promotes obsession with food groups?
Does giving a client a meal plan promote health if it doesn’t fit their lifestyle and they end up missing out on important social occasions?
The MNU mantra of health ➡️ encompasses all these facets.
I’ve found this lecture invaluable. I will be taking on clients next year when I become an insured MNU certified nutritionist and this has given me a greater understanding of what I as a nutrition practitioner should be doing to help my clients achieve their goals. Overall health must be considered.
It will help me promote the MNU philosophy of ‘first do no harm’ and practice nutrition with integrity.
Anyone practicing nutrition or offering nutrition advice to clients should Always treat each client as an individual and looking at each aspect of their health will allow you to do this.
I’ve made some summary notes on each of the health facets ➡️
While each area of health is so important, for me, the area i would love to see promoted more is intellectual health. Being honest and providing evidence based information to help empower clients. Cutting out the pseudoscience and all the bullshit that’s so often promoted as fact by pt’s slimming clubs and nutrition coaches giving clients false information just to keep them coming back and paying another months fee instead of giving them the evidence based facts and empowering them to eventually go it alone with the knowledge to help them continue towards their goals.