Nutrition Manager Program
While dietitians are the “go to” experts in the field of nutrition, Nutrition Managers possess a variety of skills including a well rounded background in fitness, nutrition and healthy eating, as well as the ability to coach patients/clients in achieving total wellness. AASDN Nutrition Managers work directly with an AASDN dietitian allowing them to provide specialized services, including the ability to work with special populations.
- Ability to create customized menu plans for both children and adults
- Ability to work with more special populations
- Access to the new Nutrition Manager Locator system
- Annual Nutrition Specialist renewal fee waived for all Nutrition Managers
- Work directly with an AASDN dietitian
- Access to the interactive Nutrition Manager Center. This center makes it possible to work from any computer, tablet, or cell phone. Available interactive documents and programs include:
- Menu plans with drop down lists provide individualized menu planning and save precious time
- Total energy nutrient calculation
- Free continuing education programs
How to Become a Nutrition Manager
Nutrition Managers must possess and maintain the AASDN Nutrition Specialist Certification.
- Click here for details on becoming a Nutrition Specialist
- Click here if you are a Nutrition Specialist in good standing and would like to upgrade to the Nutrition Manager Program
Membership Benefits and Fees
The Nutrition Manager Program is available for the low annual fee of $319. The annual Nutrition Specialist fee is waived for all Nutrition Manager (a $59 value).
Nutrition Manager membership includes unlimited email communication with an AASDN dietitian and access to the interactive online Nutrition Manager member center and the new review process. Nutrition Managers work directly with an AASDN dietitian which allows them to provide more specialized services and serve special populations.
Nutrition Manager Benefits Versus Nutrition Specialist Benefits
|Nutrition Specialist$59 Annual Fee||Nutrition Manager$319 Annual Fee|
|Access to Nutrition Manager Membership Center||√|
|Ability to Work With Special Populations||√|
|Access to Interactive Menu Plans||√|
|Submission of Client Profile to AASDN Dietitian||√|
|Access to Marketing Kit||√|
|Newly Revised 8-week Group Nutrition Class||√|
|New Nutrition Manager Locator Service||√|
|Medical Fitness Network Referral Service||√|
|Access to Nutrition Specialist Membership Center||√||√|
|New Online Caloric Needs Sheet and Calculator||√||√|
|Free Continuing Education Courses||√||√|
|Resource Center (Home Page)||√||√|
|Membership Listing Page||√||√|
|Ability to Use AASDN Logo on Documents and Website||√||√|
|“In the News” Posts||√||√|
|Half Off the 9th Edition Nutrition For Professionals Textbook||√||√|
|Access to All Documents/Handouts||√||√|
|Unlimited Access to AASDN Dietitian (answer questions)||√||√|
|NOTE: Nutrition Manager fee includes the $59 Nutrition Specialist renewal fee)|
What Nutrition Managers Have to Say
Laurel Lingle, Employee Wellness Coordinator
Marion County Public Schools (Ocala Florida)
AASDN has revolutionized the industry through their common-sense approach to healthy eating and lifelong weight management. By basing their curriculum on scientifically sound principals, they dispel many of the myths associated with fad dieting, low-calorie nutrition plans, and quick-fix weight loss programs.
Hyde Park YMCA
Hyde Park, MA
Completing the Nutrition Specialist program was a very good decision. Not only did I get reasonably priced CEC’s for all of my certifications, but I found a terrific program to take back to my facility. With guidance, we took the Nutrition Manager principles and applied them to a group setting.
I took the Nutrition for Professionals course and was excited to learn of the YMCA program utilizing Nutrition Manager Consultants. We began our program January 24 and by mid April we had increased our income by almost $10,000. Participants in the program are making lifestyle changes and seeing results. Testimonials from members indicate that the program exceeds their expectations and all have made significant lifestyle changes. Dietitian support has been key in our providing such a successful program.
The Finish Line
Novi, MI 48375
The Nutrition Manager Program is a win/win situation for myself and for the club where I work. The club has little or no expense, no equipment to buy and requires little space. We have advertised our weight management program to members and placed an ad in our local newspaper. The program has brought in new memberships and has increased personal training revenue. We also have an advantage over other clubs not providing weight management programs. I have asked a co-worker to become a Nutrition Manager Consultant with me so that we can accommodate more clients.
Stow, MA 01775
The Nutrition Manager program is exactly what I needed as a personal trainer. I became a Nutrition Manager Consultant and it’s well worth the monthly licensing fee. I not only incorporate a nutrition component with all my clients, I have clients from other personal trainers coming to me for nutrition; I even have clients from another club coming to me. And, if I have any questions or am unsure about anything, I can count on my AASDN dietitian for help. The program is great and I recommend it to all personal trainers that realize how important nutrition is to client success.