Nutrition coaching is offered by many fitness professionals who are looking to advise clients on food choices. Personal trainers use a nutrition coaching certificate in the same way they use their personal training credentials—to educate and make suggestions within scope of practice and to guide clients to make their own decisions.
Being a nutrition coach means being a partner in change . . . allowing the client to come to the right decision by asking the right questions. Examples of good questions – “How do you typically walk through your grocery store?” and “What’s a normal portion size of protein per meal?”
Nutrition is just one piece of the overall lifestyle puzzle. Being a nutrition coach means that you serve clients in order to help them achieve health, fitness and weight loss goals by using nutrition as a tool to achieve those goals. Nutrition coaches work with the general population to facilitate the inclusion of healthy eating behaviors and empower their clients to take responsibility for their own health.