The Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists (CBNS) is the certifying body for the Certified Nutrition Specialist® (CNS®) and the Certified Nutrition Specialist – Scholar℠ (CNS-S℠) credential. The CBNS mission is to foster human health through the science and practice of professional nutrition care. Certified Nutrition Specialist professionals are on the front lines battling the epidemic of obesity and chronic disease, and the CBNS supports these efforts and certifies nutrition professionals who maintain the highest standard of nutrition competence. We encourage you to learn more about the CBNS and the CNS credential.
The Certified Nutrition Specialist® professional is featured in the US Government Definition of the Nutrition Profession
The Certified Nutrition Specialist® professional is noted by the US Government’s Department of Labor as the prime example of nutrition credential, and the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists℠ as its certifying board, in the definition of the “Nutritionist” profession in the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.