The Role of the Board-Certified Clinical Nutritionists (C.C.N.) in Health Restoration!  (Part 2 of 3) 

[C.N. Biochemical Testing & Therapy Restores Health!]

Did you read Part 1 of this 3-Part article published in The Villager on January 19, 2023?  If you did, you know thathealthcare and disease-management professionals of all disciplines have become C.C.N.s, from the M.D., C.C.N. to D.C., C.C.N. and so on… in addition to those with a Ph.D. in Clinical Nutrition, like myself. 

In Part 1, I shared the origin, role, and value of the Board-Certified Clinical Nutritionists (C.C.N.).  In this Part 2, I will introduce the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board [] and the International Associations of Clinical Nutritionists ( and in Part 3, I will outline the C.N.C.B. requirements to apply for the examination to become a Board-Certified Clinical Nutritionist (C.C.N.), for those interested in joining the #1 Healthcare profession in health restoration and disease prevention.  

The C.N.C.B. (est. 1991) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) certification agency providing professional training, examination, and board certification to Certified Clinical Nutritionists (C.C.N.), just like the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB Est. 1912) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME Est. 1915) provide licensing for physicians and the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Est. 1969) provides registration for Dietitians.  The C.C.N. Scope of Practice has become a legal standard for conduct in the practice of Clinical Nutrition.

The International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists (I.A.A.C.N.) provides post-graduate training and continuing education units (C.E.U.) for C.C.N.s.  I am honored to be currently serving on the Board of Directors for the I.A.A.C.N. [].   Their quality Continuing Education is also applied for annually by the American Clinical Board of Nutrition, Texas Chiropractic College, Education Review Systems, various state agencies and professional associations. 

As referred to in Part 1, the value of the C.C.N. has become so essential and “mainstream” that just 11 years after the C.N.C.B. provided the first Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist (C.C.N.) examination (1991) and95 years (1917) after being known as the American Dietetic Association (A.D.A.), the A.D.A. changed its name to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (A.N.D.).  

Though also trained in Dietetics, the profession of the Board-Certified Clinical Nutritionist (C.C.N.) includes doctors and healthcare professionals of all specialties who have qualified and passed the C.C.N. examination, whereas A.N.D.’s qualifications to become a Registered Dietitian are exclusive to Dietitians, with the minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics [].   Our diverse educational training may account for Dietitians becoming Board Certified Clinical Nutritionists (C.C.N.), also.

In Part 3, I will provide the degrees and post-graduate requirements of the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (C.N.C.B.) to become a Board-Certified Clinical Nutritionist (C.C.N.), which by the way, includes re-certification by examination.  

The C.C.N. profession is the only healthcare profession, whose professional certification, licensing or registration board includes re-examination in their Renewal Criteria.   In other words, the Renewal Criteria of the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (C.N.C.B.) includes re-certification by re-examination every five years; thereby, proving to the public that C.C.N.s stay up-to-date in the latest clinical nutrition and related-research in their profession.  

Renewal by re-examination is a requirement, I am confident, that the Public would appreciate in all professional Renewal Criteria.  To date, after passing my first C.C.N. examination in 1991, I have successfully passed all six re-examinations with high scores as of 2021, with my next re-certification exam scheduled for 2026.

You may obtain a scientific evaluation of your biochemistry, such as a Clinical Nutrition Analysis of the Laboratory Reports from testing your blood, urine, hair, saliva, stool and/or genetics, to identify:  1) the preceding stages in the degenerative disease processes occurring in your body, as discussed in Part 1, AND 2) the specific whole food diet and therapeutic food/plant-based supplements that contain the nutrients your body requires to restore and maintain optimal health…by calling me at (940) 761-4045, registering for a Free First Consultation at my website,,OR calling the at (972) 407-9089 to locate a C.C.N. near you. 

Dr. Smith’s articles, published in The Villager since March 2021, are available on her website Menu, titled, Education/Villager Publications.  Dr. Smith is the owner of ADVANCED CLINICAL NUTRITION (Est. 1981) in Wichita Falls, Texas, with clients residing in 37 U.S. states and seven international countries.  Since opening her business, she has continued to hold a successful track record of over 90% in helping her clients improve their health, and she can help you, too, no matter where you live.  

Information for Nutritional and Bioenergetic Education only and not for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition or disease.