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The Culinary Nutrition Expert Program

The Fun Begins September 12th, 2019

Rock Star Training In Culinary Nutrition

The Culinary Nutrition Expert Program is a complete and thorough professional certification program in culinary nutrition that offers practical, everyday, natural cooking skills along with a deeper exploration of the therapeutic properties of the foods we eat and how we prepare them.

This program serves to enhance prior professional training in natural health, or can serve as your introduction to it, and can be your first step or your next step into the field of natural health.

This well-rounded online program includes:

  • Professionally filmed and edited cooking demonstration and lecture based videos.
  • Extensive evidence based, referenced course notes.
  • Guided curriculum from start to finish, ensuring completion in 14 weeks.
  • Weekly live-stream Q&A session with lead instructor and academy founder Meghan Telpner.
  • Recommended reading materials.
  • Dedicated Culinary Nutrition Expert Program Coach to provide feedback on all assignments.
  • Goal setting workshop.
  • Regular recipe assignments.
  • Home study assignments to guide a deep understanding of a specific condition of choice, while building practical skills to be used in your home kitchen and/or in your business.
  • Exceptional community of like-minded health, nutrition and culinary enthusiasts.
  • Upon successful completion, Culinary Nutrition Experts can elect to become Certified Instructors of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition with a ready-to-go curriculum you can use to teach your own classes and workshops.

Lead the Way

You are going to learn loads and loads about cooking, health, nutrition and vibrant living. You will also be taught how to be the teacher, the leader, and the go-to expert in your community.

Professional Certification

The Culinary Nutrition Expert Program is the first and only program of its kind that offers this kind of training online with a certification seal to confirm your completion and comprehension of the program.

Applied Learning, Applied Eating!

Where else can you eat your homework? We learn in various ways and one of the best is when we learn something intellectually, and then immediately put it into practice. The Culinary Nutrition Expert curriculum includes hands on learning that fills our minds and our bellies!

Live What You Learn

With the integration of the program, you will be living what you’re learning and whether you are the type who loves the drastic change or small shifts, you will be amazed by your own personal transformation through the experience.

A New Way Of Learning

The days of the fluorescent lit classrooms, textbooks, dusty chalkboards and cram sessions are long gone. This is learning made fun and effective.

Your mind will be full of this wisdom:

  • Well-rounded focus on whole, unprocessed food and holistic health.
  • How to take to your kitchen with confidence to cook for yourself, your family, clients or patients.
  • Understand the benefits and drawbacks of different dietary protocols.
  • Taste the world with delicious original recipes influenced by traditional diets and therapeutic protocols.
  • Discover how to teach culinary nutrition skills with confidence, to your own students or patients.
  • Develop healing meal plans for specific dietary needs and health conditions of your choosing.
  • Create and master your own from scratch recipes.
  • Gain invaluable knowledge about the nutritional value of various therapeutic ingredients.
  • Life changing tips on a complete holistic lifestyle from beauty care to home care.
  • Gain exceptional confidence and skills in how to effectively share this knowledge with your family or in your own business.
  • Connect with a worldwide, amazingly supportive community of Culinary Nutrition Experts.
  • Unparalleled community engagement.

Create Your Ideal Learning Schedule

New Course Module Released Weekly

A new video-based course module is released each week (approximately 90 minutes) that you will be invited to watch at your leisure during that week. Each module is accompanied by course notes and recipes. Once a module is released, you have continued, 24/7 access. These videos are professionally shot and edited to provide the most seamless, information-packed, engaging, and often humour-filled, learning experience.

Meghan Live in your Living Room

A Weekly Live-Streamed Video Q&A with Meghan

Once a week we will connect live via live-streamed video. Think of this as the new style of office hours, but you don’t have to leave your home or office. Meghan will chat about the featured module of the week, and answer your questions. This is where Meghan shares the inside scoop on the latest in Culinary Nutrition and offers further depth of knowledge catered to the group’s interests.


The Most Delicious Learning Happens Here

Hands-on cooking is an important component of the program and with weekly cooking assignments you will surprise yourself at how your skills and knowledge develop and the best part is, you get to eat your homework at the end. This is your opportunity to take what you see in the course modules and create it in your own kitchen. All of the recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free with additional modification options for specific dietary needs.

Self-Direct Your Learning

Immerse Yourself In the Topics That Matter to You!

The self-study component of the program is extensive and invites you to choose topics and areas that are of personal and professional interest. Learn about what matters most to you and what you want to do. This also invites you to build the skills to be able to take on the health needs of others, no matter what their main concern is.

Tune in to your classes from anywhere.

All you need is a high-speed internet connection.

ACN Devices

A Program Like No Other

Culinary Nutrition Expert Program Integrative, Natural, Holistic Nutrition Schools Culinary & Chef Training Programs
14-week start-to-finish curriculum
Holistic/Natural Nutrition Philosophy
Online Learning Program Some
Course notes included in tuition Some
No prerequisites Some
No specific allegiance to one type/style of eating philosophy Some Some
Therapeutic culinary training
Applied natural beauty care and home care training
Applied skills in recipe development
Meal/menu planning in accordance with health conditions
Business Planning Support Some
Listing in public graduate directory Some
Food-focused curriculum
Community blog for student promotion
Option for ongoing access to program* ?

Registration includes access to program modules for 10 months. A monthly fee may apply for continued access.

Exclusive discounts and offers from partner companies Some Some
Private Social Media Group Managed by Founder and School Staff
Dedicated Program Coach to support your learning Some
Access to program creator and lead instructor(s)
Option to become a Certified Instructor ?

We offer an upgrade with 25 tutorial videos and a complete package of “done-for-you” cooking classes and workshops that our certified instructors are licensed to teach.

Most delicious nutrition training for life there ever was.

Meet Your Instructors

Why are you an awesome instructor?

My favourite way to spend my time is in the kitchen—creating recipes, learning about health and the healing powers of food, making a massive mess in my kitchen, and having a laugh in the process. I am an awesome teacher because I jam pack information into fun, and humourous demonstrations that make them easy to understand, visualize and apply.

What do you love most about the subject of your course?

The Culinary Nutrition Expert program covers it all. We go through the basics of nutrition, through to meal prep and kitchen organization, and then we get into specific areas of interest— key healing foods, specific dietary programs, and infused in all of that is the lifestyle component. I live everyday what I am teaching and forever teach on the edge of my knowledge. I love that this course has a flow to the curriculum, where it builds upon itself, making the learning natural. The addition of the live weekly classes ensure that we stay current and relevant to what’s happening in media, the world and perhaps even in our own lives. I love that my students get to choose the area they wish to specialize in and watch their passions be explored.

What is one thing you secretly wish everyone knew about you?

As a kid I used to put on my mom’s apron, pull a stool up to the spice rack, and mix potions of spices into a pot of water while chatting to my pretend television audience. When they say hindsight is 20/20 they’re not joking!

What is your desert island tool?

A self-sharpening vegetable peeler. I’d have a lot of time to kill I’d imagine and so I’d use the peeler to peel all the carrots and what not I’d be growing and then learn to do fancy origami salads. This would combine the triple threat of resourcefulness, creativity and presentation.

Why are you an awesome instructor?

I have always watched, listened, observed, and studied other teachers, because I have known my whole life that I would teach others, and wanted to be exceptional at it. Learning how to teach, coupled with a deep passion for the information is what I think makes me an awesome instructor.

What do you love most about the subject of your course?

For Fundamentals of Nutrition course, I love the practicality of the information. Everything begins with good nutrition, and if we know the fundamentals, we have the tools necessary to promote and maintain health. Once you’ve learned the fundamentals you know more than 99% of the population, and are armed with powerful information. Simple but effective.

For the Elixir Craft course, I love the alchemy of combining various foods, herbs, supplements, and superfoods, into a tasty experience. By combining the components we create something that is truly greater than the sum of their parts. Meghan and I had a lot of fun putting together Healing Diets and Therapeutic Foods as this is where our passions overlap. This is the information we wish had been taught in our own nutrition training.

What is one thing you secretly wish everyone knew about you?

I can clap with one hand.

What is your desert island tool?

A knife of course. Can’t really survive well without one. And then maybe a high-powered blender, so that I could make awesome elixirs with the coconuts, fruits, and herbs on the island.

Giving Back

We are committed to cultivating your success as a health educator. When you invest in your education to further your skills, we in turn invest in not-for-profit organizations that support good food for all, the empowerment of women, and health education around the world.


  • Mieke Postulart

    Where do I even begin? I have been searching for a program like this where I could learn comfortably from my home, but develop super skills and knowledge about food and culinary nutrition. CNE delivers it all. Next to all the awesome video workshops, it was great to learn from Meghan and other health experts in the live classes every week.
    Learning through the CNE program was so much fun while giving me the knowledge and skills to infuse the world around me with culinary nutrition!

  • Dusty Spiller

    The CNE program has changed my life. I can now cook fantastic healthy meals and snacks for myself and my wife knowing every ingredient I cook with and how those ingredients are health promoting. As well as being a professional triathlete, my nutrition demands are greater than most and I can fulfill those needs now with what I’ve learned. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to take control of their health, life, and learn how to use great ingredients to make great meals!

  • Dawn Puusa Dawn Puusa

    This was an incredible, overwhelming and life changing experience! Meghan and her clan are so inspiring and supportive! She really makes you believe that anything is possible. All of the tools have been provided to change your life and to create an amazing new you. So much knowledge that empowers you to want to share with others. Aligned with so many other friends that I am now connected with from around the world. The possibilities are endless.

  • Jennifer Maglicic Jennifer Maglicic

    This program is AMAZING! Meghan and her team at the Academy of Culinary Nutrition have developed an outstanding program that will provided a wealth of information for your business, heart and soul. This program has not only taught me about nutrition, it has inspired me to follow my dreams and provided me with a solid foundation in business start up as well. I highly recommend this program, there is truly nothing else like it!

  • Rupa Gill

    This program is wonderful. I really like the fact it is hands on. The course assignments build upon one another so you never feel lost. I can’t describe the amount of knowledge that I have learned. The course has not only provided me with knowledge on nutrition, but also helped improve my writing, communication and research skills. I highly recommend this course.

Registration + Pricing

Our program is offered at four different levels starting at $1,990. Payment plans will be available when registration opens in May 2019.

Stay tuned and watch your inbox for more information, sample classes and loads of culinary nutrition inspiration.