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The Culinary Nutrition Expert Program

The Fun Begins September 2022!

Professional Training in Culinary Nutrition

The Culinary Nutrition Expert Program is an in-depth professional certification program in culinary nutrition that offers practical, everyday, natural cooking skills as well as a deeper exploration into the therapeutic properties of the foods we eat and how we prepare them.

This program can enhance prior training in natural health, or serve as your first introduction to the field.

We are the global leader in culinary nutrition training. There is nothing else like it.

This 100% online program includes:

  • Video-based teaching through professionally produced cooking demonstration and lecture-based modules
  • Accompanying supportive materials (course notes, recipes, and other resources)
  • Guided and coached curriculum from start to finish, ensuring completion in 14 weeks
  • Live Q&A sessions with Meghan (recording available)
  • Dedicated Program Coach to review and provide feedback on all work
  • Home study & cooking assignments
  • Expert interview library
  • Goal setting workshop
  • A world-class, kind, supportive, and generous community of like-minded health, nutrition, and culinary enthusiasts
  • Option to round out your studies with a 6-week business course included with registration at the Professional and Deluxe program levels
  • Option to further your career by becoming an Academy of Culinary Nutrition Certified Instructor upon graduation included with registration at the Deluxe level.

Lead the Way

Get the most in-depth education in culinary nutrition, cooking, health, therapeutic nutrition, and vibrant living. You will also be guided and coached on how to be the teacher, the leader, and the go-to expert in your community.

Professional Certification

The Culinary Nutrition Expert Program is the only program to offer this kind of online training, with a recognized 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 and then immediately put it into practice. The practical teachings in the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program curriculum ensure that the information is retained.

Live What You Learn

With the integrative nature of the program, you are living what you’re learning and will be amazed by your own personal transformation through the experience of this program. As our students go through the program together, the community support is a unique bonus.

A New Way Of Learning

Discover the power that comes from gaining confidence in the kitchen and know how to use food to nourish yourself, your family and your clients for optimal health.

What You Will Learn

  • How to use your kitchen with confidence to cook for yourself, your family, clients or patients.
  • Understand the benefits and drawbacks of different dietary protocols.
  • Explore new flavours and foods with delicious original recipes influenced by traditional diets and therapeutic foods.
  • Be empowered to teach culinary nutrition skills to your own students or patients.
  • Develop healing meal plans for specific dietary needs and health conditions of your choosing.
  • Create your own from-scratch recipes and master recipe development.
  • How to take an evidence-based research approach to health issues and the connection to diet and lifestyle.
  • Know the steps to creating meal plans that adhere to specific dietary needs or health conditions.
  • How to put together and execute cooking classes and workshops.
  • Gain invaluable knowledge about the nutritional value of therapeutic ingredients.
  • How to coach individuals towards more health-supportive eating habits.
  • Connect with a worldwide, amazingly supportive community of Culinary Nutrition Experts.
  • Unparalleled community cheerleading.

Who is this course for?

Who Is This Program For

Health Care Professionals

  • Holistic/Natural nutritionists
  • Health coaches
  • Dietitians
  • Professional caregivers
  • Naturopathic doctors
  • Medical doctors
  • Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Those Who Want To Broaden Their Skillset

  • Committed individuals with a keen personal interest in food and nutrition
  • Parents
  • School teachers and ECE professionals
  • Yoga teachers
  • Fitness trainers
  • Bodywork specialists
  • You!

MEET SOME OF OUR GRADUATES


We proudly celebrate a global community of graduates in over 73 countries.

How Is The Program Delivered?

Our program is 100% online

This means you can join us from anywhere in the world.
All you need is a high-speed internet connection.

CNE Course Includes

The success of this program and the results of our students rests on the immersive, multi-faceted teaching style that supports various ways of learning including visual learning through videos, reading, hands-on practice, and research on personal areas of interest.

Primary Program Components

1. Weekly Video ModuleS

A new video-based course module is released each week (approximately 90 minutes), which 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 for a minimum of 12 months. These professionally produced course videos provide an information-packed, engaging, and humour-filled learning experience.

2. LIVE Q&A SESSIONS

We connect regularly as a community live online via live-stream video. Think of this as the new style of office hours, but you don’t have to leave your home or office. This is where Meghan shares the inside scoop on the latest in Culinary Nutrition news, teaches a brief lesson, facilitates breakout sessions, and opens it up for a question and answer period. These sessions are recorded and can be enjoyed later.

3. Hands-On Cooking

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. This is your opportunity to take what you see in the course modules and create in your own kitchen. All of the recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free with additional modification options for specific dietary needs.

4. Immersion In Your Topic Of Choice

The written assignment component of the program invites you to choose a topic that is of personal or professional interest and dive deeply with the support of a dedicated program coach.  Students are invited to choose a health condition or health-related topic to focus on for the duration of their time in the program.

we ARE ONE OF A KIND

Culinary Nutrition Expert Program Integrative, Natural, Holistic Nutrition Schools Culinary & Chef Training Programs
14-week start-to-finish curriculum
Natural and Integrative Nutrition Philosophy
100% Online Learning Platform 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
Ongoing access to program materials ?

Registration includes access to program modules, course notes, recipes, and the community for a minimum of 12 months after graduation.

Some
Exclusive discounts and offers from partner companies Some Some
Private student/alumni group
Dedicated Program Coach to support your learning Some
Access to program creator and lead instructor(s)
Become An Instructor Upon Completion ?

You have the option, upon successful completion of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program, to register as an Academy of Culinary Nutrition Certified Instructor and get access to eight cooking classes and workshops that are ready and prepped for you to start teaching in your local community.

Most delicious nutrition training for life there ever was

The program completely exceeded my expectations. Most importantly it definitely uped my game in terms of my nutrition coaching business. Now I'm able to help my clients apply what I teach them in the kitchen with some very useful cooking lessons.

Cecilia Yu, Thailand, 2019 Graduate

I loved this program. I am a Certified Exercise Physiologist with an undergraduate in Kinesiology and a Holistic Nutritionist. This was by far the best program I have done and is so applicable to my career. It answers all of the questions clients and others ask me on a regular basis. It is so practical and I found myself challenged, but very supported through the program. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to further their education in culinary skills with an emphasis on REAL and healthful foods. Meghan backs everything up with research (which I love) and delivers it with her amazing personality. It was money very well spent.

Julie Watson, Canada, 2018 Graduate

The CNE program completely surpassed my expectations. I started the program to improve my knowledge about nutrition and finished with a desire to share this great information with others. The CNE program is professionally designed and very effective regardless of your culinary background or training. Meghan and team have been great allies in my journey.

Darrin Kahn,USA, 2020 Graduate


Curriculum Breakdown

Culinary Nutrition Certification

The knowledge shared in this program can be applied to everyday living, to improve your professional development, or inspire you to pursue a total business kick-start.

Our goal is that you complete this training feeling inspired, empowered, and confident in your skills.

  • Module 1: Culinary Nutrition Basics

    For Culinary Nutrition to be effective, we’ve got to lay the foundation. This first module explores the keys to health and how we can take those principles and apply them to our food choices. We start there and then break down how to make the best food choices, set your kitchen up for success, as well as understand meal planning and why we’re cooking from scratch. Discover simple tips, tricks and strategies to transform your best intentions into healthy eating for yourself and your clients.

    This module covers:

    Culinary Nutrition Overview

    • The foundational keys to health
    • The definition of real food
    • Understanding calories
    • Understanding macro and micro nutrients
    • Conscious eating

    Setting Up A Culinary Nutrition Kitchen

    • Key ingredients in a healing kitchen
    • Key kitchen tools and equipment recommendations
    • Best pots and pans for healthy cooking
    • How to set up your kitchen for optimal efficiency

    Food Selection

    • Understanding food labels
    • How to choose produce
    • Organic food and a healing diet
    • Chemical agriculture from a health and environment perspective
    • Genetic modification (GMOs)

    Basic Food Preparation

    • Vegetable preparation and storage
    • Food preparation tips
    • Optimizing your time in the kitchen
    • From-scratch cooking principles
    • From-scratch condiments

    Meal + Menu Planning

    • Menu planning and recipe selection
    • Optimizing your time in the kitchen

    Cooking with Fats

    • Saturated fats: types and best uses
    • Monounsaturated fats: types and best uses
    • Polyunsaturated fats: types and best uses
    • Choosing oils
    • Storing oils

    Knife skills

    • Safety guide
    • Simple cuts

    *** Demonstration of 3 recipes

  • Module 2: Fundamentals of Nutrition

    In this module, taught by clinical nutritionist and functional medicine specialist Josh Gitalis, you will be provided with a solid foundation in nutrition. This module offers a summary of the role macronutrients and micronutrients play in the body, and offers the science behind the principles of culinary nutrition. It’s taught at a level that is suitable for beginners, and also functions as an overview and refresher for those with a background in health and nutrition.

    This module covers:

    The Fundamentals

    • What is health?
    • How do we define what health truly is?
    • Composition of the human body
    • Role of the soil in the quality of our food
    • Organic versus conventional food, from the soil up
    • Food processing practices

    The Role of Water

    • Water quality
    • Role of water in health
    • Best types of water to drink
    • How much do we need

    Understanding Macronutrients: Carbohydrates, Protein and Fat

    • Healthiest sources
    • Different types and structure
    • Qualities
    • Quantities recommended
    • Role in the body

    Understanding Micronutrients: Fat-Soluble Vitamins, Water-Soluble Vitamins and Minerals

    • Best sources of each
    • Most absorbable forms
    • Deficiency symptoms in the body
    • Toxicity symptoms
    • Role in the body and functions
    • Best food sources of each
  • Module 3: Plant Rich Eating

    Sharing what it means to eat plantifully and how the principles of plant-rich eating blanket every style of diet, from raw/vegan through to protein-powered Paleo. This course is about learning how to incorporate more plant-based foods into meals.

    This module covers: 

    Comparative Diets:

    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Macrobiotic
    • Paleo
    • Raw

    Gluten-Free Diets:

    • Digestive impact
    • Intolerances
    • Dietary implications
    • Culinary nutrition and gluten-free eating
    • Whole grains and gluten-free options

    Dairy-Free Diets:

    • Digestive impact
    • Intolerances
    • Dietary implications
    • Culinary nutrition and dairy-free eating

    Balanced Plantiful Eating

    • Tips for easing the transition to plant-rich eating
    • Avoiding refined foods to maintain balance and ease cravings
    • Principles of holistic comfort food
    • Properties of food
    • Balanced menu planning
    • Strategies for sharing your lifestyle with others

    *** Demonstration of 8 recipes

  • Module 4: Fueling with Whole Foods

    No matter the diet of choice for yourself, your family and/or your clients, there are key culinary nutrition principles that apply to all diets in order for them to be healing.

     This module covers:

    Food and Energy Relationships

    • The connection between diet and stress
    • How stress hormones affect weight management, mood, sleep, and behaviour
    • Macronutrients and digestion

    Macronutrient Focus: Carbohydrates

    • Chemistry of carbs

    Blood Sugar Management and Diet

    • Understanding the glycemic index
    • Strategies to lower the glycemic load of your favourite dishes
    • The importance of maintaining steady blood sugar
    • Metabolic effects of fluctuating blood sugar

    Macronutrient Focus: Protein

    • Importance of protein in the diet
    • Protein digestion
    • Best plant-based sources of protein
    • Best and cleanest animal sources of protein

    Creating Balanced Meals

    • Principles of balanced eating
    • The five tastes and how to build recipes and meals around them
    • The role of taste in satiety
    • Working with and guidelines for combining spices
    • Principles of balanced eating

    Culinary Nutrition Focus

    • Health benefits of cruciferous vegetables (and knowing what they are)
    • Health benefits of green foods
    • Healing benefits of a grain-free diet

    Recipe creation 101

    • What makes a recipe yours
    • Where to start in creating recipes
    • Three recipe creation strategies

    *** Demonstration of 10 recipes

  • Module 5: Raw Food Foundation

    This module explores the power and simplicity of raw food, encouraging you to incorporate more raw foods into your diet and how to help clients get more raw in as well. This workshop explores the most powerful raw foods to include in the diet and shares simple un-cooking techniques.

    This module covers:

    Raw Food Made Simple

    • How to use equipment for best raw food creations
    • Easy ways to integrate healing raw foods into everyday eating
    • Health benefits of raw food
    • Tips and tricks for adding raw foods into your cooked favourites

    Basic Raw Food Preparation Techniques

    • Tips for creating balanced, satiating salads
    • Preparing greens for optimal digestion
    • Simple dehydrator recipes
    • Simple and quick raw food solutions

    Sprouting

    • 2 techniques
    • Health benefits
    • Best ways to use sprouts in the diet

    Fermentation fundamentals

    • Simple fermentation techniques
    • Health benefits

    Benefits of sea vegetables

    • Health benefits of sea vegetables
    • Learning the different types
    • Best ways to incorporate them

    ***Demonstration of 8 recipes

  • Module 6: Liquid Nutrition: Smoothies and Juices

    This inspiring module will introduce you to the world of smoothies and juices that will change the way you blend. Smoothies and juices are staples for health as the simplest and fastest way to get loads of nutrient-dense power into the body. We’ll explore fruits and veggies that fight off disease, unexpected smoothie combinations, and juicing for therapeutic benefits.

    This module covers:

    Liquid Nutrition Basics

    • How to choose your juicer
    • The nutritional difference between a smoothie and a juice
    • The role of organic produce in juicing
    • Appetite moderation strategies

    Juicing for Health

    • Keys to cleansing
    • Effective detox strategies
    • Specific therapeutic benefits of various fruits and vegetables
    • Juicing and its cancer-fighting, healing effects
    • Various juice combos and what they heal and rebalance in the body

    Smoothies For Health

    • Tips and tricks for hiding veggies in your smoothie
    • How to incorporate more whole foods into your smoothies
    • Popular superfoods and their health benefits
    • Making smoothies
    • Tips and tricks for hiding veggies in the smoothie
    • How to incorporate more whole foods into your smoothies

    Healing Disease with Liquid Nutrition

    • Cancer and sugar connection
    • pH Balance, alkalinity and disease
    • Synthetic enrichment of food
    • Caffeine and health

    *** Demonstration of 8 recipes

  • Module 7: Herbal Medicine and Elixirs

    Josh and Meghan share how to effectively combine different herbs, medicinal mushrooms, spices and foods to create therapeutic elixirs. This module breaks down how amazingly simple it can be to create custom elixir blends and integrate these elixirs into regular daily consumption. This is true culinary nutrition.

    This module covers:

    Introduction to Herbal Medicine

    • The hidden benefits of common kitchen spices
    • How to use medicinal herbs
    • Aphrodisiac spices
    • Spices and cancer prevention
    • Herbal medicine extraction methods
    • Forms of herbs
    • The role of tonic herbs in the body

    Elixir Craft

    • What is an elixir?
    • Elixirs vs. smoothies
    • Meal replacement elixir properties
    • Role of medium-chain triglycerides and brain health

    Tincturing 101

    • Simple techniques to make your own medicines
    • Health power of roots
    • Nature’s antibiotics

    *** Demonstration of 7 recipes

  • Module 8: Baking and Sweet Treats

    In this sweet module, we will explore gluten-free baking from scratch. You’ll learn how to make staple desserts such as cookies, cakes, ice cream, and chocolates, giving you the tools and know-how to develop your own tasty creations.

    This course will discuss:

    Gluten-Free Baking Essentials

    • Gluten-free flour options and how to best work with them for desserts
    • Gluten-free baking tips
    • Getting desserts to rise without eggs
    • The unhealthy side of ‘gluten-free’

    Baking Baked Goods Healthfully

    • Protein powered baking
    • Natural sweetener options
    • How to work with raw cacao and create raw chocolate treats
    • Baking with nut/seed milks in place of dairy
    • Using fruit and vegetable purées in place of oils and/or butter
    • Tips and tricks to modify your favourite baking recipes

    From-Scratch Creating:

    • Chocolate
    • Dairy-free ice cream
    • Cookies
    • Muffin/Cakes

    Recipe Creation Inspiration

    • Evolution of our taste buds
    • Simple modification of recipes
    • Making your favorites nut-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free

    ***Demonstration of 10 recipes

  • Module 9: Healing Diets

    Healing diets is a lecture-based module that gets into the heart of culinary nutrition. We explore the role diet has in both healing and reversing disease, the impact of lifestyle factors and stress, and offer a comparison of the more common healing diets and what conditions are best suited to them.

    This module covers:

    Mind and Body Connection to Disease

    • The root cause approach to disease and healing
    • Inspiration for change
    • Keys to healing
    • Life force and the psycho/spiritual connection
    • The digestive tract
    • A tour of the digestive tract
    • Four stages of digestion: what happens where
    • Factors that affect digestion

    The Pillars of Health – The Body’s Systems

    • Understanding the systems of the body
    • Gastrointestinal health
    • Microbiome
    • Detoxification
    • Structural
    • Immune System
    • Cardiovascular
    • Hormonal
    • Mind/Body

    We’ll explore the role of each system, the conditions that result from imbalances, the organs involved, and key nutrients and foods that support them.

    Foundations of a Healing Diet

    • Food as medicine
    • Universal approach to healing
    • The foods that work against health and why
    • Key therapeutic properties of foods
    • Removing problematic foods
    • Determining sensitivities
    • Role of therapeutic supplementation

    Therapeutic Diets

    • Acute Healing Diet
    • Comprehensive Elimination Diet
    • Anti-Inflammatory Diet
    • FODMAPs
    • SCD
    • GAPs
    • Keto
    • Autoimmune Protocol
    • Intermittent Fasting
    • What do all of the diets have in common?
    • What do they all eliminate?
    • Key properties of healing foods
  • Module 10: Therapeutic Foods

    This module employs the key concepts of Healing Diets to explore the uses and benefits of specific healing foods. Though this course is not exclusively plant-based, plant-powered options are also shared. The information shared in this module empowers you to take ownership over your health, and better enable you to determine key therapeutic foods for your clients. You’ll learn that with certain foods and specific nutrients, food can play a powerful role in healing, or simply in restoring and maintaining optimal health.

    Therapeutic Foods Fundamentals

    • Foods that support the main systems of the body
    • Digestive healing as the root of health
    • Grain-free eating for digestive health
    • Digestive tract healing
    • Key gut-healing nutrients
    • Immune modulation
    • Healing the gut first
    • How to research and understand any condition and the key healing foods

    Key Therapeutic Foods

    • Health properties of gelatin
    • How to use gelatin
    • Broths and stocks
    • Making clarified butter
    • Healing properties of fats
    • Therapeutic juicing
    • Medicinal mushrooms
    • Culinary mushrooms
    • Full body tonics
    • Mucilaginous properties of healing foods
    • Kuzu starch and digestion

    ***Demonstration of 7 recipes

  • Module 11: Culinary Nutrition Home and Beauty Care

    This module explores the challenges in conventional cosmetics and beauty care products and what to look out for. You’ll learn how to make everyday personal body care products out of the most basic kitchen ingredients.

    This module covers:

    Holistic Beauty Care Overview

    • What is holistic beauty care
    • How to best store natural beauty care products
    • Ingredients to avoid
    • Edible beauty care ingredient essentials

    Holistic Dental Care

    • Role of saliva in dental health
    • Fluoride and thyroid health
    • Where cavities come from

    Skin Health Practices

    • Skin brushing
    • Caring for the lymphatic system for natural glowing skin
    • Alkalinity and breakouts
    • Wound healing

    Customizing Beauty Care

    • How to pick and choose the best herbs and oils for your needs
    • How to create basic body and beauty care products that can be modified to fit specific skin conditions
    • The best carrier oils, herbs, and essentials oils to use in products
    • How to choose essential oils
    • Minerals for anti-aging
    • Recipes for face, body, mouth, and hair

    Holistic Home Care

    • The five basic home cleaning ingredients
    • How to get the chemicals out of your home
    • Responsible disposal of chemicals
    • Setting yourself up for edible home + beauty care success

    ***Demonstration of 7 recipes

  • Bonus: Make It Happen Workshop

    Make your dreams a reality and narrow your goals into actionable steps. This workshop is about practical and applicable strategies for turning your wildest dreams for your work and your life into everyday reality.

    This live online course includes:

    • The barriers that hold us back from our truest potential
    • How to create actionable steps to achieve our goals
    • How to narrow our focus in order to avoid being overwhelmed
    • Steps and strategies to overcome fear
    • Visualization exercises to expand our minds beyond what we believe is possible
    • Writing exercises to explore what our goals are on paper and what we need to do to make them happen
    • An opportunity to join the discussion via chat board or live call to ask your questions, share your wisdom and connect with the community

Tuition

Your health and that of your family is the investment of a lifetime that gives back every single day.

The purpose of this program is to empower you to be self-sufficient in the realm of culinary nutrition. We’ve taken hundreds of hours of content and edited it down to create the most effective, easy to follow, demonstration-based training.

Though it’s impossible to put a price on health and vitality, the content we share through this program has incredible value whether you are applying it to your life, to your business, or perhaps both!

INCLUDED WITH ALL PROGRAM LEVELS

Over 30 Hours of Culinary Nutrition Video Training

This is the most comprehensive program of its kind. Through the program modules, you can watch the step-by-step demonstration of over 80 gluten-free and dairy-free recipes, filmed and edited in high-definition professional quality. We also include two lecture-based courses that hone in on some of the foundational concepts of culinary nutrition. This video content is only available as part of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program. These modules are released on a weekly basis throughout the duration of the program and once you are granted access to a program module, you have ongoing access to the content for the lifetime of the course and can go back and re-watch at any time.

Included with registration in all levels

Over 200 Pages Of Fully Referenced Course Notes

To enhance the program videos, we’ve highlighted key information in a comprehensive collection of course notes. The downloadable course notes are organized by module, making it very easy to follow along and make any additional notes you might want to include for yourself. The course notes include:

  • module summaries
  • handy reference guides
  • sample meal plans
  • worksheets
  • templates
  • additional recommended resources

Reviewing these notes before and after the video modules helps to deepen your understanding of the material and be better able to apply it to your own life and business.

Included with registration in all levels

Program Recipe Guide

The majority of the recipes for the program are demonstrated in the video-based modules. To make it easy to follow along, we include a Program Recipe Guide that provides details on key culinary nutrition skills. For ease of use, we provide references to where these recipes can be found in UnDiet and The UnDiet Cookbook and in which video module the recipes are demonstrated. With over 80 gluten-free and dairy-free recipes carefully selected for their culinary nutrition health qualities, techniques, ingredients and flavours, you’ll have the opportunity to really get in the kitchen and play.

Included with registration in all levels

Student Portal Orientation

We recognize that our students come from diverse backgrounds, some having been out of school for decades and others continuing their education. There are also variations in technical ability and we want to ensure that the tech component of the online course doesn’t stand in anyone’s way. Before the program begins, all students join a Student Portal Orientation – a series of instructional videos and short exercises that will ensure your comfort with the platform. You’ll learn the basic technical skills to ensure your success in the program and in other online efforts. We also have a full-time Tech Support Lead who is available to support you as needed.

Included with registration in all levels

Live Q&A Sessions with Meghan

This is one of the program highlights! Join Meghan for her live office hours. This is your chance to connect with Meghan (and often Josh, too!) directly through live-streaming video where she will share additional information and answer any questions that can be submitted in advance or asked live. These classes are filled with loads of information, great resource sharing, many laughs and lots of learning! These live videos are recorded and can be accessed until the end of the program.

Included with registration in all levels

Video Tutorials From Head Program Coach for All Assignments

With each assignment, there is a pre-recorded video from our Head Program Coach to walk you through the details of the assignments, and answer any lingering questions you may have. These motivational and informative videos are completely optional to view at any time during the 14 week program.

Included with registration in all levels

Dedicated Program Coach*

If you are taking the program to become certified as a Culinary Nutrition Expert, you will be assigned a dedicated Program Coach. This individual is an honours graduate of the program, and has gone through an intensive training with us. Your program coach is your main point of contact throughout the duration of the program and they will be the person who will answer questions you have on the assignments and provide feedback on all of your home study assignments. We aim to assign program coaches who are in the same time zone as you to make communication most efficient.

*Included with registration in the Certified, Professional, and Deluxe levels

Expert Certificate!*

Program Level: Certified, Professional & Deluxe Levels Are Eligible

Upon successful completion of all the course requirements at the Certified level or higher, we’ll send you proof of your super awesomeness with a signed, customized, professional certificate that you may wish to frame and hang in your office or kitchen. You may also wish to attach a string to it and wear it around your neck (only joking… maybe). Certificates are mailed out at the end of each term.

*Available to Certified, Professional, and Deluxe level students who successfully complete all program requirements.

2021 REGISTRATION BONUSES

Bonus Expert Interviews

To provide the most balanced, unbiased education through the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program, you’ll have access to a collection of expert interviews. Our experts range on topics from GMO foods, gluten sensitivity, natural beauty care, sexual health, functional medicine, herbal medicine, spiritual health, and more. This panel of experts has been carefully selected to truly offer varied opinions and perspectives on hot health topics. The interviews are downloadable offering you ongoing, unlimited access.

Value: $200 (Included with registration)

Today Is The Day T-Shirt

Every great team needs its uniform and ours is the signature Today Is The Day T-Shirt. These shirts are made with 100% cotton and are sent in your welcome packages upon registration. These are not for sale and only available to program registrants.

Value: $25 (Included with registration)

Professional Templates + Copy

We make it easy to get started as a Culinary Nutrition Expert with this complete set of ACN-Approved templates, which include downloadable and printable templates for goal setting, creating prep schedules, menu/meal plans and shopping lists, as well as sample intake forms. This takes the guess work out of getting you set-up for your personal success and working with clients. We also include effective copy to explain what you do as a Culinary Nutrition Expert and even sample social media posts you may wish to use to introduce what you’re doing to your family, friends, and clients.

Value: $350 (Included with registration)

Be Part Of An Epic Community

Join our private community group and have ongoing access to Meghan, our Program Coaches, and a growing global community that is ready and waiting to welcome you in, cheerlead for you, and offer answers to your questions. The group is open to all current students and graduates of the program. This community is unparalleled for its kindness and closeness. Independent community meet-ups happen regularly around the world and we ensure that our group remains a source of inspiration without becoming an outlet for network marketing and other types of promotions.

Value: $30/month (Included with registration)

Make It Happen Goal Setting Workshop

This live online class with Meghan is all about you and making your biggest and best dreams happen. This bonus module takes you through how to cultivate actionable steps to make your health and business goals come true, but also stresses the importance of designing your perfect lifestyle. Meghan will share some of her most effective exercises and practices that will help you focus your goals and start putting them into action straight away. This bonus module is offered live, with a recording provided for those who are unable to make the scheduled class.

Value: $120 (Included with registration)

Masterclass Collection

To inspire you to get started straight away, upon registering you’ll receive instant access to two bonus Masterclasses on the topics of Everyday Resilience (with Meghan) and Functional Resilience (with Josh). These sessions were part of a full-day event held in 2020.

Value: $138 (Included with registration)

Culinary Nutrition Summer Series

All 2021 registrants will receive instant access to the Culinary Nutrition Summer Series, a collection of four culinary nutrition classes, recordings of past live sessions with Meghan. Topics include immune-supportive snacks, dairy-free ice cream, super-powered broths, and medicinal iced teas.

Value: $68 (Included with registration)

Upgrade Your Experience

6-Week Business Program*

You have the option of topping up your Culinary Nutrition Expert Program training by registering at the Professional or Deluxe level that includes the 6-Week Biz Rocking Insider Program with Meghan, which contains 12 hours of video content, split into six modules. This component of the Certified Professional and Certified Deluxe levels is offered in January, following completion of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program. This training covers the basic business principles that will help you craft or reignite an effective brand, refine your message, understand how to generate revenue with your business, get your name out there, best uses of social media and, in short, turn your business dreams into a sustainable business reality. You will have the opportunity of participating in three live group business coaching sessions with Meghan.

Each module is accompanied by biz building tasks, checklists, and resources that will help you get your business up, running, and growing for years to come. Learn more about the business training here.

Value: $1,680 (*Included with Professional and Deluxe)

Certified Instructor Designation & Teaching Resources Portal*

The Academy of Culinary Nutrition Certified Instructor designation was launched in 2018 as an add-on for graduates who are keen on getting out in the world and teaching classes and workshops. As a Certified Instructor, you receive access to eight complete workshops and cooking classes accessed through our exclusive Teaching Resources Portal.

The Teaching Resources Portal is where graduates of the Certified Deluxe Level of the program access everything needed to start teaching their own classes immediately upon graduation. Here we have done the work for you, providing access to ready-to-go cooking class and workshop teaching materials. Learn more here.

Value: $1,580 (*Included with registration at the Deluxe level)

the greatest investment of all is that which supports a lifetime of health.

The Culinary Nutrition Expert Program offers invaluable knowledge and applied skills that can transform your life, and the lives of those who seek your guidance.

There is truly no better way to invest than in your health, and that is what this program is about. But we don’t stop there. 

The purpose of this program is to empower you to be fully self-sufficient in the realm of culinary nutrition. You are not only immersed in the knowledge, but also know where and how to dig deeper in any key area of interest, and how to break this information down and share it in a personal setting or at a professional level.

We’ve taken hundreds of hours of content and edited it down to create the most effective, easy to follow, demonstration-based training. Though it’s impossible to put a price on health and vitality, the content we share through this program has incredible value whether you are applying it to your life, to your business, or perhaps both!

Career Opportunities

CULINARY NUTRITION CAREER INSPIRATION

As our world is under an intense period of change, people are waking up to the reality that health comes above all else. Now, more than ever, we can start a business with little more than a laptop and an internet connection and, just like that, we have access to the world! People are hungry for what our graduates have to share.

For this game-changing reason, career options become limited only by your own imagination.

Today Is The Day! Anything Is Possible.

What we strive to offer you in the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program is applied nutrition skills that take nutrition out of the clinic or office setting and into the place where real change can happen – the kitchen, whether that be the actual kitchen or through online coaching, consulting, teaching, and more.

If you are contemplating a career in nutrition, or already have a foundation and are looking to fill in the gaps by adding cooking, therapeutic nutrition, recipe creation, meal planning, workshop and cooking class hosting, or simply to be able to offer your clients better-applied nutrition skills, then you are in the right place.

This program works for you whether you are looking to kickstart a new career in nutrition, take your current business or practice to the next level, or want to bring more applied culinary nutrition expertise into your current role.

Culinary Nutrition Experts are fully qualified to:

  • Become an Academy of Culinary Nutrition Certified Instructor
  • Expand their existing coaching business
  • Run cooking workshops and classes
  • Corporate consulting for hotels and conference centers
  • Create education programs in schools
  • Create advocacy programs for healthier lunches
  • Write for magazines, blogs, and newspapers
  • Perform recipe testing for cookbook authors and/or magazines
  • Create customized and balanced meal plans
  • Cook/cater at private dinners, events, or execute a meal delivery service
  • Recipe development
  • Cookbook writing
  • Work with families to build healthier relationships with food
  • Assist in research and writing on food/nutrition topics for leading health experts
  • Host retreats
  • Create food products and bring them to market
  • Do product development for other brands
  • Use your background in culinary nutrition to support brands in copy writing, recipe development, community management and more
  • Become a better nutritionist, nurse, health coach, dietitian, naturopath, or doctor!

Meet Your Instructors

Meet Meghan

The first cookbook I ever owned was called “Help, My Apartment Has A Kitchen” and I was well into my 20s when I got it. After using food and lifestyle changes to resolve an auto-immune diagnosis (and remain symptom-free since 2006), my mission in life is to empower others so that they too can transform their lives through healthy living. That starts with what is at the end of our forks.

I am beyond awed and grateful every day that what began as a 6-person cooking class around my kitchen table has evolved into this incredible global community. That what we share in this program is impacting tens of thousands of families around the world is what keeps me inspired to continue learning and sharing all I know in an inclusive, connected, and entertaining way.

Meet Josh

I am a clinical nutritionist and functional medicine specialist. Though my practice is based in Toronto, my client base extends worldwide. I have had the privilege of teaching clinical nutrition for several natural health colleges and am the first Canadian nutritionist to be accepted into and graduate from the Institute for Functional Medicine.

What sets me apart from most nutritionists is my passion for science and a thorough understanding of the human body, which enables me to treat the root cause of imbalance, rather than Band-Aid the symptoms. This allows me to understand the approach taken in conventional medicine, enables me to read blood work and essentially leverage the best of what modern science can offer, while working with the body’s natural healing mechanisms and using therapeutic nutrition as the key to healing.

I recommend this program to anyone interested in eating and cooking healthy. It is an intense course but what you will learn will help you and your loved one live a healthier lifestyle and some more! Meghan is an inspiration and her personality and knowledge makes this course an unique experience. Also the community of CNE students, alumni and coaches will make the experience even better! I totally recommend the program and I wish there is a CNE part 2 program in the future!

María Dueño, Puerto Rico, 2020 Graduate

From the first module, I learned that everything Meghan taught could be learned by anyone and all the information she shared was so useful and essential for healthy living! Everyone could benefit from taking this course. Whether you are a health practitioner, a parent looking to cook healthier for you and your family, whether you're a caregiver looking to improve someone's else health, or share amazing nutrition on social media – this program is designed to be optimal for everyone.

Marilia Pereira, Canada, 2017 Graduate

The Culinary Nutrition Expert Program exceeded my expectations in many ways. The quality of the learning modules and in-depth coaching was very professional and fun… This is an invaluable tool. Going from conventional chef to Culinary Nutritional Chef has been a game-changer for our brand. Thanks to Meghan, Josh, and their Team.

MICHAEL HUSINGER, NEW ZEALAND , 2018 GRADUATE

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.

Organizations Academy of Culinary Nutrition gives back to

Choose Your Level

We have four different course levels to choose from depending on how in-depth you want your training to go and how you plan on using all you learn.

Personal Interest? For the more casual student, looking to take this for personal interest, the Honorary program is likely best for you (with the option to upgrade later if you want to).

Diving In? New to the field of nutrition, but want to use this training professionally to work with clients? The Certified level is for you! If you are seriously committed to taking your business and your life to the next level, Certified Professional or Certified Deluxe might be just the right fit for you.

*Remaining spots updated every 4-7 days.

Honorary $2,388
Weekly course module
Livestream Q&A sessions with Meghan
Access to full course materials ?

Modules are released on a weekly basis. Once a module has been released, you have 24/7 access ongoing for a minimum of 12 months from program start date. Fees may apply to extend access.

Weekly quiz
Library of downloadable expert interviews
Today Is The Day t-shirt mailed to your door ?

If you live in some South American, Caribbean countries, or some areas of the Middle East where receiving international packages can be difficult, we will follow up with you personally.

Make It Happen Goal Setting Workshop ?

This is a bonus, non-essential, but highly recommended 90-minute workshop offered towards the end of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program. This workshop, facilitated by Meghan, is designed to help Culinary Nutrition Experts take all their ideas inspired by their experience in the program and develop a clear objective, and next steps to make it happen.

Certified $3,080
Weekly course module
Livestream Q&A sessions with Meghan
Access to full course materials ?

Modules are released on a weekly basis. Once a module has been released, you have 24/7 access ongoing for a minimum of 12 months from program start date. Fees may apply to extend access.

Weekly quiz
Library of downloadable expert interviews
Today Is The Day t-shirt mailed to your door ?

If you live in some South American, Caribbean countries, or some areas of the Middle East where receiving international packages can be difficult, we will follow up with you personally.

Make It Happen Goal Setting Workshop ?

This is a bonus, non-essential, but highly recommended 90-minute workshop offered towards the end of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program. This workshop, facilitated by Meghan, is designed to help Culinary Nutrition Experts take all their ideas inspired by their experience in the program and develop a clear objective, and next steps to make it happen.

Access to private Culinary Nutrition Expert Community Group ?

Minimum 8-month access to the private community group from start-date of program. Ongoing participation may require a subscription fee. The Facebook group is a complimentary bonus, not a part of the paid-for course. We don’t own Facebook, so if they change their terms, or decide to start charging for Facebook groups, that may limit or remove our ability to keep the course’s group open and running. Also, if the group guidelines are not honored and upheld, access to the Facebook group may be eliminated.

Dedicated Program Coach ?

Minimum 8-month access to the private community group from start-date of program. Ongoing participation may require a subscription fee. The Facebook group is a complimentary bonus, not a part of the paid-for course. We don’t own Facebook, so if they change their terms, or decide to start charging for Facebook groups, that may limit or remove our ability to keep the course’s group open and running. Also, if the group guidelines are not honored and upheld, access to the Facebook group may be eliminated.

Assignment deadlines
Feedback and grading of assignments
Certificate of expertise mailed to your door! ?

We do not guarantee the granting of the certification to everyone who registers at these levels. The title of Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert is earned through the completion of all assignments on time, and the passing of all quizzes. For more details please review the course catalogue.

Listing in "Find An Expert" Directory ?

We do not guarantee the granting of the certification to everyone who registers at these levels. The title of Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert is earned through the completion of all assignments on time, and the passing of all quizzes. For more details please review the course catalogue.

Certified Professional $4,588
Weekly course module
Livestream Q&A sessions with Meghan
Access to full course materials ?

Modules are released on a weekly basis. Once a module has been released, you have 24/7 access ongoing for a minimum of 12 months from program start date. Fees may apply to extend access.

Weekly quiz
Library of downloadable expert interviews
Today Is The Day t-shirt mailed to your door ?

If you live in some South American, Caribbean countries, or some areas of the Middle East where receiving international packages can be difficult, we will follow up with you personally.

Make It Happen Goal Setting Workshop ?

This is a bonus, non-essential, but highly recommended 90-minute workshop offered towards the end of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program. This workshop, facilitated by Meghan, is designed to help Culinary Nutrition Experts take all their ideas inspired by their experience in the program and develop a clear objective, and next steps to make it happen.

Access to private Culinary Nutrition Expert Community Group ?

Minimum 8-month access to the private community group from start-date of program. Ongoing participation may require a subscription fee. The Facebook group is a complimentary bonus, not a part of the paid-for course. We don’t own Facebook, so if they change their terms, or decide to start charging for Facebook groups, that may limit or remove our ability to keep the course’s group open and running. Also, if the group guidelines are not honored and upheld, access to the Facebook group may be eliminated.

Dedicated Program Coach ?

Minimum 8-month access to the private community group from start-date of program. Ongoing participation may require a subscription fee. The Facebook group is a complimentary bonus, not a part of the paid-for course. We don’t own Facebook, so if they change their terms, or decide to start charging for Facebook groups, that may limit or remove our ability to keep the course’s group open and running. Also, if the group guidelines are not honored and upheld, access to the Facebook group may be eliminated.

Assignment deadlines
Feedback and grading of assignments
Certificate of expertise mailed to your door! ?

We do not guarantee the granting of the certification to everyone who registers at these levels. The title of Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert is earned through the completion of all assignments on time, and the passing of all quizzes. For more details please review the course catalogue.

Listing in "Find An Expert" Directory ?

We do not guarantee the granting of the certification to everyone who registers at these levels. The title of Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert is earned through the completion of all assignments on time, and the passing of all quizzes. For more details please review the course catalogue.

6-Week Biz Rocking Insider Program ?

The business component is offered separately from the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program for students who really want to apply their learning professionally. The business component begins the second week of January following the completion of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program.

Should the timing not work for you, not to worry. You will have ongoing access to the course materials for 12 months, including worksheets and resource guides. For more information please review the program Course Catalogue in the “Curriculum” tab above, or email us at info@culinarynutrition.com with any questions. There may be an opportunity to register for this component at a later date, separate from your Culinary Nutrition Expert Program registration if space permits, however, there is a cost savings when you register for the Certified Professional or Certified Deluxe level that includes the business component.

Learn more about the Biz Rocking Insider Program here.

Two 90-minute live-streamed group business coaching sessions ?

You can join these sessions live to ask your questions or submit in advance. These sessions are recorded and available for six weeks following the end of the program.

3-hour facilitated business development workshop with Meghan ?

The business component is offered separately from the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program for students who really want to apply their learning professionally. The business component begins the second week of January following the completion of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program.

Should the timing not work for you, not to worry. You will have ongoing access to the course materials for 12 months, including worksheets and resource guides. For more information please review the program Course Catalogue in the “Curriculum” tab above, or email us at info@culinarynutrition.com with any questions. There may be an opportunity to register for this component at a later date, separate from your Culinary Nutrition Expert Program registration if space permits, however, there is a cost savings when you register for the Certified Professional or Certified Deluxe level that includes the business component.

Learn more about the Biz Rocking Insider Program here.

Access to private business building mastermind group ?

Access to this private mastermind group is moderated and supported by Meghan and her team and available for 10 weeks, from the start of the Biz Rocking Insider program in January 2022.

Certified Deluxe $5,980
Weekly course module
Livestream Q&A sessions with Meghan
Access to full course materials ?

Modules are released on a weekly basis. Once a module has been released, you have 24/7 access ongoing for a minimum of 12 months from program start date. Fees may apply to extend access.

Weekly quiz
Library of downloadable expert interviews
Today Is The Day t-shirt mailed to your door ?

If you live in some South American, Caribbean countries, or some areas of the Middle East where receiving international packages can be difficult, we will follow up with you personally.

Make It Happen Goal Setting Workshop ?

This is a bonus, non-essential, but highly recommended 90-minute workshop offered towards the end of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program. This workshop, facilitated by Meghan, is designed to help Culinary Nutrition Experts take all their ideas inspired by their experience in the program and develop a clear objective, and next steps to make it happen.

Access to private Culinary Nutrition Expert Community Group ?

Minimum 8-month access to the private community group from start-date of program. Ongoing participation may require a subscription fee. The Facebook group is a complimentary bonus, not a part of the paid-for course. We don’t own Facebook, so if they change their terms, or decide to start charging for Facebook groups, that may limit or remove our ability to keep the course’s group open and running. Also, if the group guidelines are not honored and upheld, access to the Facebook group may be eliminated.

Dedicated Program Coach ?

Minimum 8-month access to the private community group from start-date of program. Ongoing participation may require a subscription fee. The Facebook group is a complimentary bonus, not a part of the paid-for course. We don’t own Facebook, so if they change their terms, or decide to start charging for Facebook groups, that may limit or remove our ability to keep the course’s group open and running. Also, if the group guidelines are not honored and upheld, access to the Facebook group may be eliminated.

Assignment deadlines
Feedback and grading of assignments
Certificate of expertise mailed to your door! ?

We do not guarantee the granting of the certification to everyone who registers at these levels. The title of Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert is earned through the completion of all assignments on time, and the passing of all quizzes. For more details please review the course catalogue.

Listing in "Find An Expert" Directory ?

We do not guarantee the granting of the certification to everyone who registers at these levels. The title of Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert is earned through the completion of all assignments on time, and the passing of all quizzes. For more details please review the course catalogue.

6-Week Biz Rocking Insider Program ?

The business component is offered separately from the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program for students who really want to apply their learning professionally. The business component begins the second week of January following the completion of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program.

Should the timing not work for you, not to worry. You will have ongoing access to the course materials for 12 months, including worksheets and resource guides. For more information please review the program Course Catalogue in the “Curriculum” tab above, or email us at info@culinarynutrition.com with any questions. There may be an opportunity to register for this component at a later date, separate from your Culinary Nutrition Expert Program registration if space permits, however, there is a cost savings when you register for the Certified Professional or Certified Deluxe level that includes the business component.

Learn more about the Biz Rocking Insider Program here.

Two 90-minute live-streamed group business coaching sessions ?

You can join these sessions live to ask your questions or submit in advance. These sessions are recorded and available for six weeks following the end of the program.

3-hour facilitated business development workshop with Meghan ?

The business component is offered separately from the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program for students who really want to apply their learning professionally. The business component begins the second week of January following the completion of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program.

Should the timing not work for you, not to worry. You will have ongoing access to the course materials for 12 months, including worksheets and resource guides. For more information please review the program Course Catalogue in the “Curriculum” tab above, or email us at info@culinarynutrition.com with any questions. There may be an opportunity to register for this component at a later date, separate from your Culinary Nutrition Expert Program registration if space permits, however, there is a cost savings when you register for the Certified Professional or Certified Deluxe level that includes the business component.

Learn more about the Biz Rocking Insider Program here.

Access to private business building mastermind group ?

Access to this private mastermind group is moderated and supported by Meghan and her team and available for 10 weeks, from the start of the Biz Rocking Insider program in January 2022.

Certified Instructor Designation ?

Upon successful completion of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program, our Deluxe Certified level students will also carry the title of Academy of Culinary Nutrition Certified Instructor, and receive access to our Teaching Resources Portal with a two-year license to teach classes and workshops created exclusively for our instructors to teach in their own communities. You can learn more about the Certified Instructor designation here.

Access to 9 "Done-For-You" cooking class packages ?

The Teaching Resources Portal is your go-to hub for everything you need to start teaching classes as soon as you successfully complete the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program.

In the portal you will find everything you need to teach nine carefully selected classes created exclusively for use by our instructors.

Once you complete the program, you’ll receive access to this portal and the nine “done for you” cooking class packages, with a two-year license, that you can start using immediately for your business. These packages include digital copies of promotional copy, shopping lists, preparation schedule, class logistic plan, professionally designed class handouts for your guests, and recipes created exclusively for these classes. This package guarantees a two-year license to use these materials. The “done-for-you” cooking classes and resource videos  will live in your teaching portal. You will receive access upon successful completion of the program.

Click here to learn more about the Teaching Resources Portal

26 tutorial videos for running classes and workshops ?

These videos are part of the Teaching Resources Portal.

A lot of details come up as you begin getting your culinary nutrition business going. Enjoy these additional teaching tutorial videos that cover a wide range of topics including insurance, promotional strategies, getting testimonials, pricing your classes and more. All of this is available in the private teaching portal included in the Certified Deluxe level registration. The “done-for-you” cooking classes and resource videos will live in your teaching portal. You will receive access upon successful completion of the program.

Click to learn more about the Teaching Resources Portal

Tutorial on best practices for teaching online ?

New for 2021, this module covers everything you need to know to be ready and set for a successful experience teaching a cooking class online.

Choose Your Level

We have four different course levels to choose from depending on how in-depth you want your training to go and how you plan on using all you learn.

Personal Interest? For the more casual student, looking to take this for personal interest, the Honorary program is likely best for you (with the option to upgrade later if you want to).

Diving In? New to the field of nutrition, but want to use this training professionally to work with clients? The Certified level is for you! If you are seriously committed to taking your business and your life to the next level, Certified Professional or Certified Deluxe might be just the right fit for you.

*Remaining spots updated every 4-7 days.

Honorary Certified Certified Professional Certified Deluxe
Weekly course module
Livestream Q&A sessions with Meghan
Access to full course materials ?

Modules are released on a weekly basis. Once a module has been released, you have 24/7 access ongoing for a minimum of 12 months from program start date. Fees may apply to extend access.

Weekly quiz
Library of downloadable expert interviews
Today Is The Day t-shirt mailed to your door ?

If you live in some South American, Caribbean countries, or some areas of the Middle East where receiving international packages can be difficult, we will follow up with you personally.

Make It Happen Goal Setting Workshop ?

This is a bonus, non-essential, but highly recommended 90-minute workshop offered towards the end of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program. This workshop, facilitated by Meghan, is designed to help Culinary Nutrition Experts take all their ideas inspired by their experience in the program and develop a clear objective, and next steps to make it happen.

Access to private Culinary Nutrition Expert Community Group ?

Minimum 8-month access to the private community group from start-date of program. Ongoing participation may require a subscription fee. The Facebook group is a complimentary bonus, not a part of the paid-for course. We don’t own Facebook, so if they change their terms, or decide to start charging for Facebook groups, that may limit or remove our ability to keep the course’s group open and running. Also, if the group guidelines are not honored and upheld, access to the Facebook group may be eliminated.

Dedicated Program Coach
Assignment deadlines
Feedback and grading of assignments
Certificate of expertise mailed to your door! ?

We do not guarantee the granting of the certification to everyone who registers at these levels. The title of Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert is earned through the completion of all assignments on time, and the passing of all quizzes. For more details please review the course catalogue.

Listing in "Find An Expert" Directory
6-Week Biz Rocking Insider Program ?

The business component is offered separately from the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program for students who really want to apply their learning professionally. The business component begins the second week of January following the completion of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program.

Should the timing not work for you, not to worry. You will have ongoing access to the course materials for 12 months, including worksheets and resource guides. For more information please review the program Course Catalogue in the “Curriculum” tab above, or email us at info@culinarynutrition.com with any questions. There may be an opportunity to register for this component at a later date, separate from your Culinary Nutrition Expert Program registration if space permits, however, there is a cost savings when you register for the Certified Professional or Certified Deluxe level that includes the business component.

Learn more about the Biz Rocking Insider Program here.

Two 90-minute live-streamed group business coaching sessions ?

You can join these sessions live to ask your questions or submit in advance. These sessions are recorded and available for six weeks following the end of the program.

3-hour facilitated business development workshop with Meghan
Access to private business building mastermind group ?

Access to this private mastermind group is moderated and supported by Meghan and her team and available for 10 weeks, from the start of the Biz Rocking Insider program in January 2022.

Certified Instructor Designation ?

Upon successful completion of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program, our Deluxe Certified level students will also carry the title of Academy of Culinary Nutrition Certified Instructor, and receive access to our Teaching Resources Portal with a two-year license to teach classes and workshops created exclusively for our instructors to teach in their own communities. You can learn more about the Certified Instructor designation here.

Access to 9 "Done-For-You" cooking class packages ?

The Teaching Resources Portal is your go-to hub for everything you need to start teaching classes as soon as you successfully complete the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program.

In the portal you will find everything you need to teach nine carefully selected classes created exclusively for use by our instructors.

Once you complete the program, you’ll receive access to this portal and the nine “done for you” cooking class packages, with a two-year license, that you can start using immediately for your business. These packages include digital copies of promotional copy, shopping lists, preparation schedule, class logistic plan, professionally designed class handouts for your guests, and recipes created exclusively for these classes. This package guarantees a two-year license to use these materials. The “done-for-you” cooking classes and resource videos  will live in your teaching portal. You will receive access upon successful completion of the program.

Click here to learn more about the Teaching Resources Portal

26 tutorial videos for running classes and workshops ?

These videos are part of the Teaching Resources Portal.

A lot of details come up as you begin getting your culinary nutrition business going. Enjoy these additional teaching tutorial videos that cover a wide range of topics including insurance, promotional strategies, getting testimonials, pricing your classes and more. All of this is available in the private teaching portal included in the Certified Deluxe level registration. The “done-for-you” cooking classes and resource videos will live in your teaching portal. You will receive access upon successful completion of the program.

Click to learn more about the Teaching Resources Portal

Tutorial on best practices for teaching online ?

New for 2021, this module covers everything you need to know to be ready and set for a successful experience teaching a cooking class online.

$2,388 $3,080 $4,588 $5,980

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FAQ

Is The Culinary Nutrition Expert Program Right For You?

We have high expectations of our students and as such, we want to ensure not just that we are the right fit for you, but also that you are up for and open to the wonderful opportunities that present themselves through being part of this program and that you’re prepared to do the work necessary to succeed.

  • How often is this program offered? When is registration open and when does it close?

    The Culinary Nutrition Expert Program is offered once a year from September to December.

    Registration is closed for the 2021 program. Early bird registration will open in November, 2021 for the 2022 Culinary Nutrition Expert Program. We have a finite number of spots at each level, each year, and we do cap registration when this number is met. This means registration could potentially close earlier then expected.

  • Do we get ongoing access to the program?

    The beauty of an online course is that you get to watch it back. In a live class, you can be so busy taking notes that you miss key parts. The weekly modules have all been pre-recorded in HD and are released on a weekly basis during the program. Once they are made available, they remain available. We guarantee a minimum of 12-months access. The live streams will be available until the end of December.

  • I don’t know the first thing about cooking. Is that okay?

    There is the expectation that you do have some basic skills. You should be familiar with how to steam vegetables, make a pot of rice or quinoa, and do some simple stuff beyond taking something from the freezer and putting it in the microwave. Some general cooking classes at the local high school or community centre could be helpful. But if you are ready to dive in, be prepared to learn, and potentially spend a little extra time in the kitchen for the extra learning, we see no reason why you won’t be able to handle this.

  • What is the cost of the program?

    The one-time payment cost for the Certified level of the program is $2,980. There is an honorary level which is a little less, and two professional levels that are a little higher, giving you the opportunity to choose the right option for your goals.

    There are payment plans available, however, the closer we are to the start of the program, the more restrictive these options are. The 5-month payment plan is available through to mid-May, and the 3-month payment plan is available until mid-July. Payment plans include a 5% administrative fee. We cannot accommodate individual payment plan requests.

    All prices are listed in USD with the exception of Canadian residents with a Canadian billing address who will be charged in CAD plus applicable taxes on their purchase.

  • Do you offer scholarships for the program?

    Please click here for details on our 2021 Scholarship.

  • Can I get a refund? What happens if I change my mind after I enrol, or once the program begins?

    The Culinary Nutrition Expert Program is for serious students only, and we fully believe that if you do the work and practice what you learn, you’ll see enormous gains in your applied culinary nutrition knowledge, your health, and your life. With that in mind, we offer a 50% refund only during the 7th week of the program. For more information about our refund policy, please review our Culinary Nutrition Expert Program Terms & Conditions.

    We will not issue refunds under any other circumstances unless set out specifically in the Terms and Conditions, no exceptions. If you aren’t sure whether the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program is right for you, please review the course materials carefully, and send us any questions before enrolling.

  • How long is the program? How much time do I need to set aside per week?

    The Culinary Nutrition Expert Program is 14 weeks long from the date of our first live-stream class until the final assignment due date.

    This program requires a time commitment for the 14 weeks that you would be enrolled (approximately from the second week of September to the end of the third week of December, just before the holidays). We want all of our students to succeed and so all of the assignments and deadlines are presented right at the start of the program to help you manage your schedule.

    We estimate the program requiring 12–16 hours per week. Some weeks may be slightly lighter or heavier than others. It breaks down to about:

    • Weekly Module Viewing: 2 hours
    • Q&A Livestream: Up to 90 minutes
    • Cooking Assignments: 3–4 hours
    • Written Assignments: 3–4 hours
    • Expert Interviews: 30 minutes
    • Additional home study time: 2 hours

    When you register, you are immediately sent access to your first assignment that, if completed prior to the start of the program, will shave 2 hours per week off the above estimate. There is benefit to being an early bird!

  • Can I do the program at my own pace?

    We have a tried and tested system for the program that works, and it requires that all of our students go through the program together, meeting the deadlines we have set.  You are given all of the course notes and assignment outlines at the start of the program so you have the opportunity to review all of the work and pace out your schedule or work ahead if you desire.  We do however encourage you to follow the pace that we have outlined to ensure you are giving adequate time and attention to the subject matter.

    Each week there will be two assignments due: One will be a cooking/recipe assignment, and the other a written assignment. This could include a meal plan creation, recipe creation, or workshop design.

    If you aren’t interested in adhering to the schedule or completing assignments by the deadlines in order to receive feedback from a coach, we do offer the option of completing the program at the Honorary level for personal interest that allows you to follow along at your own pace without the support of a coach.

  • Are you flexible with assignment deadlines?

    We have a strict deadline policy on all assignments. This is a professional-level program, and for this reason, we expect our students to uphold a level of professionalism both in the program and upon completion. We want to ensure that all of our students that carry the Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert title work effectively in all that they do. Late work for clients is not acceptable. And late work for the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program means the risk of losing the certification title.

  • I’m vegan/paleo/pescatarian/allergic to nuts/have limited access to ingredients / I'm gluten-free and dairy-free. Can I still take the program?

    The majority (if not all) of the required recipes in the program are plant-based, and can also be modified to be grain-free and/or animal protein-powered. In most cases, you also get to choose from a list of recipes to make the ones that best suit your diet and skill level.

    The Culinary Nutrition Expert Program is entirely gluten-free and dairy-free and it is expected that all of your assignments will abide by these principles. We will also show you delicious ways to make some gluten-free and dairy-free alternatives to your favourite dishes!

    In the case of allergies, or if you are unable to acquire an ingredient in one of the recipes, you’ll be encouraged to modify the recipe to meet your needs or in some cases, use an alternative recipe. Your program coach can help you determine a suitable substitute.

    If you have severe dietary restrictions beyond an allergy or two, please contact us in advance of enrolling so we can ensure the program will work for you.

  • I really just want to learn how to cook and I’m not interested in using this professionally. Is this program for me?

    You bet!

    Cooking is a skill we all should have. We offer the option to take this program for personal interest at the Honorary level. If you choose this option, you will not be required to do any of the homework and can self-direct your learning with the support of the video content, live-stream classes, course notes, and supportive community.

  • If I sign up for one level, but later wish to upgrade, can I do that?

    You definitely can!

    For example, if you register for the Honorary level and before the program begins you decide that you would like the Certified Professional level, you would simply pay the tuition difference. If you are on a payment plan, we would invoice you for the balance and keep your payment plan as is.

    Once the program starts, it is very difficult to upgrade from Honorary to Certified as the workload is rather heavy and dedicated program coaches have been assigned. Honorary students who wish to upgrade can pay the $950 upgrading fee and join the program as a Certified student the following term.

    Certified students who wish to upgrade to the Professional level to take part in the business training, can have the option to do so, but it will depend on whether there remains space available.

  • Can I register for the business program later?

    Yes, but there’s a small catch! If you do not upgrade prior to the start of the program in September, as outlined in the previous question, you will have the opportunity to register for the Biz Rocking Insider Program later. We typically open registration to Culinary Nutrition Experts in November for the January business component.

    There are savings on Biz Rocking when you register as a Professional level or Deluxe student. (The Certified Professional and Certified Deluxe levels include Biz Rocking in the tuition.)

    Learn more about the Biz Rocking Insider Program here.

  • Can I become a Certified Instructor?

    Yes! Upon successful completion of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program, you can enrol as a Certified Instructor and get access to the Teaching Resources Portal.

    There are savings on the Teaching Resources Portal when you register at the Deluxe Level.

    Learn more about becoming an instructor here.

  • Is this program recognized by provincial/state/national boards?

    This program grants you the certification as a Culinary Nutrition Expert, which enables you to practice as a Culinary Nutrition Expert. There are no government certifying bodies or regulation boards of any kind in Canada or the US that govern culinary nutrition education. There is only government regulation on university degree-level dietetics/nutrition/health programs.

    At this time, this program does not fall within the professional guidelines as set by self-run, self-governed professional groups, and we have elected to stop pursuing this avenue as our students’ successes after completing this program has proven that such associations were unnecessary for professional success and credibility as a Culinary Nutrition Expert.

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