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The Culinary Nutrition Expert Program

The Fun Begins Again in September 2021!

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.

This well-rounded 100% online program includes:

  • Professionally filmed and edited cooking demonstration and lecture-based video modules
  • Accompanying supportive materials (course notes, recipes and other resources)
  • Guided curriculum from start to finish, ensuring completion in 14 weeks
  • Live Q&A sessions with Meghan (recording available)
  • Recommended reading materials
  • Dedicated Program Coach to review and provide feedback on all work
  • Goal setting workshop
  • Home study & cooking assignments
  • Expert interview library
  • Amazing community of like-minded health, nutrition and culinary enthusiasts
  • Option to round out your studies with a 6-week business course
  • Option to further your career by becoming an Academy of Culinary Nutrition Certified Instructor upon graduation

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 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.

  • Erin Smandych

    I went into this course thinking I would learn a few things about meal planning, and I came out knowing how to teach this to others in a meaningful way. I never thought I would be confident enough to start a business in this field, but now I have all the tools to do so! The professionalism and structure of this course blew me away, and it was worth every penny of my investment. The community created between Meghan’s team and the fellow CNE-ers was absolutely amazing. Not only did I gain the skills I needed, I now have an entire support system as well! I have never been more inspired!

  • Sam Kelly

    The quality of the information provided, teaching methods, assignments and range of topics covered, far exceeded my expectations.  I learned exponentially more from this program than I ever did from any traditional college or continuing education courses. You get 1,000 times what you pay for. Meghan and her team offered an unparalleled level of support.  This course has helped me hone my skills, taught me more than I ever imagined, and helped me step outside my comfort zone to make my dreams of helping others a reality.  I’m proud to call myself an alumi!

  • Amanda Langan

    This class truly surpassed my expectations. It was difficult and challenging at times, but that is to be expected in a class! I was challenged to create my own recipes, get outside my comfort zone and to experiment with different ingredients. Meghan and the team were always an email away, and my classmates really became a community, working through everything hand-in-hand.  This has to be one of the best decisions I have made to further my education.

  • Jessica Duma

    To be in the presence of so much incredible knowledge, from Meghan, the TAs and my fellow CNEs made every day a learning experience. I had high expectations of what I would learn and the skills I would acquire during this course, and those expectations were exceeded in both depth and breadth. The incredible, supportive tribe that we have developed is amazing and definitely a permanent part of my life. I don’t know where I would be if I hadn’t taken this course, but I know it wouldn’t be nearly as colourful and fulfilling! Thank you!

  • Lisa McKenna

    The CNE program blew me away! I learned more than I ever could have imagined and met the most incredible group of women along the way. Enrolling was one of the best choices I have made for my personal health and for my business. This course changed the way I look at food, how I eat and how I feel. The best part is that this course fully prepared me to share this knowledge in a practical way to help others live healthy, happy lives.

  • Gisselle Perdomo

    I am incredibly happy that I followed my hunch and enrolled in this program. Meghan’s down-to-earth ways, good nature, charm, wits and her goofiness all made me feel like we had known each other all our lives. She makes learning fun and has an intense passion for helping others through sharing her knowledge and her experience. The quality and content of the program exceeded my expectations! Investing in this program was probably the most fulfilling, smartest decision I made in 2013! I will forever be grateful and hold Meghan, the TEAM and our TRIBE near and dear and close to my heart!

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

  • Well-rounded focus on whole, unprocessed food and holistic health.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.

Who Is This Course For?

Culinary Nutrition Students

This program is ideal for:

  • Holistic/Natural nutritionists
  • Health coaches
  • Dieticians
  • Homeopathic doctors
  • Naturopathic doctors
  • Medical doctors
  • Nurses
  • Yoga teachers
  • School teachers and ECE grads
  • Fitness trainers
  • Bodywork specialists
  • Moms and dads
  • Committed individuals with a keen personal interest in food and nutrition

Meet Juliette

Culinary Nutrition Expert, Class of 2013

Meet Angela

Culinary Nutrition Expert, Class of 2014

Meet Rachel

Culinary Nutrition Expert, Class of 2015

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 for a minimum of 12 months. These videos are professionally filmed and edited to provide the most seamless, information-packed, engaging, and humour-filled, learning experience.


Live-Streamed Q&A Sessions with Meghan

We connect regularly as a community live online 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. These sessions are recorded and can be enjoyed later.


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. 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.

Self-Direct Your Learning

Immerse Yourself In the Topics That Matter to You!

The home-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.

A Program Like No Other

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 community for a minimum of 12 months after graduation.

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 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

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?

I live every day 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 online classes ensure that we stay current and relevant with what’s happening in 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 your desert island kitchen 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 the 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 your desert island kitchen 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.

  • 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 for 2020 Is Now Closed

Registration for the 2020 Culinary Nutrition Expert Program has closed.

Early bird registration for the 2021 program will commence in November for a limited time and general registration will open in April, 2021.