The Future of Nutrition &
Wellness Education is Here

World-class nutrition training helping you
transform lives, including your own.

Do You Have a Passion for Nutrition and Helping Others?

Studying nutrition changed my life. It helped me cut through the confusion of the fad diets that seem to come and go… paleo, vegan, plant-based, intermittent fasting, and more. Instead of being guided by labels, I learned how to nourish my body to experience lasting energy, vitality, and improved immunity.

Studying nutrition gave me the tools and knowledge to help heal my father, who went from being on 6 medications, overweight, and unhappy to the healthiest and happiest version of himself that he had ever been, ditching the medications, losing over 50lbs, and restoring his life and health.

These experiences laid the groundwork for starting Food Matters Institute- an online movement inspiring people all over the world to learn how to care for their bodies, heal them, and help heal others.

Unfortunately, we aren’t taught about real nutrition in school, and multi-billion dollar fast food and pharmaceutical companies thrive on this.

Not anymore. It’s time to take our power back through one of the most valuable tools we have: education!

Co-Founder of Food Matters and The Food Matters Institute

Learn From The Best Expert Teachers

We’ve gathered the greatest experts in the health and wellness world to share trusted research on nutrition and healing the body. In the Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program, you will learn from leaders in the nutrition space like: Mark Hyman M.D, David Wolfe, Libby Weaver Ph.D., Elizabeth Rider, Christa Orecchio C.N, Jon Gabriel, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Alejandro Junger, Tami Meraglia M.D, and more!

Be Inspired By Our Recent Graduates

Elcy, Minnesota, USA testimonial

This program is just what I needed to build my knowledge and confidence for starting my online business in the health and wellness space. The curriculum is so well designed and the content is amazing!  Thank you Food Matters Institute for the life changing education!!

Elcy, Minnesota, USA
Sarah K testimonial

I am a physical therapist and I work in an integrative therapy group, and am just finishing my yoga teacher training. I wanted to learn more about nutrition and the best way to optimize patient outcomes. By putting the right food and nutrition into our bodies, it can make you want to feel better.

Sarah K
Anita Vandeneykel Schmitt testimonial

Thank you James, Laurentine, everyone at Food Matters and all the amazing trainers for paving a beautiful path for me to follow. I absolutely love this program and look forward to doing it again and living it. 😊 I have told so many people about Food Matters and this program.  I know a lot of my team will be taking it in the future and my hope is that one day it is taught in all schools! I am so grateful. Thank you! 🙏❤️😊

Anita Vandeneykel Schmitt
Rebecca’h Pescarini - Walker testimonial

Starting the New Year with all the right vibes! ✨✨✨

Rebecca’h Pescarini - Walker
Carmen McGuire-Morton testimonial

I’m a little late with a picture, I completed the program a few days ago! Thank you James and Laurentine for your dedication to wellness, and for creating this program! I graduated from IIN in 2015 and I’m always eager to learn more on my journey to wellness and self love. Food Matters Nutrition was a perfect addition. It is not only my hope to heal my body but during the process, share nuggets with others on their journey!

Carmen McGuire-Morton
Caren Huck testimonial

To the Food Matters Team and especially Laurentine and James - thank you for making this program possible!  I’ve learned so much and will continue to explore all the additional resources within each module. I loved every minute! Now onto the Bonus Module. 😊 💜

Caren Huck

Who Are We?

Food Matters Institute was founded by James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch, the filmmakers behind Food Matters, Hungry for Change, and Transcendence Season 1 & 2. It’s the culmination of over 15 years of working with the world’s best doctors and experts in the fields of nutrition, functional medicine, and mind body education.

We’re more than just an education provider. We created the Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program to create a movement, change the future of healthcare, and share this life-changing education with those who need it most.

Food Matters Institute will teach you how to understand real nutrition and transform lives in the process, including your own!

Learn more about the Food Matters Institute.

Transform Your Life & Health


Watch the Food Matters produced critically acclaimed documentaries that have been featured on Netflix, Gaia, iTunes, various airlines, and broadcast channels.


Tune into the Food Matters Podcast where we bring you game-changing health & wellness information from leading health experts like Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Josh Axe, Ocean Robbins, and Dr. Will Cole.


The Food Matters Cookbook is a simple gluten-free guide designed to help you to transform your health one meal at a time.

Transcendence 2 Film
The Food Matters Cookbook
Food Matters Film
Hungry For Change Film
Transcendence 1 Film
Transcendence 2 Film
The Food Matters Cookbook
Food Matters Film
Hungry For Change Film
Transcendence 1 Film
John Robbins and James Colquhoun
The Food Matters Cookbook
Novak Djokovic and James Colquhoun
Gabrielle Bernstein and James Colquhoun
The Food Matters Team at our Sunshine Coast HQ
Transcendence 1 Film 2018
Laurentine ten Bosch in Group Discussion
The Food Matters Film 2008
Laurentine ten Bosch and James Colquhoun at the 2022 Cookbook Signing
Jon Gabriel and James Colquhoun
Food Matters Live Events
Transcendence 2 Film 2020
James Colquhoun and Libby Weaver
The Food Matters Annual Magazine 2020
James Colquhoun and Vishen Lakhiani
Laurentine ten Bosch and James Colquhoun Group Discussion
Artie Wu and James Colquhoun
The Food Matters Annual Magazine 2019
James Colquhoun and Marie Forleo
The Hungry For Change Film 2012

International Qualifications

The Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program is recognized by the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC) which acts as quality control assurance, meaning our program has been assessed by an independent third body and has the systems and processes in place to ensure a high standard education course.

Our program is also an approved training provider under the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT). This means that upon completion of the Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program, you are eligible to receive credibility, membership, and insurance from IICT to practice as a certified nutrition coach.

The International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC) IICT (International Institute for Complementary Therapists)

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