Before using the Food Matters Institute website, our Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program, our Live Chat and email support services and ancillary services and content (collectively, the Website), please read this Disclaimer which sets out some of the types of content we provide via the Website and limitations on how it should be used.

Our Website is brought to you by Food Matters Institute Ltd (we, us, our). Our Website provides individuals using our Websites (you, your) access to a range of health and wellness programs, informational content and social features.

Please note that this Disclaimer forms part of the Terms and Conditions which you accept and agree to by continuing to use our Website.

General Disclaimer

You acknowledge that you use and rely on any content within our Website at your own risk. To the extent permitted by law, we disclaim any liability for any claim, loss or damage suffered or incurred by you directly or indirectly in connection with your use of our Website or your reliance on or use of any content from our Website or any other website you access via our Website.

Our Website

Our Website is provided for personal, informational purposes only. We make no representations or warranties about the accuracy or suitability of the Websites or the links provided on the Website.

We do not recommend or endorse any specific tests, medical practitioners, products, programs, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Website. Reliance on any content within the Website or other information provided by us, other contributors appearing on the Website at our invitation or other visitors to the Website is solely at your own risk. Any person accessing the Website should exercise their own care, skill and diligence with respect to the use of the Website.

Any information provided on the Website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek medical advice for any questions regarding any health issues or conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency services immediately. You should never disregard medical or other professional advice or delay seeking it because of a statement you have read and/or heard on our Website.

We are not responsible for the condition or content of any third party websites that are accessible via links on the Website. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of those sites or products or services provided by those sites.

Our Films

Our films, such as Food Matters, Hungry For Change and the Transcendence 1 & 2 series, contain information including data, statistics and research sourced from third parties. Neither us nor any other persons involved in the making and distribution of those films warrant or endorse the information and do not assume or accept any liability for the accuracy, quality, suitability, and currency of the information within.

The views and statements expressed in the films do not necessarily reflect our views. We, and any other person involved in the making and distribution of the films, do not warrant the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of those views or statements and do not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any reliance on the views, statements and subject matter of the films.

Our films and the views and statements expressed in them are not substitutes for independent professional or medical advice. Viewers should exercise their own care, skill and diligence with respect to the reliance and use of any information contained in our films. Viewers should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of the views and statements expressed in our films without first taking appropriate professional or medical advice (as applicable) in respect of their own particular circumstances.

Our Programs

Our online programs, such as the Nutrition Certification Program, include information and instruction relating to business & wellness topics, such as diet, yoga, exercise and fitness, and personal growth and some of the products and services available through our Website and programs relate to such topics.

Before participating in any diet or exercise program or using any diet or fitness products or services that may be described and/or made accessible through our Website or programs, we strongly recommend that you consult with a physician or other healthcare provider. We and our staff are not licensed medical care providers, therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, life coaches, first responders or any other kind of professional care provider (Professional Care Providers) and have no expertise in advising on, diagnosing, examining, or treating medical, psychological, emotional or personal growth conditions of any kind (Conditions), or in determining the effect of any specific action, activity, routine or program (e.g., exercise or diet) on a medical condition or any other Condition.

While some of our content providers may be Professional Care Providers, you acknowledge that we, our staff and our content providers are not rendering professional advice of any kind to you personally, including without limitation, medical, psychological, emotional or personal growth advice, counselling, therapy, treatment or coaching (Professional Advice), but are merely providing general education and information to you about wellness topics. You acknowledge and agree that when participating in any diet, exercise, yoga or exercise program or other activity or program described in Website, and/or when using any diet or fitness products or products or services described or provided in or through our Website, there is the possibility of physical injury, emotional distress and/or death, and you assume the risk and responsibility for any such outcome.

Health and wellness information is often subject to updating and refining due to medical and other research and developments. We are committed to bringing you the most up to date information, however, we make no guarantee that the information within our Website is kept up to date.

You are encouraged to consult with your health care provider or other Professional Care Provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding any health condition or any other Condition that you may have before starting any yoga or other exercise program, making changes to your diet or engaging in any other activity or program described in our Website.

If you know or suspect that you may be pregnant, have an eating disorder, have diabetes, or have any other physical, psychological, emotional or medical condition, it is imperative that you seek the advice of your doctor or other Professional Care Provider prior to using any diet, exercise or other mental or physical health routine provided on our Website. If you experience any discomfort or pain during an activity in one of our programs, such as a diet or exercise routine, you must immediately cease the activity and seek the assistance of a physician or other applicable Professional Care Provider.

The Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program is designed to provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of nutrition, natural healing and the mind-body connection. By completing our program, you will earn the Food Matters Nutrition Coach certificate which confirms that you have successfully completed our program. Completion of the program does not make you a state-registered, accredited, licensed or accredited practicing dietitian or nutritionist. We and our program presenters are not accredited or evaluated by any governmental body. The completion of the program does not convey academic credit which will be recognized or transferable to any academic educational institutions and any certificate or other evidence thereof provided by us may not be recognized by third-parties, including employers, governmental bodies and educational institutions, as imparting upon you any particular qualification, certification, skill-set or fitness to practice or perform any particular task or profession, and we make no representations or warranties to that effect.

Generally, nutrition coaches do not require a state license to practice and can be certified through private credentialing bodies like us. However, we do not guarantee this is the case and you are responsible for making your own enquiries as to licensing requirements in your state and locality before offering any service to the public.

Last updated – 23 March 2023