The Food Matters Institute is an approved training provider with the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT), which means we have professional recognition and our graduates qualify for membership and insurance through IICT under the Nutrition Consultant modality.
IICT has made becoming a member and gaining insurance an easy, hassle-free process. The great news is that upon graduating from the Food Matters Nutrition Certification program, you will have guaranteed acceptance for an IICT membership and insurance, granted you are practicing within the accepted countries.
For more information, you can contact our customer service team. If you are an existing graduate and would like to apply, simply select the type of membership to suit your needs, fill in the application form, and have a copy of your Food Matters Nutrition Coach Certificate ready to apply here.
The Food Matters Institute is also recognized by the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC). Founded in 1999, IARC is a quality control system for education programs and courses in international education. IARC consists of a Committee Board of accomplished education professionals and a growing network of members. The committee works to endorse quality education courses in the international market. By becoming a member of IARC, a school, college, or training institution has registered as a provider of quality education. For more information, you can visit the IARC website here.
IICT has made becoming a member and gaining insurance an easy, hassle-free process, and the great news is as a Food Matters Nutrition Coach, you will have a guaranteed acceptance granted you are practicing within the 39 approved countries.
To join, on the following link, select the type of membership to suit your needs, fill in the application form, and have a copy of your Food Matters Nutrition Coach Certificate ready to apply here.
Great question! There is an annual membership fee to become accredited through IICT. The price varies depending on the membership you select. IICT also have some amazing bonuses including client coaching templates that come with the accreditation.
You can find out more about IICT and their memberships here.
IICT offers insurance for qualified practitioners. The insurance is purchased separately from the IICT membership. However, your IICT membership provides you access to our best available discounted insurance from their trusted insurance partners.
Similar to the membership with IICT, you are guaranteed to be approved for insurance under the approved modality granted you are practicing within the 39 approved countries. You can find out more about insurance prices and how to become a member here.
Many of our graduates have used this course to create a career out of their passion for health, wellness, and helping others by starting their own wellness business as a nutrition coach. As a nutrition coach, there are many ways that you can work with clients including in private practice at gyms, spas, wellness centers, and alongside other health professionals in the wellness space. There are so many engaging, creative and rewarding ways to use your nutrition coach certification whether you want to work one-on-one within your local area or maybe you want to create an online platform where you can educate and inspire the masses.
Included in the program is a bonus business module where you will have access to masterclasses covering what you need to think about when you are conceiving an idea or in the early stages of giving birth to a company, the foundational elements to be considered when starting a business, and how to start a wellness business - for anyone at any level. Plus you'll have access to a workshop on how to start a blog and a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a recipe eBook. The options are endless.
A nutrition coach is trained to help clients reach their nutrition goals for overall health and wellbeing. Their training is offered through an independent provider, like the Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program, and is free from financial influence or biased research.
Their role and scope are not to diagnose or treat a condition but rather to become part of a larger team that advocates a holistic approach to the client's health. They do not prescribe or develop plans but make suggestions and referrals to appropriate practitioners and clear up any confusion in an industry based on mixed messaging.
As a Nutrition Coach, you will have a deep knowledge of basic nutrition principles and the education required to provide essential nutrition recommendations to your clients.
In certain countries, by law, there are specific titles that are referred to as ‘protected titles.' This means that only those practitioners who are registered or endorsed, in a particular profession can use the titles associated with that profession. This may require the practitioner to obtain Licensing and or Registration(s) required by a regulatory authority. These titles may include but are not limited to practices such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Kinesiology, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Massage, Art Therapy, Dietician, Psychotherapy, and Counseling.
For example, in the United States here are the guidelines that pertain to the modality of Nutrition. In states that have title protection, practitioners should not refer to themselves as Nutritionists and/or Dieticians or allude to being licensed and/or registered with the state. In states that have scope of practice protection, practitioners should ensure the advice they give is only general in nature and they must not use protected titles and/or abbreviations. Read more about protected titles below.