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Are You Ready to Take The Next Step
Towards a Healthier YOU & Help Others Do the Same?

James Colquhoun from Food Matters Institute

Studying nutrition changed my life. It helped me cut through the confusion of paleo, veganism, plant-based, intermittent fasting, and more to experience lasting energy, vitality, and improved immunity.

It gave me the tools and knowledge to help heal my father, successfully getting him off six medications, losing over 50lbs, and completely recovering his life and health. Being a part of this transformation also gave me the inspiration and confidence to start Food Matters.

Unfortunately, we aren't taught about real nutrition in school. We have a medical profession that is rarely trained to use food as medicine, and the multi-billion dollar fast-food and pharmaceutical industries thrive on misleading consumers.

Now it's time to take our power back!

James Colquhoun

Co-Founder of Food Matters and The Food Matters Institute

This program teaches you what really matters. It teaches both the science of nutrition and the art of coaching. The program is without a doubt one of the best investments I have made in myself.

Eugenia - Canada

Are You Tired of Feeling Like This?

  • You're overwhelmed by the amount of conflicting 'evidence' online on the best diet for you.
  • You're spending lots of time and money on special appointments, and the latest health trends and supplements, only to find you're still fatigued and stressed.
  • You've got no option but to live with an illness because you've tried everything out there and still find yourself unwell and unhappy.
  • You don't have the credibility to be taken seriously by friends and family when it comes to health and wellness.
  • You're stuck in a job you hate and should be working on a career you love.
  • You can't use your passion for nutrition to reach your full potential.
This is why we created the Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program. To alleviate the overwhelm and hours spent seeking support, to help you transform your health and life, and to help others do the same.

Get all the tools you need to heal yourself and others with the Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program.

The Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program Is for You If:

The Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program Is for You If:

  • You want to improve your health and help others do the same.
  • You're looking for solutions to digestive issues, hormone issues, inflammation, low immunity, or a chronic illness.
  • You want to learn from the world’s leading health experts on how food plays a key role in mood, energy levels, gut health, sleep, and more.
  • You want to formalize your knowledge to feel confident in sharing this life-saving message by creating an online movement, recipe book, podcast, healthy cafe, or more.
  • You're a health coach or medical professional looking to deepen your knowledge, grow your client base, gain membership and insurance to an industry body, and expand your career (you've studied elsewhere and are looking for more answers).
  • You’ve been thinking about studying nutrition and want an in-depth program to further understand the field and your opportunities.
A woman taking the online course

Learn From the Best to Become Your Best

Meet Over 50 of Your Personal World-Class Expert Teachers

Christa Orecchio
Christa Orecchio
Clinical & Holistic Nutritionist
David Wolfe
David Wolfe
Leading Raw Food Expert & Best-Selling Author
Dr. Mark Hyman
Dr. Mark Hyman
Integrative Doctor & Best-Selling Author
Dr. Tom O’Bryan
Dr. Tom O’Bryan
Functional Medicine & Autoimmune Specialist
JJ Virgin
JJ Virgin
Fitness Expert & Author
Jon Gabriel
Jon Gabriel
Visualization Expert & Best-Selling Author
Dave Asprey
Dave Asprey
Founder of Bulletproof & Best-Selling Author
Dr. Libby Weaver
Dr. Libby Weaver
Nutritional Biochemist & Best-Selling Author
Dr. Bruce Lipton
Dr. Bruce Lipton
Stem Cell Biologist & Best-Selling Author
Joe Dispenza
Joe Dispenza
Researcher, Teacher, Lecturer & Author
Charlotte Gerson
Charlotte Gerson
Founder of the Gerson Institute and Therapy
Marc David, Psy.M.
Marc David, Psy.M.
Psychologist & Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating
Amina Eastham-Hillier
Amina Eastham-Hillier
Naturopath, Herbalist & Nutritionist
Clint Ober
Clint Ober
Grounding Expert & Author
Cyndi O’Meara
Cyndi O’Meara
Founder of Changing Habits & Filmmaker
Cyrus Khambatta
Cyrus Khambatta
Co-founder of Mastering Diabetes
Daniel Vitalis
Daniel Vitalis
Nature-Based Philosopher & Host of Wildfed
Dr. Alan Christianson
Dr. Alan Christianson
Naturopath & Best-Selling Author
Dr. Alejandro Junger
Dr. Alejandro Junger
Cardiologist & Best-Selling Author
Dr. Andrew Saul
Dr. Andrew Saul
Natural Health Educator & Author
Dr. Dan Rogers
Dr. Dan Rogers
Medical Practitioner & Naturopath
Dr. Eric Zielinksi
Dr. Eric Zielinksi
Researcher, Aromatherapist & Best-Selling Author
Dr. Ian Brighthope
Dr. Ian Brighthope
Medical Practitioner
Dr. Josh Axe
Dr. Josh Axe
Doctor of Natural Medicine & Nutritionist
Dr. Sandeep Gupta
Dr. Sandeep Gupta
Integrative Doctor & Holistic Health Practitioner
Dr. Sarah Lantz
Dr. Sarah Lantz
Nutritionist & Environmental Health Educator
Dr. Tami Meraglia
Dr. Tami Meraglia
Hormone Expert & Author
Dr. Victor Zeines
Dr. Victor Zeines
Holistic Dentist & Author natdent.com
Dr. William Davis
Dr. William Davis
Cardiologist & Best-Selling Author
Elizabeth Rider
Elizabeth Rider
Health Coach, Blogger & Author
James Colquhoun
James Colquhoun
Founder of Food Matters
Jason Prall
Jason Prall
Practitioner, Author & Filmmaker of The Human Longevity Project
Jason Vale
Jason Vale
Motivational Speaker, Lifestyle Coach & Best-Selling Author
Jason Wrobel
Jason Wrobel
Speaker, Lifestyle Coach & Best-Selling Author
John Robbins
John Robbins
Food Activist & Best-Selling Author
Kim Morrison
Kim Morrison
Aromatherapist, Author & Speaker
Liana Werner-Gray
Liana Werner-Gray
Nutritionist & Best-Selling Author
McKel Hill
McKel Hill
Dietitian & Nutritionist
Nick Polizzi
Nick Polizzi
Author & Founder of The Sacred Science
Ocean Robbins
Ocean Robbins
Co-Founder of Food Revolution Network
Renae Redgen
Renae Redgen
Founder of Deeto
Ryland Engelhart
Ryland Engelhart
Co-Founder of Kiss the Ground
Sayer Ji
Sayer Ji
Researcher, Author & Founder of Greenmedinfo.com
Shawn Stevenson
Shawn Stevenson
Health Coach & Best-Selling Author
Susan Teton
Susan Teton
Raw Food Chef & Nutrition Advocate
Udo Erasmus, Ph.D
Udo Erasmus, Ph.D
Author, Nutrition Expert & Authority on the Subject of Fats and Oils
Vanessa Lamaro
Vanessa Lamaro
Naturopath & Herbalist
Vani Hari
Vani Hari
Founder of Food Babe & Best-Selling Author

After Completing the Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program,
You’ll Know Exactly How To:

One of our happy graduates showing their Food Matters Institute Nutrition Certification
  • Identify which foods to eat and which to avoid to nourish your body, help boost your immunity, longevity, and energy, and guide others on how to do the same.
  • Be able to apply practical solutions in your everyday life that will help reinforce the importance of using food as medicine.
  • Understand the importance of biochemical individuality and that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to nutrition and health and how to apply this principle to your own life.
  • Know how to utilize nutrition and natural healing methods to handle any future health issues that arise, ensuring you stay healthier for longer.
  • Be qualified to use your Food Matters Nutrition Certification to not only improve your health using nutrition but also help others do the same, creating a positive impact in their lives.
  • Create your own health and wellness business and start practicing straight away with membership and insurance from industry professionals IICT.

Here's What Our Students Have to Say

You can't put a price on health, and there is nothing more empowering than having the knowledge to be able to help yourself and your loved ones if the need arises.

Michelle Pedula - Ontario, Canada
Founder of Harvest & Wellness

Michelle Pedula
Michelle Pedula

Taking the course changed my life in so many ways. In the past, I was always confused about what to eat or not to eat. I never understood what was healthy and what wasn't healthy and why. The wellness world can be a very confusing place. Thanks to the course I now have healthier habits in my own personal life.
Every module of the course contains so much knowledge laid out in a very easy-to-follow program. Plus, you get to be part of a wonderful community of other students and graduates on the same journey. The course is an investment and it pays itself back with fewer sick days and medicine you would be buying. That is what happened to me, I rarely ever get sick now from applying everything I learned in the course, and I am the healthiest I've ever been.

Understanding the fundamentals of wholesome nutrition, superfoods, gut health, hormones, detoxing, and how to heal with food has given me the confidence to support my clients on their journey to better wellbeing.

Bec Russell - Queensland, Australia
Wellbeing Mentor, Yoga Teacher & Writer

Bec Russell
Bec Russell

I have been following Food Matters for years, soaking up all of their wisdom to integrate into my own life and wellness routines. Having already completed studies in life coaching, yoga, pilates, personal training, and reiki. I was looking to add an extra tool to my tool belt. When I was searching for a program to study, I knew I could trust and gain so much value from studying with Food Matters. Learning from some of the world's greatest wellness experts has had a great impact on both my own wellbeing and my businesses.

Not only do I now know what to eat, when to eat, and where to source the food from, but I also know how to eat with more flexibility.

Nancy Timmins - Ontario, Canada
Founder of Follow the Jade Rabbit- Health & Fitness Coaching

Nancy Timmins
Nancy Timmins

I wanted to learn more about food and nutrition for healing, detoxification, to learn how to better serve clients' needs, and to hear from this panel of experts and researchers first-hand. Not only do I now know what to eat, when to eat, and where to source the food from, but I also know how to eat with more flexibility. I am even more mindful of my daily decisions when it comes to our environment and what we expose ourselves to whether that be food, products that we apply to our skin, electromagnetic fields, herbs & spices, and superfoods.

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Turn Your Passion for Nutrition into a Successful Career

More than ever before, millions of people worldwide are suffering from stress, anxiety, and poor health. And they’re desperately searching for answers.

This problem has opened up a massive opportunity for those who have studied nutrition and understand how to help educate others on taking the steps forward to transform their health and heal.

According to the Global Wellness Institute, the Health and Wellness industry is a $4.2 trillion market, and it’s only expected to keep growing. As the shortage of primary caregivers continues to grow, employment opportunities in the field of health education are projected to grow by 17% between 2020 and 2023 (Labor Bureau of Stats).

This training will give you the knowledge and tools to transform the health and lives of others.

As a Food Matters Nutrition Consultant, you'll be qualified to help share this life-saving message with the world, and the possible ways you can do this are endless. You might choose to consult one-on-one with clients, write a recipe book, start a blog, start a podcast, or get paid to promote brands you align with - joining the Food Matters Institute Ambassador or Student Referral Program is a great entry point to making money in the nutrition space!

James and Laurentine Certification in the Office
Food Matters James Live

It helped me save my life, and my husband's life on more than one occasion and helped me instill seeds of knowledge into my children.

I cannot thank you all enough for the assistance you have provided me and as a member of the founding graduates, I can attest the information in this program is literally life saving and life-changing. The value I have gained in the arsenal of knowledge and practical experience is far beyond anything I could have ever imagined and I am so very appreciative of your organization. I truly have no words to adequately express the true nature of my gratitude.

Rashelle - Alabama, United States

How to Become a Nutrition Coach
in Less Than 6 Months

Your success is our success! We’ve designed the program to be easy to complete around your own schedule so that you can jump right in, and start working towards becoming a Nutrition Coach!

10 modules of easy to apply nutrition training - audio & video lessons available.
10 modules of easy to apply nutrition training - audio & video lessons available.
Complete each module in your own time - average 5 hours per module.
Complete each module in your own time - average 5 hours per module.
Complete a multiple choice quiz at the end of each module (retake as many times as you need).
Complete a multiple choice quiz at the end of each module (retake as many times as you need).
Access additional support resources like a physical workbook, transcripts, and practicals.
Access additional support resources like a physical workbook, transcripts, and practicals.
Instantly download your Nutrition Coach certificate upon completion.
Instantly download your Nutrition Coach certificate upon completion.
Get insurance & membership with IICT to start practicing straight away.
Get insurance & membership with IICT to start practicing straight away.
Continue learning with lifetime access to bonuses, new content, the Institute support team & Institute community.
Continue learning with lifetime access to bonuses, new content, the Institute support team & Institute community.
Access additional support resources like a physical workbook, transcripts, and practicals.
Access additional support resources like a physical workbook, transcripts, and practicals.
The Food Matters Nutrition Certification Christa Orecchio
The Food Matters Nutrition Certification JJ Virgin
The Food Matters Nutrition Certification Dr. Sandeep Gupta
The Food Matters Nutrition Certification Marc David
The Food Matters Nutrition Certification Andrew Saul
The Food Matters Nutrition Certification Dr. Mark Hyman
The Food Matters Nutrition Certification Download Valuable Course Resources
The Food Matters Nutrition Certification John Robbins
The Food Matters Nutrition Certification Reflection Journal
The Food Matters Nutrition Certification David Wolfe

Program Overview

Module 1: Dietary Theory & Food Fundamentals

Module One: Dietary Theory & Food Fundamentals

This introductory module will lay the foundational knowledge you'll need to grasp key nutrition principles - and then apply them. We'll start by breaking down nutrition fundamentals, and explore the concept of biochemical individuality - why there are no one-size-fits-all solutions in nutrition. At the end of this module, you'll understand how to nourish your body's unique requirements and make more informed food choices.

In this module you will learn:

  • The benefits of fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts & seeds, and herbs & spices.
  • How to understand gluten, fiber, antioxidants, and phytonutrients.
  • How to reduce sugar cravings and find healthier sugar alternatives.
  • How to embrace healthy fats and find healthier oil alternatives.
  • The pros and cons of animal products and how to decide what's best for you.

Expert Teachers: Christa Orecchio, Dr. Mark Hyman, McKel Hill, Daniel Vitalis & Marc David

Module 2: Nutrition in the 21st Century

Module Two: Nutrition in the 21st Century

Public health is declining, but knowledge is power. In this module, we'll explore how politics, industries, and big businesses have contributed to the deteriorating health of the population.

In this module you will learn:

  • How to read a nutrition label.
  • How to decode the modern food system.
  • How to avoid the harmful impacts of sugar, agricultural chemicals, and food additives.
  • The impact of modern wheat on health.
  • Which foods you should eat and which foods you should avoid.

Expert Teachers: Vani Hari, Sarah Lantz, John Robbins, Cyndi O'Meara, Dr. William Davis, Dr. Alejandro Junger, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Mike Adams.

Module 3: Understanding Nutrients & Superfoods

Module Three: Understanding Nutrients & Superfoods

Get ready to learn your macronutrients from your micronutrients, the best sources of both, and common nutrient deficiencies. At the end of this module, you'll understand how to identify the signs and symptoms of nutrient deficiencies in the body and increase your absorption of nutrients using superfoods, herbs, and natural supplements.

In this module you will learn:

  • How to understand macronutrients, micronutrients, calories and energy.
  • How to manage blood glucose levels.
  • The benefits of protein.
  • The importance of hydration.
  • Which healthy fats you should eat and which fats you should avoid.

Expert Teachers: Christa Orecchio, Udo Erasmus, Elizabeth Rider, Dr. Ian Brighthope, Dr. Andrew Saul, David Wolfe, Daniel Vitalis & Susan Teton

Module 4: The Power of Detoxification & Cleansing

Module Four: The Power of Detoxification & Cleansing

In this module, we’ll explore how your environment, lifestyle, and food choices can aid the body's natural detoxification pathways or burden them.

In this module you will learn:

  • How to support your body's natural detoxification system.
  • How to support the body through sickness and health.
  • How to understand the impact of environmental chemicals on your health.
  • The importance of our lymphatic system.
  • The food and herbs you can eat to support your optimal health.

Expert Teachers: Charlotte Gerson, Dr. Alejandro Junger, David Wolfe, Sarah Lantz, Dr. Sandeep Gupta, Dr. Victor Zeines & Jason Vale

Module 5: Healing Your Gut Naturally

Module Five: Healing Your Gut Naturally

This module is a deep dive into the gut microbiome, exploring the digestive system, key organs, and the gut-brain connection.

In this module you will learn:

  • How to understand the digestive system and the gut microbiome.
  • How to optimize your gut health to improve leaky gut, digestive issues, and skin conditions.
  • Which foods nourish and which foods damage our gut health.
  • The impact of modern wheat, processed foods, and additives on our digestive health.
  • All about prebiotics, probiotics, fermented foods, and fiber.

Expert Teachers: Christa Orecchio, Dr. Tom O'Bryan, Sayer Ji, David Wolfe & Dr. Josh Axe

Module 6: Decoding Your Hormones & Imbalances

Module Six: Decoding Your Hormones & Imbalances

Improvements in diet, lifestyle, and sleep can start the healing process of many hormone-related conditions. At the end of this module, you'll have explored how hormone imbalances can lead to other issues, and understand how to start managing your hormones natural for better wellbeing.

In this module you will learn:

  • How the endocrine system works.
  • How to avoid hormone disruptors.
  • Which foods and herbs to eat to support healthy hormones.
  • Lifestyle practices and plant remedies to use for balancing hormones.
  • How to begin healing specific-hormone related conditions, including, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menopause, skin issues, fatigue, low libido & digestive issues.

Expert Teachers: Dr. Joseph Mercola, Vanessa Lamaro, David Wolfe, Dr. Tami Meraglia & Dr. Libby Weaver

Module 7: The Impact of Stress & Poor Sleep

Module Seven: The Impact of Stress & Poor Sleep

Less stress, more sleep. At the end of this module, you'll understand how to critically evaluate stress levels and the influence that this is having on your sleep cycle. Plus, apply practical stress reduction and sleep-promoting techniques to enable deep healing, rest, and recovery.

In this module you will learn:

  • The long-term implications of chronic stress and EMF exposure.
  • How stress impacts the body and mind.
  • Practical ways to reduce stress.
  • Natural solutions for better sleep, including grounding and essential oils.
  • How to give your body rest and recovery for deep healing.

Expert Teachers: Marc David, Bruce Lipton, Joe Dispenza, Dr. Alan Christianson, Dave Asprey, Shawn Stevenson, Dr. Eric Zielinski, Clint Ober & Jason Prall

Module 8: Boosting Immunity & Mastering Autoimmune Disease

Module Eight: Boosting Immunity & Mastering Autoimmune Disease

Explore how the immune system functions and its connection to gut health, plus specific herbs and foods to support yourself through everything from common autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and Hashimoto's thyroiditis, to the common cold. At the end of this module, you'll understand how to support your immune system naturally, year-round.

In this module you will learn:

  • How the immune system & autoimmune conditions work.
  • The links between food intolerances, allergies, hormones, and gut inflammation.
  • The best foods to eat for when sick.
  • How to use aromatherapy to reduce inflammation and boost immunity.
  • How to build your own immune-boosting medicine cabinet.

Expert Teachers: Dr. Amina Eastham-Hillier, Dr. Tom O'Bryan, JJ Virgin & Dr. Eric Zielinski

Module 9: Understanding Chronic Disease & Cancer

Module Nine: Understanding Chronic Disease & Cancer

Discover how cancer manifests in the body and some of the societal issues leading to a rise in this and other chronic diseases. At the end of this module, you'll understand why our current treatment protocols aren't working and the natural alternatives that have proven to be just as effective.

In this module you will learn:

  • The link between chronic disease and inflammation.
  • The weaknesses in modern medical treatments for cancer and chronic disease.
  • Alternative treatment pathways for chronic disease and cancer.
  • The easily accessible foods to eat to fight cancer.
  • Important strategies on how to support loved ones through treatment.

Expert Teachers: Dr. Andrew Saul, Charlotte Gerson, Cyrus Khambatta, Dr. Dan Rogers, Liana Werner-Gray, Udo Erasmus &Jon Gabriel

Module 10: Using Plants as Medicine

Module Ten: Using Plants as Medicine

From wholefoods and herbs to fungi and essential oils, plants can help our bodies thrive, heal, and perform at their peak. At the end of this module, you'll understand how to use nature to regain your health.

In this module you will learn:

  • The power of plants, and how to use herbs, mushrooms & adaptogens to thrive.
  • How to add the correct foods and herbal remedies to treatment programs.
  • The best foods to eat to naturally manage mood and anxiety.
  • The best essential oils for healing.
  • Longevity techniques from the Blue Zones.

Expert Teachers: Daniel Vitalis, Ocean Robbins, Liana Werner-Gray, Dave Asprey, Nick Polizzi, Dr. Eric Zielinski, Jason Wrobel, Ryland Engelhart, Kim Morrison & Jason Prall

I am so excited to continue learning and growing and want to share that knowledge with others.

I developed a passion for wellness and nutrition after being diagnosed with a chronic illness several years ago. I also have seizures due to a traumatic brain injury.  Being able to put into practice what I have been learning has totally changed my life.

Joy - Gahanna, Ohio

Program Accreditations

The Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program is certified by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT) for practice in 35+ countries (including the USA, Australia, Canada, and UK), plus the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC). Successful graduates qualify for membership and insurance through IICT under the Nutrition Consultant modality.

International Institute for Complementary Therapists
Quality for Excellence in Education
Quality For Excellence in Education
Certificate of Registration
Premeier Training Provider Certificate

What sets the Food Matters
Nutrition Certification Program apart?

1 Lifetime access to the Program means you can work through it at your own pace. The average course completion time is under 6 months, but you can choose how much time to dedicate to studying based on your schedule. Meaning you can dive in and complete it in 3 months, or take it slower and complete it over 12.

2 Become a qualified International Nutrition Consultant upon completion. Recognized by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT) and International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC) graduates get access to their global membership and insurance.

3 Exclusive business and coaching training designed to help you start or scale a business in nutrition whether you’re starting from scratch or are working to enhance a current business.

4 You will learn from over 50 health experts on a variety of nutrition approaches to gain a well-rounded understanding of nutrition and the importance of biochemical individuality (because there is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health).

5 The program consists of short audio and video lessons that cater to different learning styles, allowing you to complete the program in a way that suits your schedule and lifestyle best. Plus, you will get a FREE program workbook shipped to your door to help you on your study journey.

A woman with business accreditations

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

I have a clean and green online beauty and wellness business, and soon I'll be a published author with my first book… I have more knowledge and tools to serve my customers.

Anita S - Toronto, CA

WE'RE COMMITTED TO HELPING YOU HELP YOURSELF. WE BELIEVE THAT YOUR BODY IS WORTHY OF GOOD CARE AND THAT NO ONE IS MORE SUITABLY QUALIFIED TO CARE FOR IT THAN YOURSELF.

We created the Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program from the growing need for people to heal themselves (or a loved one) naturally.

We've spent the last 15 years studying nutrition and interviewing experts in food, natural medicine, and mind-body therapies to uncover what's transforming lives today. We helped my father heal from depression chronic fatigue and come off six prescription medicines with this information, and it's only becoming more powerful. The method of healing and good health hasn't changed.

We believe that everyone deserves the right to good health, prosperity, and happiness. We're just making it a little bit easier for you to access.

We can't wait to welcome you to the Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program.

In good health,
James & Laurentine
James Colquhoun & Laurentine ten Bosch
Founders of Food Matters and The Food Matters Institute

James and Laurentine

One of the most beneficial courses I have ever completed. The knowledge I have gained is life changing. I know it's never too late but I wish I had known all of this years ago.

Lisa

I understand my body in ways I can’t explain. This course is one of the best decision of my life.

Sabiya

I’ve gained knowledge & confidence to go beyond educating my clients. I’m excited about a steady stream of income by helping people.

Mike

The Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program Is an opportunity to empower your life and assist others.

Karen

When I started the Program, I was doing so to heal my own chronic illness. I was blown away by the amount of information that was provided and have discovered so many ways to improve my health. One thing that has surprised me the most is where my studies have taken me! I have used the knowledge I have gained to create Chronic Illness Healing Workbooks for mental and physical health, and I hope to help and inspire others struggling with their health to make changes and see improvements.

Sarah

I studied medicine in the 1980s and took 36 courses until I graduated, but none of it was about nutrition. It was not by chance but by purpose. As we know, often behind governments (including universities and medical schools) are the big pharmaceutical companies trying to promote their poisons. I got invaluable knowledge from this course, much of which I assimilated immediately... It helped me reinforce the knowledge I already had and also added some extremely important new information so that I could heal myself and my loved ones with natural methods. The study does not stop here. In fact, now it begins...

Anastacia

For anyone thinking about this but feeling hesitant, I took the leap last November and joined the first ever class. Next to being a mother, this is the best thing I’ve ever done in my life (and I have a fulfilling life!) But the Food Matters Nutrition Coach journey is OUTSTANDING and we learn so much, all the time. I rave about this program to everyone I meet.

Karon

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

Caren Huck

When I started the Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program, I was doing so to heal my own chronic illness. I was blown away with the amount of information that was provided and have discovered so many ways to improve my health. I love the printed workbook and find studying from reading very helpful. One thing that has surprised me the most is where my studies have taken me! I have used the knowledge I have gained to create Chronic Illness Healing Workbooks, for mental and physical health. I hope to help and inspire others struggling with their health to make changes and see improvements. I’m so grateful I decided to take the course and highly recommend it to everyone!

Sarah

I loved every minute of the training, and am grateful for the support of the Food Matters tribe: the awesome, responsive staff, and the savvy, passionate students. The experience was like a fire hose of information, so I'm really happy that all of the course materials are available for me to go back and review again and again. All of the Resources at the end of each module are also really helpful. I'm eager now to jump into the Bonuses and learn how to parlay my newfound knowledge into a business so I can help others live their healthiest, most vibrant lives possible. Thank you!!!

Kasia

I'm so pleased to have participated in, and finished this wonderful course! It took a bit longer than I initially planned, however as I began each module it seemed very timely with family members' health issues. I thoroughly enjoyed sharing what I learned and hope/plan to do more of this in the future. Thank you so much! With appreciation to everyone involved in the Food Matters Program.

Janelle

After losing my job during the pandemic, I took the Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program to transition to a new career by following my passion in helping mums create better health for their family. In your program, you not only provided your students with the education, but you’ve also provided us with the community and a way to get paid through your referral program. It feels amazing (yet surreal) to share what I love, make an impact and get paid. Thank you so much James, Laurentine and everyone at the Food Matters Team, you’ve changed my life. I love this program so much that I would share it with everyone I know.

Christy

Thanks so much for developing and offering this Certification Program. It has been one of the best learning experiences that I have ever had. I’m putting this information into practice on myself and will see where my journey takes me. The Food Matters team is committed to excellence and has developed the most fantastic natural healing program I’ve seen to date. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I look forward to more magnificence from Food Matters!

Kim

I am thrilled to see my name on the certificate! This has been such a rewarding experience and a game changer! I am excited to apply this knowledge in my daily life. Some of it I have already started like participating in the gluten free challenge (feeling great about that too). I recommend this course to everyone who follows Food Matters! Thank you to the FM team! I absolutely love you guys.

Sabiya

I'm so excited of completing the program and getting the certificate! Thank you soooo much Food Matters Institute for providing such a huge amount of useful information and for giving us a chance in this field! Next step: to apply for the membership and insurance and start working as a nutritional coach!

Karelle

The Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program saves lives, money, and provides the peace we all need to keep on living out our dreams and goals!

Audrey

Frequently Asked Questions

The program is made up of ten modules and we recommend dedicating approximately 5 hours to completing each module, making the program easy to complete in less than 6 months. Because the program is 100% online and accessible 24/7 with no lecture commitments, you can start when you're ready, and complete it around your own schedule or downtime after work.

The Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program is recognized by the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC), and is an approved training provider with the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT). This means our graduates qualify for membership and insurance through IICT under the Nutrition Consultant modality.

We have two payment options available. Pay in full (which offers a discount for paying your enrollment fees upfront), and a payment plan of 10x smaller monthly payments.

However, if you pay in full via PayPal, you may be eligible for their special Pay In 4 Option, which means you could take advantage of the upfront payment discount AND pay your enrollment fees over an extended period. If this option is available to you, you should automatically see it inside your PayPal account when you check out. Please note this is offered directly through PayPal, so we have no control over their eligibility settings. We recommend you reach out to PayPal directly if you’d like more information or have further questions.

The content within this program doesn't adhere to any one specific diet or way of eating, and this is because we believe in bio-individuality and that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to nutrition and health. The program emphasizes consuming a primarily plant-based diet because there is strong evidence for the benefits of consuming a large variety of plant-based foods. There is content discussing how to ethically include quality animal products in your diet for those who choose to (or for those who find themselves coaching clients who choose to).

Ultimately we focus on giving students a deep understanding of the foundations required for optimal health and nutrition and the science behind food, nutrition, and many of the key systems in the body. We believe that once you have this foundational knowledge, it's much easier to interpret and implement information on health and nutrition!

Yes. The Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program is designed to be completed at your own pace, from the comfort of your own home. You have lifetime access to the program, so you can jump into each lesson when you're ready.

A Nutrition Consultant is a certified consultant who has a deep knowledge of basic nutrition principles and the skills required to provide nutrition guidance to their clients. Embodying core principles of holistic nutrition and natural medicine using a food as medicine approach to educate and guide their clients (and themselves) to help them achieve their nutrition and health goals and reach optimal health.

Our priority is the happiness of our customers, so if you aren't 100% satisfied with the program, you can email us for a full refund within 14 days. We have a money-back guarantee, no questions asked.

Yes! You'll be supported by our incredible Student Support Team and Certification Program coordinator (a qualified nutritionist) via live chat, email, or Whatsapp. You'll also have access to a thriving online student community where you'll be supported by peers from around the world who are working through the program with you. If you would like extra support, you can also join one of our guided intakes where you will study alongside a group of peers and our student advisor.

You have lifetime access to the program including all future program updates meaning you can start when you're ready and complete it around your own schedule.

Yes. To complete this program and earn the Food Matters Nutrition Consultant Certificate, you must complete each lesson and pass each module quiz by gaining 80% or higher. You can retake each quiz more than once.

As a student, you will have ongoing access to our entire support team and our Certification Program coordinator (a qualified nutritionist) to help support your success.

The Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program equips students with the knowledge and tools needed to take control of their health and an avenue to launch a career in the wellness space. There are endless options when it comes to using your Nutrition Consultant Certificate and the Bonus Business Module & Coaching Guide, which will help give you some ideas around how you can use the certification in your business.

Generally, Nutrition Consultants do not require a state license to practice and can be certified through private credentialing bodies such as Food Matters. However, it is recommended that you check with licensing authorities in your country and locality before offering any service to the public. The Food Matters Nutrition Certification Program is designed to provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of nutrition, natural healing, and the mind-body connection. You will earn the Food Matters Nutrition Consultant certificate by completing our program, confirming that you have completed our program. Our program does not make you a state-registered dietician or licensed nutritionist. To determine applicable licensing requirements, you will need to check with state and local agencies where you conduct your business and where your clients reside.

Lifetime access to the program means that you will always be able to access your account and the program. Each year, we add in new and exciting lessons and bonuses, which you will also have access to!

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