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!
Co-Founder of Food Matters and The Food Matters Institute
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.
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.
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.
|Easy to Complete in under 6 months|
|50+ Expert Teachers|
|Practical Business & Coaching Training|
|Lifetime Access to Program + All Future Updates|
|Investment Under $2,000|
|Graduates Join Our Global Wellness Business Directory|
|Online Q&A’s with Institute Founder & In-House Nutritionist|
The world needs you now more than ever before. The global pandemic has created an even greater wave of stress, anxiety, and poor health. And people are looking for answers.
This problem has opened up a massive opportunity for those who have studied nutrition online and understand how to help educate others on taking the next step forward on their own healing journey.
In 2001, economist Paul Zane Pilzer predicted the wellness industry to be the next trillion-dollar industry. And he was right. According to the Australian Financial Review, the global wellness industry is estimated at $US4.5 trillion. Wellness has entered the cultural mainstream.
As a Food Matters Nutrition Consultant, you'll be able to help share this life-saving message with the world. Whether you're looking to write recipe books, start a blog, consult one-on-one with clients, or even make films, the world needs you now more than ever before, and this training will give you the knowledge and tools to help you pass this information onto others.
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.
To understand the power of nutrition, we first have to understand its role in our lives. This module will establish the foundational knowledge you'll use to understand fundamental nutrition principles while preparing you for the following modules.
To understand the power of nutrition, we first have to understand its role in our lives. By the end of this module, you will understand how to nourish your body according to your bio-individuality.
In this module, you will learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of nutrient deficiencies in the body and increase the absorption of nutrients using superfoods, herbs, and natural supplements.
Understand how your environment, lifestyle, and food choices can aid the body's natural detoxification pathways or burden them. And then, learn how to use the power of detoxification and cleansing to support the body through sickness and health.
This module will teach you how to maintain a healthy gut microbiome and heal common gut-related issues, including uncomfortable bloating, leaky gut, digestive complaints, and skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis rosacea, and more.
At the end of this module, you will understand how to avoid hormone disruptors and identify which foods to eat to support healthy hormones. Then begin the healing process from specific-hormone related conditions, including menopause symptoms, adrenal fatigue, skin issues, fatigue, low libido, digestive issues, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and more.
In this critical module, learn how to critically evaluate stress levels and the influence that this is having on the sleep cycle. Plus, discover practical stress reduction and sleep-promoting techniques to enable deep healing, rest, and recovery.
In this module, you'll learn about how the immune system functions and its connection to gut health, how to support common autoimmune conditions naturally, and specific herbs and foods to support your immune system from life-threatening viruses to the common cold.
Discover how chronic disease and cancer manifests in the body and the contributing factors. Learn about the powerful cancer-fighting foods available today, alternative treatment pathways, and important strategies on how to support a loved one in the process.
From wholefoods and herbs to fungi and essential oils - discover plant compounds that help our bodies to thrive, heal, and perform at their peak. Learn about the herbal remedies that may be used in treatment programs and how to use nature to regain your health.
Discover how to build a wellness business that’s designed for impact, including building a nutrition coaching business. These modules will teach you the practical steps you can take to turn your nutrition knowledge into a profitable business or coaching practice that will make a difference in people’s lives.
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.
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.
1 The program is easy to complete in under 6 months, but since you have lifetime access, you can choose how much time to dedicate to studying based on your own schedule. Meaning, you can dive in and complete it in 6 months, or take it slower, and complete it over a longer period of time.
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’ll hear from over 50 health experts on a variety of nutrition approaches to gain a well-rounded understanding of nutrition and be able to serve your clients more effectively.
5 Audio and video lessons that cater to a variety of learning styles allowing you to progress your studies in a way that suits your lifestyle best.
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!!
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.
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 Colquhoun & Laurentine ten Bosch
Founders of Food Matters and The Food Matters Institute
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.
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...
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.
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. 😊 💜
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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 programs 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!