Support Your Clients with a Total Mind/Body Approach!

Are you interested in natural nutrition that nourishes your body?

Like the concept of eating a cleaner, healthier, whole foods diet?

Would you like to connect with your Clients on a deeper level and bring them long lasting results with a total mind/body approach?

Add Nutrition Consulting to your new or existing Fitness, Health, or Coaching practice to increase your revenue?

Interesting, Right?

Then the

Natural Nutrition Coach® Program is For You!

It's Three Courses in One Program


The Foundational Program in Nutrition with a Special Focus on Healthy Digestion.



Build that Deep Connection with Your Clients. Help Your Clients achieve the long lasting Results that they Want and Deserve!



Our Business Module will provide you with the knowledge you need to start a successful Nutrition Coaching Business, or take your existing practice to the Next Level!


Whether You’re Adding to an Existing Fitness Business or You’re Looking to Get Started in Nutrition Consulting, the NNC Program Has Everything You Need To Get You Started!

What Our Graduates Are Saying

Frances Morrison NNC Graduate

Frances Morrison is an online Personal and Group Trainer, Yoga Instructor, Massage Practitioner and a Natural Nutrition Coach.

“As soon as I began learning, I implemented the information and knowledge that I took from the course directly to my clients and friends….everything from meal planning, to life coaching, relationships, goal creation and methods on how to achieve their goals.”

” I would highly recommend the NNC program to anyone in the health and wellness industry, as well as those who are not. I believe absolutely everyone can benefit from taking this course.”

Frances Morrison- Morrison Fit For Life

Have you ever had a client who despite doing all the right things, didn’t make the progress that they hoped for?

In many cases, we know that losing weight or achieving a health goal is more than just about the diet, and we recognize that.

It’s why we have developed this unique program that has a focus beyond nutrition and looks at whole-body health, with a special focus on healthy digestion.

As you progress through the NNC Program, you will come away with a better understanding of what additional factors you may want to consider; and help your clients achieve the results that they want and deserve, bringing you more referrals!

When You Enroll to Become a Natural Nutrition Coach®

You will learn how to:

  • Help your clients develop the habits they need to create long lasting change, and get the results they want and deserve.
  • Understand the additional factors to consider when the client is doing “everything right” and not making progress.
  • Implement effective coaching strategies that considers the whole body, because as Holistic Practitioners, we understand that it’s never just about the diet!

It’s the Foundational Program That Will Get You Started in Nutritional Consulting! 

Learn Individualized Nutrition Strategies for Your Unique Clients!

The Natural Nutrition Coach® (NNC) Certificate program is designed to teach you the principles of healthy eating and individualized nutrition. Every person’s body is unique, but the basic principles of eating healthy and whole foods apply to everyone.

The Natural Nutrition Coach® program provides a foundation for implementing a natural foods diet as a primary modality in the pursuit of health and the prevention of chronic disease.

The course is a combination of textbook reading (downloadable PDF’s), in 6 Modules, videos, and a brief quiz following the completion of each module to test your knowledge! At the end of the course is a multiple-choice exam (pass mark: 80%).

Nutrition With a Focus on Healthy Digestion

Module 1

This Module introduces you to a different approach to food and eating. For too long, we’ve used food as a tool to achieve specific goals based on measurements by counting calories and weighing food to achieve an optimal weight. In this course, you’ll explore a new perspective—that food is a source of life- and health-sustaining nutrients, and that its purpose is to nourish all physical and mental aspects of your health.
Texts: Section 1 and Section 2

Module 2

In Module 2, you will learn how to integrate the teachings from Module 1 into real-world settings. You will learn healthy meal preparation and cooking short-cuts, what to eat at a restaurant or when you’re on the run, and how-to super-charge meals with nutrients to get the most out of your food. Labels and other interventions designed to help you and your clients make healthy eating choices will be explored. 
Texts: Section 3 and Section 4
What Causes Food Cravings?
Recommending Nutritional Supplements

Module 3

You aren’t just what you eat—you are what you absorb. An under-active digestive system generally results in the poor absorption of nutrients, and long-term malabsorption can lead to chronic health problems. In Module 3, you’ll learn how the digestive system works and why problems can so easily arise, leading to constipation, heartburn and indigestion, or chronic illnesses of the digestive tract. You’ll also learn how these concerns may be prevented with food and behavioral interventions.
Texts: Section 5 and Section 6
Brain Foods
A Journey through the Digestive System

Module 4

Stress can take a toll on your health, and that toll can have lifelong consequences. Module 4 explores the physiological implications stress has on your health, including your weight, and explores the various foods, nutrients, and other interventions that can help your body cope with or recover from long-term stress. 
Texts: Section 7 and Section 8
Sound Sleep Strategies
Reducing Inflammation

Coaching for Long Lasting Results

The Natural Nutrition Coach® Program Includes the Module “How to Effectively Coach Your Nutrition Clients”

And… to help you implement your natural nutrition knowledge, in Module 5, we show you how to effectively coach your nutrition clients, so that they achieve the long-lasting results that they are looking for, which brings you even more referrals and helps you to build your business!

Just Some of the Topics We Cover in the Coaching Module :

  • How Clients are Motivated, and Habits are formed.
  • The Stages of Change and how you can help your clients progress through them, so they don’t get ‘stuck’.
  • Setting SMART goals.
  • Building Rapport.
  • Effective and Motivational Questioning Techniques and what questions to ask.

We also take you through an entire coaching session flow and show you how to conduct an effective coaching session. We even provide sample coaching contracts which you can edit and personalize for your own Practice!


Business Essentials

Jumpstart Your Nutrition Practice! 

Even before you graduate, it is never too soon to think about setting up your coaching practice – in fact, we recommend that you start looking into the essentials of running a nutrition business early on! The reason is that it can take time to set up a business and there are a lot of moving parts to it. The sooner you can start your social media and networking with like-minded professionals, the more successful you will be! Lynne Faires from the Holistic Nutrition Hub has created an extensive nutrition business course in collaboration with many professionals in the industry. In this BONUS business course, you will find information on the following:

  • Goal Setting
  • Business Musts Before Practicing
  • Finding Your Niche
  • How to Gain Practical Experience
  • Coaching vs Consulting – Which one is right for you?
  • The Truth About Entrepreneurship
  • Other Streams of Revenue
  • Networking Ideas to Build Your Following
  • Helpful Business & Nutrition Tools
  • Social Media & Marketing
  • How to Use the HUB for Your Business

Case Studies

New Addition!

Case studies are a practical simulation of working with clients. They are a great way to provide you with the experience as if you were working in your own natural nutrition practice!
We take you through a case study assessment step-by-step so you don’t miss any part of the evaluation process and it will help you to focus more deeply on the clients’ priorities and goals. Successful completion of the case studies will provide you with experience and confidence as you begin your own practice in natural nutrition!
These case studies are submitted and feedback is provided so you know that you’re on the right track!



What Our Graduates Are Saying

Jennifer Gryniewicz NNC Graduate

Owner: Time For Your Fitness – Creator of the Healthy YOU Program

ACE Health Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer, CETI Cancer Exercise Trainer, Natural Nutrition Coach

I have taken other nutrition courses for CEC’s and had some basic information provided about nutrition with my Health Coaching certification.  The NNC program has given me more detailed knowledge about nutrition and I now feel confident to give my clients advise about their particular digestive concerns/disorders as well as their energy levels and mood as it relates to their diet.  I really appreciate the handouts that are provided for me to share with my clients.   I have more confidence now when talking to clients about nutrition as a result of completing this course.  I highly recommend this course!

Resource Library With Done-For-You Forms

Client Handouts

Done-for-you handouts; print them off or send them virtually! 


Full Nutrition Manual

The Resource Library contains the Full Nutrition Manual which included all 8 Sections PLUS Keys Words and References. The Resource Library is where you will find your Forms, Handouts, Scope of Practice document, Contract Templates and more…..


All the Forms You Need

All the forms that you will need to work with your clients. Coaching Exercise, Intake Forms, Grocery Lists, Meal Planner Templates, Food Journals and More……



Continuing Education

Professional Development that will help Build Your Business! Don’t see your certifying organization? A Petition Letter is Available.

     More to Come…


Convenient Online Program

There has never been a better time to learn something new!

Our Natural Nutrition Coach® Certificate program has been specifically created for those who want to upgrade their skills and learn valuable knowledge that is applicable to their business and lives right away!


Facebook Support Group

Access to the NNC Facebook Group for Students and Graduates. Ask questions, share your knowledge and enjoy being part of a like-minded community.


What Can a Natural Nutrition Coach® Do?

Upon completion of the Natural Nutrition Coach® Certificate Program, you’ll be able to:

  • Critically evaluate a client’s diet
  • Educate a client about healthy eating
  • Identify how a client’s diet may be interfering with his/her optimal health
  • Identify where dietary improvements may be made
  • Recommend a menu plan (or plans) based on the client’s health and lifestyle goals
  • Make diet and lifestyle recommendations to restore health and balance in a client’s life
  • Provide advice for common digestive issues, and
  • Advise clients on basic nutritional supplements.
  • Conduct Seminars, Classes and Workshops to help educate members of your community!



Same Program, 2 Different Editions

This course is available in both a Canadian edition and a U.S. edition. The materials covered are the same, but we have made changes for spelling differences and included statistics and regulatory information that are relevant to our Canadian and American students. For example, some food labelling guidelines are different in the U.S. than they are in Canada and so we have included the information that is relevant to the specific country. Click the icons below to go to enrollment and payment options.




Have you ever had a client who despite doing all the right things, didn’t make the progress that they hoped for? In many cases we know that losing weight or achieving a health goal is more than just about the diet, and we recognize that. It’s why we have developed this unique program which has a focus beyond nutrition and looks at whole body health, with a special focus on healthy digestion. You will come away with a better understanding of what additional factors you may want to consider; and help your clients achieve the results that they want and deserve, bringing you more referrals!

A Natural Nutrition Coach®:

•       Offers impactful dietary and lifestyle suggestions specific to an individual’s health and lifestyle goals, rather than a cookie-cutter approach based on broad guidelines.

•       Provides practical information such as meal planning, recipe development, shopping assistance, etc.

A Natural Nutrition Coach’s primary objective is to evaluate a client’s nutritional needs by identifying health imbalances and formulating a plan to bring the client’s health back to a state of equilibrium. This is achieved by helping a person determine the foods best suited to their body at this time. The type of diet will vary for each person depending on their symptomatology and lifestyle. Our whole-person approach is client oriented and not based on a cookie cutter model or related to a particular product or methodology. Every person is unique and is therefore in need of a specialized program. The program does not subscribe to one particular eating style.


While other nutrition courses designed for Fitness Professionals are mainly focused on weight loss, our program focuses on whole body health and how to coach your client to achieve long lasting change.  In this course, you’ll explore a new perspective—that food is a source of life- and health-sustaining nutrients, and that its purpose is to nourish all physical and mental aspects of your (and your client’s) health. The course materials have a special focus on healthy digestion, as we know that it is a key factor for overall health. This is not a program that promotes one type of diet over another. This course is designed to teach you the principles of healthy eating and individualized nutrition and provides practical guidelines for developing a unique nutrition plan that works for your clients, especially those with a compromised digestive system.


The average time to complete the course ranges from 20 to 25 hours plus additional time to complete the case studies and do the Final Exam. The course includes 4 Modules on Natural Nutrition including accompanying videos and activities, a Coaching Module and a BONUS Business Module that will help you to get started as a Nutritional Consultant.


This is an intermediate level course that is designed to take your knowledge of natural nutrition to the next level.


Whether you take this program for your edification or for professional reasons, you will reap the benefits. Professionally, the program is an adjunct to any existing career in fitness or health. The knowledge you learn will add substance and additional earnings to your practice, expanding your practice and increasing your clientele. Personally, the information learned will transform the way you eat and process food, leading to a greater awareness of your mind-body connection and improvements in health.

Nutrition is at the core of any athlete’s life, and even the most amateur athlete recognizes that diet plays a significant role in fitness performance.   

A Natural Nutrition Coach® offers preventative care – reestablishing good health, seeking root causes and educating clients on how to take control and maintain their health.

The Natural Nutrition Coach® uses techniques to learn about the individual make-up of the client and offers suggestions and education particular to the individual, incorporating diet, lifestyle and mental well-being making the information meaningful to the individual.


Yes, we have a private Facebook group where you can ask questions and you can reach out to the authors via email.


Yes, we have two options, a one-time payment plan where you gain instant access to the complete course and a three-part payment plan. 


Canadian NNC Single Payment and 3 Monthly Payment Options, Payment in CND
U.S. NNC Single Payment and 3 Monthly Payment Options, Payment in USD

Visit the course registration for more details.


Yes, this course has been recognized by several organizations for CECs and CEUs and the list of continuing to grow. We can also provide you with a petition letter to submit to your organization.

Currently Recognized by:

  • Canfitpro 4.0 CECs PTS, FIS, HWL
  • NASM 1.8 CEUs
  • NSFA 18 CECs



CO-Author,  B.A., R.H.N.

Lisa Tsakos is a nationally recognized nutritional consultant and educator specializing in weight management and corporate nutrition programs.

Since graduating from CSNN in 1996, Lisa has been involved in corporate wellness, presenting her nutrition seminars at hundreds of organizations throughout Ontario, and her Nu-Vitality (Healthy!) Weight Program has guided employees at businesses across Canada to lose thousands of pounds. Her clients have included the Toronto Police Service, Telus Mobility, the University Health Network and many more.

Lisa has taught nutrition at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN), Centennial College and at the Transformational Arts College. Additionally, she has taught natural food cooking workshops and authored two books (including CSNN’s The Weight Battlefield) before co-writing Unjunk Your Junk Food: Healthy Alternatives to Conventional Snacks (Simon & Schuster, December 2011) and the Label Lessons E-book series.

More about Lisa…


Heather Creamer is a Fitness and Nutrition Professional who loves what she does! She is a breast cancer survivor, who through her own journey after surgery and treatment, found a renewed passion for fitness and a healthy lifestyle, lost 40 pounds in the process, and has transitioned that passion into helping her clients to achieve their own health and fitness goals; with a Specialty practice in Cancer Exercise. She understands the need and the opportunity for Medical Fitness Exercise and Nutrition Specialists in all fields of Practice.

Heather is Personal Trainer (ISSA and NSFA/NFLA – ICREPS member), a Cancer Exercise Specialist (Cancer Exercise Training Institute) a Certified Coach Practitioner (Certified Coaches Federation) and a graduate of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (R.H.N). She has certifications in Mat Pilates for Cancer Exercise, Bosu Balance Trainer, Indoor Cycling and Group TRX.

Heather also earned an MBA from the Sobeys School of Business at St Mary’s University, has a Masters Certificate in Project Management and a Professional Sales Certificate, and prior to developing her passion for fitness and helping others gain theirs, she worked in Account Management and Market, Sales and Planning, nationally.

Heather is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of MedeXN Fitness Institute ( ), an on-line provider of Advanced Qualifications and Specialty Programs, in the field of Medical Fitness Exercise and Nutrition, providing CEC’s and CEU’s for Health and Fitness Professionals, and the Canadian National Affiliate for the Cancer Exercise Training Institute. She conducts workshops and presents at conferences on topics of Medical Fitness Exercise and Nutrition and is the co – author of the book Lymphedema: “What You Haven’t Been Told and What You Need to Know.”

More about Heather…