WHAT IS A CERTIFIED HOLISTIC NUTRITIONAL CONSULTANT?
A Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant (C.H.N.C.™)* is a professional trained and registered with the Canadian School for Natural Nutrition (CSNN), whose principal function is to educate individuals and groups about the benefits and health impact of optimal nutrition.
Graduates of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition’s comprehensive Natural Nutrition Diploma program are dedicated professionals who follow a Code of Ethics, and who educate individuals about the health benefits of natural nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. As per their Scope of Practice, a C.H.N.C. Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™ does not perform any Controlled Acts outlined in the Regulated Provincial Health Acts. Together with the education referred to above, holistic nutritional consultants support their clients’ wellbeing and assist health care providers to deal with many aspects involved in a client’s health. Due to their level of knowledge, holistic nutritionional consultants are valuable contributors to health care and work alongside medical professionals such as chiropractors, naturopaths, homeopaths, and medical doctors. While no governmental regulation exists or is required for holistic nutritional consultants, CSNN graduates adhere to a Code of Ethics, Scope of Practice and principles learned at CSNN which set very high standards. The science of nutrition is fast evolving and CSNN is well adapted to provide education at the most current levels. What was thought good yesterday may be proven lacking tomorrow so our profession must adapt quickly to keep pace with science.
The Natural Nutrition Diploma includes:
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Nutritional Symptomatology 1
Nutritional Literature and Research
Anatomy and Physiology
Nutritional Symptomatology 2
Motivational Interviewing Skills
Body-Mind-Spirit Connection ( Part 1:Mental Health Part 2: Connection to the Spirit)
Biochemistry and Epigenetics
Pathology and Nutrition
Lifecycle Nutrition :Pediatric
Lifecycle Nutrition: Sports
Lifecycle Nutrion: Perspectives on Aging
Fundamentals of Business
100 hours of practicum
10 real life case studies in order to complete the program successfully using comprehensive tools to examine all internal and external factors affecting a person's nutritional health and wellbeing.
*Please note that a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant (C.H.N.C.™) is the same as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, (R.H.N.™) in other provinces of Canada, but carries a different title due to different laws in Alberta.