Interested in a weekend or two of wholistic nutrition education?

food education

Whether it’s new scientific insights, the latest super grain, changes in FDA regulations, or just the opening of a new juice bar around the corner, the vast amount of information about food is always changing – and that fact can be both exciting and overwhelming.

A solid education in the basics of nutrition will go a long way, whether it’s for your own benefit, your family or in your practice as a holistic healthcare practitioner.

As part of our Wholistic Nutrition Program we explore the tenets of whole foods based nutrition throughout the program. Wholistic Nutrition I is one of the two  foundational classes our students are required to take introducing them to this topic. These classes are also open to the public, space permitting. Wholistic Nutrition I is coming up on July 26th and 27th. Register by June 26th to take advantage of the early bird discount.

In Wholistic Nutrition I, we will dive into the history of specific foods and food groups, our relationship to food and explore the concepts of “healthy eating” through traditional vs. non traditional applications, politics and more. It’s a great class to gain a sound understanding of the theoretical foundations of wholistic nutrition. We will introduce and discuss nutrition and eat from both Western and Chinese Medicine (energetics) perspectives, as well as enjoy several tasty recipes provided as lunch and snacks over the course of the weekend.

Start or renew your wholistic nutrition education!

If you are interested in taking the class, may we suggest a few resources you can explore prior to the class weekend? Whether you like to sit on the porch with an engaging book or invite a friend over to watch an eye-opening film, we’ve got something for you.

The books and films below are part of the resources we’ve historically recommended to our Wholistic Nutrition students before taking the weekend class Wholistic Nutrition I.. When you register for the class, you will get a copy of the outline as well as insight into the specific pre-class assignments.

So, pick a book and a movie, and if what you learn resonates with you, come keep your food education going with this excellent weekend class.

5 Resources for this Weekend

The Omnivores Dilemma

Michael Pollan’s New York Times bestseller following three meals all the way back to their basic ingredients and exploring the different food production systems along the way.


Dr. Daphne Miller’s new book that explores the relationship between sustainable agriculture and it’s potential effect on human health is a delightful informative read.

Tao of Healthy Eating

A very accessible book introducing the Chinese Medicine perspective on healthy nutrition by Bob Flaws and Honora Wolfe.

Genetically Modified Food – Panacea or Poison

Once hailed as the antidote to world hunger, genetically modified foods have sparked a lot of controversy over the past decades. This documentary focuses on the question whether these foods are even safe for human consumption.

Food Inc

This film delves into the business of food production and investigates what it means for it to be controlled by a small number of large corporations.

P.S.: More wholistic nutrition education to come!

In a few weeks, we will open enrollment for our next professional Wholistic Nutrition certification program starting Winter 2015. If you are at all considering that as a possible next step in your career, come join Wholistic Nutrition I to get a first hand experience with our school’s philosophy around nutrition.


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