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IIN Foundations Course

Nutrition for Life

Nutrition is not one-size-fits all. In this introduction to nutrition course, you will learn how to identify your personalized approach to nutrition and wellness. Find out more today!

IIN is recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. The Nutrition For Life Course is eligible for 1.9 NASM / 15 AFAA CEUs. If you're a fitness professional certified by NASM and/or AFAA, earn CEUs with this course.

   Next start date: Self-paced (always open). 6 modules, 2 to 3 hours per week


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Whether you're new to wellness or well-versed in all things health and nutrition, IIN has what you need to curate your journey.

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What you’ll learn

IIN's Unique Health and Nutrition Framework
Learn the value of an integrative and functional perspective to nutrition (nutrition isn’t one size fits all), and how this framework for eating can support you in this course and beyond.
Nutrition Science 101
Apply nutrition science to your life by exploring topics like macronutrients, hydration, vitamins and minerals, metabolism, and nutrient digestion and absorption.

Food as Medicine
Explore phytonutrients and the role that nutrient dense food plays in disease prevention, mental and emotional health, and immunity.
The Power of Personalized Eating
Discover factors that affect your nutritional needs, including genetics, stage of life, and health, and how to consider each within a way of eating that works for you.
Cooking at Home
Confidently navigate the grocery store and receive guidance on creating nutrient-dense meals that support your unique approach to eating. 

This course is for you if....

You're looking for a personalized approach to nutrition and seeking quick yet robust knowledge.
You're passionate about wellness and curious to learn more about nutritional methodologies to support your health.
You're a healthcare professional seeking foundational nutrition training to support your career.
You're new to nutrition and/or you are considering a new career in health and wellness but looking for an easy place to start.
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Course overview

This course will introduce you to a new perspective on eating – one that is based on your goals, speaks to your unique needs, and shows that you have the power to create an eating approach that allows you to thrive.

Meet your teachers

Deanna Minich, PhD

Functional nutrition expert and internationally recognized teacher, scientist, author, and speaker.

Curriculum Topic
Phytonutrients and Dietary Variety; The Energetics of Eating

Drew Ramsey, MD

Board certified psychiatrist, author, and leading proponent of nutritional psychiatry.

Curriculum Topic
Brain Food

Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN

Nationally-recognized nutrition expert, author, and founder of Maya Feller Nutrition.
Curriculum Topic

Nutrition for the Body, Mind, and Soul

Course Modules

Modules 1-2

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Modules 5-6

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What do I need to get started?

In order to successfully take and complete IIN's Foundational Course, Nutrition for Life, you must speak English as this course is entirely in English. Aside from that, this course is open to anyone! There are no prerequisites to enroll in this class.

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Whether you're new to wellness or well-versed in all things health and nutrition, IIN has what you need to curate your journey.

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