REQUIRED TEXT: Holistic Nutrition 101 Binder Workbook – Given 1st day of class

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This Certification gives you a strong basis learning the foundations of whole food / clean eating.  Information will be presented on the importance of teaching clients to read labels in today’s world of chemicals; educating patients/clients how to easily prepare basic whole foods; the indications and contraindications of various eating plans such as vegan, vegetarian, keto, whole foods, etc.; discuss food as a healing tool.


1.     Discuss the role of essential nutrients in physical, mental and emotional wellness

2.     Discuss the role of deficiencies in essential nutrients in the disease process

3.     Explain how the standard American diet relates to the disease process

4.     Identify five contemporary eating “styles” and lists the pros and cons of each

5.     Discuss the concept of whole foods nutrition and its relationship to wellness



ATTENDANCE:  Must attend 75% of total hours.  Course is a total of twelve (12) hours.  Class meets from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. Learner may miss up to 3 clock hours of class.  First 3 hour period of first day of the course MUST be attended.

OUTSIDE ASSIGNMENTS/HOMEWORK: One (1) written assignment is given in the Holistic Nutrition Module – HNU 101. Handout will be presented in class with complete instructions for assignment.  This assignment will be given out the first day of class and is due at the beginning of the second day of class.

Homework must be completed on appropriate due date.  Homework must be typed double-spaced with student name and assignment name on upper right hand corner.  Each page must have student name in upper right hand corner.  Submit homework with staple in upper left hand corner.  No folders or paper clips.  Homework not submitted in this format will be refused.  All homework must be turned in prior to exam date or exam will not be permitted to be taken.

CLASS PRACTICUMS: Participation in class practicums is required to indicate learner can demonstrate required skills and has met learning outcomes.

EARN:  At least 80% on final exam – 5 Essay Questions/ Successfully complete homework/Complete learning outcomes

ASSESSMENT METHOD: Successful completion of Learning Outcomes / Review of Case Study Homework / Exam

SCORING SCALE: Exam – Learner must earn a 80% or above to successfully pass class exam.  Outside Assignments  are scored with  the following scale: E – Excellent / S – Satisfactory / U – Unsatisfactory – Learner must resubmit homework within a 7 day period of due date.



Class #1

Nutritional alterations of food in post-agricultural era: Evolution of the standard American diet; Discussion of the USDA dietary guidelines; Discussion of essential macronutrients and micronutrients and their role in health; Discussion of contemporary eating styles

Class #2

Review of essential nutrients; Review of contemporary eating styles; Food toxins; Environmental exposure and protective role of nutrients; Whole foods nutrition and concept of synergy


HOURS: 12 hours or 1.2 CEUs are awarded for successful completion of this class.


Any concerns / questions are to be discussed with instructor. If you do not feel your concern has been resolved, you may contact Chris Ellis, CEO, at 937-475-5040 or or Patti McCormick, President,  at 937-475-5040 or


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