Registered Holistic Nutritionist Defined

The education that Registered Holistic Nutritionists (RHNs) receive from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition focuses on science, body functions and symptoms, whole foods, quality of food production and processes, natural source supplements, healthy lifestyle practices, and the connection between the body, mind and spirit. RHNs are required to take 19 courses and maintain and 80% overall average to be eligible to graduate with a natural nutrition diploma. To become an RHN individuals must write a comprehensive 3-hour board exam, complete numerous case studies and practicum hours. CSNN is registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act.

RHNs evaluate their client's needs by reviewing symptoms presented in the body that indicate that there are health imbalances. RHNs also take into consideration current nutritional habits, review supplements and lifestyle habits, consult the client on the main health goal and work in conjunction with all other health care providers.

After reviewing this information RHNs will provide their client with individualized health plans that focus on nutrient-dense whole-foods, natural supplements and lifestyle changes that will bring the client's health back to equilibrium. RHNs encourage self-responsibility by empowering clients through personalized education and information. They realize that every person is a unique individual with unique needs.

RHNs also acknowledge the connections between the environment, toxins, food production and preparation, and the resulting quality of food. They focus on whole foods that are natural, alive, and good quality which support a flourishing body and resilient environment. They recognize that there is a connection between the body, mind and spirit and the relation to health. Further, they promote the benefits of using non-toxic, natural household and personal products.

Amanda is an active CSNN Alumni Member and follows The Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics put forth by CSNN for RHNs to follow.