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I chose CSNN to study holistic nutrition due to the positive feedback I got from past alumni. As I was new to the natural wellness space, I wanted a community to support and uplift me. CSNN was exactly that. I found the teachers to be very informative while maintaining a more hands-on and discussion-based learning approach which I greatly appreciated. I couldn’t be happier with the practical knowledge gained from CSNN and the lifelong friendships built. 

K. McKersie, R.H.N.
Class of 2021

The CSNN program I completed this spring was exactly what I was searching for and needed. As a full time yoga instructor for many years, I was already working in a professional capacity within the holistic wellness field. Now, after completing the program, right from the comfort of my own home, I have acquired the Registered Holistic Nutrition (RHN) designation and have started a new business offering wellness + nutrition coaching to clients here in Ottawa and beyond. I already have clients and I am so excited to grow my business. The program was accessible, affordable and so incredibly informative. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat!

N. Moine, R.H.N.
Class of 2021

I chose to study online at CSNN because the program was not only thorough in it’s curriculum, including specific courses I was looking for such as pathology and pediatric nutrition, but is also from the oldest and most well known nutrition school in Canada. I knew I could trust CSNN to provide an in-depth education while studying and working online. The knowledge learned is extremely valuable for my clients and business, but also for my own health.

B. Ford, R.H.N.
Class of 2019

After a year of conducting my own studies on nutrition and wellness, I decided it was time to become accredited. I had my introductory meeting at CSNN, and immediately knew this is exactly where I was meant to be. Being enrolled in the Holistic Nutrition program at CSNN were some of my happiest days. I loved every subject in the program, especially CSNN’s wide approach at not just looking at how our body’s are impacted by our food choices but our mind and spirit as well. The content taught enabled me to start my practice post-graduation with confidence. I felt well equipped and excited to get out into the real world assisting others in their wellness journey. I am forever indebted to the guidance and education offered at CSNN and am proud to be an active CSNN graduate alumni.

Chara Marie Krangle, R.H.N.
Class of 2013

I had decided that CSNN was the school for me. As I began my studies, I started to incorporate more and more of the knowledge I was learning into my daily life. While still balancing my career in finance, I noticed that I had more energy, I was more productive, and my mind was sharper. This made me even more passionate about nutrition and the benefits it can make in my life. I had a decision to make. I could continue my career in finance and continue to learn about nutrition on the side, or I could invest my full attention into nutrition and develop a career from it. Seeing all the positive benefits that it has made in my life; it was an easy decision. I fully embraced nutrition into all aspects of my life.

Nancy Tran, R.H.N.
Class of 2019

I graduated with the class of 2019 and am very grateful for my experience at CSNN. I not only had some of the most educated and experienced teachers, but I also found a community in which I felt I belonged and would become a part of something greater! Coming from a science background, I felt many of the courses were very science oriented and furthermore expanded on topics to dig deeper. I have since began my own business to aide clients with health concerns and health goals and feel competent in doing so. In doing this, and creating wellness teams with other local practitioners, I feel my knowledge is continually validated, not only by seeing improvement in my clients, but also in new research coming out and in discussions with other health professionals. If anyone is interested in the world of holistic nutrition, I would highly recommend CSNN.

Ashley Piwowar, C.H.N.C.
Class of 2019

CSNN changed my life! It gave me an environment where I could talk about my health challenges without feeling judged or weird. It gave me the knowledge I needed to properly take care of myself and finally understand my health condition. It also gave me the tools and knowledge I needed to start helping others with similar health conditions as mine. I am now working part-time at the government and part-time as a nutritionist. It feels awesome to help others and to have found a new life’s purpose.

Robert Martin, R.H.N.
Class of 2017

I always had an interest in health and wellness and it continued to grow as I was dealing with some personal health issues. One day I decided that I wanted to focus on my own wellness journey and that’s when I enrolled at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. I chose this school because I found the course hours flexible and I really enjoyed the course lineup. I loved my year at CSNN and I gained a deeper understanding about the power of nutrition and how the body is interconnected. My passion for nutrition blossomed and I wanted to make a career of helping others. The courses were packed with knowledge and all of the teachers were amazing. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

Delia Mota, R.H.N.
Class of 2018

When my own health issues were not being solved by allopathic medicine, I turned to nutrition – and it changed my life. I knew I had to help others see that there were answers out there to their health problems – I just didn’t know how. When searching for nutrition schools, I came across CSNN. I knew right away that it was what I was supposed to do and I enrolled almost immediately. My time at CSNN was eye-opening, fascinating, and transformative. I’m so glad that I took my health into my own hands, and that I now have the knowledge, experience, and understanding to help others do the same. I love that there are so many different paths you can take as an RHN, too. I’ve worked in supplement stores, wellness centres, ran two businesses – a healthy smoothie delivery service and nutrition consulting, I work with health food brands to create content for social media, and I now have my dream job as the nutritionist for an amazing company helping people achieve optimal health all over Canada.

Rejan Magee, R.H.N.
Class of 2013

I chose to pursue holistic nutrition due to going through some personal health obstacles through University. Suddenly my career path and interest changed from Psychology to Nutrition from experiencing first hand the importance of nutrition in how you feel mentally and physically. I chose CSNN because I was impressed with how they were just as serious as I was about quality education and experiences, their full time schedule allowed me to continue to work, and I enjoyed that the classrooms were small so each student could really learn, interact and absorb the material. On Day 1, I thought I had learned so much (all we talked about was water) that for the first time, I actually became really excited to read textbooks and do homework.

Sarah Maughan, R.H.N.
Class of 2009

There is no one size fits all solution to health – both science and holistic health knows that. CSNN was a natural progression after completing my Masters of Science in Nutraceuticals. Combining my scientific background with CSNN’s holistic lifestyle allows me to more effectively help others reach their health goals. I am so grateful I have the knowledge and unique skills to help Canadians through clinical practice, books, blogs and in person on stage.

Allison Tannis, R.H.N.
Class of 2007

What I received from the program, not only exceeded my expectations, but I also gained a supportive community of like-minded friends and future colleagues. All the instructors were professional, well-organized and provided a safe space to open up engaging conversations. Upon completion of every course, I felt very confident to apply what I had learned and was excited to share the knowledge with others in my life. I highly recommend the CSNN program for those who are willing to invest in their future, acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly, and looking to learn from a good school with strong values. Whether you are taking this for interest or to develop a career out of it, CSNN will change your life for the better!

Vanessa Leung, R.H.N.
Class of 2017

I didn’t fully know what I was signing up for when I applied to CSNN. I was working full time with a young family, but I knew that pursuing my passion and curiosity of alternative health was a journey that I had to embark on. After my first class, I remember walking out and having an overwhelming sense of “this is where I am supposed to be” and I haven’t looked back. The support and flexibility from the school made it possible to complete the accelerated part time program while continuing to work full time. I am building my practice as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and I am forever grateful and humbled to have the opportunity to support people on their health and wellness journey.

Mandy Faulkner, R.H.N.
Class of 2017

My experience at CSNN has been a rewarding one. I feel endless gratitude to all my teachers who have empowered me to feel confident in taking control of my health! They have all been very informative and have opened my eyes to the possibility of achieving global health, if only enough of us get out there and educate people about what true health can feel like. This year has been the most life-changing and I look forward to helping others achieve mind-body-spirit wellness too!

K. Collicut, R.H.N.
Class of 2016

Being a very mature student and always having been interested in health and wellbeing, I signed up for the course. I didn’t know what to expect and began the course last September with much trepidation. I needn’t have worried. The teachers were so amazing, the courses so interesting. I was sad to see the year come to an end. It was one of the most interesting, enlightened and beneficial years of my life. I can’t say enough about the school.

M. Moore, R.H.N.
Class of 2015

Life Changing Experiences

Overall, an excellent course! Full of relevant, up to date, practical information. As a physician, I diagnose (label) an illness, then treat usually with a drug. While studying nutrition I’ve learned to look further, to the cause of symptoms and determine how diet and lifestyle can support the body to heal itself. Quite an eye opener for me!

N. Ecob, R.H.N.
Class of 2010

An educational experience like no other. The [Natural Nutrition] program has enriched my life in ways I had/could not have imagined. This program would be a benefit to all, whether personal or professional. Cheers!

H. Resvick, R.H.N.
Class of 2008

The education that I received at CSNN has changed my life in such a positive way, I live a much healthier lifestyle, run ½ marathons and have a successful nutrition practice helping others achieve their goals in life.

D. Allen, Homeopath, R.H.N.
Class of 2002

Since I started the natural nutrition program I knew that it was my most important school and the best investment of time and money I have made in my life. I was very impressed with how little I knew about food and my body in spite of the fact that I have been working in the food industry my entire life. Every single class made me want to take another step towards changing my diet, lifestyle and my thinking about the world we live in. Special thank you for the Body, Mind and Spirit class, it is such an important part of the school curriculum. I am constantly using the knowledge I gained in this class and through continuous self education and feel tremendous satisfaction when I see the improvements my clients have when I stress the importance of the mind and spirit. Studying part time, I could not wait for another class. I am very grateful to all my teachers and do not see a better way to live life than to teach people the Holistic way of living. They will keep changing my life through their books and workshops which I will be continuously taking to upgrade my knowledge and to bring new information to my clients. I cannot thank enough the Richmond Hill branch manager, Leslie for creating such an understanding, calm and inviting atmosphere in her branch and to every teacher for sharing their vast knowledge and personal experiences with us. With wishes of success and growth.

G. Sergueeva, R.H.N.
Class of 2014

I thank God for the opportunity to study at CSNN. With a degree in Psychology, it is a real asset. The Faculty and staff are excellent and passionate about teaching Holistic Nutrition. It was an amazing experience and an excellent program. I have always been passionate about nutrition and loved advising loved and dear ones how to eat nutritiously. Now, I have the credentials, so that I can legitimately advise others about nutrition and do the work I love.

S. Crasto, R.H.N.
Class of 2013

The course in natural nutrition has enhanced my ability to help both myself and others with the strengthening and healing effects of good eating habits. I have derived much benefit in so many ways, including personal fortification of courage, determination and inner peace. Also, in my work in private counseling and fitness clubs, I have been quite successful in providing advice and encouragement to my clients.

K. Naik, R.H.N.
Class of 2005

I used to be one of millions who thought they led a healthy lifestyle. I chose bran cereals, low fat dairy and exercised regularly. At CSNN, I began to understand the body and its miraculous way of repairing and restoring itself through being given the proper tools – nutrients from whole foods. CSNN drastically changed the way I viewed health. It dispelled all the “health” myths flooding the media and the processed food industry. My health has improved and I have more energy than I’ve ever had in my life. I now educate family, friends, and clients on the vital role whole foods quality organic nutrition plays in the quality and vitality of our lives. Thanks CSNN!

Tova Payne, R.H.N.
Class of 2006