Celebrate Holistic Nutrition

For over 27 years, CSNN has been Canada’s Leading Holistic Nutrition School. May is Holistic Nutrition Month, where we shine a light on our innovative industry and all those who have made exceptional contributions to the field of holistic nutrition.


  • What is a Holistic Nutritionist? – Sisley Killam, R.H.N. answers the most common questions she gets, including where she went to school, her experience, and about holistic nutrition. This is a great resource if you’re considering a career change or are interested in seeing a holistic nutritionist.
  • How to Stay Resilient in Difficult Times– Now more than ever, we require resilience. Resilience is the process of adapting to adversity and lucky for us, it’s a skill that can be learned. Find out more about the 3 characteristics of resilient individuals. Article from Kristina Virro, R.H.N. and Registered Psychotherapist. 
  • Vitamin K2 – The Grass-Fed Vitamin – Vitamin K2 is a powerful anti-aging vitamin that is connected to reduced risk of Alzheimer’s, dementia, osteoporosis, heart disease, and more. Learn more about this frequently misunderstood vitamin and how you can get more of it in your diet. Article from Renee Robbins, R.H.N. 
  • Anxiety and Digestive Health are Related: Here’s How to Optimize Your System – Anxiety and digestive health are so intertwined that every stage of digestion is impacted when the anxiety monster strikes. Now what can you do about it? Article from Heather Lillico, R.H.N. 
  • 7 Nutrition Rules I Break Every Single Day – Holistic Nutrition is not one-size-fits-all. Jackie Reimche, R.H.N., gives us some insight on the nutrition “rules” she chooses to break and why.
  • How to Stock a Healthy Pantry – Learn what are some good pantry (and fridge and freezer) staples to keep on hand. Article via Best Health Magazine featuring advice from Lisa Tsakos, R.H.N.
  • Pantry Recipes – Kelly Aiello, R.H.N. shares some healthy, at-home meals made with foods from your pantry. Hopefully this inspires some creativity and excitement in the kitchen.
  • Why Nutrition Matters for Teenage Stress – “…The health of the body and the function of the brain aren’t two separate constructs, but were inextricably connected, and making significant improvements to the heath of the body would have direct effects on mood, behaviour, and capacity to learn.” Read this article by Jessica Sherman, R.H.N. for EcoParent. 
  • Overnight Oats: 5 Ways – Oats are a simple, delicious, and versatile meal. Stephanie Kay, R.H.N., shares 5 delicious ways to make quick and easy overnight oats.

Proactive Approach to Health

The latest research confirms that the majority of chronic health conditions can improve when nutrition and lifestyle are well managed. Jess Sherman, R.H.N., explains the role and the perspective of Holistic Nutrition Practitioners when it comes to proactive health care.

Immune Boosters

Building a strong immune system is a year-round job. Sleep, exercise, and eat your way to a stronger immune system. Staying healthy is a balance between immune boosters and immunity drainers. Article by Tara Patriquin, R.H.N.

Healthy Skin Naturally

Inflammation plays a major role in how the skin looks. It could be obvious red and puffy inflammation, but chronic, low levels of inflammation can also affect your skin. Here are 9 Science-Backed Holistic Beauty Tips for Healthy Skin from Allison Tannis, R.H.N.


  • I chose CSNN because even though I had done tons of research on other institutes and schools that were closer to home, CSNN was the most positively reviewed and reputable school for holistic nutrition recognized in Canada! I had been back and forth for YEARS on whether or not to take the plunge and lean into my passion for health and wellness to learn to turn it into a career, and if I was going to do it I wanted to do it with the best! After going to the open house and meeting all the feeling the warm welcome and positive vibes from the staff there I instantly knew CSNN was where I wanted to be and the community I wanted to be a part of. What drew me to the natural nutrition program was the way the courses were laid out and how they seem to connect into each continuing class and course in a cohesive manner. I really enjoy the that not only were the courses laid out in an understandable format for knowledge but also that there would be workshops to know how to integrate the knowledge with hands on learning!! I really appreciated that there were options for learning as well, full time or part time, morning or evening which gives so much room for flexibility and makes it seem so much more possible to do when fitting it in with a busy lifestyle and personal working hours!

    Rachel Huynh
    CSNN Student
  • My story with holistic healing starts with my mother. She was dealing with multiple fibroids and when he doctor told her that she should just get a hysterectomy she went on a mission to try and find a way to heal them naturally, without having to undergo such serious surgery. She did a deep dive into books about women’s health and hormones, fibriods, anything that she could get her hands on and she would bring new bits of information to our family dinners. Eventually all this piqued my interest and I started doing my own research, and looking into how I could support my body better with food and some lifestyle changes. Which is what eventually lead me to finding CSNN. I loved the idea of an all-encompassing view of health that went beyond just treating issues as they come up without really looking deeply into the why behind those issues. I learned so much during my studies at CSNN which has helped me take my health to the next level and made me incredibly eager to go out and share that knowledge with friends, family and clients.

    Christine Novak, R.H.N.
    CSNN Graduate

Almond Pesto Pizza

Almond Pesto Pizza with Balsamic Glazed Portobellos and Cherry Tomatoes: Try this delicious combination of flavours. Made with quality ingredients, this is feel-good food! Recipe from Alicia Heafey, R.H.N.

Beet Flatbread: This is a unique way to use beets! It also contains walnuts and flaxseeds for those important omega 3s. Give this a try. Recipe from Samantha Rempel-Wry, R.H.N.

This beautiful galette is rustic with a perfectly sweet filling. The almonds, raw honey, and sesame seeds also add that earthy flavour and crunch to the crust. Recipe from Ania Breen, R.H.N.

This is a refreshing and unique salad with kiwi, fresh herbs, and a Middle Eastern-inspired dressing made with za’atar and tahini. Switch it up and try this delicious combination of flavours! Recipe from Delia Mota, R.H.N.

Almond Flour Thumbprint Cookie: These cookies are delicate and nourishing and so simple to make. Liver-loving berries are also perfect for spring. Recipe from Hannah Schmitt, R.H.N.

A tried and true favourite that is easy to whip up. It’s light and refreshing, packed with nourishing ingredients to support balanced hormones, and will keep you full and energized. Recipe from Sisley Killam, R.H.N.

Where will a CSNN Natural Nutrition Diploma take you?

Culinary Workshops

Cook your way to better health! Learn more about these culinary workshops designed to enrich kitchen skills and confidence. Students are introduced to an array of whole foods, diverse methods of food preparation, and how certain techniques can enhance the restorative qualities of food.

Advanced Holistic Nutrition

CSNN is committed to supporting the growth of holistic nutrition professionals and other health care practitioners by offering continuing education workshops. Interested professionals may take Advanced Holistic Nutrition workshops via select classroom locations, distance education studies, or a combination of both flexible formats.

Possible Career Paths

A Holistic Nutritional Consultant professional graduating from CSNN is a professional trained in Natural Nutrition and complementary therapies, whose principal function is to educate individuals or groups about the benefits and health impacts of optimal nutrition.

Why Choose CSNN?

Passionate about holistic nutrition and wellness? Want to help others achieve optimal health? Learn from 2 CSNN graduates why they chose to study holistic nutrition at CSNN. 

Mental Wellness

An interactive discussion with Holistic Nutrition Professional and CSNN Grad, Andrea Donsky, led by BOLO Inc. Founder, Caleigh Rykiss, about a holistic approach to mental wellness.

Digestive Health

An interactive discussion with Holistic Nutrition Professional and CSNN Grad, Tracey Reed, led by Becka Crowe (Going Grainless), about a holistic approach to digestive health.

Fitness & Nutrition

An interactive discussion with CSNN Grad, World-Renowned Figure Skater & Olympic Athlete, Meagan Duhamel, led by Julia Hamer, about a holistic lifestyle in relation to sports and fitness.


An interactive discussion about the body-mind-spirit connection with CSNN Grad & Instructor, Audrey McDonough, and Emily Thring (of The Quiet Co.), led by CSNN Grad & Vista Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Kim D’Eon.

Employer Testimonial

For the past 9 years I have had the fortunate opportunity to work with Liliana Tosic. The knowledge and insight that she brings to our team at anxiety centre is priceless. Many of my clients have benefited greatly from her knowledge of nutrition and health. I have seen miraculous results from working with Liliana including one client that is in remission from Lupus today as a result of her work. When working with anxiety clients it is extremely important that we empower them to make changes not only their cognitive behaviors but also their health and nutrition. Without Liliana’s help, the recovery process would be almost impossible for many of our clients. It is not only her knowledge but her ability to connect with our clients. In addition to her knowledge and experience her life story is one of inspiration to all who have heard it. It is obvious that from growing up in the war torn country of Bosnia that the difficult experience has shaped Liliana into a compassionate nutritionist that wants to see people healed not only physically but mentally and spiritually.

Brian Sellers

Learn more about the role of CSNN Graduates, their industry-recognized Professional Designations and Titles (exclusive to CSNN Grads).

Holistic Highlights

Explore the various themes we cover for Graduate-submitted articles, blog posts, seasonal recipes, resources, and more, from a holistic nutrition perspective.

Alumni Profiles

We have over 11, 000 graduates worldwide. Discover the range of knowledge of select CSNN Graduates, and how they are changing lives.