Role of CSNN Grads

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Why Visit a CSNN Grad?

Students graduating from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN) are dedicated holistic nutrition professionals who educate individuals about the health benefits of natural nutrition; since each person has a unique bio-chemistry, each person has unique nutritional requirements. Holistic nutrition is a special combination of modern science and time-tested wisdom based on the philosophy that each person has unique nutritional requirements.

CSNN Graduates recognize that the interactive mind-body-spirit factors are specific to each client and that each must be addressed in order for the client to feel well.

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Whether your goals are related to digestion, mental wellness, weight- or hormone-balancing, general health, etc., a CSNN Grad can help you achieve optimal health and wellness. 

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Professional Designations & Titles

CSNN offers a comprehensive science-based and people-focused program in Natural Nutrition, qualifying graduates to earn a professional designation and title upon graduation (see options below; only one to be used). Designations and titles are determined by the province* where Graduates offer their professional services; however, all credentials hold an equivalent standard. 

Please note all designations are registered in a private registry.

Professional Services in Choice of Designation Choice of Professional Title



  • Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™
  • Certified in Holistic Nutrition™

B.C, Sascatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nunavut, NWT, Yukon

R.H.N. C.H.N.C. C.H.N.

  • Registered Holistic Nutritionist™
  • Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant™
  • Certified Holistic Nutritionist™
  • Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™
  • Certified in Holistic Nutrition™

New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Labrador

R.H.N. C.H.N.C. C.H.N.

  • Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant™
  • Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™
  • Certified in Holistic Nutrition™

Quebec, PEI

R.H.N. C.H.N.C. C.H.N.

  • Holistic Wellness Practitioner

The Role of CSNN Grads in Health Care

CSNN Graduates, as Holistic Nutritional Consultant professionals, typically evaluate their clients’ nutritional needs by identifying symptoms that indicate health imbalances. They then provide individualized health plans, which include nutrient-dense whole foods, lifestyle recommendations and/or natural source supplements in order to help bring the client’s health back to a state of equilibrium. They assess their clients’ health through one-on-one consultations and focused questionnaires, and then provide health and lifestyle recommendations that are tailored to the individual’s needs.

Holistic Nutritional Consultant professionals create individual meal plans and recipes for their clients, teach them to decode food labels to help them make optimal food choices, and provide them with food shopping advice and information. Some also provide cooking and food preparation lessons. They assess their client’s stress, exercise, alcohol consumption, sleep, relaxation and overall lifestyle practices, among other factors, and monitor their clients’ progress towards their individual health goals. Most importantly, CSNN Graduates encourage self-responsibility by empowering clients through personalized education and information.

CSNN Graduates are conscientious and well informed about the connections between the environment, toxins, food production and preparation, and the resulting quality of food. They recommend whole foods that are natural, alive and good quality, and which support sustainable farming practices and a healthy environment. They may also recommend high-quality natural source vitamins and minerals available from health food stores. They encourage the use of non-toxic, environmentally friendly household and personal products.

Educational Training of CSNN Graduates

First and foremost, CSNN Graduates are educators in wellness and prevention. Their comprehensive training focuses on science, body functions and symptoms, whole foods and quality food production and processes, natural source supplements, healthy lifestyle practices, and the connections between the body, mind and spirit.

CSNN Graduates are educated on the functions of the digestive, immune and other whole-body systems. They are trained to recognize food intolerance and allergies, blood sugar fluctuations, and the multiple causes of inflammation, which are the source of many common health conditions. As such, they are valuable resources for corporations. They can help reduce employee sick days and employee health care costs by addressing the effects of stress and preventing many common health ailments. By helping employees regain vitality and wellness, Holistic Nutritional Consultant professionals graduating from CSNN support a healthier and happier workforce that benefits all.

Students at CSNN complete 18 courses and are assessed during each. Program requirements include preparing 10 extensive case studies, writing a comprehensive three-hour exam, and achieving a minimum overall average of 80% in order to successfully graduate. CSNN Graduates have a strict scope of practice and code of ethics, and work well with and alongside both allopathic and alternative health care practitioners. CSNN’s Canada-wide certification mark attests to the fact that graduates have successfully completed the Natural Nutrition Program.

There are so many good reasons to visit a Holistic Nutritional Consultant. Chief among them is that you are making the decision to take a proactive approach to your current and future state of health. Holistic Nutrition provides a proactive and accountable approach to health care that helps you to take personal responsibility for your health.  Proper nutrition is a key component in balanced health.

Bonnie Wisener, R.H.N.

The program really fueled my passion for natural nutrition and broadened my outlook on the many possibilities of work after graduation. It really set me up for success because the program touched on many different aspects from the mind, body, soul connection to case studies to science-based courses. I learned so much from the program and still refer back to my textbooks to this day. I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in the natural nutrition field. Definitely the best program available!

Cassandra Anderson, R.H.N.