Why Visit a CSNN Grad

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

Professional Designations and Titles

CSNN offers a comprehensive science-based and people-focused program in Natural Nutrition, qualifying graduates to earn professional designations and titles. Due to regulations in some provinces, designations and titles are determined by the province that Graduates have one or more clients in; however, all credentials hold an equivalent standard:

  • Alberta*: C.H.N./C.H.N.C. designation. Professional titles Certified in Holistic Nutrition™ and Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™
  • British Columbia and Ontario: R.H.N. designation. Professional title Registered Holistic Nutritionist™
  • Atlantic Provinces*: R.H.N. designation. Professional title Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant™

*provincial regulations dictate which of the above designations and titles to use

The Role of CSNN Graduates in Health Care

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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.

The 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 19 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 nnsymbol.