Why Everyone should take the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program

Culinary Nutrition Expert Program

I want to tell you about this awesome culinary nutrition expert program I took last year, and how I went through the program from the comfort of my own home. Meghan Telpher’s CNE Program is not just great for people like me who already have a nutrition background, but it’s an amazing program for anyone who wants to take their health and cooking skills to the next level. Registration is now open for the September 2017 cohort.

As many of you know, I am a graduate from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, and I’m passionate about healthy living. From the very beginning I knew that what got me excited about nutrition was the practical part of creating delicious healthy food. There was however a lack in education around this from my nutrition schooling. That’s why when Meghan Telpner introduced the Academy of Culinary Nutrition I was thrilled to finally have something to fill the gap!

In 2015 I graduated from Meghan’s program as a Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert with Honours. Deciding to invest in my education and take this course was one of the best decisions I could have made for my health and my business. I just can’t say enough about it!

I have taken a number of different culinary/nutrition courses, but this one by far was my favourite! Here’s why:


1 – Meghan is AWESOME. Seriously! 

I have been attending classes with Meghan going way back when she used to hold them in person in her Toronto studio. I’ve even been on two of her retreats abroad. Her energy is amazing, and I’ve been a huge fan from day 1.

An extremely important factor for me is that I can always count on Meghan to pass on knowledge that is completely in line with my own nutritional morals and beliefs. I never have to question ulterior motives, or wonder if she’s done enough research… if you’ve followed Meghan at all, you’ll know she digs deeper into topics than most would even dare! She’s an incredibly knowledgable person, and has written 2 best-selling books: UnDiet and The UnDiet Cookbook.

Undiet Cookbook

Undiet Books

2 – Cooking, Recipe Building & Nutrition Knowledge – All in One

I have a background in holistic nutrition, and wanted to take this course to improve both my personal culinary skills and add value to my business offerings. This course can benefit anyone who wants to learn more about simply eating healthy, understanding the nutrition behind the food we eat, and teach us how to make better nutrition decisions.

I loved how this course not only taught simple healthy meals, but also explained WHY each ingredient was so good for you. When you have this understanding of how your food is fuel and can heal your body, then you start to consciously choose to eat this way rather than grabbing processed food. Here are a few recipes I did during the program:

CNE collage 2

3 – Better Planning & Organization 

Honestly, this is the KEY to healthy living – PLANNING AHEAD. And although I knew this already, we didn’t learn in nutrition school how to properly meal plan or organize our kitchen effectively. In the CNE Program, Meghan takes you through simple, easy steps to make planning your week a breeze. Not to mention once you’ve got it down pat, you can teach others how to do it as well!

kitchen organization

4 – My Business Took an Unexpected Turn – For the Best!

I didn’t realize just how much this course was going to affect my business, but what a great surprise that was.

Before this course I lacked direction with my business, and the confidence to try new things. While working through the assignments in this course, I decided to research plant-based local catering companies. I had always assumed there must be plenty, and they’re all doing it well! I very quickly realized that there weren’t many to choose from, and not all of them follow the more strict nutrition guidelines that I would have in place.

This lit a fire under my bum, and I got really excited! I decided to create a catering company, one that I would have hired if it had already existed.

Now 1 year later and my mom and I run the company – Nourished Body Catering. It’s doing SO well and being received greatly by the community. I wouldn’t have looked into this avenue, had it not been the push from this program and the support from my peers.

Nourished Body Catering


5 – Amazing Amazing Community of Friends

Yep I said it twice, I just can’t stress it enough! I don’t know what I’d do without this Tribe! I can’t even begin to tell you how priceless this piece of the program is. As soon as you sign up, you are immediately part of this amazing tribe of healthy, happy, and supportive friends. In the CNE private Facebook group we have great discussions, offer constructive feedback, give support to our peers, and share valuable information.

Today is the Day

6 – Convenient, Online and At My Own Speed

If anyone knows me, they know I’ve got A LOT on the go. I get really excited about life and what’s out there to explore, that I end up juggling SO many things at once! I like being busy though, it keeps me moving and motivated. Luckily this program fit with my crazy schedule!

The entire program is online, and I was able to watch the videos and work on the assignments when I found the best time to. Now don’t get me wrong, this course is one of the hardest courses I’ve ever taken in my life. There are still dates when assignments are due, and I had to keep organized and on top of my work. But the payoff in the end after completing this program was priceless. I’m glad I pushed through and got it all done!

Online CNE Videos

7 – I’m now part of the team! 

Since graduating and starting my own business, I had the opportunity to come back to the Academy of Culinary Nutrition and join the team. I am now a program coach, and absolutely love supporting and coaching others along their culinary journey. It is incredibly gratifying to be involved with this wonderful community and all of the amazing and diverse people it attracts. 

CNE Program Coach

Disclosure:  Throughout this post there are convenient links in place to guide you to the program sign up page. These are in fact affiliate links, and although it does not affect you, it helps me out a little bit! (I get credit/commission if anything is purchased). I believe in this program 100% and everything I’ve said here is my honest opinion. I would never promote anything I didn’t truly whole-heartedly believe in. If you have any questions about this program, feel free to reach out to me in the comments below. I will answer the best I can.

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