Amanda Maguire |

Thinking about going back to school for food & nutrition? You won’t want to miss this.

Whole Grain Lavender Peach-Stuffed Scones | #vegan

By now, you’ve probably heard me talk about the incredible experience I had with the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program. Over 14 weeks, we learned and cooked our way through the program curriculum under the guidance of program director Meghan Telpner (truly, she is the best!) and a group of amazing program coaches.

This was a life-changing experience for me—I was able to take the fundamentals of holistic nutrition and apply them practically (and, more importantly, deliciously!) through cooking with whole foods.

The program is entirely online, which means a group of students from all over the world coming together with a common interest of health, wellness and cooking. I made some incredible connections within this community that have remained a big part of my life to this day. Despite being online, the feeling of togetherness was strong between our private Facebook group and our weekly live calls with Meghan. I still regularly rely on the ACN community for support when I need a little guidance or even just a pick-me-up. By investing in the program, I’ve easily seen returns several times over.

Amanda Maguire |

You can see the program breakdown right over here (there is a link to the course catalogue there that will give you a full program breakdown).

The Academy of Culinary Nutrition is hosting a Virtual Open House to offer an exclusive look at the Fall Culinary Nutrition Expert Program. If you’re interested in cooking, health and wellness–this is absolutely the program for you. And if you can’t make the Open House, Meghan is also hosting monthly Q&A sessions online so you can join live, get a feel for the program and ask any questions you may have. It’s a fun time to connect with like-minded people within health and wellness.

The Academy of Culinary Nutrition Review |

If you’re interested in seeing more feedback about the program, check out my review post or hit me up! I’m always happy to discuss my experience. It’s a leap I’ve never regretted taking.



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  1. Saniel says

    What were the costs and what certification did you get? What can you do with this.

    1. Hi Saniel! I have the professional certification, which at the time was the highest level available and cost $2500. Since my program, there are now more options and I believe the price range is $1800 to $3600. In terms of what you can do with it…the sky’s sort of the limit! You would be fully qualified to run cooking classes, teach cooking at community centers, youth centers, schools, etc., create customized and balanced meal plans with specific health conditions in mind, cook/cater private dinners, events, or execute a meal delivery service, develop recipes, develop cookbooks, assist in research on food/nutrition topics, test recipes, host community dinner parties, or go on to become a better nutritionist, dietitian, naturopath, doctor.

      Maybe a better question is what do you want to do? 🙂

      If you’re interested, I would recommend attending the Live Open House and/or Live Q&A so you can ask Meghan questions directly, get a feel for the curriculum and also the overall vibe. I think that will give you a lot of insight into whether it would be a good fit for you. You might also check out the FAQs page.

  2. Dawn says

    Hello….how does this program compare to integrative nutritiond program. I love your insight into the program that you took. I am a registered nurse looking for a change. Thanks for your help.

    1. Hi Dawn! I’m not very familiar with the integrative nutrition program, but if you’re interested in learning more about the Academy of Culinary Nutrition you can see the program breakdown right over here: There is also a link to the course catalogue there that will give you a full program breakdown. I hope this helps! Feel free to reach out if you have other questions—I’m always happy to share my experience. 🙂


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