A Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant (C.H.N.C.™)* is a professional trained and registered with the Canadian School for Natural Nutrition (CSNN), whose principal function is to educate individuals and groups about the benefits and health impact of optimal nutrition.
Graduates of the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition’s comprehensive Natural Nutrition Diploma program are dedicated professionals who follow a Code of Ethics, and who educate individuals about the health benefits of natural nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. As per their Scope of Practice, a C.H.N.C. Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant™ does not perform any Controlled Acts outlined in the Regulated Provincial Health Acts. Together with the education referred to above, holistic nutritionists support their clients’ wellbeing and assist health care providers to deal with many aspects involved in a client’s health. Due to their level of knowledge, holistic nutritionists are valuable contributors to health care and work alongside medical professionals such as chiropractors, naturopaths, homeopaths, and medical doctors. While no governmental regulation exists or is required for holistic nutritionists, CSNN graduates adhere to a Code of Ethics, Scope of Practice and principles learned at CSNN which set very high standards. The science of nutrition is fast evolving and CSNN is well adapted to provide education at the most current levels. What was thought good yesterday may be proven lacking tomorrow so our profession must adapt quickly to keep pace with science.
Please note that a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant (C.H.N.C.™) is the same as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, (R.H.N.™) in other provinces of Canada, but carries a different title due to different laws in Alberta.