Raw Food Nutrition Classes
with Rick and Karin Dina, D.C.
Introduction to Raw Food Nutrition™
The Living Light Culinary Arts Institute has teamed up with Rick and Karin Dina, D.C. to offer Introduction to Raw Food Nutrition™, a fun and informative 4-hour course. This course will provide an abundance of scientifically based raw food education via multimedia presentations and group participation designed to help you gain a greater understanding of raw food nutrition and give you confidence in the role of raw foods for greater health and vitality. Class topics include understanding the caloric density of various foods, the effects of heat on food chemistry, raw food sources of vitamins and minerals, vitamin B-12 and raw vegan nutrition, optimal blood sugar regulation, and the role of essential fatty acids in human health. The information presented is easy to understand and is for anyone wishing to gain a comprehensive overview of raw vegan nutrition.
Science of Raw Food Nutrition I™
This 2-day comprehensive course takes you deeper into the scientific basis for raw food nutrition. Raw and living foods have been gaining popularity over the past several years and there is quite a buzz about the health benefits of raw foods. Is there a scientific basis for all of these claims? If this and other questions are of interest to you, then Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ is the ideal course for you. This course will provide answers to common questions about raw food, vegan, vegetarian and plant-based diets and is presented in a fun and easy to understand format. You will leave this course empowered with knowledge and understanding to successfully incorporate raw and living foods into your daily diet. In addition to the information packed classes, this course includes time for answering questions after each class, as well as a final question and answer session at the conclusion of the program.
Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ II
Has the Science of Raw Food Nutrition course left you with a passion and desire to go further? Science of Raw Food Nutrition II will take your raw food nutrition knowledge and understanding to an entirely new level. This course builds on the knowledge base learned in SRFN I and introduces many new topics that are essential to understanding the big picture of raw and living food nutrition. Students of this course will leave with a holistic view on how the human body works and how food nourishes and affects our whole being. The information learned in this course is an invaluable resource for health educators, or anyone else who really wants to “know their stuff,” both personally and professionally. This comprehensive 5-day Science of Raw Food Nutrition II course covers essential information on raw food, living food, vegan and plant-based diets and is a prerequisite for the 2-day Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification Course immediately following.
Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification Course
The Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification Course is a 2-day course immediately following Science of Raw Food Nutrition Level II that prepares students to present fundamental raw food nutrition information with authority, accuracy and confidence. It is highly recommended for health educators and raw food chefs who plan to teach the benefits of raw and living foods in an articulate and easy to understand manner. In this class, students will learn how to utilize information learned in both Science of Raw Food Nutrition I and II to deliver an interesting and comprehensible presentation that is appropriate for a variety of audiences. Prerequisites are Science of Raw Food Nutrition levels I and II.
Advanced Raw Food Nutrition™ Classes
Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ III
You asked for it, you got it! At the enthusiastic request of students who have completed our Science of Raw Food Nutrition I and II courses, we have created this level III curriculum for people who want to continue their learning and deepen their understanding of raw plant-based nutrition. Just like SRFN I and II, this class is based in peer-reviewed science and presented in a format both solid enough for those with a science background, yet accessible enough for the rest of us. Best of all, it covers a variety of fascinating NEW hot topics in raw food nutrition! If you’d like to gain a stronger grasp of how your body works, and the important role that food plays in this process, SRFN III offers a fabulous opportunity to take your knowledge of raw food nutrition to the next level.
Advanced Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification™
This course integrates and refines the information learned in SRFN I, II, III, as well as our Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification course, focusing on helping participants develop confidence and finesse in fielding those tough inquiries. We will provide you with several helpful tools for honing your skills as a credible raw food nutrition educator, including in-class practice, individual feedback, and a CD containing lecture notes and a PowerPoint presentation. You will come away from this course prepared to deliver concise, scientifically sound answers to many of the most common questions about raw food nutrition.
Dr. Rick Dina, D.C. became interested in nutrition in 1986 and has been studying and practicing raw plant-based nutrition since 1987. He worked at Hippocrates Health Institute and for the Juiceman before entering Life Chiropractic College in 1993. After graduating in 1997, he practiced at True North Health Center from 1997 until 2001, helping patients recover from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and other nutritionally related health challenges with fasting and whole food plant based nutrition. After teaching at Bastyr University, Dr. Rick maintained a private chiropractic and nutrition practice from 2003 until 2008 in San Rafael, CA. He is the co-creator and instructor of the Science of Raw Food Nutrition series of classes at the Living Light Culinary Institute with his wife, Dr. Karin Dina, D.C.
Dr. Karin Dina, D.C. became interested in nutrition in 1988 and has been studying and practicing raw food nutrition since 1990. She is a doctor of chiropractic with an honors educational background in both naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University and biology. She maintained a private practice in chiropractic and nutrition consulting and is the co-creator and instructor of the Science of Raw Food Nutrition series of classes at the Living Light Culinary Institute with her husband, Dr. Rick Dina, D.C.
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