The Living Light Culinary Institute is proud to offer a certification program exploring the benefits of vegan and raw diets and the impacts they have on overall health and well-being. This groundbreaking series of courses was designed by Living Light nutrition faculty members Vesanto Melina, MS, RD and Brenda Davis, RD leading experts in the field of vegan and raw food nutrition. Between them, Brenda and Vesanto have written more than a dozen books, including Becoming Vegan (Comprehensive and Express Editions), Becoming Raw, and The Raw Food Revolution Diet. No other vegan and raw nutrition course can match the comprehensive curriculum and level of experience these two women bring to our plant-based nutrition program. The knowledge that you’ll gain from this series of classes will prove invaluable to you in your life and work, and will enable you to help others achieve a healthier lifestyle.
The 3-part series culminates in an Advanced Vegan and Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification. In this series of courses, you’ll have your questions answered regarding the role of nutrition and the consequences of our food choices, as well as common fallacies regarding raw food and plant-based nutrition. You will also learn how to prepare menus for a variety of conditions and learn how to build a health-based business that will benefit your students and clients.
This research-based curriculum is suitable for raw foods enthusiasts as well as for those who would simply like to increase their intake of raw plant foods. Whether you are interested in nutrition for your own personal health or weight management concerns, or you aspire to be—or are currently—a health professional, this course will enrich your life and provide you with the confidence to influence others in a positive way. These classes are excellent for chefs, health professionals, wellness practitioners, lifestyle coaches, yoga and massage therapists, and anyone who wants a science-based foundation in nutrition.
Advanced Vegan and Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification™
The Advanced Vegan and Raw Nutrition Educator Certification series prepares students to present and answer commonly asked questions pertaining to vegan and raw nutrition with finesse and confidence. This interactive and experiential course is designed to give you practical experience in preparing training materials, coaching, and presentation skills. You will gain confidence and expertise so that you can communicate effectively with others—whether in lectures, media interviews, blogs, or with family members, friends, and co-workers on topics of vegan and raw nutrition. The curriculum is designed for both professionals and lay people. You will receive as part of the course content practical materials in both print and digital form that can be used in your work.
The Advanced Vegan and Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification Program consists of three courses. This program is taught at the Living Light Culinary Institute in Fort Bragg, California, and includes the following courses:
- Vegan and Raw Nutrition Level 1™
- Vegan and Raw Nutrition Level 2™
- Vegan and Raw Nutrition Level 3: Educator Training™