When renowned nutritionist and prolific author Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN, was first starting out in the field, she made herself a binder that outlined her exact protocol for seeing clients. “I always thought of it as a nutrition practice in a box,” she says.
Now, she’s revealing the contents to the wider world, with The Nutrition School.
Glassman unveils her 12-week online education program this week, and its launch introduces an entirely new kind of nutrition training, where seasoned RDs pass on the information they wish they had from the beginning.
Coursework for The Nutrition School focuses on topics like how to counsel clients effectively, how to keep up with and share new scientific research with clients, and also how to turn a passion for healthy eating into a viable business, she explains, things that go beyond being able to discuss the composition and benefits of kale (although that has got to be a pre-req in this day and age).
Glassman is known for her well-rounded approach to eating (and living) well—which includes sleep, stress, and sex advice as often as it includes salad recipes—and for making it accessible. “I can give you that information in a way that’s inspiring and motivates you to put it into practice.”
But that style, which ultimately made her successful, took her some time to develop, she says, and recently qualified nutritionists often struggle to find their footing. “There’s a really big gap between getting your degree in clinical nutrition and then being able to apply it and have a private practice and actually help people. I want to bridge that gap for RDs and also embrace other people out there who are not RDs and are already giving out nutrition information,” she says, like health coaches, personal trainers, and acupuncturists.
How it works
Twelve-week sessions will run throughout the year, with the first kicking off in a few weeks (registration for the initial session opened today). Anyone can apply, and Glassman and her team will accept 50 students to join the inaugural class.
Once the online course ($999, with a discount for the first class) commences, there’s a webinar for each week with attached handouts, and students must complete a quiz before moving on to the next lesson. There will also be opportunities for Q&As with Glassman and her team. Graduates will be given the “Nutritious Life Certified” designation. Or maybe, eventually, NLC? —Lisa Elaine Held
For more information, visit www.nutritiouslife.com