Nutrition advisor training

Training goal

The goal for the Nutrition Consulting training program is to learn how to manage food balance optimally to maintain or restore the bodies physical and mental balance.
It is now recognized that diseases such as depression, asthma, behavioral disorders, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases and other disorders are significantly improved by a balanced diet.
Knowing the beneficial properties of foods, spices and natural plants and the knowledge of combining them is essential to benefit from their virtues and maintain or improve oens health through appropriate food.
The Nutrition Consultant is able to recognize the good eating habits from poor eating habits, quantitatively and qualitatively and to detect possible food intolerance. He or she is able to give advice to restore a healthy and balanced diet.

Who is this training program for

Training is open to all those wishing to acquire specific knowledge for a better balanced diet and solve problems related to an unbalanced diet. This training is open to professionals who wish to expand their areas of expertise as part of their health-related or nutrition professions and also to individuals as part of occupational retraining.

Career opportunities

The Nutrition Consultant may operate within a liberal framework.
He or she may also practice their profession among wellness centers, fitness, hotel complexes, cultural and sport centers, health food and organic stores.

Training program

1st weekend

  • The food advisor
  • Anatomy and physiology of elements
  • Elements of pathology
  • Micro and macro-nutrition
  • Phytonutrients
  • Chemistry Nutrition
  • Reminder on major body systems
  • Assessment test

2nd week-end

  • Professional ethics for dietitian and nutritionist consulting
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication techniques
  • Anamnesis method: customer-nutritionist
  • Practice an interview with the client
  • Basics of Nutrition (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, fatty acids…)
  • Energy and nutrient requirement needs
  • Metabolism and catabolism
  • Body weight and composition
  • Water and its functions: digestive, metabolic, nutritional

3rd week-end

  • Major preparations and methods for obtaining herbalist extracts
  • Analysis of the main plants and Phytotherapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Hygiene and Public Health
  • First aid concepts
  • Emergency treatment
  • Applied Flower therapy nutrition

4th week-end

  • Food quality
  • Processing and preservation of food
  • Cooking
  • Food as preventive medicine
  • HACCP – The Hazard Analysis – Critical Control Points
  • Acid-base
  • Chrononutrition

5th week-end

  • The environment and eating behaviors
  • Eating disorders
  • Adipose tissue: cytology and physiology
  • Classification of adiposity and obesity
  • The genetics of obesity
  • Pathological consequence of obesity
  • Blood sugar, diabetes typo I and II
  • Food and blood

6th week-end

  • Nutrigenomics foundation for a personalized diet
  • Probiotic and prebiotic (intestinal bacterial flora and pathology, diagnosis and therapy)
  • Oxidative stress and antioxidant foods (free radicals, etc.)
  • Allergy and food intolerance (difference, diagnosis, etc.)
  • Kinesiology test
  • Gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance
  • How to treat intolerance
  • Candida

7th week-end

  • Nutrition through childhood and adolescence
  • Diet for pregnant women, during breastfeeding and menopause
  • Nutrition for adult men and andropause
  • Nutrition for the elderly
  • Nutraceuticals and nutritional supplements
  • Interaction between drugs and food
  • Introduction to Chinese Diet: the key of Chinese Medicine
  • The main principles of the Chinese Diet
  • Food and their energy values

8e week-end

  • Thinness, overweight and obesity
  • Dietary protocols of the Traditional Medicine
  • Dietary protocols according to Food Science and Holistic Nutrition
  • Yo-yo diets: risks and benefits
  • Fasting and its positive and / or negative effects on the body
  • Psychology of beauty and myth of thinness
  • Flower therapy applied nutrition


  • Final assessment test – written and oral

Terms and conditions of registration

112 hours- 8 week-ends

To know the price of this training, please contact us.

Teaching materials

The theoretical training is enhanced by a practical approach that represents a large part of the program, delivered in our own laboratories Training materials are prepared by the teacher and it is included in the program price. The acquisition of specific books required by the teacher is the responsibility of the student and are not includes in the price.

Number of participants

To ensure the best monitoring of the students and for professional purposes, each course is deliberately limited to a number of students. Registrations will be accepted in order of application.

Admission conditions

No required level.

Course schedules

Each academic year, the courses take place on 8 weekends.
Classes are held at the International Training Institute of Sophia-Antipolis – Biot

  • Saturday: 9:00 to 12:30 – 13:30 to 17:00
  • Sunday: 9:00 to 12:30 – 13:30 to 17:00


After the training, each candidate will be subject to an exam within our school. This exam is based on theoretical knowledge and practical cases evaluated in the laboratory on an external client. After obtaining the exam, a certificate will be issued certifying the title of end of study as NUTRITION CONSULTANT..

“Naturopathic medicine is not a medical practice. The naturopath does no medical diagnosis and does not prescribed medicine”(Source OMS)