Online Certificate in
Functional Family Nutrition

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The Online Professional Certificate in Functional Family Nutrition has been designed to meet the growing demand of allied health/medical and fitness professionals, Registered Dietitians, and the general public who would like to obtain the latest roadmap on healthy eating and fit living.  This comprehensive Web-based Certificate program provides an in-depth examination of contemporary nutrition topics designed to inform individuals about the latest research on eating attitudes, food and fitness behaviors, super foods, shopping, and environmental nutrition issues such as organic and genetically modified foods and eating earth-friendly

This program will help allied health/medical and fitness professionals, families and anyone interested in living healthier to utilize the latest evidence based resources to attain overall health improvement

For open enrollment, students can register at any time, and once logged into the course(s) they registered for, they are allowed 8 weeks to complete the course(s).

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Certificate Course Descriptions

Course 1:  Smart Nutrition:  Healthy Eating for all Generations
Instructor:  Melissa Halas-Liang, RD, MA, CDE
This course is based on current and peer reviewed research that will provide health care professionals and nonprofessionals alike an easy to use roadmap for improving eating and fitness habits. In addition, there will be a focus on achieving or maintaining a healthy productive life for individuals and families at all ages.  Topics covered will include: exploring genetics, acceptance of body image, eating attitudes, food and fitness behaviors, and environmental and practical tips for making positive and fun dietary and fitness changes.  You will learn to use available resources and tools, including reputable free web-based programs to guide you. 

Course 2:  Advanced Nutrition:  Super Foods for the Family
Instructor:  Melissa Halas-Liang, RD, MA, CDE
This course unfolds the science and folklore behind super foods, revealing how foods can heal and prevent many of the health problems Americans face. Based on the latest research, this course covers the legitimate effect food has on inflammation, chronic disease, memory loss, Alzheimer’s and cancer, as well as the antibacterial and home remedy properties of super foods. In addition, the latest food and health trends are covered, helping you to sort fact from fiction. By completing this course, you will learn how to shop for food; understand which foods to avoid; the science behind organic foods; and the best super foods to buy on a budget.