ABOUTLEARN ABOUT THE FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION ACADEMY
WHY FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION ACADEMY WAS DEVELOPED
Functional Nutrition Academy founder, Cyndi O’Meara, has been leading the change in nutrition for the past 30 years. With a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Nutrition from Deakin University, Victoria, Australia and the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, USA, as well as a number of post graduate studies behind her, Cyndi’s quest for knowledge never ends.
Since the success of her two internationally acclaimed bestselling books ‘Changing Habits, Changing Lives’ and its accompaniment ‘Changing Habits, Changing Lives Cookbook’, Cyndi is in high demand globally as a keynote speaker.
The demand for Cyndi’s time and expertise has far outstripped Cyndi’s ability to be in many different places at once. At the same time many people started to ask Cyndi where they could study what she knew. It became clear that in order to help more people live in optimal health more ‘Changing Habits food soldiers’ were needed to help spread the message. Looking beyond the Changing Habits philosophy of real food, the Functional Nutrition Academy was developed based on vitalistic philosophy.
The vision of the Functional Nutrition Academy is to educate and empower people to live an optimal healthy life. This will benefit the health of their family, friends and their community to lead a more productive and fulfilling life.
People will move from being a passive participant in their journey with food to being an active advocate and driver of change. They will be able to challenge and question society and its food trends, based on real facts and information about food, nutrition and health.
WHY STUDY WITH FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION ACADEMY?
It is perfect for you if you are:
- passionate about health and nutrition
- looking to develop your knowledge and understanding of nutrition and diet,
- looking for a holistic approach to health
- interested in starting a business as a health and nutrition mentor
- already a health professional or working in the health industry and looking to enhance your existing career
INTERNATIONALLY ACCREDITED COURSE
The Functional Nutrition Course is accredited by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council. (IARC). Our other courses are in the process of being accredited.
WHO ARE THE INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION AND RECOGNITION COUNCIL?
Founded in 1999, the International Accreditation and Recognition Council (IARC) is a not-for-profit education management association run by an elected committee. IARC provides opportunities for quality focussed like-minded institutions and educators to network and collaborate, functioning to outline benchmarks for excellence in education.
The council’s primary purpose is to provide a simple recognition and accreditation system for distinguishing quality, post secondary education. This includes, but is not limited to, vocational, distance, adult and continuing education in the international education industry. As IARC is a global organisation, we operate independently from government.
WHAT DOES AN IARC COURSE RECOGNITION MEAN?
The IARC recognition provides a way of distinguishing between quality education in the post-secondary education industry. The system of recognition is designed to have high quality standards, yet minimum bureaucracy. A school which is IARC recognised demonstrates its drive to remain current with educational trends, work in partnerships with other education professionals, and to provide an assurance of authenticity to its students. This low-cost system enables school to avoid paying vast sums on quality assurance, instead they are able to invest profits back into the school, the courses and the student services. Schools who have joined the network have the benefit of collaborating with other like-minded individuals and access to research from education.
THE FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION COURSE IS ACCREDITED THROUGH IARC.
All of Functional Nutritional Academy courses are accredited by IARC. This means that the courses have been specifically assessed against the IARC quality criteria in the areas of course delivery, assessment, content and administration. The accreditation criteria are determined by substantial feedback from the members and the Executive committee board. The Executive committee board are education professionals who are elected at the Annual General Meeting. In general terms, accreditation gives students satisfaction that a framework for excellence in education exists. It is a set of operating and ethical standards.