Meet a Graduate: Elspeth Haswell-Smith of Food for Life Coaching

Elspeth Haswell-Smith

Written by The Nutrition Academy

Time To Read: 2 minutes

September 6, 2016

Welcome to the Functional Nutrition Course!

Cyndi O’Meara has put together an amazing education program that suits the needs of individuals eager to learn more about health and wellness.  This program is also a great pathway for professionals to continue building their knowledge of nutrition to pass onto their clientele. The beauty of this course is creating your optimal outcome! I completed the course in 2015 and since then have continued to grow my business. Food For Life Coaching and Counselling began in 2012 and it has now grown into Food for Life Cafe. I have incorporated my learnings from the course into my business plan and facilitate the 6 week course that students are given upon graduation.

During the course you will be navigated through health and nutrition from an evolutionary, vitalistic perspective. The course will challenge the current food model western culture promotes and shed light on a perspective of real, wholesome food that is ethical. Ultimately you create your lifestyle philosophy and reap the rewards in your health.

The course begins with self reflection and understanding the lesson framework. This foundation will be built upon and guide you through the lessons and assignment writing. The course is also evidence based and requires critical thinking and investigation. Students will learn how to search for peer reviewed journal articles, critique and apply research

Not only will you enjoy the challenge of the course, you will also become part of a like minded community that encourage each other and share the journey. On another note, Cyndi encourages students to continue learning and provides opportunities to extend your knowledge with amazing speakers and health leaders in Australia. I have watched fellow students become health mentors, create and sell products, create online courses and be part of the ripple effect!

Please feel free to contact myself if you have any questions!

I look forward to meeting you all.

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  1. Maria Russo

    Hi, this course sounds very interesting. I have been into health and nutrition for a long time, having purchased many books over the years. I have been on and off diets for years too and despite my knowledge still can’t maintain my weight. So this course is for myself primarily but also as a possible career change. I am a teacher and so I love learning all the time and this is exactly what I want to learn more about. Is it too technical or scientific as I teach English and Italian not Science. I suppose there would be some science to it naturally but because I find this information so interesting I think I will be ok. How long does the course take in terms of hours per week? As a teacher I already have a very busy workload so I just hope that I have enough time to do this properly. I will probably choose doing this over correcting essays lol. I would love to branch out and do something on my own one day – is that feasible? Would you highly recommend this?
    Thanks for your time.
    Maria Russo

    • Kristy Lamb

      Hi Maria,
      Thank you for your comments.
      We have a few school teachers enrolled in the Functional Nutrition Course, and I think with the interest you express in Nutrition you will be fine with the information and research. The course is designed to be completed over one year, with approximately 4-6 hours of study per week. However, as this course is self-paced, you may find you can fluctuate the workload with the school holidays.
      The course includes an Applied Business Course at the end for those that are interested in starting their own business. We have had this course specifically developed for graduates of the Functional Nutrition Course, and it provides step by step guidance to starting your own business.
      If you have any further questions about the course, please do not hesitate to contact the team 🙂


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