Plant-Forward Nutrition

Supporting better health for you, your clients and the planet through this advanced training

Evidence-based Units
Done-for-you client resources
Unique bonus units
Scientific references
Over 70% of the global population is either reducing meat consumption or leaving meat off the table altogether
Over 21% of children in the UK aged 5 to 16 follow a plant-based diet
More than 30% of people in the US have meat-free days
More than 50% of adults drink non-dairy milk
~83% of people in the US are adding more plant-based foods to their diets
A plant-forward diet may be 4X more impactful than recycling
A plant-forward diet may be 8X more beneficial to the environment than using LED light bulbs
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Who is this for?

Nutrition Professionals

Integrate plant-forward nutrition programs into your practice

Personal trainers
Help maintain / improve performance when plant-based

Including meal planners, chefs, recipe developers

Environment advocates

Care for animal welfare and planetary health

Corporate Professionals

Promote inclusive, plant-based options for healthier workforce

Influencers / speakers

Share safe, scientific information with your followers

Vegetarians / Vegans

Mitigate nutrient deficiency risks

Interested in plant eating
You want to switch to a plant-based diet the right way

Set yourself apart with these unique tools

Most individuals do not have the capability to go plant-based overnight, and most professionals do not have the tools and know-how to help without increasing nutrient deficiency risks.

Make a difference with the 10-Level Plant-Forward Nutrition Client Framework™

The 10-Level Plant-Forward Nutrition Client Framework™ is developed and copyright protected by The Health Sciences Academy ®
Each level helps you dive into the foods consumed, how to shift to plant alternatives safely, health advantages, overcoming disadvantages, and environmental effects.
Dr-David-Katz, true health initiative, dietID


Founder and CEO, Diet ID
Founder, True Health Initiative
Past president, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Founding Director (1998-2019), Prevention Research Center, Yale University / Griffin Hospital

"I’ve never seen anything quite like this before and overall I think it’s great. It’s very innovative and uniquely powerful.

The 10-level Plant-Forward Nutrition Client Framework is brilliant, and I’ve not seen it laid out this way before. I love all the different areas."

Think beyond Plant-Forward Nutrition

While this is a great competency to have on its own, Nutritionists of the Future™ look for more ways than one to make a lasting difference with clients.

How Plant-Forward Nutrition is inter-connected:

Become a successful plant-focused Nutritionist

Consider our premium Clinical Nutrition Program ™ and join fellow professionals who learn how to make a bigger difference and establish a new earning level.
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Advanced Competencies
Done-for-you client resources
Hours of clinical skills
Month before earning
Master the science and the system to be a Nutritionist of the Future
Stay ahead of the competition and accelerate your success with the Clinical Nutrition Program
Drive long-lasting impact with multiple nutrition disciplines, guided clinical skills training, and practical resources
Become a trusted, well-rounded professional and deliver personalised, safe and sound advice to clients
Unlock new opportunities and earn back your investment in no time while continuing with your studies
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Can I join the Plant-Forward Nutrition training on its own?

We recommend that you join this training as an elective of our Clinical Nutrition Program as this offers so much more. However, you have the option of purchasing it on its own.

Design nutrition programs that are safe for your clients and the planet

Going plant-based can have dangerous repercussions when done wrong, including gastrointestinal disturbances, ‘vegan insomnia’, tiredness and brain drain, overeating or undereating, panic about shopping/food preparation, harmful dietary insufficiencies… the list goes on.
How can you support a smoother plant-eating transition without fears and unwanted complications, and answer questions like these confidently:
This training gives you the complete scientific framework to help clients make long-term changes towards plant-forward eating.

What's included in this Plant-Forward Nutrition training?

This Level 5 certification gives you the latest know-how, easy step-by-step processes, and the freedom to follow your passion while maximising your earning potential.

Done-for-you client materials

Personalise your programs and do more in less time.
  • Evaluation tools at each stage to understand where the client is in their plant-forward journey
  • Plant consumption checks
  • Swap guides to swap out animal with plant varieties
  • Trackers to check progress through the different levels
  • Communication strategies to create long lasting change
  • Audits and assessments to understand your carbon footprint
  • Tips to navigate group, restaurant, family dinners
Plus shopping lists, planners, handouts, journals, and so much more.

Evidence-based modules

From fundamentals to advanced principles, discover the science of plant-forward nutrition:
  • Why 30 plant foods a week
  • The planetary impact of the foods we consume
  • The importance of plant food skills
  • What is junk food veganism
  • Different life stages (pregnancy, breastfeeding, infants, childhood, adolescents, mature adults)
  • Diverse goals (health and longevity, weight loss, athletic performance, gut health, skin health, brain and mental health)
  • Organic, local, seasonal products

Get these 2 bonuses!

Online Grocery Shopping Skills
Learn how to make nutrient dense purchase decisions
No Beef Restaurant Swaps Guide
With vegetarian and non-vegetarian options for when you are ordering in or eating out

Build a profitable practice effortlessly

Get the Pro Package with the Client Getting Bundle to skyrocket your plant-forward business, expand your client base, and deploy a custom program that everyone loves.

Join today. Get instant access.

Study this stand-alone certification at your pace with lifetime updates.


Was: $1999

Now: $999

Please note that this fee is in US dollars and tax-free

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Sure, let us break it down for you:
      • The fee quoted is your total investment today, for a lifetime.
      • You will not pay any taxes if you’re based outside the UK and European Union.
      • If you’re in the UK or the EU, your tuition fees are excluding UK VAT or EU VAT (mandatory taxes that your local government applies – these do not contribute to our revenue at all).
      • If you are VAT-registered, simply enter your number inside the checkout and the VAT will be reverse-charge
  • Please note if you pay in a currency other than USD, GBP or EUR, that your card provider may add their own currency exchange fees.
  • The Pro Package is perfect if you want to build a successful Plant-Forward Nutrition business effortlessly.
  • It gives you the power of:
      • Level 5 professional certification: Includes evidence-based modules, 60+ practical client materials and session handouts, Skills Lab ™, incredible bonuses, etc
      • Customised Client Getting Bundle: Includes email scripts, session structure, program planning package, client getting roadmap, business launch blueprint and checklist, 8-session program structure template, and so much more 
  • This combination consists everything you need to grow as a professional and maximise your income and impact.
  • Yes, as an elective specialisation!
  • That means, in addition to the multiple core competencies and advanced clinical skills training, you have the option to choose Plant-Forward Nutrition as your preferred elective.
  • Get in touch with our experts here to understand how this will give you a further competitive edge as a nutritionist.
  • Yes, you do! You get lifetime access to everything so you can revisit your certification, client materials and session handouts, Skills Lab™, research materials, etc whenever you want.
  • Yes, of course. Once you enrol, you get lifetime access to everything, so you can pick a pace that works for you or start, pause, and restart whenever you want to.
  • Many of our current students are working full-time, part-time, or juggling multiple roles, so your flexibility is always our priority. Plus you have 24/7 access to it all to learn from any device of your choice.
  • By the end of this certification you’ll be able to:

      • Gain a deep understanding of the different plant-forward dietary approaches
      • Conduct assessments to understand a client’s current nutritional intake
      • Support a client transitioning through the Levels To Going Plant-based
      • Understand the importance of kitchen and shopping skills
      • Educate a client about the potential deficiency risks on a plant-based diet and ways to reduce these risks
      • Support a client in making long-term changes towards plant-forward eating
      • Assist a client in navigating social situations which may be challenging
      • Learn how to design and adjust a plant-forward program for a client based on their personal goals
  • Yes, you have the option to spread your tuition fee if you are joining the Clinical Nutrition Program. 
  • In case you are joining only the Advanced Plant-Forward Nutrition certification or the Pro Package, we usually don’t offer instalment options. 
  • However, considerations can be made on a case-by-case basis. we may be able to help you spread payments. 
  • Please contact our team here and indicate your budget, and we’ll do our best to accommodate.
  • Once you complete this certification, you will earn the title of an Advanced Plant-Forward Nutrition Specialist ™
  • If you complete the Clinical Nutrition Program with Plant-Forward Nutrition as your elective specialisation, you will be a THSA Certified Clinical Nutritionist, with the post nominal THSA-CCN.
  • Feel free to contact our team or join our online community to ask further.
  • Yes! Our online community is great for this.
  • Click here to join right away using either your desktop (web browser) or via your mobile (download app). 
  • If you aren’t registered yet, you’ll be allowed to register there (it’s free for you)! 
  • Once you’re in, create a new conversation and ask away.
  • Yes! We can arrange a printed pack for this certification.
  • It will be printed in high colour, on demand, in your name (!), and sent via courier to your home address.
  • Remember that this is optional – you do not require the pack to certify.
  • Please contact our team to arrange a pack.
  • Yes! We can a arrange physical certificate after you’ve graduated.
  • It's optional, and there is a small fee for the materials, packaging, handling and postage. This will be printed on security paper, with unique identifiers. 
  • Please get in touch with our team to arrange this.
  • Yes, if you realise within 14 days of joining that this training is not right for you, we can either arrange a refund or provide you with a learner credit (T&C apply).

Start now, or talk with us for personalised advice.

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