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Integrative and Functional Nutrition Network

The Integrative and Functional Nutrition network (IFN) is a group of progressive dietitians interested in building expertise in the specialty area of functional nutrition. The long-term goal is to bring together dietitians who want to expand their skills and push their frontiers in this rapidly emerging field. 

The network's objectives are to:

  • Offer webinars to support the educational needs of dietitians.
  • Disseminate relevant resources to members to expand their knowledge.
  • Promote the exchange of knowledge among members and create an opportunity for networking.

What is functional nutrition and medicine?
Is is the advance practice of personalized nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and monitoring, with the goal of promoting optimal health and preventing diet- and lifestyle-related illness using a functional medicine approach. Functional nutrition and medicine address the underlying causes of disease using a systems-oriented, individualized approach which engages both patient and practitioners in a therapeutic relationship. It includes assessment through personalized lifestyle, health timeline and systems-based approach to organize the patient's story. Functional medicine investigates the root causes of disease and determines the approapriate interventions for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. 

Who should join this network?

  • Dietitians seeking cutting-edge research, emerging knowledge in functional medicine and results-oriented clinical practice.
  • Dietitians who wish to work with the network chair to broaden their skills and improve the practice of functional nutrition in Canada.
Benefits of membership
  • Continuing education platform to enhance clinician skills
  • Complementary Natural Medicine Database access, archived webinars, and newsletters
  • Webinars featuring leading edge experts, researchers, and innovations
  • Participate in member network discussions and connect with dietitians from across the country working in the same practice area

Co-Chairs
  • Vanessa Cuillerier, BSc, RD, MS
  • Taryn Hoffman, BA, BASc, MPH (c)
Cost: $35 for full members, $15 for students

Contact:  ifn@dietitians-network.ca
 
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