My Big Announcement

As many of you know I am passionate about food and using the food we eat to improve our health.  I have a great desire to learn more so I’m taking things to the next level.  I am now studying at the Institute for Integrated Nutrition to become a Health Coach.  Health Coaches are knowledgeable advisors who provide ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness.

The Institute for Integrative Nutrition is based in New York City and is the largest nutrition school in the world. The school offers the world’s leading Health Coach Training Program and teaches over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and cutting-edge coaching methods. Health Coaches from Integrative Nutrition’s world-class training program learn from top experts in the field of health and wellness including Dr. Andrew Weil, Geneen Roth, Dr. David Katz, Dr. John Douillard, Dr. Mark Hyman, and David Wolfe among many others.  I’m so excited to be learning from these experts.

My education will equip me with a deep knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and the importance of preventive care. Drawing on my education and experience, I will work with clients to help them make the dietary and lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.

I’m excited to be learning along with Kelly Courson who writes Celiac Chicks.   She started this program last month and shared her thoughts on why in a post Is Gluten-Free The Only Goal? I also hope to follow in the footsteps of well known graduate Alex Jaimeson.  She has written the books The Great American Detox DietLiving Vegan For Dummies and Vegan Cooking For Dummies.  I was so lucky to meet Alex and her husband Morgan Spurlock at the IFBC (International Food Blogging Conference) last year.  They both inspired me to go beyond just writing for this blog but as Morgan put it, “take it to the streets”.  That’s when I started trying to figure out how I could do just that.

So from time to time you’ll see some new things start to pop up on this blog.  I will be sharing new information, asking different questions and even revealing a new website dedicated to my new Health Coaching practice.  If you have questions along the way please let me know.  I’m very excited to be on this journey and I hope to be able to bring you along.

21 Responses to My Big Announcement

  1. nicola @ gfreemom February 18, 2011 at 1:15 am #

    this sounds amazing. Congratulations Diane. Look forward to reading all about it.

    • Diane Eblin February 19, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

      Thank you Nicola!

  2. glutenfreeforgood February 18, 2011 at 7:15 am #

    Congratulations and good luck with your studies! A perfect "next step" in your own personal "food revolution." =)

    • Diane Eblin February 19, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

      Thank you Melissa. You know you are my inspiration to keep learning more and applying what I learn and also to share and teach others. Shine on!

  3. Andrea Meyers February 18, 2011 at 8:06 am #

    That's awesome, you'll be great at it!

    • Diane Eblin February 19, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

      Thank you Andrea. I'm always looking to learn and to share what I learn. I think that's why we all blog too.

  4. AndreAnna February 18, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    Yay!! That's where I plan to attend as well! Though my plans are a bit more in the future since my kids are still so young. I look forward to hearing about your experience!

    • Diane Eblin February 19, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

      AndreAnna I can tell you so far I'm very impressed with the program. Happy to share.

  5. Shirley @ gfe February 18, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    I'm just thrilled for you, Diane, as well as all for the folks you will be helping with what you learn–way too cool!

    Charge on in the Food Revolution!

    • Diane Eblin February 19, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

      Thank you Shirley. I hope to keep spreading the word and helping people get on board with real food.

  6. Antoinette February 18, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    Way to go, Diane. Congratulations! You'll be an amazing coach because you already are a gifted teacher.

    • Diane Eblin February 19, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

      Thank you Antoinette. I can't wait to get cracking.

  7. Alisa Fleming February 18, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    Congratulations Diane! I think this is the perfect route for you.

    • Diane Eblin February 19, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

      Thank you Alisa. Enjoying this journey.

  8. sheletthemeatcake February 18, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

    Congratulations Diane! This sounds fantastic. Can't wait to learn along with you and see how it changes your blog. Best of luck!

    • Diane Eblin February 19, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

      Thank you Maggie!

  9. Megan February 18, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    Congratulations Diane! That is so neat. This is such a needed service. I will look forward to hearing more about it in the months to come.

    • Diane Eblin February 19, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

      Thank you Megan. It's a very well thought out program. I'm really looking forward to learning lots.

  10. Linda February 21, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

    Wow, Diane, that's exciting! Congratulations!

    • Diane Eblin February 23, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

      Thank you Linda. I'm really excited. I've started prelim work and I'm already learning so much. I can't wait to be a Certified Health Coach and Gluten Free Consultant.

  11. Heather@CeliacFamily February 27, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    Fabulous, Diane! Can't wait to get some new healthy living tips from you. 🙂