When Tom and Julie Meekins’ daughter was diagnosed with severe developmental difficulties, they decided to take action to do whatever they could to help her. Julie got certified in neurodevelopmental treatment, and both Tom and Julie became certified Health Coaches through IIN before founding The March Forth Family. The company empowers parents, and teaches them how to work with their developmentally challenged children and help them thrive. Combining nutrition, neurodevelopmental techniques, and lots of heart, the Meekins help struggling families march forth.
Joshua Rosenthal’s book, Integrative Nutrition: Feed Your Hunger for Health & Happiness, continues to get love in the press! Last week, we announced that it had won an Independent Publisher Book Award in the Health/Medicine/Nutrition category, and today, we’re thrilled to showcase some reviews around the web from IIN graduates!
How do New Yorkers stay healthy?
The IIN film crew headed out into Madison Square Park to find out! From Paleo diets to juice cleanses to those who eat like “an unsupervised six-year-old,” we found a wide range of nutritional approaches in one small park.
The ripple effect is sweeping through Atlanta! Joshua visited the Georgia capital recently, and was thrilled to be able to connect with the strong, vibrant, intelligent Integrative Nutrition community that’s making a difference in this great U.S. city.
IIN students and Health Coaches came out with great enthusiasm to meet Joshua and hear him speak about the global health revolution and shift toward education and prevention rather than treatment.
The visit rejuvenated spirits all around, with students and alums re-IINspired about the world-changing potential of Health Coaches.
Watch the video below for a taste of Joshua’s wonderful trip Atlanta!
Last week, we received the news that our book Integrative Nutrition: Feed Your Hunger for Health & Happiness was honored in the Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Health/Medicine/Nutrition category. Congratulations to Joshua and everyone involved with writing, publishing and launching the book.
IIN was honored recently to have the chance to host Walter Willet for a discussion of health care and health coaching. The physician, Harvard Medical School professor, and nutrition authority shared his thoughts on the evolution of the health care system and nutrition knowledge in America, as well as the role that Health Coaches can play in the ongoing global health revolution.
The Institute for Integrative Nutrition is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Mercy Corps, a leading humanitarian aid organization working to save and improve lives in the world’s toughest places. For every new student who enrolls at IIN, we’re donating $100 to Mercy Corps’ nutrition programs in Guatemala and Ethiopia. This $100 will be amplified by other partners to an average of $6,025 for each program, adding up to big impact.
The IIN film crew headed to the Union Square Farmer’s Market to catch up with IIN students Laura and Ilene as they near the home stretch in the Health Coach Training Program. With curriculum shifting toward more business-related topics like setting concrete goals and identifying ideal clients, both women are looking ahead to what their careers will look like post-graduation.
Given their success so far, it seems like they’ll be looking great! From in-person health coaching sessions to online group workshops, Laura and Ilene already have bustling—and rewarding—practices that are sure to keep growing after graduation. Watch now!
What does Earth Day mean to the average New Yorker?
On the annual celebration of our planet, Health Coach Blair and IIN’s film crew went down to Union Square Park to spark conversation about the significance of Earth Day. We spoke with people of all different ages and backgrounds, and were happy to find that most were eager to share their thoughts on the Earth, as well as our responsibility to it.
Deciding what to do with her Health Coaching career after graduating from IIN in 2011 wasn’t a problem for Gina Bria. While studying at Integrative Nutrition, she became passionate about the global issue of chronic dehydration, and motivated to find a solution. She credits IIN with giving her the confidence she needed to look at the problem as an opportunity, and create a business around solving it.
Today, she runs the Hydration Foundation in New York, and is the creator of Hychia, an answer to the problem of dehydration. In this video, you’ll see a typical day in Gina’s busy life, from her “dynamite” breakfast smoothie to group stretching to wellness seminars that energize her employees.
Check out the video below to get a glimpse of a Health Coach’s life for yourself!