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2013 Certified Healing Foods Specialist TM (CHFS) Trainings


Whether you are a health care practitioner looking to expand your skills, a concerned parent wanting to provide the best nutrition for your family, an entrepreneur seeking a new career in the Healing Arts, or you are simply interested in the world of healing foods and traditional eating habits, this 40-hour intensive course will provide you with invaluable insights to make conscious, health-enhancing food choices.  In addition, you'll learn how to create a cottage industry in your area, educating your community by promoting health with the finest, most natural medicine made available to us all - FOOD!

Based on the teachings of the great nutritional pioneers of the past and present including Dr. Weston A. Price, Sally Fallon-Morell, Dr. Mary Enig, Dr. Elson Haas MD, Dr. Francis Pottenger, Jr., and Ann Wigmore.

  • Individuals seeking a new career in the healing arts of cultured and whole-food cuisine.  Become a Level One CHFS, Level Two Master CHFS, and even interview to be considered as a future CHFS instructor.
  • Parents who are concerned about the health of their family and loved ones, especially their children who so desperately need a nutrient dense diet for optimal growth, mental development, and behavioral balance.
  • Medical professionals (MD, ND, DC, DDS, Pediatricians, Nurses, etc., etc and other healthcare professionals and practitioners of all levels and modalities including Nutritional Therapists, Midwives, Doulas, Acupunturists, Massage Therapists, Colon Therapists, Herbalists, Personal Trainers and more! 
  • Those seeking better health through interventional, therapeutic nutrition and food education.                   



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The CHFS Training is an intensive 40-hour course.  Even through the bulk of the CHFS Training takes place during the live, 4-day classroom setting (Thursday - Sunday at each venue), the training actually begins 6 weeks before meeting in person at class.  Each enrolled CHFS student is required to attend three, two hour conference calls spaced at intervals of every two weeks before they come to class.  The conference calls will allow students to establish a strong rapport with their classmates and instructors.  Each conference call will be dedicated to a particular discussion/overview of the training requirements, as well as a study session to review the Official CHFS Study Guide to aid students in making a satisfactory mark on their Final Knowledge Assessment, which is given on Day 4 of the live classroom training. 

There are several required reading assignments due before class, plus requires paperwork (Student Disclaimer and Emergency Consent forms, etc., etc.) that is to be completed, signed and returned to the Immunitrition offices before a student is allowed to participate in the culturing workshops and Day 1 of the live training.  A student must also submit an original or modified, wholesome, traditional recipe to share with the class.  Each student will receive a complimentary cookbook on Day 4, which will be a compilation of these student recipes along with additional recipes from past CHFS trainings and Immunitrition's head chefs.

After successfully completing the 4-day live training, each CHFS student is required to conduct a Public Awareness Activity (PAA).  This required activity serves to spread the CHFS philosophy - educating communities around the country about the importance of eating a properly prepared, nutrient-rich diet.  A proposal outlining the details of each PAA will be approved by a Master CHFS Instructor.  Upon this approval, each CHFS student must conduct their PAA to five or more guests within 90 days from the last day of the live 4-day training.  At this time, a CHFS student will be eligible to receive their official CHFS Certificate!

For post certification support, a CHFS Yahoo! Group has been established to provide support and continued community between instructors, graduates, and new CHFS students.  This group is not open to the public.  It is a private group only open to CHFS alumni and students!   Helpful articles, videos, web links, and more are regularly posted the the CHFS Yahoo! Group. 

We hope you will join us on our mission to change the way the world eats!  Not only will you learn cutting-edge food information, but you will have loads of fun, eat delicious foods, and bond with like-minded people with whom lasting friendships and possibly even business partnerships will blossom. 
Caroline Barringer - NTP, Master CHFS, CGP

Jennifer Pecot - NTP, LMT, Master CHFS


$1299.00*  (Does not include the cost of course books and materials)

Tuition Savings:

Refer a friend to any CHFS Training by the assigned deadline.  You'll both save $50.00! 

 (You must enroll at the same time and same venue to receive this discount.  Cannot be combined with other discount offers.)

*(50% down payment required at sign-up.  Balance due in full by registration deadline.  Tuition does not include air fare, ground transportation, lodging or meals; although lunch will be provided on day two (Friday) and a variety of hors d'oeuvres will be provided during the graduation ceremony. Please see our Refund/Withdrawal Policy for more details.)

 ATTENTION:  If you wish to save on the cost of a room by sharing it with another CHFS student, please let us     know and we will put you in contact with someone who would like the same.  

2013 ENROLLMENT FORMS: (Coming Soon!)

Please note: If you wish to enroll in a CHFS Training, please complete and submit the official CHFS Enrollment Application above along with a signed copy of the Refund/Withdrawal Policy. * We cannot process your enrollment without both of these documents.  

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What our Graduates are saying!

     "I have to tell you, I had such a great time and my head and heart are filled with ideas and my passion for health has been fueled like crazy!  I really appreciated the thoroughness of your training and am hoping to find that same quality in the NTP program.  Happy fall." ~ Nicolett K., Colorado

     "I wanted to express my appreciation to you for the outstanding service, food, and education I received.  Like I said to you at graduation, the program exceeded my expectations!  You are all amazing women and I am grateful to have had our paths cross.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing and presenting all your knowledge and practical experience with us."  ~ Daisy R., Bellerose, NY

     "It is almost impossible for me to convey to you both just how great of an impact the 4 day training had on me. I learned so much from you and everyone else in the group, too.  Even though I had gone organic a few years ago, I was missing the "connection" to food. I knew what to do in my head , but now my heart knows it, as well.  I'm really excited to continue on this journey with you and the wonderful new friends that I made at the conference.  Thanks to Erica and Chef Jessica for all their support and hard work, too."  Love,  ~ Suzanne S., Woodmere, NY

     "Well...I did it. Last night I did my PAA. There were 11 people and overall it was a success. There was great interest in further talks and demonstrations. I am mailing you the evaluations along with the flyer that went out to advertise. It was really fun, I was a little nervous, but it did not seem to show. My participants were in the 40-60 year range, and people I had never met. Lots of good questions!  Hope you have a wonderful holiday!  Thank you for doing such a good job in California, I did feel prepared for my PAA, and I give you the credit!  All the best..."  ~ Bonnie G.,

     "Good morning!  Thank you SOOOOOOOOO much for the wonderful CHFS class.  You truly did a great job and gave of yourselves fully sharing your knowledge and passion with us.  I so enjoyed the class! ... With great appreciation for all that you did to make this class a reality..."  ~ Laura V., Honeoye Falls, NY
     "I just wanted to share with you how excited I am right now!  I just completed my PAA (Public Awareness Activity) to staff here at the school that I work for and it went so well!  They enjoyed the Ann Cooper video and it got a discussion going on what we can do to change the eating habits and help educate our kids here.  It was such a high to share all of this information with them!  I knew that I liked public speaking, but it was great to speak about something that I feel educated and passionate about, as well, so I had to share with you!  Can't wait until CHFS Chicago 2009!  Also, they loved the snacks I made!  Mango/papya/pineapple salsa with baked sprouted grain chips and smoked salmon rolls with kefir cheese!"  ~ Laura S., Santa Monica, CA
     "Thank you so much for the wonderful weekend in Illinois!  I learned so much!  The "wheels in my head" have not stopped turning since I've been home.  In fact, I added 4 new clients since I've been back.  I'm considering presenting the "Nourishing our Children" Power Point for my PAA.  Next year won't be coming soon enough.  I'm really looking forward to moving to a level Two Master CHFS.  Take care..."  ~ Kris G., Minneapolis, MN


Max. class size: 25-30 (depending on the classroom space).

Space is limited!