As a registered dietitian/nutritionist and diabetes educator with an extensive background in preconception, prenatal, and postpartum nutrition, I founded IPN to help other practitioners up-level their knowledge of perinatal nutrition.
As the author of the number one best-selling book on prenatal nutrition, Real Food for Pregnancy, I know that your clients are expecting more from you.
No longer is it acceptable to give out a one-page handout on prenatal nutrition. They want to know how to take care of themselves during pregnancy and why your recommendations will help them have an easier pregnancy and recovery. They may even be seeking specific advice on pregnancy complications, supplements, what foods are safe, lab tests, and so much more. Are you prepared to answer these questions with confidence?
My formal training as a registered dietitian did not prepare me for the work I do today. The single class I took on Lifecycle Nutrition during my university studies had only a brief lesson on pregnancy nutrition — and most of that information, I have come to learn, was flat-out wrong. My dietetic internship was heavy on the clinical side, but only included a short rotation on the maternity ward.
Once I was practicing as a dietitian, it felt like I was “thrown into the ring” blind and had to use my own time to level-up my knowledge to best serve my pregnant clients. I have now devoted my career to sharing what I have learned about prenatal nutrition from my decades of consulting, research, client work, writing, teaching, and advising on prenatal public policy (and, of course, with some personal insight from my own two pregnancies).
Did you know?
We can do better for our pregnant clients. They’re literally counting on you — and so is the next generation.
Better prenatal nutrition can influence not only a mother’s health, but her child’s lifelong risk of disease and metabolic dysfunction.
For the first round of IPN’s mentorship, most material will be delivered in live classes as well as Q&A calls. In addition, some of the material will be pre-recorded lectures to view at a time convenient for you.
Live classes (90-120 min): Wednesdays 10 am – 12 pm EST* (every Wed from March 1 to May 24)
Live Q&A calls (60 min): Fridays 10 am – 11 am EST* (every Fri from March 3 to May 26)
*All calls are recorded, so If you are unable to attend any of the sessions, you can review at a later time.
Community: After the first live class, you’ll gain access to our private IPN community. You can post in the community at any time. This space is primarily for connecting with community members and collaborating on cases together; questions directed solely to Lily are best reserved for Q&A calls.
Assignments: There will be assigned reading, several small projects, and a final case study. Don’t worry; I loathe busy work as much as you do! Any assignments will have a clear purpose and applicability to your practice. Completion of all assignments is required to earn your certificate as a Specialist in Prenatal Nutrition.
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