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Nutrition in Culinary Practice: Online

Learn the key principles of nutrition and cooking for optimal health


Elevate your skills to new heights in this professional course


Best suited for people with moderate culinary experience


Earn a certificate of completion and the opportunity for full accreditation


The Nutrition in Culinary Practice online course provides the opportunity to master the fundamental principles of nutrition that can change the way you approach food forever and gain a repertoire of interesting recipes and culinary techniques that can improve the wellbeing of those that you cook for. This course has been developed in partnership with Jennifer Irvine, founder of Pure Package and delivered by Rita Arora Pharmacist and Nutritional Therapist, each session is guided by a nutritional expert, offering a comprehensive understanding of the nutritional make up and effects of various foods. To put this learning into practice, our Leiths teachers will also lead you through practical cooking sessions full of healthy dishes whilst never compromising on flavour.

Our industry-leading tutors and nutritionists are highly skilled and experienced in their field and are there to guide you in developing your passion of nutritious food through their grounded, professional approach.

If you’ve ever dreamt of launching a bespoke catering service, working as a private chef, becoming a health and fitness professional, running a health food business or simply providing your family with nutritious food, it’s important to learn the principles of nutrition and how to apply this knowledge effectively in the kitchen. This course will show you how.


Nutrition in Culinary Practice is suitable for confident home-cooks or food professionals who want to gain accredited, practical training in nutrition.

Course Structure

Through this 20-week course, two expert mentors (one cook, one nutritionist) will guide you through all the fundamental nutritional theory and practical cooking skills needed to create healthy dishes and bespoke meal plans both at home and in professional environments.

Each week, you will unlock a new batch of video-based sessions that take you step-by-step through the theory of nutrition and the practical application of healthy cooking in your own kitchen. With our hands-on learning programme, you’ll be guided through your own research and cooking healthy meals in no time.

In addition, between sessions you will be guided through the preparation of a five day meal plan for your own “client” with specific nutrition requirements – this will be submitted at the end of the course for assessment.

At the end of the course, if you successfully complete all units, you will be invited to attend a one-day assessment at Leiths’ London kitchens for an additional fee, where you will have the opportunity to earn your NTEC-accredited certification.

By joining the course, you will have access to the following through the Workshop app:

  • 20 units, unlocked weekly, guiding you through ~3-4 hours of study and/or cooking time each week
  • Expert guidance and one-to-one support from both your cooking and nutrition-focused class mentors
  • Collaborative group chat with your own private class and mentors
  • Feedback on your dishes and ideas from your class and mentors via a private in-app feed of photo and text submissions
  • A final assessment to earn your course Certificate of Completion

In addition to the core aspects of the course, you will also get:

  • Downloadable recipes and theory notes for you to keep
  • Access to your course dashboard for a total of 12 months after your start date
  • The opportunity to earn the full NTEC-accredited Nutrition In Culinary
  • Practice Certificate at an additional one-day practical assessment in London


You can attain the industry respected NTEC-accredited Nutrition In Culinary Practice Certificate at an additional one-day practical assessment in London. The assessment details can be viewed here – Online Nutrition in Practice One Day Assessment.

Career Support

Leiths has an unrivalled reputation in the food industry for producing highly-skilled, innovative graduates that go on to be the next leaders of the food world.

The past decade has seen an explosion in the varied career opportunities available within food, from private cheffing and hospitality, to recipe developing, media and food start-ups and entrepreneurship. Whatever your aspirations, the Leiths’ professional courses equip you with the lifetime skills, resources, network and solutions needed to kickstart your career.

Leiths List

Our professional students all benefit from our bespoke careers and recruitment agency Leiths List, drawing on Leiths network of alumni and industry connections to provide work experience, job placements and advice from some of the UK’s leading food businesses. Students have access to this support from the point that they begin their course well into their professional careers.

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