Cooking for Health

Release the therapeutic power of food through cooking

Health and nutrition is not just about the food you choose to eat. How you cook and combine ingredients will impact the nutritional value and healing properties of food, as well as its taste and appearance.

Inspire your own healthy cooking by learning from experienced natural chefs who understand the therapeutic power of food. Watch as they show you how to create delicious dishes which tantalise your taste buds and boost your wellbeing.

Our Cooking for Health short course shows you how to use fresh natural ingredients to cook tasty dishes which will nourish your body. You’ll learn the nutritional and therapeutic value of foods, and what makes a balanced meal and watch our passionate lecturers demonstrate recipes to support key aspects of health.

Eat seasonally!
Our course and recipes are updated every season giving you the opportunity to learn new healthy recipes throughout the year!

Topics covered on the course include (content varies on each course):

  • Gluten, dairy and sugar free recipes
  • How to create raw meals
  • Ayurvedic cooking
  • Therapeutic cooking to aid digestion
  • Foods to boost immunity
  • Healthy baking
  • How to balance hormones through diet
  • Catering for special occasions without breaking healthy habits
  • Practical tips to help you be a healthy, natural cook!

Please note all cooking is demonstrated by the lecturer. The dishes are prepared using high quality natural and fresh ingredients. There will be tasters of every dish, so please let us know if you have a food allergy or any dietary restrictions via email


  • CNM Completion in Cooking for Health


Course Fee

  • £385 (for 6 session course)

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  • 6 Tuesday evenings – 6.30pm till 9pm
    Next start date 26th February 2019

What our students say:

“It’s great when you know that every meal you prepare is balanced, nutritious and tastes amazing!”

-Suné Markowitz-Shulman, Nutritional Therapist & Chef

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More about the Course

What is Cooking for Health?

A natural cooking short course showing students how to cook with natural ingredients to make nutritious healthy dishes. The course includes an introduction to the therapeutic uses of food, cooking demonstrations, food tasters and recipes to try at home.

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in healthy eating and cooking and there are no prerequisites to study. Whether you want to learn so you cook nutritious meals for family and friends, or because you’re considering a career change, this course offers a perfect introduction to healthy cooking.
This course is also suitable for students/graduates of natural therapies who are looking for specialised nutritional knowledge and recipe ideas for their clients.

What will you gain from this course?

The course will give you the skills, inspiration and confidence to cook healthy, balanced meals which promote good health, including gluten, dairy and sugar free dishes.

If you’re interested in training to become a natural chef why not take a look at our new Natural Chef diploma course.

Why study with CNM?

The College of Naturopathic Medicine is the UK’s largest natural therapy training provider in the UK and is respected and recognised internationally. We offer:

  • A high standard of teaching from experienced, passionate professionals.
  • A naturopathic approach to health
  • Competitive course fees

The option to continue your studies with a variety of other short courses and diplomas including our natural chef diploma

What our student’s say

“Teacher was very enthusiastic and passionate about what she was doing, which is great for the students attending the class!” -T.F.

“The teacher provided loads of information from her own knowledge & research. I also loved her tips & other culinary know-how” -H.B.

“The demonstration, knowledge, enthusiasm and thoroughness – super, super good lecturer” -P.M.

“A great mix between learning amazing things and trying/tasting incredible food!” -H.R-M.

“The enthusiasm for cooking and the information that was offered was fantastic.” -S.C.

“I love cooking and this was brilliant!!” -D.M.

“Heather was a fantastic tutor! Thank you for all your knowledge.” -Z.F.

“Heather was great specially with having an upbeat and positive energy and really having the knowledge behind what she was doing and sharing it with the class.” -E.B.

“Tasty food & recipes are quite easy to assemble & cook. Really enjoyed this course & it’s been an eye opener!” -V.C.

“Being able to try different types of food and learning about what ingredients are good for you – Brilliant 6 weeks where I have learnt a lot!” -D.D.

“As big fans of deliciously nutritious recipes, “Cooking for Health” was a delight. Educational, interactive and scrumptious. The raw chocolate mousse alone was worth attending for! A must for anyone interested in learning how to be creatively healthy in the kitchen with simple dishes that won’t fail to impress.” -K.E & K.S, pod

“The delicious food demonstrated and tasted was nutritionally good, and the chestnut & cranberry roast, and the rose & cardamom truffles = awesome! All recipes were totally amazing!” -C.L.

“Information good and teacher excellent – dairy, gluten, and sugar free food never tasted so good!” -D.B.


No prior study required


  • CNM Completion in Cooking for Health

The Cooking for Health course is worth 15 CPD points to the ANP (Association of Naturopathic Practitioners)

To enrol, call 01342 306 264, email, or enrol online via our webshop.


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