Many of the business tools offered incur a small price to help offset fee increases and some come with excellent subscription pricing.
The Mentoring program is totally fee for Member use and others are yours for the asking. Watch weekly eblasts.
Immediate Free Access
Challenge and Accountability
Open to the first 10 Members who apply, for 2 months.
Here is how it works:
- The 10 Members will be paired together, virtually.
- You will each be given a calendar of challenges based on the following:
a) Business Plan activities (2wks)
- b) Marketing/Branding activities (2wks)
- c) Client/Consultation Prep (2wks)
- d) Engaging Clients (2wks)
- There are only seven challenges within each category, to be done within 2 weeks. You and your partner will be accountable to one another to complete the tasks.
- Once, within every 2 week period on a Tuesday at 11 am Toronto time, we will all meet to review progress, discuss and answer questions.
The Challenge and Accountability initiative takes mentoring to a whole new level!!!
Be part of a test project to define and refine your business.
If you are committed to joining, send us a note.
NNCP (Natural Nutrition – Clinical Practitioner) designation, chosen because it works well in most provinces. The Registered Nutritional Therapist title comes with a one-time nominal fee for those who qualify and retain their NNCP status in good standing.
Most months we offer something free to Members. We offer everything from business related advice articles to items meant to share with clients — all worthwhile, saving time and effort.
Free Power Hours
Most months we offer an opportunity to connect with a guest with whom you might not otherwise be able to access. Besides being a fabulous networking opportunity, these informal presentations are most informative and helpful.
“Over the past month I have dared to actually set up my office, apply for the proper provincial permits, and order business cards. This Power Hour was the final push I needed to just go for it.” Shawn K.
Free Research Library
As they become available, we accumulate sites and apps which may be helpful to a growing nutrition business.
Free Newletter The Voice
Four times a year we offer an 8 page newsletter. Not only does it have all the news you may have missed, but we have features including Legal Notes from Lawyer Glenn and Business Buzz from Advisor Paul as well as Science Catching Up, Wild Wacky Wonderful websites, business coach advice, book reviews and much, much more.
Free Mentoring 12-Part Series
Resident on our site is a series to work through in order to help you start on the right track. Though we make every attempt to pair new grads with more experienced Members this is not always timely. This valuable series fills the gap. The series is below under Mentoring.
Free Use of Logo/Brochure
If you desire to add the CANNP credibility to your materials, you are welcome to use the logo from the Members Only area. We also provide a basic starter brochure for your use, while you get your customized materials into production.
Free Presentation about Holistic Nutrition
You are welcome to add a presentation about how we are different from the others in the field to your site. We encourage Members to be cautious about presenting like dieticians or ND’s and to differentiate themselves from those who have a less advanced education.
Free Welcome/Renewal Packages
We have negotiated for our members to get discounts on products and services and many of these folks donate samples to us which add to our welcome and renewal packages.
You get an envelope with coupons, recipes, samples … whatever surprises we have on hand at the moment.
“Behind the Scenes” Work for Industry
CANNP has been working diligently on what we affectionately call the insurance challenge. So this has to do with getting your services covered by the clients insurer. To date we have confirmation of coverage, in writing, from several larger insurance companies and are pounding on the doors of others. Many others check with us daily about Membership status.
CANNP is on top of the government policy situation. We have met with the Ontario government and the Nova Scotia government as well as dietician organizations. Glenn who wrote our book on practicing legally in Canada, keeps regular tabs on the provincial comings and goings. So lobbying on behalf of our Members is something that we have done quite vocally and will continue to do.
A couple of years ago we spearheaded a group called CAN – Canadian Action for Nutrition and brought together some major stakeholders in the industry. Our goal was to be sure we were all on the same page about how we are different from others in the industry and to work to protect the role of nutrition.
Responsive Trouble Shooting
We pride ourselves on being responsive to Members and taking suggestions seriously. The best way to contact us for prompt response is through email firstname.lastname@example.org
CANNP and Cheryl Dalakis teamed together to bring help to those seeking to begin or enhance a successful practice – to answer the question, now what – All members are entitled to a mentor upon request, and all members, upon renewal, are required to fulfill a mentoring component.
The Mentoring program provided is a guidance tool with an explicit structure that can be accessed and used in any number of ways – weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.
As a mentor, you may decide to access all the material and distribute it one step at a time or you may wish to forward the entire program to your mentee and decide together how to manage the task challenges. Alternatively, as the mentor you may decide to use the information as a guide only, ensuring that you are covering all the basics.
As a mentee you may wish to review the materials yourself, though we highly recommend you team with someone who can offer you some expertise, with whom you can explore alternatives and options in approach. You may decide to only review the tasks with your mentor or any combination of approaches.
There is a tremendous amount of material to consider, so take your time to thoroughly explore every step – it is ultimately a journey setting the groundwork to your future endeavors.
- About our Now What? Mentoring Program
- Module One – Define Yourself
- Module Two – Who is Your Ideal Client
- Module Three – Learn to Differentiate Yourself
- Module Four – Client Care
- Module Five – Price Structure and Cost Objections
- Module Six – Building a Web Presence
- Module Seven – Referral Program
- Module Eight – Advertising and Networking
- Module Nine – Testimonials
- Module Ten – Offering Free Seminars
- Module Eleven – Contests and Incentive Programs
- Module Twelve – Overcoming Challenges
When available, upon request, all members are entitled to a mentor or to be paired with another member, and all members, upon renewal, are required to fulfill a mentoring component. The Mentoring program provided is a guidance tool with an explicit structure that can be used in any number of ways. There is a tremendous amount of material to consider and is ultimately a journey setting the groundwork to your future endeavors.
Options for Nominal Fee
Starter Kit — 10 Jump-Start Forms
The Starter Kit comes with 10 helpful consulting forms which are a great jumping off point as you start your business. They include: Client Statement, Lifestyle Intake, Healthier Food Guide, Digestive Diagram, Protocol/Recommendations, Elimination Approach 1 and 2, Food Diary, Statement/Order, Receipt and Appointment Notes — all in either docx or pdf format. The kit comes complete with an extensive document outlining recommendations as to when and how to use each form. Available to Professional Members from the CANNP Store for $20.
TrueView Symptomology Tool
TrueView is a tool for natural nutrition practitioners, which makes use of individual health factors to identify areas of imbalance in the body. When used in conjunction with a lifestyle assessment or intake interview, TrueView makes the use of symptomatology more manageable and clarifies the overall picture. TrueView has all the qualities to make nutritional consultation, when used with your education and knowledge, more accurate, relevant and profitable.
TrueView has no repetitive questions within each test and any calculations required are already programmed in, making this innovative tool extremely easy to use and simple to explain.
For a quick overview of how the specifics work, view this short voice-over PowerPoint presentation.
Presentations for Web Sharing or Distribution to Clients
CANNP has put together 4 short video presentations about the following topics:
Food Therapy – Tips for Digestion
They are available to Members and suitable for sharing or using on your own website. Available to Professional Members from the CANNP Store for $20 set of 4.
Colour Your Plate — Talking Produce
Colour Your Plate is a series of 1-minute movies are directed to children, teaching them about fruit and vegetables (and healthy eating more generally) in a fun way — through animated produce.
For the Professional Member, the concept is to offer you something to share with your clients who may have children or grandchildren. Making new eating habits a family affair will encourage compliance and compliance means you will be more successful.
This series also offers you an easy and efficient way to send something to your mailing list regularly — keeping you top-of-mind.
We have offered the following 6 talking produce videos to Professional Members at no cost, but if you missed out they can be purchased as a set:
- Andy the Adorable Apple
- Alex the Awesome Asparagus
- Betsy the Beautiful Broccoli
- Carl the Crazy Crunchy Carrot
- Clair the Cool Cucumber
- Sammy Super Strong Spinach
These 6 are now available as a set to Professional Members in the CANNP Store for $20.
Newsworthy — An Email Newsletter Option from Your Email to Clients
The value of a newsletter cannot be underestimated — it keeps your name front and centre in a format that has the power to stay around. The information of a newsletter lasts longer than a visit to your office and for those who have not recently visited, it reminds the reader that you are still a resource. The key is to provide a very professionally designed and written publication that will not go unnoticed. Send 12 email ‘snippets’ per year to your email list with very little effort. There are now 4 years of Newsworthy newsletters available. Samples are available for viewing. Members can purchase from the CANNP Store. Each year is $80.
Business Plan Template
Successful businesses should, from time to time, answer a series of questions meant to take an honest look at their business, to evaluate where it has been, where it is at presently and where it is heading. A business plan will keep a practice on track. Comes with a helpful article just for the nutrition industry. Available at the CANNP Store for $20.
Learn how to build a profitable and joyfilled online culinary business with a coaching, curriculum and community inside Culinary Creator Business School. If you’re a culinary solopreneur who wants to get off the hamster wheel and unlock more freedom, flexibility and fulfillment in your work this may be a program to consider. Cynthia Samanian has offered CANNP Members an amazing opportunity. She is offering valid CANNP Members a free month in addition to the 6 month course as well as a 1-1 strategy call with her. A value of in excess of $1,000!
Meal Garden was developed with an agile approach, focused on solving the problems practitioners face day-to-day. Today, it is one of the go-to nutrition tools for hundreds of dedicated health practitioners in a variety of industries. Our goal is to provide the most versatile and capable platform for users to share with clients on the journey to a healthier, happier life.
Now CANNP Professional Members have a meal planning choice, with a special offer.
By accessing this link, your account will automatically be upgraded to a 30 day trial plus a 20% discount on the monthly membership fee. You will also receive an email with a link to a complimentary 30 minute coaching call to help you onboard and set up.
Please note all pricing is in US$.
Modernmeal helps nutritional professionals collect recipes, analyze nutritional data and provide client access to simplify meal planning. It is fabulous option for enhancing your business. The digital recipe tool allows you to create, search, import or copy recipes to build your collection. Build meal plans, scale servings, automatically create grocery lists, and easily share with clients. Access powerful nutritional analysis tool for any recipe in your account.
Create customized meal plans and group recipes into collections for your clients to give them great tasting, healthy options. Clients can use your prescribed meal plans, or create their own and track their daily nutritional values, instantly create digital grocery lists, and simplify cooking. Add to your client offering and the opportunity to supplement your income by exposing clients to this comprehensive and easy to use platform.
Modernmeal offers a free 14 day trial and after that use this link for 25% of regular pricing for CANNP Members. Please note all amounts are in US$.
That Clean Life is the must-have tool for flexible nutrition planning, making it simple to create and send beautiful nutrition guidance to your clients through meal plans, recipes, collections and so much more. That Clean Life is offering a special discount to the CANNP community for new customers.
If you’re ready to get started, simply follow this link to sign up and get 20% off any of your monthly plans for four months.
*Any monies coming to CANNP though an affiliate program will be donated to charity
Practice Better is the complete nutrition practice management platform for health and wellness professionals. It is a one-stop solution for managing professional recommendations, bookings, payments and tracking client progress.
Customize your availability and allow clients to book on line. Create notes, protocols and recommendations for health concerns you routinely encounter. Set up modifiable templates to meet individual needs. It is a comprehensive solution to help you manage your practice and the entire client journey, with several pricing options as you grow.
Test drive for free and whenever you are comfortable, as a CANNP Member, you receive a special 30% off for your fist 6 months of Practice Better use*.
Simply use the code CANNP30 when you are ready to purchase*.
*valid for new Practice Better users, or those on the Sprout (free) plan only.
Metabolic Balance is an add-on tool that can enhance any nutrition practice. The program fits neatly within an existing or new practice and makes it easy to produce a personal nutrition plan for clients — usually within 24-48 hours. Ask about specials available for CANNP Members who wish to become Certified Metabolic Balance Coaches Discount code MBFamily. To register contact Vera Jamin.
The best way to create beautiful meal plans, help your clients achieve success and grow your wellness business. Access our growing database of professionally photographed recipes, and provide your clients with Programs they will actually be excited about.
Generate meal plans with a grocery list, recipes and prep guide in minutes. Save time, and know your clients will be impressed and get the value they want.
Streamline the creation of custom resources your clients need to get the results they want, and turn them into successful raving fans
Please see Research Tools.
CANNP Members have special access privileges — either free or 2 for 1 — are many tradeshows across the country. All are announced through our weekly eblasts.