Nutrition & Behavior Change Certificate 201

by Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, Jessica Matthews, Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD, Amy Myrdal Miller, Joe Weiss, MD, Dr. Pamela Peeke and Kamal Patel

Earn up to 7 CECs/CEUs from ACE, ACSM, NASM, NFPT, WITS and more!

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Learn how to ignite sustainable lifestyle change in your clients, with evidence-based research made practical.

Drive meaningful change for the long-term

Achieving optimal health and fitness isn’t possible without nutrition and behavior change. Now more than ever, clients look to qualified professionals to help steer them through the myths, claims and noise.

The certificate includes video courses featuring world-renowned nutrition researchers and behavior experts who will share meaningful case studies, practical how-tos, and best practices to improve your approach with clients and get past tough barriers and plateaus.

Who is this certificate for?

This certificate is for professionals who want to guide client to sustainable, achievable, healthy nutrition and behavior choices, including:

  • Registered Dietitians
  • Lifestyle/Health/Wellness Coaches
  • Fitness Professionals
  • Sports/Exercise Nutritionists
  • Healthcare Professionals/Physicians
  • Weights Management Coaches

Available Course Credits


Course Content

Protein Obsessed: Sorting the Truth From the Hype
It Takes Guts! Connecting the Brain, Diet and Microbiome
East Meets West: A Mindful Approach to Health Coaching
Beyond the Macros: Placing the Focus Back on Nutrient-Dense Foods
Is It Time to Eat Yet? Nobel Prize-Winning Body Clock Science Has the Answer
Translating Today’s Nutrition Science for Your Clients
Motivational Interviewing: Help Clients Own Talk That Drives the Walk
BONUS VIDEO: One-and-Done Cooking: Prep Once, Eat 10 Times
BONUS VIDEO: Three Clients and 500 Pounds of Lessons: Dramatic Portraits of Sustainable Change

About the Author

Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RDN

Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RDN IDEA Author/Presenter

Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD is a board-certified pediatrician, registered dietitian, and ACE Health Coach. She is committed to providing evidence-based nutrition and fitness information to health professionals and consumers alike in a way that is logical, practical and directly applicable to readers’ lives. She has authored over 100 publications and book chapters, all which are based on the latest scientific evidence and presented in a manner that is easy-to-understand and apply. She is Director of Healthcare Solutions for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) having written the nutrition chapters for each of ACE’s textbooks, the ACE Fitness Nutrition Manual and Specialty Certification, and recorded several Webinars and online courses. Furthermore, as a spokesperson for ACE, the largest fitness certifying and advocacy organization in the country, she informs broadcast and print media outlets throughout the U.S. on pertinent nutrition and fitness issues. She is author '"Eat Your Vegetables!" and other mistakes parents make: Redefining How to Raise Healthy Eaters'. She presented a similar topic at IDEA World 2009; the video is available for purchase through IDEA. Certifications: ACE, ACSM and NSCA

Jessica Matthews

Jessica Matthews IDEA Author/Presenter

Dr. Jessica Matthews, DBH, MS, NBC-HWC, E-RYT 500 is assistant professor, program director and creator of the Master of Kinesiology in Integrative Wellness and Point Loma Nazarene University. An award-winning educator she has developed and implemented graduate degree programs as well as comprehensive 200-and 500-hour yoga teacher training programs at the college level in addition to teaching a variety of graduate courses in areas such as mind-body medicine and integrative health and wellness coaching. A sought-after and trusted media resource, Dr. Matthews regularly contributes as a wellness expert to numerous publications and media outlets, including, but not limited to, CNN, The Washington Post, Women's Health, Men's Fitness, The New York Times, and NPR. A recognized leader and mentor in the field, she named the 2017 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year for her superior instructional abilities and positive influence within her local community and the global health and fitness industry. An educator and entrepreneur, Dr. Matthews is founder and president of Integrative Wellness Education Inc., in which she delivers keynote speeches, lectures, and workshops at conferences and companies worldwide, including courses in the areas of health coaching, behavior change, mindfulness, and professional development in the field of health and wellness. One of the first national board certified health and wellness coaches (NBC-HWC) in the country, Dr. Matthews serves as Director of Integrative Health Coaching at UC San Diego Centers for Integrative Health with the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health. She also serves as senior advisor for behavioral health coaching for the American Council on Exercise (ACE), developing educational health and wellness content to include serving as the lead author and editor of The Professional's Guide to Health and Wellness Coaching (2019), and Stretching to Stay Young (Althea Press). An ACE-certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and health coach as well as an experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT500), Dr. Matthews holds a bachelors degree in physical education teacher education from Coastal Carolina University where she graduated at the top of her class as well as a masters degree in physical education from Canisius College where she was named to the inaugural Griffs Under 40, a list of notable alumni under the age of 40 who are recognized innovators in their respective fields. She also holds a doctorate in behavioral health with a focus on clinical integrated care from Arizona State University.

Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD

Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD IDEA Author/Presenter

Dr. Christopher Mohr, PhD RD is a nutrition spokesperson and consultant to a number of media outlets and corporations including the The Dairy Council, General Mills Bell Institute of Health, Nestle and Nordic Naturals. He is a consulting Sports Nutritionist for the Cincinnati Bengals and is also an Expert Contributor for ReebokONE. He often appears on TV as a nutritional guest expert, including an appearance with Chef Emeril Lagasse and another on the Montel Williams Show. He was the nutrition expert for the NY Times Bestseller, “LL Cool J’s Platinum Workout” and worked closely with Fitness Celebrity Denise Austin to create the entire nutrition component of her latest book. He is also on the Advisory Board for Men’s Fitness Magazine and has written over 500 articles for consumer publications, such as Men’s Fitness, Weight Watchers, Men’s Health and Fitness, to name a few. Dr. Mohr has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Nutrition from The Pennsylvania State University and University of Massachusetts, respectively. He earned his PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Registered Dietitian.

Amy Myrdal Miller

Amy Myrdal Miller IDEA Author/Presenter

Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RDN, FAND, is an award-winning dietitian, farmer’s daughter, public speaker, author, and president of Farmer’s Daughter® Consulting, Inc., an agriculture, food, and culinary communications firm. During her 20-year career, Amy has worked for Dole Food Company, the California Walnut Commission, and The Culinary Institute of America. Today Amy works with food companies, commodity boards, and seed companies to dispel myths and provide science-based information about our food system. Amy has been widely recognized for her nutrition leadership including receiving the Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy Nutrition Impact award in 2014. Amy received her BS in dietetics from the University of California, Davis and her MS in nutrition communication from Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy. A farmer’s daughter from North Dakota, today Amy and her husband Scott Miller live in Carmichael, California.

Joe Weiss, MD

Joe Weiss, MD IDEA Author/Presenter

Joseph B. Weiss, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, at the University of California, San Diego. Accepted to university at age fifteen he attended the University of Michigan, University of Detroit, and Wayne State University. Reflecting his broad interests, he majored in Medieval English Literature, Astrophysics, and Invertebrate Zoology. Following his graduation from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, he completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center in Orange, California. Under the auspices of the World Health Organization and others, he has pursued interests in Tropical and International Medicine and Public Health with extended stays in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. Subsequently completing a clinical and research fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of California, San Diego, he has remained active on the clinical faculty of the School of Medicine. Dr. Weiss is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association, and a Senior Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. Double board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Dr. Weiss has over thirty years of clinical, administrative, and research experience. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Scripps Clinic Medical Group, Clinical Board of Governors of the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, and Chancellor’s Associates of the University of California, San Diego He is the author of more than ten books on health ( and has had numerous papers published in prestigious national and international medical journals, as well as in the lay press. Dr. Weiss is also an accomplished humorist and professional speaker having given over two thousand presentations nationally and internationally. He has presented at international conferences and conventions, universities, medical schools, hospitals and medical centers, Fortune 500 companies, YPO/WPO, Bohemian Grove, Esalen Institute, Renaissance Weekend, Aspen Brain Forum, international destination spas & resorts (Golden Door, Canyon Ranch, Rancho La Puerta), etc. Co-hosting a popular health care radio program on a major network affiliate in California showcased his skills as a communicator with a mellifluous voice. The programs are continuously updated with cutting edge information. Well-spoken, enlightening, and entertaining the programs are also visually engaging. For further information, please contact Dr. Weiss at [email protected] or [email protected] Website:

Dr. Pamela Peeke

Dr. Pamela Peeke IDEA Author/Presenter

Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, is a Pew Foundation Scholar in nutrition and metabolism and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Maryland. She serves as chief medical correspondent for Discovery Health TV and is host of the National Body Challenge show. She is a New York Times best-selling author and a nationally recognized speaker on fitness and nutrition.

Kamal Patel

Kamal Patel IDEA Author/Presenter

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