Nicole Benson

Nicole Benson

BA, CNP, CNE / October 2012

Most memorable moment at IHN
There were so many great moments at IHN. My classmates and teachers were just amazing people to be around. However, one of my most memorable moments was in Herbal Medicine when our instructor took us on a class trip to her home. We went foraging for wild herbs and then she taught us how to use them to make tinctures. It was so neat to discover that there is natural medicine in the wild all around us.

Favourite class at IHN
I absolutely loved Fundamentals and Professional Skills Development. Fundamentals gave such an amazing base of knowledge to start off my holistic nutrition journey. I learned so much valuable information in that one course. Professional Skills helped me immensely and gave me tools needed to communicate more effectively and build my confidence.   I felt supported and connected to my peers, and so much more. Both classes were priceless pieces to my educational journey at IHN.

Currently doing in the field of Holistic Nutrition
Following my graduation from IHN, I have dipped my toes in a few different areas of the health and wellness world. I had the amazing opportunity last year to live and work in Costa Rica at Hacienda del Sol, Wellness Centre. I realized my passion lay in creating delicious healthy meals, and teaching others to do the same.   I furthered my education by taking culinary courses through the Academy of Culinary Nutrition and Rouxbe Plant-Based Cooking School. 

In this past year I have teamed up with my mom (also an IHN 2012 graduate) and created a plant-based catering company in Brantford, Ontario. We offer mainly gluten-free, dairy-free meals, and customize orders to suit our client’s particular dietary restrictions. We also offer cooking classes for our clients in either one-on-one or group settings. In addition to this I also work part-time at a beautiful wellness centre in Thornton, Ontario, called Vidya’s Veggie Gourmet where they serve vegetarian and gluten-free meals.

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To be inspired is great, but to inspire is an honour

Stacey T. Hunt
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