Olivia Szostek BSc., CNP

Olivia earned her undergraduate degree in Land and Food Systems from UBC in 2015, and later attended the IHN Vancouver Campus where she graduated with First Class Honours and was nominated Valedictorian of her class. She is a Certified Nutrition Practitioner and Holistic chef, entrepreneur-enthusiast, and loves to be in the kitchen. Olivia’s passion for all things food and health related has her hands in many different things at all times. Currently, she has a roster of nutritional clients, runs a holistic chef company that provides healthy food in film, is an educator, and is mentoring under a high- level business coach to one day be able to help more women realize their entrepreneurial dreams. Olivia’s approach to life is always recognizing the deep connection we all have to one another, the earth, and our bodies. All things are thought of at a systems level, with no one things existing in isolation from the others. Olivia loves to teach and engage others in discussion around some of the major topics we are facing into today’s ever-changing world. Olivia teaches Nutrition and The Environment and Advanced Nutrition Research at the IHN Vancouver Campus.

  • NR 006 Advanced Nutrition Research

    Emphasis in this course will be given to statistical research techniques used by academics and practitioners in the field of nutrition. The course involves examining ethical considerations, appropriateness, reliability and validity of research designs. Students will be encouraged to critically analyze research literature in this field.

  • NE 009 Nutrition and the Environment

    Based on an underlying philosophy that environments maintain and promote health and that individuals have a right to self-determination and self-knowledge, this course will present nutrition principles which promote health and prevent disease. Topics will consider the safety of our food supply, naturally occurring and environmental toxins in foods, microbes and food poisoning.