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Bring on the Happy Dance – I passed! I am officially a Holistic Nutritionist.

Jo-Ann Blondin with her final transcript from CSNN - Copyright Jo-Ann Blondin

Jo-Ann Blondin with her final transcript from CSNN

Hello Celebration,

Today I picked up my transcripts at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and I PASSED.  I am officially a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, RHN.

I achieved all of my goals – getting a final grade in the high 80s, achieving the required 50 hours of practicum but actually doing 192 hours, attending countless external practicums achieving the max allowed but really completing more than 200 hours, completing my Reiki Level 1 and Level 2, completing the 14 case studies plus 3 more, completing the courses with over a 90 average  and passing the final board exam.  Did I mention I am goal oriented.

So today I celebrated with a lunch at RawAura with some classmates (including amazing dessert) and tonight, I am watching season three of Downton Abbey with a tall glass of green juice.

Life is good.

Thank you to all of you for your support, kind thoughts and encouragement as I made this huge transition in my career.  They say it takes a community to raise a child, well, it takes a community to change your life course.  I truly am grateful to all of you.

Much love,

Jo-Ann Blondin, your 9 Cup Challenge Holistic Nutritionist and wellness journey partner.

Jo-Ann Blondin

Hello Gorgeous.
So glad we connected. I truly believe that in order to change the way people eat, you need to provide great images and stories that inspire people to change their current habits.

I am a Holistic Nutritionist, a Culinary Nutrition Expert, a plant-based professionally trained cook and I have over 25 years of marketing experience in programs that drive results for all kinds of businesses.

It is my goal to help spread the wellness message by helping wellness businesses with their marketing so we can inspire many people together.

Read about my journey, wellness tips and recipes at and follow me daily on Instagram @JoAnnBlondin

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This Post Has 13 Comments
  1. Jo-Ann, just looking through your blog again and I can’t believe I didn’t congratulate you on your graduation! I remember seeing the post when I was out and about and meant to do that when I got home … So now, almost six months later, you get to re-experience the excitement! I was so thrilled for you, not just for graduating but for doing so well. You are such an inspiration! I can hardly wait to see what you do next 🙂

  2. Dear Jo, Sorry for not congratulating you earlier! But I did that in person! And I just love to give huge hugs in person where I can see your beautiful face light up! You are a inspiration to us all to eat cleaner, and healthier! Many hugs your BFF Heather

    1. Heather, my BFF, I am so happy you did congratulate me in person and celebrated with me by creating meal that was 100% clean eating and 100% wheat- and dairy-free. I felt so loved and special. You continue to inspire me with your own personal growth and adventurous spirit. Looking forward to more time together, Jo-Ann

    1. Thanks Anita. To embark on such an career change and lifestyle change is difficult but having amazing supportive friends like you that make the journey way more easy and a lot more fun. Thanks for all your incredible support and best of luck with your own blog

      To Organic Sisters who are making changes starting with looking at our self first,


    1. Thanks Julie. I continue to learn and grow through the support and kindness that Lynn, Alan and you have shared. The entire team at Daniluk Consulting is making a huge difference in the world through the work you do by helping people learn about foods that heal inflammation. Thank you to the team at Daniluk Consulting – I am very grateful for your support and kindness.

      To Meals That Heal Inflammation,


  3. Congratulations, Jo-Ann! What a great accomplishment, and to do it with such flying colours – you should be (and deserve to be) very proud. With all best wishes for great things in this exciting next stage of your life!

    1. Thanks Katherine. I love how we have both used our blogs as we have created new chapters in our lives. I continue to learn from you how to engage a community.

      Check out Katherine’s blog at which has great local community comments.

      I will be dropping by soon to celebrate the many milestones we have accomplished in the country and the city.

      To new chapters in life, Jo-Ann

    1. Thanks Erin and Ken. Thanks for the confidence building sessions and believing in me. It is a pleasure to help you. I will bring over some green juice to celebrate soon. Jo-Ann

  4. Congratulations Jo!!
    What a satisfying achievement. …and so well deserved.
    Can’t wait to share your excitement this weekend.
    Jo Anne

    1. Thanks Jo Anne so the encouragement over the last two years of my life change and as I became healthier and dropped the 50 lbs. A great friend through think or thin. I look forward to celebrating with you this weekend.

      Cheers, Jo

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