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Jacqueline Steinert, BA (Hons), CNP

Department(s): Faculty

Jacqueline is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition with First Class Distinction. Prior to her nutritional studies, she graduated with Honors from Harvard University majoring in Economics with a citation in French, where she privately tutored in economics and mentored youth in an outdoor wilderness program. She also earned her Basic Diploma from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, a catalyst for her love for food.

Jacqueline has an extensive background in quantitative research, having worked at Investment Bank Goldman Sachs, & Co. in New York City in Investment Grade Credit Research. She has a diverse global background; her husband and her decided to relocate to Asia where they experienced a myriad of cultures and cuisines and eventually gave birth to their son. Through these worldly experiences, as well as working with families with children seeking sustainable healthful lifestyles, Jacqueline is excited to share her passion in empowering people with knowledge about nutrition with the IHN community.

Jacqueline runs a thriving private practice, JS Holistic Nutrition which works with families in specialties ranging from but not limited to childhood development, family meal preparation, hormonal health, inflammation, immunity, and allergies/sensitivities. She believes in the profound power of food to heal. She has been the Chair of Wellbeing at the Upper Canada College (UCC) Prep School and an active member on the Nutrition Committee at UCC. She regularly presents as well, teaching children about the importance of sound nutrition at a young age. Jacqueline teaches Advanced Nutrition Research, Comparative Diets, Nutritional Pathology, and Nutrition Through the Lifespan at Institute of Holistic Nutrition’s Online Program.

NR006 Advanced Nutrition Research

Advanced Nutrition Research introduces students to develop critical thinking skills to enhance their research into health and wellness trends through evidence-based scientific data. Students first learn the fundamentals of research in the context of nutrition and health, encompassing common terms and concepts, types of studies, ethical considerations, methodology, reliability, and validity of research designs. Students explore published research and its applications in depth, bridging the gap between nutrition and treatments correlated with prevention and wellness. Students will be encouraged to critically analyze research literature in this field.

Learning Outcomes

• Analyze popular news reports and stories, as well as academic and peer-reviewed research to deduce reliability
• Assess strengths and weaknesses of articles, including research trial designs
• Identify basic types of fallacious arguments and reasoning in logical fallacies
• Interpret statistical information commonly found in research studies, such as standard deviation, confidence intervals, statistical significances
• Discuss relevant topics as they pertain to research and studies’ reliability, risks, and limitations

Advanced Nutrition Research contributes to the necessary evaluation when developing client protocols, professional writing, program development, or clinical discussion with colleagues. The course shares ways to interpret, critique, as well as to present research concepts and evidence-based information to the general public.

CD011 Comparative Diets

Comparative Diets provides a critical assessment of the many therapeutic benefits and limitations of several alternative diet approaches, including low-carb diets, high-protein diets (Paleo Diet, Dr. Atkins, Keto, Carnivore), Plant-based approaches (Vegetarian, Vegan, Fruitarian, Raw Food, Rainbow), Longevity and Cultural diets (Okinawa, Mediterranean, Macrobiotic, Fasting), Condition-based diets (Glycemic Index, Intermittent Fasting, Food Combining, Low-FODMAP-Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols, GAPS-Gut and Psychology Syndrome, AIP-Autoimmune Protocol). This course will also address, in detail, the main detoxification diets from caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine. Students are taught and evaluated on succinctly identifying dietary imbalances as well as analyzing micronutrient propositions to design custom health-promoting diets and lifestyle programs.

Learning Outcomes:

• Explore kinetics of living systems, the law of opposites and the effects on the body and feelings of certain foods, the meaning of cravings
• Distinguish the models of food dynamics including expansive/contracting and acid/alkaline food products
• Describe how holistic individuality, metabolic typing, and the blood type diet are rooted in personalized biochemistry
• Explain the benefits of cold-pressed juice to address both acute and chronic health conditions and increase vitality
• Develop insights into the fundamental knowledge of mechanistic principles and complementary effects of several alternative diet regimens on health

Comparative Diets informs future practitioners to recommend specific dietary protocols that are determined by biochemical individuality. To promote optimal health, this course instructs practitioners to safely and effectively recommend nourishing and cleansing diets.

NP07 Nutritional Pathology
Nutritional Pathology provides a thorough understanding of the study of the traits, causes, and effects of disease, as seen in the structure and workings of the human body. This course focuses on several body systems, including the etiology of various disease states and the effective recognition of the various nutritional factors involved with the disease process. To do so, students will be taught basic clinical biomarkers of various organ functions. Being closely related to human anatomy and physiology, this course instructs students on pathology and symptomatology of various conditions. Topics that will be covered include the gastrointestinal, hematology, urinary, endocrine, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, immune, and nervous systems. This course teaches proper terminology involved in identifying various disease conditions. Students will be taught and evaluated on their knowledge of the etiology of diseases in systems as well as advanced clinical research into specific chronic health conditions.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Define disease and disease-related terms including the chief causes of disease
  • Define and discuss manifestations of disease of the discussed organ systems
  • Demonstrate understanding of the nutritional connection in maintaining homeostasis
  • Incorporate information provided by various testing/evaluation methods to plan nutritional supplementation and dietary therapies.

Nutritional Pathology provides evidence-based and scientific approaches to clinical nutrition. To develop strong protocols, practitioners will take into account acute and chronic diseases including nutritional, dietary, environmental, psychosomatic factors, and specific causes such as infections.

NLS010 Nutrition Through The Life Span

Nutrition Through the Lifespan addresses macro and micronutrient needs based on the lifespan model. A healthy nutritional status is vital throughout every stage, supporting pregnancy outcomes, growth, and aging. This comprehensive course begins with the foundations of essential nutrients for fertility and pregnancy; pediatrics including lactation with particular attention to infant feeding in the first year; navigating childhood nutritional demands; to adolescence including allergies and disorders as they relate to the repercussions of nutritional deficiencies. Early adulthood, midlife and mature adulthood for women’s and men’s health is explored, adding lifestyle and environmental factors that contribute to optimal health at each life stage. Support for nutritional challenges faced in geriatric nutrition round out the program. This course introduces students to the etiology and symptoms of common health conditions that are a key determinant of nutritional status. Evaluations through tests and case studies examine individualized dietary requirements, giving students the insight and ability to design optimal nutrition, supplement and lifestyle guidance for clients throughout their stages of life.

Learning Objectives:
• To understand nutritional choices impact overall health and vitality, for all age groups and their related conditions
• Students will develop protocols that include dietary, detox, supplementation and lifestyle recommendations at all stages
• To gain an understanding of the significant nutritional needs for optimal pregnancy, growth, and development
• To analyze and address contributing factors in the elimination of food allergies and intolerances, particularly for children

• Address the imperative nature of optimal digestive health, at all stages

Nutrition Through the Lifespan contributes to keen insights into the lifespan model to address conditions and imbalances. Using a case study approach, this course is highly applicable, giving students the opportunity to research and develop key protocols for diverse age ranges.