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Our Misson

Sano School of Culinary Medicine is the UK’s leading online nutrition education school offering dedicated, comprehensive online nutrition courses.

Our aim with Sano is to provide people with the skills to use food and nutrition for medicinal health benefits for their own health and to help others to do the same. And we have lofty goals to spread the message - that food really is medicine - even further, to make basic nutrition knowledge commonplace internationally to empower everyone to take back control of their own health so that we can collectively rediscover the true benefits of a healthy body and mind.

Sano School provides education through its online courses, education webinars, event programme, workshops, cooking demonstrations and lectures at conferences on a variety of health and wellness topics.

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Our founders Doug & Heather started Sano as a family business and all three of their daughters have been involved. Their eldest Emily 19 with marketing, Holly 18 with recipe creation and Lucy 16 with design.

Our Story

Sano began back in 2016 with our first course, Sano Diploma in Applied Nutrition, as a forerunner in accessible education. Nutrition, diet, and healthy eating have become minefields of misinformation and our founders Doug and Heather began a mission to redefine how the world approaches their health. Working closely with industry experts and the latest evidence-based nutritional science, Sano School Of Culinary Medicine was born.

Since then, we have empowered hundreds of students from countries including the UK, Holland, Spain, China, the USA, Australia, and South Africa to take control of their health, transform their relationship with food and their bodies, and guide and inspire others to do the same. With the rapid expansion of the wellness industry and the subsequent collective desire to lead a healthier lifestyle, our graduates began to create brand new careers based on the nutrition expertise they gained throughout the course.

We share our knowledge to empower people to transform their lives for the better.

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We Are Sano

Heather Richards

Heather Richards

Director of Nutrition

Heather is a Registered Nutritionist (mBANT) and was awarded  'Overall Academic & Clinic Results in Nutrition' by The College Of Naturopathic Medicine. Before raising her 3 daughters Heather was a Chartered Accountant with PriceWaterhouse Coopers but the health of her family spiked her interest in nutrition and wellness. She discovered the power of nutrition in healing her daughter's eczema and never looked back. After qualifying as a Nutritionist she set up a clinic helping hundreds of patients. However Heather is passionate about spreading her knowledge to help as many people as possible with their health and careers in wellness and founded Sano to do just that!


Doug Richards


Doug has over 25 years of experience gained in the corporate world and before co-founding Sano, he worked as CFO at NewDay plc, CEO at CMC Markets, Group COO and Group Finance Director at AWD Holdings and Divisional Board Director at Centrica for 11 years. Doug has established several successful and high profile new businesses including Goldfish Bank. Originally he started his career in investment banking after qualifying with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Chartered Accountant and Corporate Treasurer. Doug made the bold decision to step out of 'Corporate World' and stand alongside Heather in developing a brand they believe really can impact peoples health and help them lead healthier happier lives.