What our students say

“As someone who works full time and hasn't studied in over 13 years, I've just completed the 'Food and Mood' module and loved it. This course is flexible, informative and I have really enjoyed it! Can't believe it's almost over but look forward to the possibility of additional modules.”

Senior Healthcare Manager

“I loved the course! It think it was really well set out.”

Sean Ryan

“The reason why I kind of refuse to take any nutrition courses here in America is because they teach the exact opposite from what Sano taught within all the modules. I feel like courses here don’t really get to the root, but I liked that Sano gave a broad picture, but it was still detailed enough to get a really good grasp and understanding of a certain ailment or how/why certain things work for or against each other. I’m definitely not the type of person who can easily understand scientific things, and I really struggled in Biology in high school. However, the fact that I could re-read certain things until I finally understood them and there were a few animated videos here and there made it so much easier to understand without getting all the way down to the atoms.”

Hannah Lempke

“The Diploma in Applied Nutrition covers a lot of information, delivered in concise chunks that are easy to absorb. The main benefits are from doing the assignments, receiving individual feedback and interacting with other students. Highly recommended!”

Melanie Gaylard
Education Manager, Sano

“I really enjoyed the course and I loved the sense of learning”

Claire Postans
Brand Director

“Since 2014 I’ve had my own business as a holistic nutrition coach, exclusively doing nutrition coaching and healthy cooking, one on one lessons, group workshops mostly in Los Angeles and some in New York as well. It’s been steadily growing since then. There is definitely a need for it, that's why with the course it was nice because I was familiar with all the concepts but I hadn’t really learnt the science behind the nutrition knowledge that I had.  That was the number one thing that I liked about the course, the anatomy side of it and the science bit I thought was great. It gives you more credibility as a coach to be able to back yourself up with science.”

Daniela Kende
Nutrition Coach

“I started the SANO School of Culinary Medicine Diploma in Applied Nutrition a few months ago and have enjoyed it very much so far. I like the fact that the lessons are interesting and full of information.There is a lot of mixed information available these days and people are confused as to what healthy food really is. People seem to focus only on the weight loss aspect of eating without actually understanding what they should be eating to stay fit and well. This course is brilliant to understand that by eating the right foods you can stay in a healthy weight as well as being healthy without sacrificing the pleasure of enjoying good food.”

Maria Melendez
Pilates Instructor

“I was interested in studying with SANO due to the rise of social media and the fitness industry. I have found sourcing reliable nutritional advice very difficult and often very confusing. I wanted to learn from an expert so that it would enable me to make better and more sustainable choices for myself. I was not looking for a quick fix solution as often seen these days, but a manageable change in lifestyle.”

Katria Lamb
Dr Claudia Pastides

"Sano's CPD accredited online nutrition diploma is delightfully evidence based, practical and I've personally found what I learnt life changing for my family as well as invaluable for enhancing patient care. I highly recommend this diploma to medics as it's a brilliant refresher of biomedical science (that we learnt many moons ago!) plus really interesting new information that can be applied to patient care."

Dr Claudia Pastides


“This is a flexible, fascinating and very well explained nutrition course that gives you an insight into how what you eat really does affect how your body works.  Highly recommend it and it won't break the bank.”

Caroline Haigh

“I’m doing an MSC in nutrition and behaviour with Bournemouth University and I’m using the Diploma in Applied Nutrition course as the supporting evidence for doing that. The thing I really liked about the Sano course is the fact that it was applied, it wasn’t just about the science of nutrition. The practical of coming up with 3 recipes, per module, that are going to utilise foods that will assist and support the body systems and I find that really interesting.”

Juliet Hall

“There is lots of support and clear guidelines.  The feedback is excellent with positive comments to prepare you for the next module. The Sano School of Culinary Medicine is a good fit with my beliefs around using food as medicine.”

Louise Knight

“I do different therapies, so I wanted to add the course to that. Primarily I wanted to do the course because I do colonics and I wanted to know much more about digestion and nutrition. I also do reflexology and aromatherapy and skin care so I do have to deal with a lot of lifestyle issues.”

Kerry McKay
Complementary Therapist

“Having already completed a diploma in Naturopathy I wanted to add on to this qualification with the Diploma in Applied Nutrition. My true love is healthy cooking but now understand the nutritional benefits and science of recipes, so this course was perfect for me. Plus being flexible and being able to do it from home, it just ticked all the boxes”

Jo Charleston
"The Sano team are always on hand to help and direct and they are such a great bunch, approachable and friendly. This course has given me so much knowledge, confidence and information on talking about the body and how food has an impact on the body. It has also shown me where to look for reliable information."
Denise Monk
Aerial Yoga Teacher

“I'm setting up a new business, a place that empowers partners to embrace cooking with children so they can develop  healthier lifelong relationships with food. The Sano School of Culinary Medicine has given me such a fantastic background into the science of nutrition. It's given me the confidence to move forward and achieve my goals.”

Andrew Jenkinson

“I loved it, I really enjoyed the course. It’s great that SANO staff are on the FB group and the students can share ideas, motivation etc. You feel less isolated.”

Suzy Beque

“What I love about the course is that I can understand everything I read and if I can’t I can just email or Skype and I have all the support that I need.”

Ines Romanelli

“Very professional. I can read the notes without having to print them. It's so clear and well laid out.”

Sheila Mowlds

“I found that in Scotland there wasn’t a lot available. Really good about the course that you feel connected and completely online. It was a big thing for me that I could do it all online. That was a big draw.”

Amanda Geary
Academic & Digital Development Adviser

“I thought the feedback was constructive and helpful. It helped me to dig down deep and really understand for myself what I was talking about and not just trying to take the information given to me and just put it back on the paper.”

Hannah Lempke