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ION has been delivering sector leading courses in nutrition since 1984. Found out about our courses and what makes studying with ION special.



CPD courses

Discover exciting opportunities to deepen your knowledge and support your professional development through a range of live and on-demand CPD events.



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Optimum Nutrition magazine

Optimum Nutrition is published four times a year and brings you the latest news, research, updates, forthcoming events, healthy recipes and much more... Sign up today for free digital access.



Optimum Nutrition Clinic

Our fully qualified Nutritional Therapists work with people every day to improve health and wellbeing, whatever your issue, they will help you find out how to improve your health naturally and safely.



Online webinars

  • CPD on-demand | Long Covid: A framework for improving energy and resolving inflammation

    This is a recording of a live course. This course with Dr Sarah Myhill explains the clinical picture of long Covid including the biochemistry and physiology by which the body generates energy. It provides a clinical framework for reducing fatigue and addressing inflammation- like symptoms. Read more

  • CPD on-demand | Nutrition for Children’s Health

    This is a recording of a live course. It explain the key dietary and nutrient needs for feeding a child’s brain, immune system and gut and the science behind this for each stage of development from conception onwards. Read more

  • CPD on-demand | 3 day course - Cancer: Nutritional support before, during and after treatment and beyond

    This is a recording of a live course. ION’s updated three day course aims to help practitioners gain confidence across a range of cancers by setting a foundation for further understanding and exploration. Read more

Latest articles

  • How to make the perfect omelette

    Making an omelette – seasoning beaten eggs and throwing them into a pan – may be easy, but getting it ‘right’ is something else entirely. Read more

  • Woody O'Rourke: football with Down syndrome

    Natalie O’Rourke MBE talks to Louise Wates about how playing football has been a turning point for her son Woody, who has Down syndrome – and how it almost never happened. Read more

  • Bowel Cancer Link With Sugary Drinks

    Bowel cancer rates are rising among young adults; Dame Deborah James recently passed away from bowel cancer aged just 40. As many ask how to spot the signs, we ask: how might we reduce our risk? One factor may be found in sugary drinks: high fructose corn syrup. Read more