1-day food demo  |  Back by popular demand  |  ION CPD 5 hours

This lively food education and tasting day gives a general overview of the properties of certain foods and how these can be used to support fertility and preconceptual care for both men and women.

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What will I learn?

By the end of the day you will have:

  • Gained a greater appreciation of how our diet and environment can influence fertility in men and women; which foods or food groups are beneficial and why, and why this might differ between people
  • Gained tools and information to help you think through which foods might be more appropriate for you or others and which might be less so
  • Sampled a variety of home cooked foods that use nutritious and fresh ingredients as well a few novel ingredients and products
  • Appreciated how different methods of food preparation affect the properties of foods and considered which might be most suitable for you/others
  • Gained a comprehensive list of imaginative and creative recipes to easily enable you to include more supportive foods into your repertoire.
  • Gained answers to your questions from a highly experienced home cook and nutritional therapist
Full day programme




Who is this course for?

  • Individuals or couples wanting more information about ways to help support fertility and help support conception of healthy babies
  • All health care and other practitioners who want to be able to give some basic nutrition pointers to their clients
  • Nutritional therapists, nutritionists, dieticians and students who want more ideas regarding how they can help their clients incorporate supportive foods



What's included?

  • Presentation materials
  • Pre-course reading materials
  • Drinks and light refreshments
  • The chance to interact with highly experienced speakers and gain answers and ideas pertinent to your work
  • An opportunity to network with other nutrition and complementary medicine practitioners



Who will teach?

Belinda Blake is an experienced nutritional therapist and lecturer with a passion for food and a creative approach to teaching. She has long been fascinated by the traditions behind the use of foods for healing and so her workshops not only embrace the science that helps us to understand their properties, but also their rich anecdotal histories.



How will I be taught?

The day will include short talks from Belinda interspersed with practical food preparation demonstrations, discussions and real life examples. This is not a cooking day, but you will taste-test many of the foods and products.

Space is limited to 26 participants. You will be provided with handouts, recipes and references/ a bibliography.

Materials will be provided electronically approximately two weeks before the course. In order to reduce our global footprint, hard copies of materials will not be provided on the day. Delegates are welcome to bring the materials on electronic devices; print and bring the materials or take notes and refer to the electronic versions at a later date. If you book less than 14 working days before the course you may have to wait a few days to receive the link to materials. If you book less than 5 working days before the course or on the day, we cannot guarantee that you will receive the link until after the course.

PLEASE NOTE: Education research demonstrates that participants learn most when they focus on the speaker and write their own short personalised notes rather than writing on the materials provided. We therefore encourage participants to use any longer materials provided e.g powerpoints as reference materials when home and there is no need to print them all for the day. We encourage participants to think in advance about the key questions you would like answered by the day and for you to tailor your learning, questioning and note taking to address these.



Good to know

  • Registration starts at 9:30AM
  • Please check you have read ION’s FAQs including our cancellation and refund policy before booking
  • If registering as a student, ID proof will be required on the day. Failure to bring proof will result in the full price of the event being invoiced
  • Price includes drink and light refreshments throughout the day. Lunch is not provided but there is a fantastic selection of cafes and restaurants within a 5 minute walk as well as a range of independent and high street shops and attractive outdoor spaces, including a section along the River Thames.
  • Use of public transport is advised. There is no free parking in the immediate area. For full parking details visit the Richmond Council website
  • An electronic link to course materials/handouts (if any) will be provided approximately two weeks in advance


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Ticket Quantity Price

Fertility 29 Sept '18 - Practitioner/Member of public

Decrease Increase £140.00

Fertility 29 Sept '18 - Student

Decrease Increase £120.00

Fertility 29 Sept '18 - ION Alumni

Decrease Increase £120.00