This short course...

  • is for: Members of public, practitioners, students
  • is with: Christine Bailey
  • spans: 1 day
  • provides: ION CPD 5 hours
  • has a discount: Use discount code IONSC_KD15OFF at the checkout to get 15% off. Offer expires end of 5th February 2020.

Are you wondering how to safely support a client on a ketogenic diet or wanting to embark on one yourself?

The ketogenic diet is a low carbohydrate high fat diet that can offer health benefits including weight loss and in some circumstances support for diabetes, cancer, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. This lively day will provide you with an introduction to the diet and how to follow it safely and give you the confidence to put your learnings into practice

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What will I learn?

By the end of the course participants will have:

  • Appreciated the latest evidence and research around the potential health benefits of a high fat low carbohydrate diet and have greater clarity when it might be appropriate/ inappropriate to follow
  • Appreciated how to put together a personalised programme including which foods are ‘allowed’; working out carbohydrate intakes; meal planning and safe fasting periods
  • Understood what testing might be required and when
  • Discussed specific considerations, troubleshooting, ways to minimise possible side effects and what to monitor
  • Understood how to adapt a ketogenic diet to personal circumstances including when exercising
  • Had chance to significantly interact with a highly experienced speaker and gained answers and further ideas pertinent to your specific work or personal experience
  • Had the chance to network with other individuals and practitioners interested in nutrition and make useful contacts.



Programme overview


  • Attendee registration


  • Introduction: What is a ketogenic diet and what is the research and evidence to support it?
  • Variations in the ketogenic diet and individual adaptations
  • Potential health benefits of the ketogenic diet
  • Potential reasons why the diet may not be appropriate for certain individuals/at certain times

11.45 – 13.00

  • Dietary guidelines – foods to avoid
  • Dietary guidelines – foods to eat
  • Nutritional considerations – supplement support
  • Testing – how do you know if you or a client is in ketosis and what should you be monitoring?


13.45– 15.30

  • Practical support – how to make the diet work for you or your client
  • Meal planning – what a typical day / week looks like on the plan and working out required carbohydrate intake
  • Healthy keto snacks
  • Tips for eating out
  • Trouble shooting - side effects and how to minimise them
  • Exercising and the ketogenic diet / variations in approaches
  • Modifying the diet to the individual – low carb vs ketogenic
  • Frequently asked questions


Who is this course for?

  • All health care and other practitioners interested in deepening their knowledge around ketogenic and low carbohydrate diets
  • Nutritional therapists, nutritionists, dieticians and students
  • Members of the public interested in the ketogenic dietary approach



Who will teach?

Christine Bailey PGCE, MSc, mBANT, CNHC, MIFM

Christine is an award-winning nutritionist, chef and author of over 14 recipe and health books.  She regularly appears in the media and runs successful practices in Berkshire and London. She lectures on nutrition at BSc and MSc level and presents at national conferences and events on a wide range of health and nutrition topics. Christine runs a range of cookery and education days on healthy eating and how best to implement specific dietary approaches.



How will I be taught?

Christine will explain key principles of functional nutrition and ketogenic diets.  Participants are not expected to have trained in nutrition to attend but the course will use some technical language and assume some knowledge. Recommendations may include testing or safe supplementation guidelines. Participants will be able to ask questions to Christine to better understand principles and practice. You will be provided with essential information, practical tips and take-home recipes and meal planning resources.



Good to know

  • Please check you have read ION’s FAQs including our cancellation and refund policy before booking
  • Where you are booking with a discount code, please check you have read ION’s discount terms and conditions: https://www.ion.ac.uk/promotions
  • ION will provide an electronic link to course materials two weeks in advance. Please ensure that you check the email account you signed up to hear about ION with around this time.
  • The day includes drink and light refreshments. Lunch is not provided
  • Maximum 36 participants
  • If you have a queries, please email [email protected]

Copy and paste (or type) the discount code IONSC_KD15OFF at the checkout "apply discount" stage to get 15% off your booking fee. Hurry! Offer expires end 5th February 2020.

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