Program Details Webinar with Julie Matthews

Nourishing Hope MOMs Program:

Julie Matthews’ Advanced Nutrition Practitioner Training Program
is now available to parents, caregivers, and individuals.

Now open to Parents

At the urging of parents like you, our Advanced Nutrition Training is now available for Nourishing Hope Moms that really want to know how these diets work, and how to help others make the most of diet and nutrition approaches. And for those taking their own diet and nutrition journey much deeper, this training will give you an advanced level of understanding and effectiveness.

A Nourishing Hope MOM, is any mother, parent or caregiver that is using diet and nutrition to help their child/family.

This Program is for those that….
  • Want to deeply understand therapeutic diets in order to help their own family

  • Are a nutrition student, or inspire to be nutrition consultant

  • Give and organize talks in their local community

  • Help other families at home and in their kitchen

  • Are “cooking to heal” chefs or cater to allergen-free diets

Includes BOTH Courses:

1) Nourishing Hope FOUNDATIONS

Comprehensive Training in the Nutrition Science and Clinical Practice of Individualized Diet and Nutrition Intervention. It provides broadly applicable advanced nutrition knowledge and tools, information on over a dozen therapeutic diets, and explains how to adapt diets for individual food allergies and sensitivities such as gluten, dairy salicylates, amines, glutamates, oxalates, FODMAPS.

Information on over 20 diets: Gluten-free casein-free, allergen-free, elimination diets, yeast diets, SCD, GAPS, Low oxalate, Body Ecology, Feingold, Failsafe, low FODMAPS, Modified Atkins, Paleo diet, Primal diet, and more.

(For ALL practitioners addressing all chronic conditions)

MODULE 1: BioIndividual Nutrition Foundations
MODULE 2: Special Diets for BioIndividual Nutrition
MODULE 3: Good Nutrition – Food Pyramid
MODULE 4: GFCF and Allergen-free Diets
MODULE 6: Dysbiosis and Diets for GI Support
MODULE 7: Low Phenol Diets
MODULE 8: Oxalates and The Low Oxalate Diet
MODULE 9: Paleo, Low Carb, and Ketogenic Diets
MODULE 10: Methylation and Mitochondria
MODULE 11: Laboratory Testing & Supplementation
MODULE 12: Determining BioIndividual Diet


2) Nourishing Hope for KIDS

Specialized Training in Nutrition for Children, Autism, ADHD and other Special Needs. Julie Matthews explains the underlying biochemistry, common nutrient deficiencies, and the most effective diets used for children’s special needs based on her 14 years of research and clinical practice.

While the Foundational Course provides broadly applicable advanced nutrition training – Nourishing Hope for KIDS gets specific – focusing on autism, ADHD, and related childhood disorders. Julie Matthews is the world’s leading nutritionist for children with autism; this is first advanced nutrition training program – explicitly focused on this audience.

(EXTRA course for those addressing childhood conditions)

MODULE 1: Biochemistry of Autism, ADHD and other Chronic Childhood Disorders
MODULE 2: Nutrient Deficiencies in Autism and Other Conditions
MODULE 3: Digestion and the Microbiome in Autism
MODULE 4: Behavior and Energy Regulation
MODULE 5: Special Diets for Children
MODULE 6: Case Studies of Autism and other Childhood Disorders
MODULE 7: Meal Planning and Recipes for Children & Support for Picky Eaters


Nourishing Hope for KIDS

BioIndividual Nutrition Training – Applied to Childhood Disorders…

Children require a DIFFERENT approach.

The course was created for practitioners that work with autism ADHD, special needs, and children’s nutrition.
You cannot apply the same food and nutrition approach to children as you do for adults. Children have different tastes and texture preferences. Diets and meal ideas may need to be adjusted for children. They tend to be picky eaters. They have different nutritional needs

After speaking with and working with thousands of families, I’m convinced that to be successful working with children you need a different strategy than working with adults. While some children don’t require “kids meals” they all still need to be tailored to the growth, repair, and special developmental requirements of children.

In this training you will:
  • Discover the underlying biochemistry of autism and special needs and how to use food and nutrition to help

  • Become aware of how to adapt special diets to the palate of a child

  • Learn how to work with children that are picky eaters

  • Distinguish what diets to be careful of that might not be appropriate for certain children

  • Gain additional learning/teaching tools for parents and children as well as special clinical handouts

  • Learn meal planning for families following special diets

Diet & Nutrition Strategy – Through the LENS of Autism

Autism is a complex disorder. It can involve underlying inflammation, oxidative stress, microbiome imbalance, nutrient deficiencies, methylation challenges, mitochondrial issues, digestive disturbances, and immune system dysregulation. Each child is different and needs a unique set of recommendations, include diet and nutrition suggestions to help support the underlying concerns. Food reactions and intolerances are common, and foods can be either helpful or harmful depending the individual circumstances, so food recommendations must be tailored to the individual.

The Founder of BioIndividual Nutrition Institute, Julie Matthews, has specialized in autism for the last 15 years, she is the author of Nourishing Hope for Autism. Through her research and clinical experience she has learned how to help children improve and support their underlying biochemistry, food reactions and intolerances, and help them recover.

She has learned that children with autism are the “canaries in the coalmine,” informing us that we have too many toxins and nutrient deficiency that have affected our genetic expression, as well as exposure to environmental triggers that are harming the development of our children as well as our health. Fortunately by understanding the underlying factors and conditions affecting autism, we can use food and nutrition to improve the health, happiness, learning and behavior of children, and help them lead a better quality of life.


Content Overview for BOTH Courses

Additional Child and Family Specific Tools Included with this Course


Praise from a Nourishing Hope Mom

“As an overwhelmed autism mom staring at a long list of food allergies and underlying medical issues for my son, Julie Matthews was an invaluable resource to me and my family. As my knowledge and understanding grew about the foods we feed our families and the impact biochemically, so did my family’s wellness. But, it wasn’t just about diet, it was what would help MY child based on his particular challenges and individual needs. My son is 11 and recovered from autism, so now it is time to take it a step further and go even deeper in my own knowledge and to give back to others wanting to support the health of themselves and their families.

I look forward to delving even more into bio-individual nutrition through Julie’s new program and to look at the various opportunities to grow my own skills and share this passion with others in more effective ways. What an empowering way to take our journey and help others heal their children, themselves and their families and to continue to nourish hope.”

– Terri Hirning, Nourishing Hope Mom Group Leader

Nourishing Hope MOMS Group

It takes a team to help families with autism and other special needs. And who better than moms (and dads) with personal experience to help families in need?

I have met mothers around the world with tremendous experience helping their own children heal and recover – they are often compelled to share their knowledge with families in their community. Some moms go back to school and become nutrition practitioners or educators, give talks about their experience, and/or coach others to clean up cupboards, read food labels, help with food/menu ideas, and give shopping tours.

Nourishing Hope MOMs are parents actively following any therapeutic diet for their kid(s). They’ve been there, they know it’s tough at times, that it’s not inexpensive, that most people around you don’t understand. But they also know that it’s always worth it, that food and nutrition DO matter greatly to the health and well being of their children.

Advanced Nutrition Training is now available to Nourishing Hope Moms that really want to know how these diets work, and how to help others make the most of diet and nutrition approaches. It’s also for those taking their own diet and nutrition journey much deeper than the application of just a couple of diets, or dietary distinctions.

Self-Paced Course + Online Connection

We’ve created a way for a group of parents to: learn, integrate and apply the BioIndividual Nutrition training together, while proceeding at your own pace, getting direct support from other parents, while being able to connect with Julie Matthews and broader Institute program offerings.

This BioIndividual Nutrition Training program for Nourishing Hope MOMS has many ways for you to connect and learn including its own private Facebook group just for its participants. As you study at your own pace, you will also have access to monthly live sessions to ask Julie Matthews questions on the material, and to network with each other through our membership portal and private Facebook group.

Directory Listing – Join our Community

As a Nourishing Hope MOM who has successfully completed our program, you will be included in our online directory as a “Nourishing Hope MOM.” If you are a nutrition or health professional and want to be included in the Practitioner portion of the Directory (you will not be eligible for the scholarship); however contact us for possible discounts that might apply.

Follow Scope of Practice

We anticipate moms may want to use this knowledge in their community to educate families, but be aware you must work within the laws of your state. This training does not provide certification to legally practice nutrition.


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Application & Enrollment

This Nourishing Hope MOMs program includes both training courses: our BioIndividual Nutrition Training course, and our Nourishing Hope for KIDS course. You will receive all course materials and tools, PLUS replay recordings of our earlier Moms Group Sessions, and participation in an upcoming Q&A Sessions.

Member Portal access to BOTH BioIndividual Nutrition Training courses, and materials (study at your own pace)

Participation in our Private Facebook Group for Nourishing Hope MOMSs

Join LIVE Q&A sessions with Julie to enhance your learning/application of content

Scholarships Available

Scholarships in this program are available to Nourishing Hope MOMS, not practicing professionals. Many parents taking this training are doing so to help themselves, their families, and their communities, so we are providing this scholarship ($2000 off program tuition).

If you are a practicing professional with a primary training in nutrition AND a parent, you are welcome to join the training and Study Group or one of our upcoming Professional Study groups, however, the scholarship is only available to non-practitioners.

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Satisfaction Guaranteed!

We guarantee you’ll love the BioIndividual Nutrition Training courses. Julie Matthews is a dynamic and inspirational speaker and teacher, and we are confident you will enjoy what you are learning. Enroll in the program. After the first two modules, if you’re not completely satisfied by the level of content, then simply send an email within 7 days after the delivery of module 1, and we’ll give you a full refund on the course.