Vision for the IFN Academy

To transform the practice of nutrition with a deep sense of purpose.


IFNA Guiding Principles


7 Key Ingredients

Educational Excellence:  we aim to provide the most clinically relevant, evidence based, practice-informed, peer-reviewed, integrative and functional nutrition program available

Inquiry: we encourage a desire for learning new concepts and deepening one’s knowledge in a spirit of intellectual curiosity and open-mindedness

Collaboration: we eagerly share our work in service to our students, our profession and the practice of integrative and functional nutrition for the highest good

Self-Care:  we commit to practicing personal healthcare habits that help us to be our best in mind, body, and spirit

Conscious Communication: we strive for thoughtful dialogue that is rooted in reflective listening and timely responsiveness

Active Engagement:  we endeavor to be fully present in our interactions with others and to foster meaningful, ethical, sustainable relationships

Innovation:  we continually seek creative ideas, initiatives and opportunities that are aligned with our values and inspire us to achieve our mission




Take one precious human life.  Add a
slice of mindfulness, a heaping cup of
contemplative practice – any flavor you choose.
Dissolve the personal self in a quart of self-
inquiry.  Blend laughter, love, well-being, prayer,
awareness, ease, and truth. Mix ingredients and bake
until done.  Recipe serves everyone.  Leftovers can
be used in open-faced, non-dual sandwiches.
Feel free to experiment with unusual ingredients.
Cooking time will vary.

From:  Breath of Joy, Poems, Prayers, and Prose

by Danna Faulds