Family Nutrition & Lifestyle Guide

Support your family's health

This short course will help you to make smart dietary choices for your family. We explain the importance of the macronutrients – carbs, proteins, fats – and how to choose the best quality foods and combinations to provide your family with nutritious balanced meals. We reveal the importance of an unprocessed diet and practical ways to achieve this – for most of the time at least! We also look at plate portions and foods / ingredients to maximise, and those to limit. 

We also cover lifestyle factors, with practical tips to minimise stress and optimise sleep!

The course is accompanied by downloadable handouts, cheat sheets, printable wholefood menu ideas, as well as store cupboard essentials. There’s also a recipe eBook by Maggie with practical and nutritious meals for all the family. 

How it is presented?

The course material is presented on our platform, Brightspace. You can read the content and have access to it for 6 weeks. After that you can download the content to keep in the form of comprehensive PDFs. You are also encouraged to download Maggie’s eBook, ‘Family Nutrition & Lifestyle Guide Recipes’.

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We now offer vouchers so that you can give the gift of health to your loved ones. Simply contact our centre manager, Pauline, by email at or call +353 87 649 3194 and she will arrange this for you. Vouchers start at €50.

Next Course: Available Now

Course cost: €49


This is a self-paced course, delivered fully online:

  •  Access for 6 weeks

  • All the content in 6 comprehensive, downloadable handouts to keep

  • Practical handouts as PDFs to stick on your fridge or keep for reference to support motivation and change:

      • IINH Macros Cheat Sheet

      • IINH Wellness Plate

      • IINH Monthly Fluid Intake Tracker

      • IINH Tips to Optimise Sleep

      • IINH Sleep Diary

  • Additional downloadable Wholefood Menu Ideas and Store Cupboard Essentials, by Maggie.
  • Printable eBook, by Maggie, with practical family-friendly meal and snack recipes; Family Nutrition & Lifestyle Guide Recipes.

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Cost: €49

Course Outline

Carbohydrates, Protein, Fats & Oils


  • Sources of carbs
  • Why carbs are important
  • Quality over quantity
  • Practical tips for including good quality carbs for the family


  • Sources of protein
  • Why protein is important
  • Quality over quantity
  • Practical tips on good sources of protein for the family

Fats & Oils

  • Types & sources of fats & oils
  • Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids
  • Why fats and oils are important
  • Quality over quantity
  • Which oils are best to cook with and why
  • Practical tips on good sources of fats & oils for the family 

What It Means to Eat Well

  • What is an ‘unprocessed’ diet
  • Cornerstones of an unprocessed diet
  • Foods and ingredients to limit
  • Plate portions

Lifestyle Tips 

  • Stress and how it can undermine health
  • Restoring balance and wellness
  • Tips to optimise sleep
Family Nutrition & Lifestyle Guide: Cooking with kids
Family Nutrition & Lifestyle Guide

Learn how to support your family's health


I found this course very informative and easy to understand.  As a mum of 4 I am always searching for ways to give my boys the best nutrition possible within their meals.  I found that the way the course was laid out and the downloadable handouts it has made my knowledge & understanding of nutrition much clearer.  My boys also loved the Eat a Rainbow handout that we now have stuck to the fridge & they often refer to it & try to replicate it on their plates!

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Ciara Beaugé

Ciara Beaugé BA (Hons) Psych, Dip NT, MNTOI

Ciara qualified as a Nutritional Therapist in 2010 and practises in one to one consultation, delivers community wellness talks, corporate workshops and runs retreat days. She also lectures with IINH and supervises students in their clinical practice. Ciara is a Mum of 3 young children and understands the daily challenges of nourishing a family!

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