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Perinatal Health: Epigenetics and Parental Nutrition

(3 credits) This course was previously titled "Family Nutrition: Epigenetics and Parental Health and Nutrition for the Perinatal Period".

Gain an understanding of nutrition and learn how to effectively incorporate this information into your practice. Explore the relationships between epigenetics, nutrition, fertility and family health. Understand the latest findings in epigenetics and the roles of sugar and pH in health and disease. You'll learn how optimal nutrition can improve fertility, how poor nutrition can weaken fertility and the effects of nutrition during and after pregnancy.

Course Goals 

In this course, you will gain a vitalistic understanding of nutrition, create a working knowledge of lifestyle-based ways of eating and understand nutrition from an ecosystematic level, epigenetic level and how it will affect future generations.

What to Bring: You do not have to bring anything.

Upcoming Dates


  • 6/6/2019 - Date Change: Dr. Schaefer's class in Overland Park, KS has been moved to December 14-15, 2019
  • 04/24/2019 - Date Change: Dr. Schaefer's class in Spartanburg has been moved to March 7, 2020.
Dec 14-15, 2019 Overland Park, Kansas Register
Mar 7-8, 2020 Spartanburg, South Carolina Register
Mar 21-22, 2020 Ottawa, Ontario Register
Jul 25-26, 2020 San Francisco, California Register
Dec 5-6, 2020 Minneapolis, Minnesota Register
Jan 9-10, 2021 Chicago, Illinois Register
Feb 6-7, 2021 Austin, Texas Register
Mar 21-22, 2099 New Jersey COMING SOON

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"It is so refreshing to finally have someone who really 'gets' what nutrition is all about, teaching others how to live their best life. I loved the abundant amount of resources given."

— Laura Peppers, DC