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Perinatal Health: Epigenetics and Parental Nutrition

(3 Program 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.

Prefer to take this course online from home? Check our LIVE Virtual schedule

Upcoming Dates


  • 10/13/2020 - Date Change: Dr. Schaefer's seminar in Minneapolis is rescheduled for February 6-7, 2021.
  • 10/13/2020 - Date Change: Dr. Schaefer's seminar in Austin is rescheduled for April 10-11, 2021.
Feb 6-7, 2021 Minneapolis, Minnesota Register
Feb 20-21, 2021 Daytona, Florida Register
Mar 13-14, 2021 Spartanburg, South Carolina Register
Apr 10-11, 2021 Austin, Texas Register
Jul 10-11, 2021 Overland Park, Kansas Register

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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