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ABOUT THE SCHOOL

The Oncology Nutrition Institute (ONI) was founded in 2017 by Nutrition Therapist and award-winning journalist Jess Higgins Kelley, MNT. As a practitioner, after fruitless searching for additional, evidence-based training in nutrition for cancer, she decided to research and develop a gold-standard program to train other practitioners looking to add the value of therapeutic nutrition to their current practice. Because ninety-seven percent of medical schools don't even teach basic nutrition science.

While co-writing the best-selling book, The Metabolic Approach to Cancer, Jess concurrently began the R&D of what is now the 250-Hour Oncology Nutrition Consulting (ONC) certification program. The first ten classes of the 40-week program are based on this life changing book, and our advisory, research, and education team has grown to include dozens of professionals in the field of systems-based metabolic oncology nutrition therapy.

Today ONI is proud to have trained medical and nutrition professionals from around the globe while offering free, small fee, and CEU programs to the public. The school is 100% virtual, however our research center is based in Maine, USA where we are developing medicinal, therapeutic gardens while supporting regenerative agricultural programs and sustainable fishing practices. From research to recipes, ONI is leading the global conversation around the importance of integrating nutrition into the standard of cancer care and prevention initiatives. 

ADVISORY BOARD, FACULTY & GUEST LECTURERS 

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Jess Higgins Kelley

MNT, ONI Founder & President

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

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Dr. Kirsten West

ND, LAc, FABNO

ADVISORY BOARD
 

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Steve Ottersberg

MS (ABD)

GUEST LECTURER
 

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Alison Gannett

Cancer Survivor, Keto Coach, Farmer

GUEST LECTURER

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Dr. Holly Lucille

ND, RN

GUEST LECTURER

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Dr. Petra Davelaar

ND, CNS

GUEST LECTURER

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Dr. Nasha Winters

ND, FABNO, LAc, DiplOM

GUEST LECTURER

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Dr. Jeanne M. Wallace

PhD, CNC

ADVISORY BOARD
 

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Dr. Nalini Chillkov

LAc, OMD

GUEST LECTURER
 

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Dr. Ralph Moss

PhD, Author, Consultant​, Founding advisor NCCIH

GUEST LECTURER

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Emma Marshall

DipNT

INSTRUCTOR

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Dr. Heidi Weinhold

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Dr. Jorg Dietrich

MD, PhD, MBA, MMSc

ADVISORY BOARD
 

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Jen Nolan

MS, BS, ONC

ADVISORY BOARD

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Alix Berglund

MBA, MS, ONC

INSTRUCTOR

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Kathleen DiChiara

FDN-P, BNI, INHC

GUEST LECTURER

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Matty Lansdown

Scientist, nutritionist, podcaster

GUEST LECTURER

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Reba

DOG

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

ACCREDIATIONS, AFFILIATES & MEMBERSHIPS

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Our 250-Hour Oncology Nutrition Consulting Program (ONC) and Applications of the Ketogenic Diet programs are approved for CEUs.

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Our 250-Hour Oncology Nutrition Consulting Program (ONC) is approved for 24 Health CEUs. 

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Proud Member: SIO's mission is  is to advance evidence-based, comprehensive, integrative healthcare to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

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Practitioners from various departments throughout the neurology center attended the Live Training:  Applications of the Ketogenic Diet. This hospital has integrated the ketogenic diet into elements of their programming. 

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