Get notified when enrollment opens for 2025!

IPN is now accepting applications for 2024!

Get notified when enrollment opens for 2025!

IPN is now accepting applications for 2024!

Meet The Founder

Hi, I’m Lily Nichols and prenatal nutrition is my passion.

As a registered dietitian/nutritionist and diabetes educator with an extensive background in preconception, prenatal, and postpartum nutrition, I founded IPN to help other practitioners up-level their knowledge of perinatal nutrition.

As the author of the number one best-selling book on prenatal nutrition, Real Food for Pregnancy, I know that your clients are expecting more from you.

They are underwhelmed by simplified pamphlets on prenatal nutrition that rehash the same basic information they already know.

Perhaps they’ve heard from friends who’ve experienced pregnancy complications and want to do everything they can to have an easier pregnancy and recovery.

They’re likely wanting specific advice on pregnancy complications, supplements, what foods are safe, lab tests, and so much more.

Are you prepared to guide their pregnancy with confidence?

The challenge with becoming a prenatal nutritionist is knowing where to look for accurate, evidence-based information.

The Institute for Prenatal Nutritionis raising the bar on prenatal nutrition education.

This isn’t material you learn in school; it is far more in depth. Lily is a wonderful teacher — thorough, practical and well researched.

Julia Powers MS, CNS, LDN, SPN

My favorite part was the direct interaction with Lily. The more in-depth content provided absolutely made me a more competent practitioner / subject matter expert in the prenatal field.

Chelsea Leach MS, RD, CSSD, SPN
The Institute for Prenatal Nutrition Mentorship Program is the training I wish I had available when I started out in prenatal nutrition. It could have saved me years of work and a lot of overwhelm.

My formal training as a registered dietitian did not prepare me for the work I do today. The single class I took on Lifecycle Nutrition during my university studies had only a brief lesson on pregnancy nutrition — and most of that information, I have come to learn, was flat-out wrong. My dietetic internship was heavy on the clinical side, but only included a short rotation on the maternity ward.

Once I was practicing as a dietitian, it felt like I was “thrown into the ring” blind and had to spend thousands of hours of my own time to level-up my knowledge to best serve my pregnant clients. I have now devoted my career to sharing what I have learned about prenatal nutrition from my decades of consulting, research, client work, writing, teaching, and advising on prenatal public policy (and, of course, I have some personal insight from my own two pregnancies).

As a well-seasoned clinician and someone who is obsessed with research, I designed the curriculum of IPN to save you from the steep learning curve that I went through.

“Completing the IPN Mentorship with Lily really took my client practice to the next level.”

Katie Braswell, MSHN, RYT, HTMA, SPN

Become a Specialist in Prenatal Nutrition (SPN) and change the face of the pregnancy nutrition field with me!

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