Raw Fed & Nerdy Canine Formulation Course

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A scientific and practical guide for formulating raw, cooked and pack recipes.
Built on the nutrition science foundations taught in the RFN Full Course.

The RFN Introduction to Formulation Course teaches you how to analyze, select and combine ingredients together to build a recipe based on your dog’s specific nutritional requirements. This course builds on the foundations in nutrition science covered in the Full Course, taking nutritional theory to practical formulation strategies.

Learn how to set up nutritional goals outside of basic nutrient requirements, how to assess and select ingredients based on their nutrient strengths and weaknesses, and the ideal way to build a recipe from the ground up. Several formulation example videos are included, which review different types of formulations - raw, cooked, pack, low calorie, single ingredient - from start to finish.

This course includes graded quizzes and formulation assignments so you can make sure you are on the right track. Students who display proficiency in formulating and applying nutritional concepts will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the course. For those who do not want to participate in graded assignments and quizzes, there is an audit version of this course, which includes all course materials without any feedback.

We recommend you take both this and the Full Course to benefit fully from each course. Please note that this is an introductory course and may not be sufficient for those interested in pursuing professional nutrition consulting.

RFN Sheet Setup from Start to Finish

This course is designed around the RFN Sheet and includes tips for setting up your Pet Profile, bioavailability settings, and even creating estimations for ratio grinds in the RFN Sheet.
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Variety of Formulations

This course is a practical guide for formulating a variety of diets, including those for raw or cooked, weight loss or allergy diets and for sport/working dogs and seniors. With this course, you will be able to confidently tackle new types of formulations and build recipes that are complete and balanced.

Common Concerns for Homemade Diets

Are you worried about adding variety? How many supplements does an NRC recipe need? What nutrients should be considered for sport dogs, seniors, elimination and allergy diets? What about feeding partial homemade (raw or cooked) and kibble?

This course reviews each of these topics and discusses practical applications for formulation strategy. It will address myths in the raw feeding and home cooked world, and how to navigate topics like carbs and yeast and accurately assess allergies with nutrition science rather than urban myths.

Financial Assistance Available

The purpose of RFN is to provide accessible nutrition education for everyone. For those who may need financial assistance, there is a scholarship program.

Scholarships are only available for audited courses. For more information, please contact Jenny (jenny@bettercellsnutrition.com)

Financial Assistance Available

The purpose of RFN is to provide accessible nutrition education for everyone. For those who may need financial assistance, there is a scholarship program.

Scholarships are only available for audited courses. For more information, please contact Jenny (jenny@bettercellsnutrition.com)

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