National Nutrition Certification Program (NNCP)

National Nutrition Certification Program (NNCP)

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The National Nutrition Certification Program (NNCP) is a free online nutrition certification course designed for public nutrition educators. NNCP is offered through Utah State University’s Food $ense Program (Utah SNAP-Ed). This program is being used to enhance the knowledge and skills of nutrition educators around the country. In 2016 there were over 1,248 course participants in more than 42 states.


Debra Christofferson RD, MDA, Heidi LeBlanc, MS


Utah State University, Utah Food $ense

Contact Email
Funding Source

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Publication/Revision Year
Evidence base / Evaluation
Other evaluation activities conducted for this resource
Evaluation Framework Indicators & Evaluation Activities

Course content was validated through expert review by registered dietitians. This resource is currently under peer review.

Staff Training Materials
Target Audience
Organizational Partners, 
Policy, Systems, Environmental Leaders / Organizations, 
SNAP-Ed Paid Staff or Personnel, 
State Agencies (SA's) or Implementing Agencies (IA's), 
Volunteers / Community Peers
Has this material been used by a SNAP-Ed program?
SNAP-Ed Behavioral Objectives
Dietary Guidelines for Americans Food Groups
Decreasing Sugar, Sodium, and Saturated Fat
Physical Activity and Reducing Screen Time
Food Insecurity/Food Assistance
Obesity Prevention
Web Site
Available Language(s)
SNAP-Ed Intervention Channels
Extension Offices
Other Programs (Women, Infants, Children (WIC), Child Nutrition, etc.)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Offices/Systems
Contact Name or Organization for Ordering
Heidi LeBlanc
Ordering Web Site Link
Email for Ordering