One place is an academy that is accredited and offers a particular type of diploma in comprehensive nutrition. : I remain skeptical of distance-learning programs’ ability to provide the training needed to serve as an expert in nutrition, or in any area offering medical advice. Learning how to provide health guidance is a multi-layered undertaking. But the complexities of individuals’ problem situations are what lead them to seek expert advice. Send questions to: “On Nutrition,” Ed Blonz, c/o Andrews McMeel Syndication, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO, 64106.