Our Story

Our Story

Meet Erin, our CEO and founder, who has dedicated her career to empowering children and families to develop healthy habits and a love for nutrition. With a passion for helping others thrive, Erin's journey in the nutrition industry began over a decade ago.

How it all Began

From Counseling to Teaching

Erin started her career as a nutrition counselor, working with clients to create personalized meal plans and support their wellness goals. Her expertise in nutrition, sports nutrition, and weight loss earned her a reputation as a trusted and knowledgeable advisor.

Expansion and Growth

The COVID-19 pandemic brought an unexpected twist to Erin’s business plan. With in-person classes no longer an option, she was forced to adapt and pivot. And that’s when things took off! Happy Kids Nutrition Academy quickly expanded to offer over 20 classes in nutrition, food and exercise sciences, reaching a wider audience and making a bigger impact.

The Birth of Happy Kids Nutrition Academy

In 2019, Erin took the leap to create Happy Kids Nutrition Academy, starting with a single 8-week class on Fundamentals of Nutrition for Teens. With just two students enrolled, it was a humble beginning, but one that sparked her passion for teaching and sharing her knowledge with others.

Our Mission

At Happy Kids Nutrition Academy, our mission is to empower children and families to develop healthy habits and a love for nutrition. We believe that every child deserves access to high-quality nutrition education and that every parent deserves the support and resources they need to raise happy, healthy kids.

Nutrition is the foundation of a happy and healthy childhood, and as caregivers, we have the power to shape the habits of the next generation

Our Team

Experienced dietitians and nutrition consultants providing guidance for optimal health and well-being in children, through interactive lessons and hands-on learning

Erin Madden, BSc AHN (Dietetics)

CEO, Online Teacher

Randi Scherer, (BSc EXSC & SN)

Online Teacher

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Yue Li, RD, MSc AHN (c)

Online Teacher


Happy Kids Nutrition Academy offers interactive and engaging nutrition classes specifically designed for preteens and teens. Our mission is to empower young minds with healthy eating habits and a positive relationship with food.

Our online classes offer flexibility, convenience, and accessibility. Students can learn at their own pace, anytime, and from any device with an internet connection. Our classes are also designed to be fun, interactive, and engaging, making them perfect for preteens and teens who are looking for a unique and enjoyable learning experience.

 Our online classes cover a range of topics related to nutrition, including meal planning, food groups, nutrient deficiencies, and more. We also cover topics such as body positivity, self-care, and mental health. Our classes are designed to be comprehensive and engaging, with a mix of lectures, videos, quizzes, and interactive activities.

Our online classes are a mix of both self-paced and live components. Students can access pre-recorded lectures and activities at their own pace, and we also offer live Q&A sessions with our instructors and interactive activities. This allows students to learn at their own pace and engage with our instructors and peers in real-time.

Yes, our online classes are designed to provide students with a certificate of completion. Students can also earn continuing education credits (CECs) in certain fields, such as nutrition or health sciences. We also offer advanced certifications and diplomas for students who complete a series of classes and meet specific requirements.  

Registration for classes is done on Outschool’s website. Once you create an account, you can browse and enroll in classes offered by Happy Kids Nutrition Academy.

No, Happy Kids Nutrition Academy cannot provide personalized nutrition advice or consultations. We recommend that parents consult their local pediatrician or dietitian for personalized advice.

Insurance policies can vary depending on the provider and type of coverage you have. Some health insurance plans may cover certain types of classes related to improving your child’s health, such as fitness or nutrition classes. It is best to check with your insurance provider to determine if your specific plan covers such classes and what the requirements are for reimbursement.  

Join Our Community

Join Erin and the Happy Kids Nutrition Academy team on a mission to empower the next generation of healthy kids! Together, we’re committed to providing a nutritious and fun journey for kids, teaching them the skills and knowledge they need to thrive and live their best lives.