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We Live HealthFULLY + SoulFULLY

Food. It sounds so simple but often can be hard to figure out. Like you, we want a balanced lifestyle that nourishes good health but also satisfies the soul. As a Calgary Dietician team and online nutrition experts, our mission is to empower people to create a healthy and joyous relationship with food and their body. This means getting enough nerdy nutritious foods for health, but also saving room for foods chosen exclusively for taste and social fun (like nachos and dessert).

Our professional nutrition consulting practice was founded by Calgary Dietician Andrea Holwegner in 2000. Since the beginning of time our services and resources have always been grounded in science and practicality (no-nonsense here).

Our Calgary Dietician team offers local and digital nutrition consulting services for both consumers and business:

  • We are leaders in both in-person and virtual nutrition counseling for individuals, families, and employees at work.
  • We offer professional speaking engagements, online learning, and workplace nutrition solutions for corporate wellness programs.
  • As consulting experts for the food and grocery industry, we help to elevate the marketing initiatives, strategy, and innovation of healthy brands.
  • We continue to create one-of-a-kind online courses and digital nutrition resources that solve the most common nutrition and health challenges for individuals and corporations.

You’ve come to the right place if you or your organization wants to learn how to eat better and still have a life. Take the die out of diet. You will find food freedom here with us.

Make life sweeter!

Our Calgary Dietician team values

Peace of mind

We make healthy eating simpler. No need to overthink things as we’ve got you covered with plenty of choices and clear direction. We’ll provide you with the gift of freedom.

Journey

Each journey is unique and customized around YOU. A clear success path is not a straight line. We’ll show you step-by-step what to do in what order, honouring your way to get there.

Collaboration

You’re not alone. We will do it together. We are your copilot, beside you with a map while you are in control. We’ll move through the tough stuff together and celebrate your wins along the way.

Practicality

You won’t find any gimmicks, fad diets, or unnecessary food restrictions here. We take a no-nonsense approach to eating well with practical tips for real people with busy schedules.

Genuine

Trust and integrity. As professional Registered Nutritionists / Calgary Dietitians you can count on us for credible science-based advice wrapped with genuine care and concern for your well-being.

Compassion

We nourish self-love. Eating well isn’t always easy, and since you are not a robot, we’ll never expert perfection. We will remind you that the best recipe for success is kind compassion.

Eat Fully with Your

Left + Right Brain

The human brain is divided into two broad hemispheres. The left brain is responsible for logic, science, math, patterns and analytical tasks. The right brain is responsible for feeling, creativity, art, imagination, taste and intuition.

We think of eating fully in using both parts of your brain.

Our left analytical brain can be leveraged to help you build habits to eat healthfully (get enough nerdy nutritious foods for health). Our right creative brain can guide you to eat soulfully (with taste, intuition, joy and flexibility in your eating choices).

Overall our goal is to empower you to create a healthy and joyous relationship with food and your body. No extreme clean eating regimes here, only balanced living you can sustain for life.

Live Fully

#BalancedNotClean

Eating fully = healthfully (left brain) + soulfully (right brain)

No food rules, only food love.

There are no bad foods, only bad overall diets.

 

Now more than ever there are food rules, trendy eating regimes and fad diets that tell you which foods are good or bad and how you should eat. Watch this video by our CEO, Calgary Dietician Andrea Holwegner, about the importance of enjoying ALL foods (including chocolate and potato chips). 

 

Success stories

"I am a psychologist in private practice and it is very important to me that my clients have the best care with other health care professionals. For that reason Health Stand Nutrition is my only source for exceptional Dietitians. Andrea and her team provide highly knowledgeable, compassionate, and real world support to my clients who require assistance with food lifestyle. I trust my clients to them and you would be in excellent hands making them part of your health care team."
Adele Fox, Psychologist
“This is the first time I feel satisfied; my cravings have diminished dramatically and I have a whole new relationship with food. I am eating guilt-free for the first time in my life. My energy has also dramatically increased and I feel great!
Rhonda Jenkins, Nutrition Counseling Client
“The Dieticians at Health Stand Nutrition help you to take action on the science behind eating well by making it practical, understandable, and fun. Their office is cozy and not at all clinical or intimidating. I felt like I was sitting down with a really smart, caring friend who wanted to help me make the best choices for my lifestyle and food preferences. They really are the best in the business.”
Marty Avery, Nutrition Counseling Client
“I have come to think of the program as a one stop shopping excursion for everything one needs to know about creating a joyous relationship with food and our bodies. In a single word, the course has gifted me with freedom from the punishing rigidity of disordered eating, old stories that never were true, and body dysmorphia that did nothing but make me lose sight of a body that has done everything I've asked, despite my careless dismissal of her needs. Now when I look in the mirror I find myself shifting from harsh criticism to gentle gratitude.”
Lynn Haley, Pursuit of Healthiness Online Course Participant
“I spent 3 hours when first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I learned more from my Dietitian about food in those 3 hours than I had learned in all the years of my life. I also love the newsletter, there is always something to learn.”
Peter Whitehead, Nutrition Counseling Client
“I didn’t realize how strong my “diet mentality” was, and all the rules I had in my head about food. I was in a cycle of reward/punish/binge/cringe. I booked with your business very reluctantly, on the repeated advice of my doctor, to get my slowly rising cholesterol levels in check. I thought I knew everything about food, and my behaviour with food, but I was definitely re-schooled. My weight is creeping down, I feel good about my diet, exercise, body image, and lifestyle.”
Amy Floyd, Nutrition Counseling Client
“Thanks Andrea for an amazing presentation, I have heard all positive remarks from attendees and the evaluations show the same sentiment. It is really gratifying when a speaker does their “homework” and weaves in our profession’s day to day challenges within their content, you did an awesome job of this! You truly took the “die” out of Dietician! Your information on healthy eating and simplifying how we can work towards this as we are all so busy really hit the mark. Andrea connects very well with her audience; she is energetic, funny, and very approachable.”
Carole Ann LaGrange, Transfusion Medicine Safety Officer

Event Planner for Laboratory Diagnostic Imaging Annual Event

I am a family physician who sees patients with a myriad of eating concerns – from wanting to know how to plan healthy meals for active families, to weight loss, to eating disorders, and so on. I cannot recommend the Health Stand team highly enough. I have worked with (and been to!) other Dieticians in the past and too often find that they just ask for food logs and make suggestions that are easily obtained online or in books. The Dieticians at Health Stand offer much more than just telling clients what they “should be eating.” In contrast, the team really does more of a counselling practice, and they work hard to help their clients learn more about why their eating habits may be off track and not optimal for them, as well as helping people to effect change at a deep level that, most importantly, is sustainable for lifetime health.”
Dr. Deb Putnam, Family Physician

Nutrition Counseling Client & Referring Physician

“I am a busy mom, with kids in high level sports, working full-time downtown, and running our home acreage outside the City. I now have the knowledge and tools I need to plan for and manage the chaos of meal planning.”
Gillian Gray, Pursuit of Healthiness Online Course Participant
“As a construction company, we select speakers who can relate to our industry and its employees. Andrea’s message was delivered with humor and empathy. She makes people feel as though they can make changes without leaving behind every favorite food. Andrea focused her presentation on healthy eating as a way to keep energy high throughout the day. This message and the way it was delivered resonated with our predominantly male, blue collar culture. I would highly recommend Andrea as a speaker for groups such as ours. She will get your message across without alienating anyone in your audience – which is a huge hurdle when trying to introduce a wellness program in the workplace!”
Stephanie Wood, HR and Safety Manager

Fisher Construction Group, Burlington, WA

I found my Dietitian warm, funny, and skilled at teaching nutrition concepts without the overwhelm. The general approach of each session was to mix science with emotion, which was exceedingly effective in helping me shift my perspective on food from one of anxiety to one of joy and curiosity.”
Erin Kronstedt, Nutrition Counseling Client
“Excellent presentation! What a refreshing change to have a speaker inspire rather than “lecture” about nutrition. Your captivating stories, tips and overall approach to healthy eating uplifts and puts people at ease. It was great to hear we don’t need to strive to be perfect eaters, and that small changes really can make a difference in how we feel and in our health. Thanks to Andrea, we have solutions to our everyday nutrition challenges that can actually work in real life!”
Tina Tamagi, Human Resources

ARC Resources Ltd.

“Had I not joined this course I would have struggled with no focus, low energy, and mindless eating. Excellent teaching and motivation. This is not just a course, it is a nutrition club with mentorship, support, and connections with other people with similar situations.”
Lorri Lawrence, Pursuit of Healthiness online course participant
 

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