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Meet Registered Dietitian, Angela Wong

Dietitian Angela

Angela Wong BSc, RD

Calgary Registered Dietitian & Online Nutritionist

Specialty: Disordered Eating/Eating Disorders, Intuitive Eating, Emotional Eating, Mindful Eating, Mental Health, ADHD, Weight Concerns, Kids Feeding Relationships, IBS & Digestive Health, Heart Health, Diabetes, Chronic Conditions, Women’s Health, Asian Diets

Pronouns: She/Her

Warm, compassionate and down-to-earth, Angela is a nutrition detective, educator and coach who has a friendly and insightful counseling style. Since everyone’s health journey is unique, Angela believes that the core of a Dietitian appointment extends beyond knowledge transfer, it involves attentive listening and understanding of your food story to tailor a right-fit approach that suits your life harmoniously. With you holding the steering wheel determining the pace and direction, Angela will work with you as a co-pilot to celebrate your wins, address challenges with curiosity and brainstorm creative & personalized solutions together as a team.

As a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, Angela is also trained with Craving ChangeTM (a program for strategies for problematic and emotional eating), Mindful Eating, Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused Counseling, so rest assured you will feel heard, respected and inspired. Using a non-dieting, client-centered and weight-inclusive approach, many clients have “light bulb” moments when they connect the dots and uncover the root causes of their nutrition concerns. By restoring a balanced relationship with food and making peace with their body, clients are able to adopt a sustainable and enjoyable lifestyle that works for their unique life stages and circumstances.

Angela’s special areas of interest include eating disorders, mental health and chronic disease.  She is also fascinated by the correlation between gut health and mental health. She offers customized strategies for clients to experiment on and if appropriate, will tap into her Monash University FODMAP diet training for IBS. As a working mom of 3 (twin girls and a boy), Angela has first-hand understanding of the trials and tribulations busy families face trying to provide nutritious foods when there’s minimal time, energy or brain capacity to meal prep. To prevent caregiver burnout, she encourages families to be wary of nutrition idealism, to explore flexible meal planning techniques using family-friendly meal and snack ideas and to make use of resources that are realistic and sustainable.

As a Chinese individual living in Canada, Angela’s fondness of east-meets-west eating style helps support clients to practice healthy eating without sacrificing their favorite cultural foods. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Angela moved to Canada to study high school and completed her Bachelor of Science with Honours in Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Alberta. After her dietetic internship in southern Alberta, she gained valuable exposure in a variety of settings such as outpatient counseling, acute care, diabetes education, long term care, Aboriginal health, public health and nutrition resource development. Between 2007-2023, Angela provided thousands of individual nutrition counseling sessions at one of the primary care networks in Edmonton, supporting patients of all ages on a wide range of referrals such as feeding challenges in children, recovery from yo-yo weight cycling, emotional eating, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, IBS, eating disorders and more. She also facilitated in-person and virtual workshops on topics such as best weight, mindful eating and diabetes and co-chaired the Joint Health, Safety and Wellness Committee. As a current member of the College of Dietitians of Alberta, College of Dietitians of British Columbia, and Dietitians of Canada, Angela offers services in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Believe it or not, Angela is a homebody at heart! She enjoys curling up on the couch to catch up on TV dramas and home improvement shows, window shopping, visiting show homes, savouring salt and vinegar kettle-cooked chips and spending time with her family (as well as away from them to protect her sanity!)

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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