Recent Nutrition Blogs

  • COVID-19 Nutrition: Coronavirus Home Eating Guide

    What To Eat When You Are Stuck At Home   Wondering about COVID-19 nutrition? The COVID-19 situation changed everything. Our family life, work life, home schooling situation, social life have all shifted. As employment security, financial situations and small business uncertainty have changed dramatically almost overnight our physical health, including our eating habits and physical…

  • Mexican butternut squash salad with beans

    Plant-based, Vegetarian, Black Bean, Butternut Squash Salad Sweet squash and black beans simmered with chili, oregano and tomatoes on top of crispy greens make for a satisfying and tasty main course salad with the bonus of plenty of fibre. The zesty lime yogurt dressing and cheese complement this dish perfectly. For added crunch, make some…

  • Healthy Salads 101

    How to build simple, healthy salads that are not boring!   Ever wonder how people can eat salads for a meal and feel satisfied? Or how on earth does one ‘dress up’ a vegetable and make it worth eating in the first place? Feel a bit like a rabbit and bored when you eat salad?…

  • Free Fitness Apps, Yoga and Meditation Resources for Adults and Kids

    Stay healthy at home with these free fitness classes and more during the COVID-19 pandemic Stuck at home and need some free fitness classes or yoga and meditation resources for both adults and kids? This article will help! The world changed in an instant with the COVID-19 pandemic and with that a new wave of…

  • Cauliflower Recipes Roasted: Tomato and Cauliflower Pasta Bake

    Looking for an easy cauliflower recipe? Try this! Looking for new cauliflower recipes? This recipe from Dietitians of Canada on cookspiration.com  is an easy, healthy cauliflower pasta bake that you and your family will love.   Pop the vegetables in the oven to roast while you cook the pasta, then stir it all together with…

  • How To Keep Healthy Eating Simple

    Confessions from a non-foodie Dietitian on easy meal plans Sometimes, Food is JUST Food   When you look at food through the eyes of a person who calls them self a “foodie”, there is often excitement and emotion tied to the food. There has been thought and effort in the planning of that food. That…

  • Online Dietitian: Our practice is open but we are now working entirely VIRTUALLY

    What you need to know about our Online Nutritionist services   Last year we set up systems in our practice founded in the year 2000 to be able to see our clients virtually by video conferencing as Online Nutritionists. The response from our clients using this has already been very positive. Given the situation with…

  • Iron deficiency anemia: a BIG productivity issue

    Iron Deficiency Symptoms, Treatment and Eating Strategies   Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world.  Failing to get enough iron remains a common problem for several high-risk groups in Canada, the United States and beyond. Understanding iron deficiency is a key problem influencing schools since failing to get enough iron can…

  • Hearty Manitoba Vegetable Soup

    So much goodness in this veggie soup recipe! This hearty vegetable soup recipe from cookspiration.com by the Dietitians of Canada is loaded with all sorts of goodness! Using fresh or canned pumpkin (or frozen or fresh squash) adds a rich texture to this veggie soup recipe that is sure to satisfy hungry family members. Makes…


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"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

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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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