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Recent Nutrition Blogs

  • Grilled Mango and Spinach Pork Salad Recipe

    Try this simple summer salad recipe   Enjoy this tasty summer pork salad recipe full of good nutrition, color and flavor. If you don’t have fresh mangos on hand you can also substitute thawed cubes of frozen mango. Recipe from https://putporkonyourfork.com   Makes 4 servings     Ingredients: lb (500 g) Canadian Pork Loin or…

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  • Athlete Diet Concern: Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)

    Sports nutrition advice: Are you eating enough calories?   Have you heard of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)? Chances are you likely have not. Our culture leads us to believe that many of us are eating too much and should work towards eating less and exercising more to fit our bodies into a cookie…

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  • Healthy Grill Recipes and Ideas

    Healthy BBQ side dishes and meal planning   Looking for healthy grill recipes and ideas for healthy barbecue side dishes? This article can help! With everything else going on in the world we can be thankful that for those of us in the northern hemisphere, summer is a wonderful season to fire up the grill…

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  • Hoisin Turkey Lettuce Wraps Recipe

    Try This Fast Weekday Summer Meal Idea   This recipe for Asian turkey lettuce wraps is a simple speedy meal you and you family will love. Try it during the week or as a ‘Finger Food Friday’ theme. On hot summer days I like to make this on the BBQ burner outside and we eat…

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  • Sports Dietitian Tips: Back to the Basics of Sports Nutrition

    Your everyday training diet is as important as performance specific strategies   As a Sports Dietitian it is no surprise I spend lots of time talking about sports nutrition for both training benefits and performance. Competitive and recreational athletes put so much effort into their physical training, but many do not see the results they…

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  • Is There a Recommended Daily Sugar Intake?

    A Sample Menu and Review of the New Food Label for Sugars     This blog post is sponsored by my client, the Canadian Sugar Institute, a non-profit association that provides science based nutrition information services who compensated me for my consulting time and expertise to provide the following information on food label reading and…

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  • Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos Recipe

    Speedy weekday meal for your next Taco Tuesday!     This recipe courtesy of recipe developer Meghan at Fox and Briar was suggested to us from one of our Virtual Assistants Janice Dixon and we’ve been raving about it ever since! Give it a try and feel free to add more or less jalapeño to…

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  • Family Physical Activity: How Can I Get My Kids More Active?

    10 Tips for motivating kids to move more   Guest post from Gillian Goerzen, BSc (kin), BCRPA PT, GF, YFL   I write this knowing it’s a slightly loaded topic. And I’m the first to tell you as a parent how you choose to support your children to have a healthy lifestyle is 100% up…

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  • Healthy Camping Food Ideas (Without Sacrificing Taste and Fun!)

    Looking for healthy camping food ideas that won’t sacrifice taste and fun?  Read on! For many folks camping is a time to take a complete vacation from healthy eating and live off of hot dogs, chips, and beer by the campfire. Fortunately, you don’t need to choose between health or taste to be a happy…

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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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