Meet the team!
Our team of Registered Dietitians have collectively over 75 years of experience in the nutrition field. Here is an overview of our background and unique skill sets. In case you are curious, we also shared our favourite soulful foods we enjoy for fun as well as insight into our philosophy about nutrition.
President, Counselling Practice Director & Professional Speaker
Andrea Holwegner the “Chocoholic Nutritionist” is founder and president of Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc. since 2000. She is a professional speaker, media expert for the Dietitians of Canada and consultant to the food and restaurant industry for companies. She has counseled Olympic athletes on the benefits of healthy eating and is a columnist for the Calgary Herald, weekly expert on QR77 Radio and regular guest on Global Morning News and CITY-TV’s Breakfast Television. Andrea is the recipient of an award by the Dietitians of Canada: The Speaking of Food & Healthy Living Award for Excellence in Consumer Education.
Registered Dietitian, Meal Planning, Disordered Eating & Pediatric/Family Nutrition
Sherene’s warm Maritime charm and energetic disposition, partnered with her extensive nutrition expertise of over 15 years will inspire you and your family toward better health. Experiencing a personal health challenge? Need advice on picky eating or kids’ feeding issues? Looking for healthy meal planning ideas that will fit the whole family? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Sherene is your gal! Sherene is an enthusiastic member of Health Stand Nutrition that will give you the clear guidance, motivation and steps for a healthy lifestyle.
Registered Dietitian, Disordered Eating, Emotional Eating, Weight Management & General Health
Richelle is contagiously positive, and passionate about nutrition and healthy living! She is known for her comprehensive approach that encompasses physical, mental and spiritual well-being. You can count on her for sound professional expertise, over 10 years experience and practical ideas to make good nutrition easier. You can also count on her to find a way to balance in your favourite fun foods (hers is traditional Ukrainian foods like perogies).
Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Weight Management & Celiac Disease
Deb brings over 25-years of experience as a Registered Dietitian. What you will love about Deb the most is her approachability and practical ideas for nutrition and healthy living. She is an astute listener and has a natural ability to simplify science-based nutrition recommendations into easy-to-implement ideas. Deb is a diabetes specialist and has experience in weight management, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, cholesterol, triglycerides and celiac disease.
Specialty: Disordered Eating, Emotional Eating & Sports Nutrition
Fitness enthusiast and lover of all things food, Jana is passionate about helping her clients improve their relationship with food and their body. She is a strong, motivational leader. Jana also offers the balance of a warm, supportive coaching style to nudge her clients from their comfort zone while feeling safe and supported.