Online Dietitian: Our practice is open but we are now working entirely VIRTUALLY
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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 COVID-19, we are grateful we have this system in place to continue to assist our clients with their goals and health concerns.

In the interest of public health, as of Tuesday March 17, 2020 we are going to see our clients entirely VIRTUALLY. We will no longer offer visits at our office in person until further notice.  We are sad about this since we love connecting with people in person BUT if you haven’t yet tried online Dietitian video conferencing we are very confident you are going to find it surprisingly easy and effective.online nutritionist virtual nutrition counseling dietitian

If you are a current client please reach out to your Dietitian directly on email/phone so we can revise your upcoming calendar booking with a note that suggests you are aware this will be by Zoom.

For new clients that are nervous about technology, be assured that as experienced Online Dietitians / Virtual Nutritionists we’ve got you covered.  We can hand hold the process of how to use Zoom conferencing for online nutrition counseling seamlessly.

You can find out more about our Virtual Dietitian and Online Nutritionist services here:
Online Dietitian Nutrition Counseling Services

While we can of course work with you by phone our preferred way of working with you is by Zoom conferencing.


New to Zoom conferencing?


We’ve got you covered!

We pay for a version of Zoom known as Zoom Healthcare for telehealth video conferencing. It’s stable, private and a highly secure HIPAA and PIPEDA/PHIPA compliant type of technology used by hospitals and healthcare workers. Even if you are inexperienced with computer technology you will be surprised how easy it is to use.


Before your meeting:

Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Zoom download centre: https://zoom.us/download. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.

Here is a video where you can watch what this looks like

You can also join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom here


How to join your meeting:


At the beginning of your Online Nutritionist appointment, all you will need to do is click on the join link we’ve provided you with to access your nutrition educators private meeting room.

Then at the start of your appointment your nutrition educator will permit access to begin the video conference. If you have family member(s) that want to join from another location this is also possible by following the same instructions. For privacy and confidentiality no one can join the video conference unless your nutrition educator permits access.

You’ll love that you can see us on video just like you were in our office and that we can share our computer screen to show you education material. We can also share handouts and notes directly for you to save on your computer as well. Note that if you don’t have a web cam or prefer not be on video you can simply not turn on your camera (and can turn this off at any time).

Trouble with your video/camera? Click here for instructions

Configuring audio and video Click here to watch a video


Should you have any questions please contact us and we can give you a hand or hop on a test Zoom video so you can see what it looks like.


Andrea Holwegner “The Chocoholic Nutritionist,” CEO
& The Online Dietitian Team at Health Stand Nutrition

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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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