Media and Public Speaking

With a natural stage presence, Andrea brings an engaging energy every time she is able to discuss nutrition, fitness, health and behavior changes to set lifestyle goals. Her captivating style draws crowds within the school system, corporate setting, health fairs, culinary demonstrations, and smaller team settings, motivating and empowering every audience she interacts with.

Andrea’s experience in media and public speaking includes: The Weather NetworkCTV NewsChannel (December 2015, January 2016), Global News Toronto, Central East Community Care Access Centre, Rogers Television (Peel), YAHOO!, The Toronto Star, Inside Fitness Magazine, Huffington Post, Redbook Magazine, Macleans Magazine, GoodLife Fitness Clubs, General Mills, Trillium Health Partners, Rexall Pharma Plus, as well as many teen sports teams.

CTV News

Central East CCAC

Global News Toronto

Schools

Andrea’s biggest passion lies in the opportunity to speak to students, to empower them with the sound nutrition information, but most importantly how to achieve a balance of health – encompassing their mental, physical and emotional well-being.  As this was a time in Andrea’s life when she felt the most pressures from society and the words of others’ settling into her brain, she is truly passionate about giving back, helping students see a different perspective, their own value and worth, and most importantly how to create a healthy balance of food nutrients and physical strength!

Andrea creates a safe space for students to ask questions, inquire about our current health world and ensure students do not feel judged based on the questions they ask and conversations that evolve.

Whether she interacts with students in kindergarten or high school, Andrea’s approach differs based on the children’s knowledge and skill set to align with the learning objectives as set by the individual teachers, principals and parent council groups.

  • Introduction to Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating
    • Red, Yellow, Green light game
  • Eating a Rainbow of foods
  • Discussion with students includes:
    • Colourful vegetables
    • Breakfast choices
    • After school snacks
    • Dinner time (preparation, different jobs, who do you eat with?)
    • Grocery shopping

Duration: 30 – 45 minutes

  • Introduction to Canada’s Food Guide and questions related to the following topics:
    • Understanding portions using familiar object (ie. Tennis ball, deck of card, etc.)
    • Making healthier choices within the food groups
  • After school snack ideas

Duration: 45 minutes

  • Understanding of Canada’s Food Guide:
    • What is a portion – allowing students to understand what a portion is of all 4 food groups
    • Types of Fats and Added Fats
    • Choose This Not That Exercise – Identifies better choices to make on a number of categories
  • Food Skill Programming and Hands-on Education
  • Question and Answer Period

Duration: 45 minutes

  • How to balance meals throughout the day
  • Making smart Snack choices
  • Eating out – how to make better choices
  • Food for the body and mind
  • Caloric intake through the day and metabolism
  • Question and Answer period

Duration: 45 minutes

  • Pre and post workout nutrition
  • Sources of energy (before a workout/game/practice)
  • How to replenish after a workout/game/practice
  • Water, fluids and hydration
  • Choosing the right foods to give the right fuel and energy for a workout/game/practice
  • Question and answer period

Duration: 45 minutes

  • Nutrition as a Family Affair (involving kids: from shopping, meal prep, cooking, making lunches, and clean up)
  • Healthy Eating 101
    • Daily Fuel
    • Strategies for allergies and picky eaters to ensure optimal nutrition
    • Introduction to the food system – package labels and ingredient lists
    • Stretching your meal prep – keeping meals simple yet creative
  • Cooking Demonstrations available
  • Question and answer period

Duration: 45 – 60 minutes

Additional topics are available upon discussion to align with current curriculum for all programming.


Corporations

Whether you work 9 to 5, 12 to 8 or shift-work schedules, we all have the ability to manage and prioritize our health to ensure what we do in a day is fueled with the right energy and good food choices — even if you have to eat out every day! It’s not about a plan, nor is it about changing your whole lifestyle. Andrea shares information in a realistic approach to show individuals what their current lifestyle may be, and how simple alterations will bring about a more positive energy and atmosphere.

Andrea’s corporate clients include:

  • Inside Fitness Magazine
  • Bernardin Ltd.
  • Cadillac Fairview
  • Oxford Properties
  • GoodLife Fitness Clubs
  • The Running Room
  • Dealertrack Technologies
  • Symcor
  • Jones Lang La Salle
  • Scarlett House Catering Inc.
  • Klenzoid Canada Inc. / Eldon Water Inc.