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.

Counseling Services

With current nutrition research and the abundance of noise that surrounds our food system, Andrea works with clients to achieve the nutrition lifestyle that will work best for them, their family, and manage any other occurrence in their life. Whether you are seeking one-to-one nutrition counseling, or group education, Andrea’s captivating energy is brought forth with every opportunity she is given to interact with people.


Dietetic services are covered under extended health care plans.


One-to-one nutrition counseling provides the platform for clients to set goals with Andrea, which range in topics of interest.

Andrea’s areas of nutrition expertise include but are not limited to:

  • Behaviour change
  • Healthy weight loss, weight gain and weight management
  • Diabetes
  • Sports nutrition
  • Pregnancy nutrition
  • Early childhood nutrition and education
  • Heart health
  • Specialty diets related to Gastrointestinal issues
  • Monthly Maintenance Package and Coaching
  • Food skills and family meal planning
  • Menu analysis and nutrient information
  • Nutrigenomix

Check out Andrea’s other services in Media and Podcasts.

Culinary Demonstrations

With a passion in culinary arts and food skills, Andrea teaches clients the basic food skills that will allow them to make quick easy meals for themselves and their families that deliver flavor and maximum nutrition. Andrea also provides the support and knowledge for menu breakdown and nutrient analysis to allow restaurants to provide this information to their guests in their dining experience.