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Andrea Holwegner  

Andrea sparks motivation for wellness change. Her message is not just about nutrition, it's about LIFE and achieving better balance, energy & health.

Nutrition expert Andrea Holwegner is founder and president of Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc. since 2000 based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She has counseled hundreds of individuals including Olympic athletes on the benefits of healthy eating. Andrea is the chocoholic dietitian and believes in eating fully - both health_fully and soul_fully.

Andrea is an inspiring professional speaker who captures audiences with a buzz that's better than caffeine with simple nutrition and lifestyle ideas to look and feel your best everyday. Her message is not just about food, it's about LIFE and achieving better balance, energy and health.

This dynamic nutrition guru is a regular contributor for CBC News Online and is often asked to give her professional advice for national publications such as Canadian Living, Chatelaine and Today's Parent. Andrea has also made a name for herself on camera, having appeared as the dietitian on the Life Network's popular reality weight loss show "Taking it Off," CTV National News and CBC News Today Newsworld. She's also been interviewed by CBC radio in almost every province in Canada. Closer to home, she regularly provides the 'goods on food' to Global News-Morning, CITY-TV's Breakfast Television and CFCN News at Noon in Calgary.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences, Andrea completed a Dietetic Internship to become a Registered Dietitian. She is a regulated member of the Dietitians of Canada, the College of Dietitians of Alberta, the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and acts as a media expert for the Dietitians of Canada.In 2008 Andrea received a regional award by the Dietitians of Canada: The Speaking of Food & Healthy Living Award for Excellence in Consumer Education.

In her spare time, Andrea enjoys sipping wine with her husband over a good meal. She loves to pursue her favorite sports of backcountry skiing, hiking and rock climbing in the Canadian Rockies.

Keynotes, Breakout Sessions, Half & Full Day Retreats, Corporate Wellness

Sample Keynotes

Bite-sized Changes for SUPERSIZED RESULTS Nutrition for better energy, health and weight management.

We live in a culture of "quick-fix" solutions that attempt to sell us energy, health, and weight The trouble is, buying into a quick-fix won't fuel a long-term solution. When you strive for radical change, set rigid goals and deprive yourself of enjoyable foods, you set yourself up to fail and revert back to your old habits. What if instead of an "extreme makeover" you decided to set realistic goals and learned how to challenge yourself to succeed rather than fail? Andrea highlights what you can learn from the hundreds of past clients she has seen trying to make change. Learn what not to do from those she calls the "stuck-strugglers" and find out the best strategies used by her clients she considers the "shaker-movers." Andrea will leave you with her top 5 places to focus your intention (FYI) and encourage you to consider that imperfect is perfect. Little changes in your eating can have profound changes in your energy, health and weight management each day. If you take nibbles at the big nutrition goals you are striving for, you will get there faster than you think - and be able to stick with them!

NUTRITION at the SPEED OF LIFE! Sound bites for busy people.

We are juggling more responsibilities and commitments than ever before. We have more work worries, job stress, and obligations that steal time and energy away from our families and personal fun. To help us keep up with the speed of life, food manufacturers are happy to pump out thousands of new convenience, ready-to-serve foods every year to help us cut corners. The fast food industry has set up locations in every community to provide us with take-away food to gobble down hastily. In some cases, eating has become a nuisance and something else to check off the "to-do" list. We eat out, at our desk at work, in our car, and in front of the TV in many cases we eat unconsciously everywhere but the kitchen table with our families. But does sacrificing time to eat really help us? Hear Andrea speak about the fascinating value of the family meal and what we can learn from other captivating cultures around the world. Andrea will stir up the notion that how you eat is as important as what you eat, and will inspire you to look at eating as something more than just for health and energy, but for nourishing enjoyment and relationships. Andrea's voice of reason amongst a maze of clutter will guide you through a journey of reconnecting with food, trimming time traps, and building a roaring reliable routine that will help you balance the speed of life and healthy eating.


"Andrea Holwegner brings huge value and return on investment as an inspiring leader in the nutrition field. She is an upbeat speaker, with credible, practical ideas to share. We have continued to bring her back again and again to speak to our employees. Her message is starting to stick! Our employees are starting to "walk the talk" and as a result of eating better, are returning to work feeling healthier and more energized." Sheri Brake, Manager, Employee Development, IHS Energy

"WOW----We don't have to be perfect. What a relief! Andrea spoke at our annual fall conference, and just lit up the room with her energized, dynamic, and inspiring presentation. The feedback from our participants was just glowing; like they've been renewed and given permission to focus on what really counts at meal time. The real life approach to food and nutrition is so much more attainable and sustainable. Our group consisted of Food and Nutrition managers, dietitians, and food industry reps, and all were engaged with Andrea's messages." Denise Russell, President, Alberta Society of Nutrition Managers

"We can't thank you enough for your contributions to our HealthCare Education day, especially on such tight timelines. The amount of work you put into tailoring your message and your presentation to our crowd was very clear. Your presentation was an incredible opportunity for our customers to take something away not only for their professional lives, but for their personal lives as well. Additionally, your energy and ability to relate to the audience was invaluable as a presenter. Your presentation truly transcended age and time, and everybody was able to relate and walk away with something to help them out. Thank you so much for inspiring that in our customers and in us. We hope to have you back again." Christopher Sprentz, Marketing Manager, SYSCO Calgary

"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 every day nutrition challenges that can actually work in real life!" Tina Tamagi, Human Resources, ARC Resources Ltd.

"Andrea, your high energy keynote session delivered at our conference was right on target! Your positive contagious energy and humour generated optimism with our group. Your stories and practical tips not only captivated the attention of our group, but inspired us to take charge of our health. We learned that eating well doesn't have to be difficult, and that small changes can really make a difference in how we feel at work every day. Your fresh approach to healthy eating and philosophy that all foods can fit really allowed you to connect with the audience. We look forward to having you speak to our group again. Thanks!" Debra Watt

Manager, Court Services, Alberta Justice

"Andrea's approach to healthy eating not only inspires, but leaves a lasting impression of hope and confidence for success. She has worked with our staff over the last few years in providing us with sessions focused on simple nutrition tips for better energy, health, and weight management. She is an expert in her field and truly knows how to challenge each person to do just a little bit better. Improved nutrition for our staff has excellent returns for better focus and health for work and in our personal lives. Her sessions are always guaranteed for good attendance and we look forward to bringing her back again to motivate us some more!" Michele Flaig


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