Nutrition Expert | Stress Management Specialist | Health & Productivity Expert
Andrea Holwegner, nutrition expert, is the energetic founder and President of Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc., based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Since 2000, she has counseled hundreds of individuals, including Olympic athletes, CEOs and families on the benefits of healthy eating. Andrea leads a team of highly trained and experienced dietitians in her practice. She is often referred to as the “chocoholic nutritionist”, believing anyone can achieve health without guilt or complexity, and that the secret to success is having fun.
Andrea is one of a handful of Registered Dietitians in North America that is a qualified professional speaker. She knows how to deliver relevant content mixed with humour and fun, capturing corporate, association and government audiences with a buzz that is better than caffeine! Her simple ideas elevate productivity, work-life balance and health.
Andrea is a columnist for The Calgary Herald and a regular on-air expert for QR77 Radio, Global Calgary Morning News and CTV Morning News. She has written articles for CBC News Online and is a Member of the Chatelaine Health Advisory Board. Andrea was a dietitian on the Life Network’s popular reality weight loss show “Taking it Off” and has appeared on CTV National News and CBC News Today Newsworld. CBC Radio has also interviewed her in almost every province in Canada.
Andrea his a highly credited with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition & Food Sciences and Dietetic Internship from the University of Alberta. A certified Craving Change expert that specializes in strategies for problematic and emotional eating. Member of the Dietitians of Canada, the College of Dietitians of Alberta, Restaurants Canada and the Canadian Obesity Network. She is a media expert for the Dietitians of Canada and a recipient of a regional award by the Dietitians of Canada: the Speaking of Food & Healthy Living Award for Excellence in Consumer Education.
Andrea Holwegner is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, and the Global Speakers Federation.
Andrea Holwegner Awards:
Favorite Health Writers for SunLife Financial’s Brighterlife.ca
Brighter life health award 2014 – Andrea Holwegner was chosen as one of SunLife Financial’s Brighterlife.ca Favorite Health Writers for 2014. Brighter Life’s mission is to create and share useful information about the topics that matter the most to Canadians — their finances, health, families, careers. As part of that task, they track down good reading from reliable sources on the Internet and share their recommendations in the Brighter Life likes column.
Chatelaine Magazine Health Advisory Board
Andrea Holwegner, President of Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc. offers expertise for the Chatelaine Magazine Health Advisory Board. Watch for quotes and sound advice from Andrea in upcoming Chatelaine Magazine articles.
Leadership Acknowledgment from Dietitians of Canada
In April 2009, Dietitians of Canada profiled dietitians from unique backgrounds, career paths and as role models for the profession in their document Vision 2010: Dietitians as Leaders. Andrea Holwegner was profiled as a dietitian taking leadership to improve the nutritional health of Canadians.
Award for Excellence in Consumer Education
In June 2008 Andrea Holwegner received a regional award by the Dietitians of Canada: The Speaking of Food & Healthy Living Award for Excellence in Consumer Education. The award was for her work with the 2008 Alberta Winter Games where she developed a program called “Nutrition Works!” to highlight the importance of nutrition for almost 2500 developing athletes competing in the Games.
Andrea’s Cocoa Energy Bars Win 1st Prize
In May 2004, Andrea Holwegner won grand prize for her Cocoa Energy Bar recipe with the Peanut Bureau of Canada’s search for Canada’s Nuttiest Peanut Lover.
Do you want to achieve health without guilt or complexity and improve overall health, wellness and productivity? Are you looking to reduce stress, burnout and health costs? Do you need skills in resiliency? Do you need to get re-energized? Then this is exactly the right presentation for you and your group.
Andrea Holwegner has a mission to help you achieve health without guilt and complexity. “Food and eating is much like life; when you are having fun, you will be successful.”
Andrea’s entertaining presentation, The Pursuit of Healthiness; Become Energized, can be delivered in a keynote address and/or as a workshop. For high impacting results, The Bureau recommends Andrea's entertaining keynote followed by her dynamic workshop on the topic.
We all want to be healthy, productive and manage stress effectively. At the same time, we are juggling more responsibilities than ever before. Heavy work schedules and busy family commitments increase stress, lower our resiliency and sacrifice productivity. As stress and exhaustion take over, our nutrition suffers and personal health can take a hit. Add the challenges of conflicting and over-complicated health information and we become overwhelmed.
You do not need complicated plans and a huge amount of time and resources. You also do not need to sacrifice your favorites to improve your wellness.
Andrea delivers the good news. There are simple solutions to starve stress and manage productivity throughout your workday so that your family-life and hobbies get the best of you.
Nutrition plays an important role in preventing and reducing obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, stress, burnout and more. Andrea will discuss the most important changes you can make to what or how you are eating that has profound changes to your health, energy and weight management.
Andrea will wrap relevant content and solutions in an entertaining, humourous presentation and show you that you can achieve more of what matters to you in your life. Better health, life balance, stress management and workplace productivity are all within your reach. You will enjoy her refreshing approach that you need not be perfect to achieve good health. After all, she is the “Chocoholic Nutritionist”.
Andrea will inspire you with easy steps to take charge of your everyday eating habits that even the busiest person can do. Andrea will show you that the secret to successful health is flexibility, never taking things too seriously and, above all, having fun.
Andrea Holwegner's delivers her presentation, Marketing and Catering to the Health-Conscious Consumer, specifically for those within the food industry: food producers, food processors, grocery stores, food service industries agricultural fields, and nutritionists. All whom grow and profit from her superior topic knowledge. How do we cater to an increasingly demanding nutritious-conscious consumer?
Andrea Holwegner teaches us how to advance sales by enhancing our credibility, visibility, reach, prominence, pre-eminence, and thereby increasing market sharing and food trading knowledge.
How well do you understand the needs, buying decisions and questions of health-conscious consumers and those with medical issues? Are you coming up with ideas that will satisfy a hungry market that is starving for better solutions to their needs? Do you know what key opinions the food industry leaders are using to educate the public about health and wellness? Do you understand how these opinions shape marketing techniques and the direction of the future of food industries?
Coming up with solutions to these questions is important for you, your business and the expansion and retention of your sales.
Everyone wants to be healthy yet more people than ever before are struggling with obesity, health issues and guilt about their food choices. Add the challenges of a negative perception of the food and restaurant industry as well as conflicting and over-complicated health information and you can see why people are overwhelmed.
Andrea will offer you practical ideas on product innovation, marketing and communication of your current and future offerings.
Create credible alternatives, generate vital partnerships, and work to educate this growing population! You will not only deliver superior taste but you will also surprise and supply consumers with helpful solutions for their health. Learn how to capitalize on the growing health-conscious movement to generate new loyal consumers and supporters for life.
The key benefits of Andrea Holwegner’s exposition are an improved workplace, employee wellness, improved health, better attitudes toward work, less stress and markedly increased productivity.
This session is perfect for audiences that work hard or possess the desire to work hard. Typically, they are teams within organizations. They work in demanding and often high-stress environments. What better than content-rich solutions presented in an informative yet fun way...
Yes it is true – "Burgers and fries with your buddies can actually keep you healthy!" You do not need to be perfect to achieve good health. In order to be successful, you need to be flexible and have fun!
Andrea delivers her presentation with high-energy while for providing easy steps and simple solutions for busy people that seek to look and feel their best no matter what their conditions. She has the ability to translate the complex science of medicine, nutrition and health into easy to understand, relevant strategies you can use immediately.
Andrea has a mission to help you reduce stress and achieve health without guilt and complexity. As the “Chocoholic Nutritionist”, Andrea’s approachability and her balanced message regarding health and good living help individuals create realistic and balanced good habits. She is a foodie, a die-hard chocoholic and married to a wine importer whose carnivorous eating habits have earned him the nickname "meat-head."
Outside of inspiring better personal health, Andrea also inspires delicious ways to improve workplace satisfaction. She advocates that food builds relationships. The easy viable solutions she offers will be in your hands after her brilliant keynote or her dynamic workshop called Less Stress & Stealth Health.
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- Canadian Society / Social Change Speakers
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"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
"I wish to sincerely thank you for participating at this year's Freshables Conference, your topic and your presentation was just what the Doctor ordered being that the focus was on Health & Wellness at this year's event. Your message and your energy inspired all that attended. Your execution was spot on while at the same time left us wanting more of what you had to offer. In today's fast moving economy and hectic lifestyle you brought home a realistic action plan for real personal change as well as solutions that can target real sales growth in today's Food Retail environment. I applaud your ability to coach and mentor and most importantly your infectious humour and great passion for what you believe in. Andrea, it's my pleasure to endorse you as a true professional."Keith J. Ball, Manager, Produce Sales & Marketing, Associated Grocers
"Andrea Holwegner was a guest speaker at our annual retreat and was great! Addressing a full room of doctors to discuss nutrition is a challenge, I am sure...but Andrea hit the mark by teaching us about the psychology of eating...the why and how it is that we ignore what we know about health...much more useful than a lecture on food. She was fun and engaging and the information she gave us was very, very relevant to all of us. Thank you Andrea!"Dr. Val Kirk MD FRCPC CCPE, Deputy Head, Department of Paediatrics, University of Calgary
"Andrea is not only a wellness expert but also an engaging speaker that has stirred up positive change in our team. As a group of busy professionals with very demanding jobs, we appreciated Andrea's practical, not perfect approach. She enthusiastically led our half-day offsite retreat with relevant strategies to improve our nutrition, health and productivity. Each of us took away simple tips that could be implemented right away to help us manage stress and improve how we perform in our professional and personal lives."Carrolyn Schmid & Jacky Chan, Senior Advisors, Corporate Controllers Group, Enbridge Inc.
"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
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