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In my April 2019 newsletter:

  • Get Healthy Summer Workplace Nutrition Challenge
  • 3 Simple Steps for Successful Meal Planning for Busy Families
  • Must Read Workplace Wellness Articles and News
  • Need a Speaker for Your Corporate Event?
  • Our Online Nutrition Course for Employees: Join the Waitlist
  • Workplace Nutrition Scorecard

Welcome to EnerTHRIVE!, my quarterly newsletter featuring health and nutrition resources so your employees have ENERGY to THRIVE in the workplace. I'd welcome your ideas and input for future articles and hope you share this newsletter with your colleagues.

~ Andrea Holwegner BSc, RD CEO (Chief Energy Officer),
Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc.

Workplace Nutrition Challenges

Dietitian approved healthy eating challenges for your corporate health program

Summer Nutrition Challeng

Study after study proves that when employees eat better, they feel better, their overall health is better and their workplace productivity increases. Workplace wellness is a win-win - employees feel better, and companies have a happier workforce, increased productivity and lower health care costs. When people are at their desk and they’re hungry, they tend to grab whatever is easiest and closest - not what is healthiest. Emotional, mindless eating due to stress or tiredness is an easy habit to acquire - and a hard one to break.

But how do you bring healthy eating habits into the workplace - without the social stigma of body size shaming or pressuring employees to participate? To get employee buy-in, let employees organize and manage the challenge - with HR’s support. Usually a challenge that is long enough to create some momentum, is the most likely to succeed. While you may have heard that it takes 21 days to change a habit, research has demonstrated it typically takes 66 days to anchor a new eating, drinking and exercise habit (ranging between 18-254 days). While a 30-day nutrition challenge can get things started, longer challenges will optimally create more long-term results that stick.

There are 3 keys to making your nutrition challenge a success:

3 Simple Steps for Successful Meal Planning
for Busy Families

WATCH my TV Interview:

We all have really busy weeks where our best intentions for planning healthy meals just doesn’t work out. In this case or if you find that this three-step meal planning system is not a good fit for you and seems overwhelming, do not worry!

AND if you have forgotten to answer the most important question the night before, think about this on your drive to work, at lunch or while waiting to pick up your kids from school. ANY amount of planning instead of hoping for the best at supper when you are hangry and tired is helpful.

What are the 3 simple steps for successful meal planning?

Workplace Wellness News

Do You Need a Speaker for Your Event?

Contact me for nutrition seminars to boost employee health and productivity at work

Does your conference, government group, corporate team or association members have high-stress, fast-paced work demands and need top-notch health and productivity to keep up with the pace? Does your team struggle with their weight and have health and wellness concerns that are resulting in higher health benefit costs, more absenteeism and lost productivity?

Sample Workplace Wellness Session Topics include:

  • Energized! Healthy Productive Energy
    How busy people use nutrition to starve stress & percolate productivity
  • Shift Work Survival
    Energy to thrive for energy demanding jobs
  • Workplace Nutrition Initiatives
    Boost Employee Health & Productivity
  • Eat Out Without a Doubt
    Healthy choices on the go
  • Show me the Weigh!
    Nutrition for Weight Management
  • Heart Health Nutrition
    Lighthearted strategies for your heart
  • Health in a Hurry!
    Meal planning for insanely busy people

Learn more about my
Workplace Wellness & Speaking Services

Wellness Speaker Andrea

Online Employee Nutrition Course With Support

"I could write an essay on how good this course is! I learned about the science of food and what I need to do to be successful in taking control of my food habits." - Jane Adler

online nutrition course

My online nutrition course is for YOU personally and for corporate wellness planners to offer to employees in the workplace as part of a workplace wellness program. I wanted a way I could reach more people, regardless of where they live, to address some of the biggest challenges that insanely busy people face when personally trying to eat well, keep productive at work and prevent health issues. I also wanted a way I could really help people explore a more positive relationship with food and ditch dieting and move towards their personal best weight. This on-demand video education course is also supported along the way so you can ask me your questions and interact as a group. I only open registration twice per year so be sure to join our waiting list to find out more about the details.

"Within a few weeks, I noticed a big difference in my energy. I wasn't crashing in the afternoon, and the wild cravings had subsided dramatically! I feel very fortunate to have all of this information and to have so much access to you and your wealth of knowledge." - Laura Connolly

The Pursuit of Healthiness™ is a comprehensive self-study training program ​designed to help you eat well and still have a life. This is not just a course, it is a nutrition club with lifetime access to mentorship, support, and connections with other people in similar situations.

​My clear step-by-step approach and no-nonsense nutrition solutions are designed to help you achieve your best life faster, easier and guilt-free.

This nutrition ​program shows you the success path of how to fast-track your way to better health, elevated energy and achievement of your personal best weight.

The Pursuit of Healthiness ​course will open for registration in the fall 2019
To join the waitlist and find out more click the button below:

How does your workplace rate with nutrition?

Free Download:
Corporate Wellness Nutrition Scorecard

Nutrition Scorecard

Nutrition is one of the most important yet ironically neglected components of a corporate wellness program. I am often puzzled to learn of organizations that fail to offer healthy eating initiatives other than something small such as a single annual lunch and learn seminar. It is no surprise that you can’t shift change in an organization in just one hour. Healthy eating support needs to come from a wide range of ongoing initiatives.

Find out how your company ranks according to the 5 components of healthy workplace nutrition in my SCORECARD you can download here:

Workplace Wellness

"I have been a subscriber to the Health Stand Nutrition Sound Bites email newsletter for some time, and found the articles to be enjoyable and useful. When their Pursuit of Healthiness Online Nutrition Course became available, I jumped at the opportunity for more in-depth information and learning. The Pursuit of Healthiness Online Nutrition Course far exceeded my expectations. I learned not only about what to eat for a healthful life, but how to actually make it happen on a day to day basis, despite life’s busyness." Cindy Periard

"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 FlaigHealth Services, Devon Canada Corporation

“As a construction company, we select speakers who can relate to our industry and its employees. When we decided to make healthy eating the topic for our annual meeting, we knew we had to select just the right person. When we interviewed Andrea, we knew she was that person. Her message is delivered with humor and empathy. She is non-judgmental and realistic about health and wellness. 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

Corporate Wellness

Employee Nutrition

Supporting health, nutrition, stress management and productivity are highly relevant to the success of your workplace.

When employee health and nutrition is not maximized, employers have higher health benefit costs and experience more employee absenteeism, safety concerns and lost productivity. Studies repeatedly show that healthier, less stressed out employees are happier, more creative and ultimately more productive.

Learn More About Our Employee Nutrition Initiatives

How We Help Support Employee Nutrition

  1. Professional Speaking: Keynotes, Workshops, Retreats & Webinars
  2. Articles, Menus and Motivation for Newsletters, Corporate Portals and Company Communications
  3. Monthly Nutrition Club
  4. Onsite Nutrition Counselling
  5. Online Nutrition Course

Contact us to find out more about how we can support the needs of your organization

Contact Us to Arrange a Call to Discuss Your Needs

We specialize in the achievement of health without guilt or complexity. Since 2000, our professional Registered Dietitians have offered nutrition counselling, professional speaking, educational resources as well as food and grocery industry consulting. We stand for balanced living and no unnecessary food restrictions. You can count on us for healthy eating advice that always saves room for your favorites.

Live Deliciously,

The Dietitians at Health Stand Nutrition www.healthstandnutrition.com

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