Having trouble viewing this email? Click here

Hello Andrea,

It's that time of year again where parents and caregivers dread the thought of the lunch packing season beginning. Regardless if you are a parent or not, in this newsletter, we've got oodles of ideas for healthy lunch packing for school and work. We've also got some strategies on how to eat well despite being busy and of course a yummy recipe. Here is what you will find below in this newsletter:

  • 26 Ideas for Healthy Back to School Lunch
  • Does Being Busy Get in the Way of Eating Well?
  • Creamy Garlic 'Caesar-ish' Recipe

Finding yourself overwhelmed when it comes to healthy eating? We won't expect you to eat perfectly, but instead offer you simple tips for better health and meal planning success. We can also help you feel better about your relationship with food through a non-dieting philosophy and learn to love the body you live in. Simply hit reply to this email and lets arrange a time to speak privately (you can also phone me at 403-301-4106 or 1-800-268-9487).

We specialize in meal planning, weight concerns, emotional eating, eating disorders, sports nutrition, diabetes, high cholesterol, digestive concerns and more. Contact me so we can discuss your goals or health concerns and which Dietitian on our team is the best fit for your goals.

We look forward to continuing to serve you locally in Calgary and also virtually through our growing digital practice.


Andrea Holwegner CEO, RD "The Chocoholic Nutritionist"

PS Do you follow us on Facebook? Like our pages!
Our team page for all our Dietitian tips and recipes: @healthstandnutrition
My personal page to see what I'm cooking up in the kitchen: @chocoholicRD

26 Lunch Ideas for Healthy Back to School (and Work)


Mom Dietitian Lunch Packing Ideas

Start the school year off right with healthy back to school lunches

As a Registered Dietitian and parent, I am a huge advocate for getting your kids involved in lunch packing. Provide your kids choice, but frame the choice to encourage variety and inclusion of favorites and some not-so-favorites.

Remember that kids often need to be exposed to something 10 to 20 times before they will accept it. Try different shapes, sizes, textures, and keep it positive. As my son often tells other kids, “one bite to be polite.”

Get kids excited about their lunch and start the school year off right with some of these nutrition packed ideas:

Does Being Busy Get in the Way of Eating Well?


By Nutritionist and Online Dietitian Kate Chury

A little effort goes a long way to improve your nutrition

Does being busy get in the way of your nutrition?

Do you find it hard to find time to eat?

Are other things always jump ahead in priority of your meals?

Is finding time to cook at home a challenge?

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be hard.Really, it doesn’t. It does require a little effort though.

Creamy Garlic ‘Caesar-ish’ Salad Dressing Recipe


Try This Tasty Salad Dressing Recipe!

This salad is similar to a Caesar salad dressing but has a twist of ingredients. Enjoy as a side salad or for a complete meal toss in grilled chicken, sliced steak or chick peas and serve with a side of whole grain garlic toast.


Improve health, meal planning success and move towards your personal best weight (still eating foods you love!)

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.

If you have ever felt stuck, defeated, stressed, too busy or overwhelmed when it comes to the topic of healthy eating, you are not alone. As a Registered Dietitian for close to 20 years, I have worked with thousands of individuals, parents and employees that want to look and feel better each day.

I’ve been listening to your goals, interests and challenges. I have an idea of where you have been stuck or what caused you to fall off the wagon. I’ve been studying solutions to help you overcome these roadblocks and move forward with confidence. With this insight, I have created a one-of-a-kind ​signature training program and nutrition club that will serve my mission to help as many people as possible achieve health without guilt or complexity. Join me!

~ Andrea Holwegner RD "The Chocoholic Nutritionist"

Learn More!

We specialize in the achievement of health without guilt or complexity. Since 2000, our Calgary nutritionists have offered nutrition counselling, professional speaking, educational resources, media expertise as well as food and grocery industry consulting. We also offer a one of a kind online nutrition course "The Pursuit of Healthiness" for individuals and employees looking to achieve better health, energy and move towards your personal best weight (still enjoying foods you love).

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

Did someone share this newsletter with you? You can sign up for this free weekly newsletter here:

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube Pinterest Instagram

If you wish to stop receiving our emails or change your subscription options, please click the link below:

Manage Subscription

Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc. Suite 200, 5800-2 Street SW Calgary, Alberta T2H 0H2 Canada (403) 262-3466