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Hello Andrea,

Here is a short overview of what you will find in this weeks newsletter:

  • Surprising Fun Facts About Dietitians
  • A Dietitian Mom's Take on Sugar for Kids
  • Best Ground Beef Taco Meat Recipe

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Andrea Holwegner CEO, RD
"The Chocoholic Nutritionist"

Surprising fun facts about dietitians

teens and body image

What do dietitians eat? What are some myths about the profession?

March 20th was Dietitians Day! Yes, this means for the nutrition nerds around the country we celebrate our love of food and our love of our profession. Since many people are curious about what dietitians actually eat, I asked our team to answer some questions. I also asked them to share some fun facts about themselves and a myth about our profession they would like to clear up. Here is what they had to say:

A dietitian mom's take on sugar for kids...

low FODMAP diet - IBS

By Paediatric Dietitian Lindsay Rieger on our team specializing in family nutrition, kids nutrition, chronic disease and women’s health.

In the interest of “getting to know your Dietitian” I thought it might be fun to share a recent family photo.

Here we are with tiny person #3 who has recently decided that he can’t get enough of the white stuff…sugar that is. I frequently whisper to him “Mommy’s a Dietitian, you can’t be a sugar addict” but it turns out that he doesn’t particularly care.

So for all the parents who share in my daily struggle, here are the words of wisdom that I try to remind myself of daily…

Best Ground Beef Taco Meat Recipe


This easy recipe from my client Gemstone Grass Fed Beef for homemade taco seasoning is much healthier than packaged taco seasoning. Give it a try for taco Tuesday at your house!

Only until April 16, 2019 Gemstone Grass Fed Beef is offering 15% off the Lean Ground Beef Box. Use promo code: HEALTHSTAND-GROUND15 at checkout. Find out more and grab the recipe here:

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.

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