Weight Management Programs

pro_01Overweight and obesity affect the majority of Canadians.  It is also the main cause of many serious chronic diseases including Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Diets and restrictive eating patterns are short-term strategies to lose weight but rarely are individuals able to keep the weight off.

The Healthy Weight Solutions program is based on scientifically-proven approaches to weight loss.  The program will guide you using effective teaching tools and resources that will empower you to understand food, nutrition, weight and your health.  Filomena is a licensed Craving ChangeTM facilitator and incorporates cognitive behavioural strategies to address the many causes of overeating – namely, emotional triggers. She has also received her Level 1 Adult Obesity Training from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in the US. She has participated in Canadian Obesity Network professional retreat on obesity.

The Healthy Weight Solutions program is not a “quick fix” to losing weight. Rather, it is a balanced approach to assisting you towards a healthier weight by guiding you to understand the barriers, incorporate effective strategies, and sustain dietary and lifestyle changes for life.

Varying length of programs are available including 3, 6, and 12 month durations

Disease Prevention & Modification Programs

coupleIt is estimated that more than 1 in 4 Canadians suffer from one or more of the lifestyle disease like obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and heart disease. These serious life-threatening and life-changing health conditions can often be prevented and their complications delayed.

This program will assist you to take back the control of your health.  Filomena will empower you to understand your health and the impact your food choices and lifestyle may be having.  She will explain how food may affect your health risks and how to alter them.

Many of her clients have experienced the benefits of weight loss and specific dietary changes to alter blood cholesterol, blood sugar or blood pressure that resulted in lowering medication or eliminating it altogether.

Varying length of programs are available including 3, 6, and 12 month durations.

Kids & Teens Nutrition Programs

kidsMany experts predict that today’s children will be the first generation (in a very long time) to have poorer health outcomes & shorter life expectancy than their parents. Rates of overweight and obesity have more than doubled for kids ages 6-17yrs since 1978.  Poor dietary habits in childhood are known to continue into adult years.

This interactive nutrition program will help kids and teens develop healthier eating habits and a positive relationship with food, without dieting. Filomena will engage your child in making healthier decisions around their own dietary choices.

The goal is have your child become interested in meal planning and grocery shopping and even cooking alongside you, their parent! This will inspire and empower them towards positive dietary and lifestyle changes. The program does require your child to be motivated to want to make important dietary changes. Varying length of programs are available including 3, 6, and 12 month durations.

NutrigenomixTM Genetic Testing

nutrigenomiNutrigenomix Inc. is a University of Toronto spinoff biotechnology company that moves genetic studies from the laboratory into the clinic. Working with an International Science Advisory Board, consisting of global leaders in the field of nutrigenomics, they have developed a panel of 8 genetic tests that enable your registered dietitian to provide you with personalized nutritional recommendations based on your DNA, all with a small saliva sample.

Research has shown that personalized dietary advice based on your DNA is more valuable than general population-based recommendations. NutrigenomixTM has developed a safe, easy-to-use kit that enables a registered dietitian to develop a dietary plan that is tailored to your unique genetic profile.

To learn more & for pricing, please contact Filomena directly or log onto www.nutrigenomix.com

Daycare Menu Review & PPM 150 Approva

ppm_150The Ontario Ministry of Education announced the Ontario School Food and Beverage Policy (PPM 150) in 2010.  PPM 150 requires healthier food and beverage choices to be sold in Ontario’s publicly funded elementary and secondary schools.  The policy applies when food and beverage are sold in all venues on school property such as cafeterias, vending machines and tuck shops; through all programs, including catered lunch programs; and at all events on school property, including bake sales and sport events.

Filomena has worked with a number of catering and pizza establishments to approve their hot lunches for sale in schools since the inception of PPM 150 5 years ago.  She has guided them to improving their recipes to ensure standards as set out by the Minister of Education are met.

To learn more about PPM 150 & for fees, please contact Filomena directly or log onto
www.ontario.ca/healthyschools