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Nutrition

Andrea Ryan, RD, CDE

Andrea RyanAndrea Ryan is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator.  She was born and raised in Quebec and received her degree from McGill University, Montreal.  Andrea comes to us with 15 years of experience in Dietetics having worked in Quebec, British Columbia and Ontario.  She has specialized in chronic illness and lifestyle diseases such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity, High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol.

Andrea has a unique understanding of traditional ethnic diets and food preparation techniques.  She has a passion for quick and healthy cooking and believes that good nutrition can prevent or delay the progression of many chronic diseases.  Andrea has worked extensively with children to teach them the healthy habits that will help them to grow into healthy adults. 

Her workshops are informative, fun and interactive.  If you need a complete nutritional assessment or have specialized, complex needs, Andrea is also available for individual counseling sessions.  


Nutritional Counselling

Start making the healthy choice today!  Pickering Recreation Complex offers personalized programs, workshops and one-on-one counselling to meet your nutritional needs.

Some health plans will cover the cost of nutritional counselling; call your provider to see if you are covered.

Rates (15% discount for members)
$85 initial 1-hour consultation (assessment, goals & action plan)
$40 follow-up appointments

Contact us for more information or to book your consultation with our Dietitian.

Nutrition Workshops

Come As You Are Workshop Series

A Registered Dietitian will help you to maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight rather than focusing on calorie counting and the scale. This program will improve your self-esteem and body image and teach you to cultivate a healthy relationship with food. This series includes all of the evening nutrition workshops and ends with a party for you to celebrate your success!

Location:  Pickering Recreation Complex - Program Room 2
Date & Time:  Tuesdays, 8 weeks, September 16 - November 4, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barcode 75705
Cost $180.00

Everyone Can Cook

If you are tight on time and money, a Registered Dietitian will teach you to prepare a healthy meal for 4 in less than 30 minutes. No experience is necessary. Come hungry because participants will eat the meal they prepare!

Location:  Pickering Rec Complex - East Salon
Date & Time:  Tuesday, September 16, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barcode 75708
Cost $22.60

Nutrition - Simply Delicious

Healthy cooking does not have to be complicated or expensive. Clients with intellectual and cognitive challenges will come together in a safe environment to prepare a healthy meal together. No prior experience necessary. Caregivers and support persons welcome (additional fees may apply). Come hungry because participants will eat the meal that they prepare together.

Location:  Pickering Rec Complex - Banquet Hall
Date & Time:  Wednesday, September 24, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Barcode 75701
Cost $22.60

Look Great at Any Size/Shape

You don't have to wait to feel good about yourself. You can be beautiful at any size and shape. This workshop will teach you to identify your body shape and choose clothes that flatter and compliment your curves. The workshop is lead by a Registered Dietitian with special guest Stylist from The Bay.

Location:  Pickering Rec Complex - East Salon
Date & TIme:  Tuesday, September 30, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barcode 75711
Cost $22.60

Meal Planning for Me

If your resolution was to improve your diet, making a meal plan is the first step in achieving your goals. Andrea Ryan, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator will teach you to customize a meal plan to your tastes, lifestyle, cooking abilities and health goals.

Location:  Pickering Rec Complex - East Salon
Date & Time:  Tuesday, October 7, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barcode 75712
Cost $22.60