nutrition    nu·tri·tion // n(y)o͞oˈtriSH(ə)n/
: the science that interprets the interaction of nutrients & other substances in food in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health & disease of an organism; it includes food intake, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and&excretion.
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I founded Wholistic Health YYC after completing undergraduate, master’s & post-graduate certifications in nutrition-psychology & mindful eating. As a competitive athlete, business owner & mom with 2 toddlers, I respect you want to make the best food choices but struggle to digest the plethora of material out there on “healthy eating”, “nutrition”, fad diets, & such. Together with a Dietitian who has recently joined the WHyyc family, we’re here to educate you on the benefits of maintaining a diet rich in whole foods — benefits that extend to body & mind. Together, we have science & mind-body practices to support we provide you!

Social media bombards society with the countless celebrity endorsed diets (tricks to shed those last 10lbs before summer… sound familiar?), images of the ‘perfect’ body, & food fads that tells you to eliminate certain foods because of their perceived harmfulness or incorporating foods because of their ‘newly discovered’ health benefits. But just how sustainable are these trends? Not to mention the cost associated with them. Even though there’s endless information at our fingertips, its a tricky job sifting through it all & try to make sense of it (that’s what I’m here for).

We strive to collaborate with clients over eating behaviours, physical & mental health, & biological processes to create a sustainable relationship with food for clients, from the WHY to the HOW to the WHAT you choose to fuel your body & mind.

*****NEW**** Wholistic Health YYC has partnered with an art studio in The Village (same building as practice) to offer child care for parents seeking therapy. $5/hr for children age 2+. Must prebook & prepay 24 hours in advance. Childcare hours currently offered: Tues 10-11am; Thurs 9am-4pm; Fri 9am-6pm.

WHOLE FOODS services //

NUTRITIONAL PSYCHOLOGY + MINDFUL EATING PROGRAMMING

When talking about the body it’s hard to have a conversation that doesn’t touch on how we fuel the body! The focus of both mood & food therapy as well as mindful eating programs together involve education & practice with regard both HOW & WHAT you eat! Services offered in individual/family therapy for all ages, groups, in home meal prep format, & public events!

Mindful Eating is a practice that aims to reconnect us more deeply with the experience of eating — & enjoying — our food. Nutrition Psychology is the psychological study of how cognitive choices, such as meal decisions, influence nutrition, psychological health, and overall health. Nutrition psychology seeks to understand the relationship between nutritional behavior and mental health/well-being. An assessment includes a 3-Day Food Journal for Mood (3-DFJM) to assess the impact daily dietary intake is likely having on mood.

MINDFUL EATING EVENTS

Sally is honoured to collaborate with local food producers & organic food sellers to host public events in Calgary & across Canada! She hosts private groups, public events, and even online programs. To learn more, check out the event calendar or contact for more information.

MARKET SHOPPING TOUR +MINDFUL  MEAL PREP SESSION

Before your mindful meal prep session, I’ll guide you through local farmer’s markets, we’ll tap into our senses, discuss making a mindful eating shopping list to support your mood, & build our gratitude practice by as we meet the maker’s behind the bounty of food we have!

Learn how to mindfully prepare a meal in the comfort of your own home, & get introduced to mindful eating practices & meditations. Price of groceries, based on *number of people *chosen number of daily meals/snacks requested *days for meal prep *mindful eating + nutrition psychology goal setting *in-home meal prep demo for mood-supporting meals.

DIETITIAN ASSESSMENTS + CONSULTATIONS

Work with a Registered Dietitian, Vincci Tsui. Also a Mindful Eating expert! Together you’ll start your journey with a 60-minute deep dive into your health history, lifestyle and environment, and how that all factors into your relationship with food and your body today. You will leave with a better understanding of yourself, as well as specific action steps to help you starttuning in to your inner Intuitive Eater. Then you’ll progress to 30- and 60-minute sessions to review your progress, celebrate your successes, troubleshoot any problems or concerns, and layer in more knowledge and skills, so that you can continue to move forward throughout your personal journey.

IN-HOME PRIVATE COOKING CLASS & MINDFUL DINING LESSON

Class options include food+mood therapy supported recipes & mindful eating experiences (inquire about custom lessons!):

  • -Baked Goods (vegan & GF version available)
  • -Ladies night appies & bevvies cooking party
  • -Mindful eating + meal prep for kids + families
  • -Mini mindful foodies (for toddlers + children)

Who pays for services?  //

Private psychological services & dietetic services are not covered by Alberta Health Services. However, for many people the cost of accessing psychological & dietetic services can be offset through employee benefits or additional insurance coverage. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, etransfer or credit card. At the end of each session, clients are issued a receipt for psychological counselling & dietetic services that may be used to obtain reimbursement from employee benefits or insurance company.

How many sessions will I need?  //

How many sessions you’ll need depends on the presenting concern, complexity, severity & duration, as well as your personal motivation for dealing with presenting concerns. For some issues people can experience significant improvement in only a few sessions. Together, we can work together to estimate how many sessions you’ll require. However, ultimately, it’s your decision as to how many sessions you need, & clients are free to withdraw from services at any point.