Sticking with healthier and more nutritious foods can come down to one thing when we’re busy or tired: what’s easy and quick to get on the table. During this session, Andrea explored why meal planning and food prep are so important to sticking with our dietary goals, and shared ways to eat seasonally to build immunity to be nourished during the winter months. Se also provided healthy swaps for holiday treats and how to navigate the holiday eating scene with balance and control as well!
This event was held at The Donnelly Center at Aquinas College.
ANDREA HOP, BS, MA, CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH AT GRAND RAPIDS NATURAL HEALTH
Andrea Hop is a former high school teacher, with a background in Psychology, turned holistic health coach trained at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She excels in helping clients navigate what foods energize and nourish the body. Clients are empowered to eat intuitively with an emphasis on incorporating healthier habits in and out of the kitchen and to discover self-care strategies that are motivating. Andrea loves to help women connect to their power by guiding them to a synergy of the mind, body, and spirit in order to live in radiant health and well-being.
KELLY S. PETERSON, ND AT GRAND RAPIDS NATURAL HEALTH
Kelly Peterson, CEO and Practice Director at Grand Rapids Natural Health graduated with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, with highest honors, from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in July of 2011. She then went on to complete a 1-year general medicine residency in Naturopathic Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Medical Center. She has always had a passion for medicine and through growing up in a household that opened her up to the power of a healthy, loving, fulfilling life, she found her passion in Naturopathic Medicine. With this passion, she opened Grand Rapids Natural Health in 2012 and has become an active speaker and advocate for Naturopathic Medicine in the Grand Rapids community.
Kelly is the co-founder of InspiredlifeGR, a two-day health and wellness conference held annually in Grand Rapids, and created to inspire the West Michigan community to transform their lives and become their healthiest self.
She is also a contributor to Medicine Talk, a non-profit organization providing education, seminars, and programming on Naturopathic Medicine to the general public.
Kelly is passionate about creating access to Naturopathic and Functional Medicine for the greater Michigan community. She is the past president of the Michigan Association of Naturopathic Physicians (MANP) and continues to work diligently with this association to achieve licensure for Naturopathic Physicians in Michigan. She is also an active member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP).