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Mastering the Art of Meal Planning & Food Prep

  • Mercy Health St. Mary's Downtown (Community Room) 245 Cherry Street Southeast - First Floor Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 United States (map)


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. Explore why meal planning and food prep are so important to sticking with our dietary goals, and learn the basics of successful meal planning and simple hacks for advance food prep. Save time, improve your health, and cut food waste, all while reducing stress and guilt.

This event will be held at Mercy Health's St. Mary's 245 Cherry St. Building [245 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503]. Signage will direct you upon entering the building. Signage will also guide you to free, onsite parking upon arrival.

Andrea Hop, BS, MA, Certified Health Coach at Grand Rapids Natural Health

Andrea Hop

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.

Laurie DeDecker, RN, DeDecker Consulting, LLC/WoodsEdge Healing


Laurie has been an RN for more than 30 years. She is also an energy therapy practitioner, trainer, healthcare contractor, researcher and medical writer/editor. She is a certified practitioner/trainer in the Healing in America method of energy therapy. Her healing practice includes adults, children and communities. She loves to help people reach their full potential in life through her healing and wellness practice, lecturing, writing, teaching and tribal healthcare. She has served on several nonprofit boards, and as part of her clinical focus she has participated in cancer genetics and public health on a local, state and national level.