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Local nutritionist & mom shares ideas for healthier breakfasts

(Thanks to Stittsville-based holistic nutritionist Melanie Reid for contributing this guest post to StittsvilleCentral.ca.)

I’m a mom of four, wife and nutrition coach on a mission to improve the health of children and families through proper nutrition. I’m also a long time resident of Kanata and Stittsville and love meeting families who want to make health changes in their lives. Continue reading


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Kanata gets region’s first combined Curves / Jenny Craig franchise

Barb Kerzner and Shannon Graham inside the new combined Curves-Jenny Craig location in Kanata.
Barb Kerzner and Shannon Graham inside the new combined Curves-Jenny Craig location in Kanata.

Over the past few weeks renovations have been underway at the corner of Hazeldean and Castlefrank for Curves/Jenny Craig in Kanata as owner Barb Kerzner and staff open the first combined Curves/Jenny Craig franchise in Ottawa.

Kerzner has been operating Jenny Craig at the location for a while, but says that the combined concept lets them bring together fitness, nutrition and weight loss all under one roof.  For more information, call 613-254-5704 or email curveskanata@rogers.com.

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How a food blog evolved into a ready-to-eat meal service

(Above: Philip Munk and Alana Thomson. Photo by Barry Gray.)

What began as a personal online cookbook has turned into Stittsville’s new healthy meal prep service, Healthy Balance.

Alana Thomson was a personal trainer before she started focusing more on nutrition. Thomson created a food blog that soon received a large following begging her to provide them with more recipes and healthy creations. When she connected with her business partner Philip Munk, a professional chef and an amateur athlete, Healthy Balance was created. Continue reading


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