NUTRITION // Introducing ... the NÄRING Collective
Welcome to the NÄRING Collective
Hi everyone. We are both very excited to announce our new project called the
NÄRING Collective. This project is a platform to communicate the inclusive nutrition project.
Inclusive Nutrition Project
Inclusive nutrition means accepting all ways of thinking and living what “healthy nutrition” means to you.
It is nutrition without judgement and the idea that health through food can be achieved by all.
What to Expect
The NÄRING Collective (TNC) hopes to capture the views of different voices in the nutrition and food world all over Canada + beyond.
This platform will inspire people through sharing the diverse stories of others to live the food and nutrition life that works for them.
Stay tuned for interviews with your favourite Toronto chefs and nutrition and food heroes, menu reviews of some healthy-"ish" restaurants in the city, recipe videos, podcasts, and more!
If you didn’t get a chance to catch our video… here's a recap ...
Get to know us WHITEBOARD GAME outcomes
Jess: Italian or Japanese
Favourite Toronto Restaurant
Cass: Golden Turtle
Favourite Guilty Pleasure
Jess: Haribo Gummies, Matcha
Nutrition and Food Hero
Jess: McKel Hill
Cass: Joshna Maharaj
A recap of why we wanted to create TNC…
I've been looking for an outlet to share my passion for nutrition and couldn’t
think of a better partner to team up with than Cass who I admire so much for her
dedication to healthy living and education. When I was younger, my siblings and I had many
allergies and taste preferences. The diversity of views and
preferences people had surrounding food and nutrition always amazed me.
I also participated in varsity sports (Tennis) during university, which made me even more aware
and critical of what I was feeding myself. However, the more I chatted with
different athletes and coaches, the more I learned that there wasn’t just one way
to “eat healthy” and that there was a lot of negative criticism when it came to
opposing views. I realized that there was a need to open everyone’s mind to
accept and understand differing views on diets, food, nutrition, food habits etc.
Through school and casual hangouts with Jess, Cass came to realize that they
shared the same view on food and health. She’s admired all of Jess’ work, her work
ethic. Upon starting her own nutrition consulting business, it was clear that now
was a great time to creatively explore that with Jess. Cass began dieting in high
school because of insecurity and poor self-image. And this began a warped
relationship with food and subsequent health issues. When she found a lifestyle and
perspective that started to work for her, it became clear that our healthiest self isn’t
achieved by prescribing to someone else’s way of life or opinions. So she found
something that works for her but more importantly, she would love to inspire you to
do the same. Rather than just copying someone else’s journey, she wants to
empower you to find your own.