PHOTOS – BIO
Passionate about food and health, Victoria Laine began her career as a holistic nutritionist, and professional member of the (I.O.N.C) International Organization of Nutritional Consultants, in 2001. She has been a yoga instructor since 1999. Victoria is a nutrition and whole-food educator, yoga and wellness instructor, and dynamic author and speaker.
Overcoming her own health problems over 20 years ago led her to inspire and support others to overcome and prevent health challenges through healthy eating and lifestyle choices. The result has been a rewarding career with an array of fun, optimistic experiences.
Victoria has been the resident nutritionist for The City of Edmonton Fire Rescue Services Health & Wellness program developing educational contests that encouraged healthier eating of their 1,000 fire fighters, as well as providing one-on-one consultations to assist them to overcome personal health challenges, despite their stressful lifestyle.
Victoria has led workshops and spoken to numerous groups, including Capital Health, Alberta Health & Wellness, Teachers Conventions, women’s wellness groups, and at corporate events and public libraries. Her popular “Chocolate Yoga” workshop is an offshoot of her first book, Health By Chocolate, promoting whole-food eating and conscious buying.
Combining a love of food and nutrition education, Victoria developed and taught a Continuing Education series called “Cooking for Health, Naturally” at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton’s prestigious cooking school. She has consulted with catering companies and restaurants wanting to incorporate healthier ingredients into their recipes and menu choices.
Victoria is a real-life, whole-hearted vegan who strives to live the ideal of veganism…“to promote a healthy, humane, caring world and to seek to avoid foods and products that are linked to animal cruelty or exploitation.” She is doing her part to encourage the transformation of the world by promoting conscious food choices. Many of her readers are trying to reconcile their conscience with their cuisine, and need the practical strategies and resources for do-able, everyday actions.