The vision of Nourish the Moment is to profoundly improve the quality of life for all our clients and in the process become the leader in Nutrition and Mindfulness based solutions.
At Nourish the Moment it is our mission to skillfully guide our clients through a personal journey of self-empowerment. We strive to positively impact the relationships our clients have with food and to direct them in implementing ideal methods of fueling their bodies and minds. We specialize in the development of superior nutritional interventions to support the unique health needs of each of our clients. We assist our clients to develop skills that foster a life of purpose, through the development of mindfulness strategies to manage stressful moments. We build strong relationships with our clients whereby we instill confidence in their health outcomes and in the process, we co-create health ambassadors within our community.
Meet Jane Wood Nutritionist and Mindfulness Practitioner
I graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition. Upon graduation I held several positions focused in clinical and community based nutrition. As well, I spent several years working within the food service industry. In 2004 I made the decision to join the Canadian Armed Forces as a Logistics Officer. Although my military career did not specialize in nutrition, I remained current in my field. Through various academic exercises and providing nutritional education to my co-workers, I began to switch my focus to the area of sports nutrition. As I began to develop my own athletic competency, my knowledge in sports nutrition began to grow. I have competed in numerous marathons and triathlon races in addition to playing competitive volleyball and have provided nutritional counseling to many of my team mates and others interested in endurance sports. I have also provided nutritional coaching to young local athletes from the Petawawa Predators Swim Team and players of various levels of competitive hockey teams.
During my service I deployed to Afghanistan and suffer from mental health issues due to an Operation Stress Injury. By attending to my own needs I have become passionate in educating serving members, veterans and their families on the impact of this silent issue. Nutrition plays a major role in mental health and I can personally testify on how feeding your body a balanced diet can dramatically aid in mental healing.
I came upon Mindfulness as a tool to manage my depression. The practice of living in the moment has drastically improved my quality of life and I feel compelled to teach these skills to others. I earned my teaching credentials and am a certified teacher from The Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic. I have since expanded my mindfulness credentials to include Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - Teens and Mindful Eating Facilitator for the Eat Right Now Program.
I started the company Nourish the Moment in 2012, as a way to reach out to the members of my community to educate them that nutrition can be easy and fun. In addition to working from home I have joined the team at the Lavallee Health Centre providing nutritional care in a multidisciplinary wellness clinic. I am excited to be offering my services from Pembroke, ON in the wonderful Ottawa Valley.