Meet Amy

Amy Symington of Amelia Eats
Amy is a Nutrition Professor and Research Associate at George Brown College, a plant-based Chef and Nutritionist, and the Nutrition and Kitchen program coordinator at Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto. She enjoys developing recipes in her spare time for various publications including the Toronto Vegetarian Association and Clean Eating Magazine. Disease prevention through functional food and optimal nutrition is her career focus.

Currently Amy is working on a science based cookbook and nutrition guide for cancer care in collaboration with George Brown College, Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.  Stay tuned!

Why Amy does what she does…

On November 30th, 2008, after a two year battle with breast cancer, my best friend and mother, Sharon Helps-Symington passed away. Good health should not be a battle. However, we do need to be nutritionally armed to avoid one.

In the nutrition world, it is becoming more and more apparent that we do, in fact, have a say in how our health turns out. Sound nutrition, which includes whole, plant based foods, is more important than is sometimes credited by your average healthcare institution. Supplying the general population with the practical tools to steer themselves and their loved ones toward optimal health is what I strive for every day of my wonderful existence. My aim is to inspire.