Corinne Finnie

Okotoks, Canada

About Corinne

Bio

Community Nutritionist, certified yoga instructor, researcher, and author of five books geared towards educating children and those with influence in children's lives, about comprehensive wellness. Practical nutrition education, physical activity - such as yoga, and self-esteem building are the key foundations of wellness that can make positive changes in young people's lives. In 2008, Corinne was the project manager for a pilot project that established a healthy school environment in two elementary schools in Canada. The research outlined key best practices and resources required for a positive, sustainable change in the attitudes and behaviours surrounding healthy eating, physical activities - such as yoga, and self-esteem building programs.

Areas of Expertise

Children's Wellfare, School Comprehensive Wellness

An idea worth spreading

Children innately are motivated and aware of the importance in eating healthy foods, being active, and being kind, caring citizens. Slowly, as food manufacturers, peers, lifestyle choices, and parents influence the choices of young children, they lose the ability to know what to do and why it is important.

I'm passionate about

Preventing obesity, depression, and lifestyle driven conditions in the next generation. Giving children and young people the tools to make effective wellness choices.

Talk to me about

How I can help you educate your group on comprehensive wellness.

People don't know I'm good at

public speaking and connecting with teens and young people

Comments & conversations

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Corinne Finnie
Posted over 3 years ago
Whose responsibility is it to educate our young people on healthy eating, physical activity, and positive self esteem?
Hi Marien Thank you for that insight. Teachers are not equipped to identify children who are obese - it should come from the primary health care practitioners; however, teachers can definitely identify which children are not eating an overall healthy dietary pattern. They see what the children bring for lunch and two snacks each day. It is valuable if teachers can then offer some nutrition education to the entire class to encourage the student body to choose healthier foods more often.
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Corinne Finnie
Posted over 3 years ago
Whose responsibility is it to educate our young people on healthy eating, physical activity, and positive self esteem?
Some of the conversations on this forum are the perfect example of how parents and caregivers could easily get distracted from how to model and teach their children what a balanced, healthy dietary pattern looks like. With so many well read people who are passionate about nutrition and exercise, it is no wonder the diet industry is a multi-billion dollar machine. Unfortunately, the information that gets pumped out of the next "fad" diet plan does nothing to teach children about how to make wholesome, balanced choices.
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Corinne Finnie
Posted over 3 years ago
Whose responsibility is it to educate our young people on healthy eating, physical activity, and positive self esteem?
Thank you Jim for your insight. I agree with your sentiment. Who is responsible for educating the parents about healthy eating, physical activity, and positive self-esteem? How much more information do adults need enhanced access to before they start turning this obesity, heart disease, diabetic ship around, not only in themselves, but in the next generation?