AVAIYA is simplifying your access to a healthy life with our new film, Simplify Me.
Ande Anderson MS, RD, and Co-Owner of AVAIYA explores the positive steps that restaurants, grocery stores, organizations, schools, and everyday people are making to help guide the public back to simpler, more rewarding ways to feed our bodies.
Simplify Me sheds light not on what’s wrong in the world of food and nutrition, but what’s right. It highlights all the amazing advances being made when it comes to providing the public with healthier food choices.
As a nutrition professional trained at the renowned Bastyr University, Ande has found that while educating people on what foods to take away from their diets can be important, educating them on what foods to add and eat more of in their diets has a more lasting impact. Simplify Me explores the benefits of adding more natural, less processed foods to our diet, and sheds an uplifting light on those committed to making this transition.
Simplify Me features:
- Einstein Bros Bagels
- Whitewave Foods
- Chef Ann Cooper - The Renegade Lunch Lady, who is currently revamping the entire Boulder Valley School District’s school lunch program
- Rudi’s Organic Bakery
- Mad Greens
- Evol Foods
- Justin’s Nut Butter
- University of Colorado at Boulder
- Colorado State University
- and more…
Whether you’re buying groceries, cooking at home, or looking for a quick meal out, Simplify Me shows us that there are healthy choices everywhere you go.
About Ande Anderson:
Ande Anderson, MS, RD grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and was exposed to the world of whole, fresh foods at a young age due to her mother’s passion for gardening. In her teenage years, Ande became interested in the fields of fitness and wellness, going on to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado. After 3 years of applying her exercise physiology skills with cardiovascular patients at Boulder Community Hospital, Ande was inspired to study her long-held passion for nutrition. Ande completed her Master of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University, where she followed a rigorous, science-based curriculum with a unique focus on whole foods nutrition.
Ande has a background providing medical nutrition therapy to inpatients as well as nutrition counseling, lectures, and cooking classes to outpatients at a multiple award-winning hospital. While Ande built a strong foundation of knowledge in the clinical realm of nutrition, she was inspired to leave the industry to reach a greater number of people and thereby have a more widespread influence on the health of our society. Ande now promotes healthy living within the community via lectures and workshops, while creating documentaries and educational DVDs to support people in their pursuits to live a life of health and vitality.
To follow the Simplify Me journey on Facebook, connect with Ande here.
To learn more, suggest people to be included in the film, or share your thoughts, please contact our team here.