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Strategies for eating healthy and being active at home during the COVID-19 pandemic


For those of you who were unable to join the webinar live, the stream is now available for everyone to watch here or on YouTube.

Questions answered offline:



A quick informal Google search shows that the most relevant sites to the question “How do people feel during the covid-19 pandemic?” relate to people’s mental health, with stress, anxiety and depression listed as common concerns. So how do we practice some healthy lifestyle habits to manage stress in the middle of a global pandemic? In this webinar, PERFORM Centre’s Christina Weiss and Théa Demmers share some strategies related to being active and eating well.


  • Learn about 2 strategies that have been tested by research for moving and eating well during stress.
  • Name 1 way to ‘Nudge’ your environment to favor movement and a healthy balanced meal or snack.
  • Develop and list 1 new awareness through a mindfulness experience. Please have 3 raisins, craisins, nuts, or similar-sized food per person handy to participate in the mindful eating experience.

Speaker Bios:


Théa is a licensed dietitian with the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ) and Dietitians of Canada . Théa supervises and supports the activities in the Nutrition Suite at the PERFORM Centre, and hosts dietetic interns and graduate students.

Théa has worked previously with various community organizations, and as an instructor in Concordia’s Department of Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology. She has experience with interactive workshops, talks, cooking workshops and nutrition counseling for: diabetes (gestational, Type 1 and Type 2), weight management, eating disorders, food allergies or gastrointestinal conditions, mental health conditions, nutrition for exercise, across the lifespan, renal failure and oncology. Théa also has experience in recipe and menu development.

See Théa’s LinkedIn profile.


Christina is a clinical exercise physiologist who is specially trained to work with special populations that include medical high-risk and chronic illness population, such as people with disabilities, arthritis, and other related conditions that reduce and limit mobility, with a specialization in adapted physical activity.

Christina primarily oversees all programming related to the PERFORM Centre Conditioning Floor. She also coordinates the CEP, (Clinical Exercise Physiology), internship, apprentice and volunteer programs on the Conditioning Floor.

See Christina's LinkedIn profile.


Additional contributions by:

Melodee Mograss, PhD: Dr. Mograss is a cognitive neuropsychologist with expertise in sleep, electrophysiological (EEG/PSG) methods and neurobehavioral performance. She coordinates research activities in the PERFORM Sleep lab.

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