Alumni Profile: Lisa Tsakos


Lisa Tsakos is a nationally recognized Holistic Nutrition practitioner and educator specializing in weight management and corporate nutrition programs.

Since graduating from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 1997, Lisa has been involved in corporate wellness, presenting her nutrition seminars at hundreds of organizations throughout Ontario, and her Nu-Vitality (Healthy!) Weight Program has guided employees at businesses across Canada to lose thousands of pounds. Her clients have included the Toronto Police Service, Eli Lilly Canada, Telus Mobility, the University Health Network and many more.

Lisa has taught nutrition at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, Centennial College and at the Transformational Arts College. Additionally, she has taught natural foods cooking workshops and authored two books (including CSNN’s The Weight Battlefield) before co-writing Unjunk Your Junk Food: Healthy Alternatives to Conventional Snacks (Simon & Schuster, December 2011) and the Label Lessons E-book series.

csnn-certification-mark-colour-smOver the years, Lisa has been featured on the Discovery Channel, Wylde on Health, CTV News, The Better Show (nationally syndicated across the U.S.), and other television programs. She has been interviewed on numerous Canadian and American radio programs and is a contributor to various websites, including NaturallySavvy.com (which she helped launch in 2007), The Healthy Shopper, and blogs on The Huffington Post Canada. Her articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers around the world.

In 2014, Lisa moved from Toronto to Halifax, where she continues to offer her programs and also serves as the Alumni Advisor for the Atlantic provinces, mentoring CSNN graduates.

In 2016, Lisa was the very proud recipient of the CSNN Alumni Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Learn more about Lisa at lisatsakos.com, or connect with her on Twitter (@NuVitalityHW) or via email at lisatsakos@rogers.com.

WHY CSNN? “For most of my life, I struggled with weight issues. As a teenager, I was constantly on strict diets, weight loss programs, or extreme exercise programs, only to find my weight increasing over time. At 25, I learned about natural nutrition and it made more sense to me than any other nutritional approach I had read or learned about. I immediately replaced processed foods with natural foods and focused on the quality of food. In less than a year, I lost 50 pounds – with no dieting, struggle, or hunger. I was nourishing my body and feeling better than ever before! I wanted to share my newfound knowledge with the world. When CSNN opened a year later, I registered immediately and never looked back. The Program stimulated both my mind and my spirit, and I couldn’t wait to get to each and every class. Twenty years later, I’ve had a most fulfilling career sharing the knowledge I learned from CSNN – and have maintained the weight loss!”

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