At Health and Food Matters it is our mission to address the need for healthy and sustainable lifestyle changes within our community. With increasing rates of disease such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease and cancer, we plan to fight back and provide an integrated program designed to empower people to take control of their health and well-being, reducing their risk of sickness in the future. The program framework is based on four pillars of wellness: Healthful Nutrition, Regular Moderate Physical Activity, Stress Management and strong group support. We believe an interconnected approach that is manageable and enjoyable is the key to long-term success.

Who we are…


Tyler Read is a physical education teacher, personal trainer, senior fitness instructor and wellness enthusiast with over a decade of experience working with individuals of all ages to reach their wellness goals. For the past 6 years, Tyler has been eating a whole food plant based diet and the results have been staggering. Higher energy, fantastic blood work results and a lean physique have been a few of the easy things to achieve while living his healthy lifestyle. As a teaching professional, Tyler realizes that it takes more than a healthy diet to maximize your health. It also takes moderate daily exercise, proper amounts of sleep, fulfilling relationships, smoking cessation, a sense of purpose and meaningfulness in life and the support of like-minded individuals looking to reach the same goals. As a co-founder of Health and Food Matters, he recognizes that people are bombarded with too much information telling them to go in conflicting directions. As your health mentor, Tyler hopes to guide you through this confusion during one of our comprehensive programs. 


Stanley Chaisson is a physical education teacher, competitive marathon runner, fitness trainer, outdoor enthusiast and the proud Dad of two young boys. As an endurance athlete, he has a strong understanding of the most effective whole food choices to optimize performance. Stan has been sharing his passion for healthy living by helping people reach their health and wellness goals for over a decade. Over the years Stan has led running clinics, designed workout plans and training programs for people of all walks of life, including athletes and sports teams. He believes that we need to simplify our approach to wellness by focusing on what truly makes us happy and healthy people: family, friends, healthful nutritious eating, regular exercise and meaningful community involvement and support.  As co-founder of Health and Food Matters, Stan’s goal is to help people realize that what we eat and how we move can significantly improve our long term quality of life. Come join the movement and experience for yourself the positive transformation that will change you from the inside, out.

 Ian Barrett

Ian retired in Prince Edward Island in 1999 after a career in computers and software. The firm created, sold and supported financial and operational software for Hospitals, Construction Companies, Legal Firms and many more. Much of the software is still in use to this day.

Since his retirement Ian has invested thousands of hours researching, studying and taking courses on health and nutrition. Ian has certificates from eCornell and Alison U in Human Nutrition and Whole Food Plant Based Diets. Discovering, and sharing, the truth about Health and Nutrition is Ian’s passion. Learn why following a plant-based diet and lifestyle is optimal for health — including the prevention and reversal of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

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