At Planticia, we believe good nutrition does not have to be complicated. In fact, it is very simple. Each of our products is designed with nutrition in mind.
They are sources of things you want in your food:
minerals, vitamins, and disease-fighting phytonutrients
They are limited in things you don't want too much of:
no trans fats
limited amounts of natural sugar
no chemical additives or preservatives
We Focus on Good Nutrition
Planticia was founded by Christine Hotz, PhD.
I started my career in nutrition science, conducting community-based research to learn what people eat, how and why they eat it, and how foods and diets could be nutritionally improved to solve health problems. I spent most of my career working in Africa, Asia, and Central America
In 2019, the world entered a life-changing phase and I redirected my path, choosing to focus my energy on the more applied aspects of food and nutrition.
Although the pandemic focused our attention on a rampant infectious disease, it happened in the backdrop of another epidemic - that of diet-related chronic diseases like overweight, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. As our medical system buckles under the strain of managing these diseases, there is relatively little support for preventing them and helping people to make healthier choices.
While completing a Diploma program in Culinary Nutrition Management at George Brown College (Toronto, ON), I founded Planticia to contribute to the availability of healthy foods in the local marketplace. I want people to be able to access healthy dietary choices, based on whole plant-based foods, that satisfy their food cravings and desires.
After several years of recipe development and testing, I am so pleased to be able to bring these nutritious and delicious products to the public. I hope you enjoy them!
More from Christine
These plant-based nutrition resources are available for download at the Gilda's Toronto website. Christine is a co-author of The Community Guide to Cancer Nutrition and its Companion Cookbook: Plant-based Cooking for Side Effects of Cancer and its Treatment.