WORKPLACE HEALTH & WELLBEING TALKS
To me eating a healthy, whole food diet is one of the fundamentals of wellbeing. ‘Let Food Be Your Medicine and Medicine Be Your Food’ as they say. So I guess it goes without saying how much I love giving Nutrition seminars and Cooking Workshops. Getting out into the world and inspiring positive food choices is what it’s all about. Whether it’s replacing the lolly jar at work with a bowl of fresh fruit and nuts or encouraging you to cook more , getting you excited about eating nourishing, healthy foods is the aim. Participants will come away inspired to make better, more educated food choices and reduce their environmental foot print at the same time.
The Happy Foods Workshop
Yes, there are a lot of things you can do to elevate your mood! And science now tells us the foods you eat have a powerful impact on your happiness. This session uncovers the links between mental health, diet, behaviour, gut health and lifestyle. Specific foods and nutrients are discussed that boost the feel good neurotransmitter serotonin, our immunity and our sense of wellbeing. With one in four Australians experiencing anxiety and one in eight experiencing depression at some point in their lives, this workshop is relevant to all.
Sleep and Stress Workshop
Tired of tossing and turning? Tired of being tired? Tired of being a stress bunny? During this session you will learn simple and effective dietary and lifestyle tips for restoring sleep and managing your stress levels. The links between stress, sleep, weight and brain function are also revealed along with the essentials for optimising work-life balance. Practical advice will inform and encourage your team to make healthy choices, reduce and manage their stress levels. Your team will learn about the psychology of self-care, not just for themselves, but for each other.
Why Quit Sugar Workshop
This workshop guides you through the ins and outs of our modern sugar dilemma. Why are we eating so much of it, just how much is hidden in foods, what sort of devastating effects is it having on our health and simply ways to avoid it. The pros and con's of the very latest 'healthy' sugar alternatives are discussed and how they might be used in cooking. Every session ends with a taste testing of one of my - nutritionist approved - healthy, sweet treats.
What Superfoods Can Do For You
Not all foods were created equal - some are so packed with vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and other beneficial goodies that they have been deemed 'superfoods'. Put simply, superfoods give you more 'bang for your buck' than regular foods. Learn about these fabulous foods and how, by simply incorporating a serve or two in your daily diet ,you can greatly improve your health, boost your immune system function and support a life of optimal vitality and wellbeing. This talk and tasting is packed with practical advice to inform and encourage healthy choices. Sample and learn about the latest 'superfoods'. Recipes and nutrition tips included with every session!
The Gut Health Workshop
Most of us have heard about gut health and maybe know the basics... but what's all the fuss about? Gut health is not just about digestion; how happy our belly is effects everything from our mood, brain function, sleep, weight, allergies and immune system. Making sure we have a thriving gut is critical for everyone. This workshop offers practical dietary and lifestyle tips to nourish and support your gut microbiome, supporting good health, wellbeing and productivity.
Nutrition For Life Workshop
Just what are the best foods to eat to optimize your health and wellbeing? Keeping up with the very latest nutrition research isn’t easy but this workshop will get you up to speed. We discuss how the best ways to keep your energy levels stable and balanced to maximise productivity and concentration, the low down on sugar, the current thinking on fats and a rundown on all the latest ‘superfoods’. Every session ends with a taste testing of one of my -nutritionist approved - sweet treats.
The Fatigue Workshop
How often do we hear the complaint “I'm tired". Fatigue is an incredibly common issue and it can take a very real toll on our enjoyment of life and productivity in the workplace. Our fatigue workshop addresses the possible nutritional causes of fatigue, including dietary deficiencies and excesses and how making some simple changes can leave more energized, vital and productive. We also look beyond diet, exploring the idea that having meaning and purpose in our lives is the most important thing we can do for our health and vitality, the importance of rest, and how joy is a crucial part of wellness. How we nourish ourselves, our emotional wellbeing and our stress response have a powerful impact on our energy levels.
Personal Sustainability Workshop
Are you walking through life unconsciously or with eyes wide open? What are the downstream implications of your actions? Personal sustainability is the ability to live fully in the present without compromising the future. This applies to the environment as well as your own personal habits. It involves cultivating a practice of mindfulness in your everyday living. Along with being a qualified Naturopath & Nutritionist, Lindy is also Fellow at The Centre for Sustainability Leadership. She helps you uncover and minimize your individual ‘footprint’, while maximizing your own health and sense of joy. This workshop encourages participants to implement their own personal sustainability plan, opening up new ways of thinking and discovering what truly sustains them. Discover and investigate how to lead a more fulfilling and sustainable life.
The Sustainable Foods Workshop - Schools & Workplace
Perhaps one of the most important things we can do to reduce the devastating impact poor food choices has on our health and our planet is educate our children just what a healthy diet looks like. Where does food come from? What does 'real food' look like? How does advertising impact our food choices? What food groups do we need for a healthy diet? How do our food choices impact upon our planet? This session answers so many of the critical questions around food that children need to know. Knowledge is power - this session gives them the information needed to make better food choices for improved energy, focus and learning while minimising their environmental footprint. Important stuff!
The Impact of Food On Children's Behaviour
There are so many aspects relating to food that can affect children's behaviour. Factors such as meal skipping, processed foods, excess sugar, artificial colours, allergies, food intolerances and gut health can all have an impact. This session covers them all, along with specific food groups and nutrients that have both a positive and negative effect on children’s behaviour. I discuss tips to get your kids eating well along with a plenty of food ideas to get them eating a healthy, balanced diet.
"Hi Lindy, I just wanted to thank you for joining us today and sharing your knowledge. The children and staff were all so engaged and impressed and went away with a new understanding of ‘ food and us’ – it was perfect and I have received lots of positive comments – thank you!"
Susan, Murrumbeena Primary
“Lindy provided us with a thorough and informative nutritional session on super foods and even had us taste test some delicious recipes of smoothies and amazing protein balls. Her friendly and approachable nature added to her valuable knowledge that she provided the group and we have now all purchased a number of the ingredients that were presented to us. It was a great way to introduce a healthy office culture and the information provided on sugar confirmed why we needed to get rid of our confectionary box! We are now organising our own “Healthy Lunch Days” using the recipes that were provided to us on the day.”
SES headquarters, Mulgrave
"Best workshop Ever!"
Nutrition and Wellbeing Workshop, Maribyrnong City Council
Hi Lindy, I just wanted to thank you for joining us today and sharing your knowledge. The children and staff were all so engaged and impressed and went away with a new understanding of ‘ food and us’ – it was perfect and I have received lots of positive comments – thank you!
Susan, Murrumbeena Primary
“Lindy recently spoke on health and wellbeing to a group of us at Australia Post. It was during this excellent presentation that I had a ‘light bulb’ moment that said I have to change my unhealthy eating habits and I need to meet with Lindy one on one to help me on my new journey. I truly believe that I was meant to go to the presentation and meet Lindy, to hear how bad sugar addiction is and to face reality that my diet was BAD and that I needed to change to make myself a healthier and happier person. I have already started my journey by having a consultation with Lindy and I have already made positive changes. Nutritional food does not have to be boring! Thank you Lindy :) “
Tracey, Australia Post, Head Office, Melbourne
"I really enjoyed this workshop, lots of good information. I especially enjoyed the Dietary information that Lindy provided"
"I loved the Sleep Workshop as not only did I get great advise about how to sleep better I got lots of nutritional advise also…which I love.
I actually didn’t want it to end !!"
"We had the pleasure of once again having Lindy present a talk to a group at our office. The topic covered the effects of stress on sleep and how best to deal with it and what foods to avoid or include in the diet.
If you haven’t yet had a chance to book a session with Lindy, then we highly recommend it! The importance of health and nutrition is vital and Lindy offers simple solutions that can be incorporated into any lifestyle.
"We look forward to booking another session with Lindy in the not too far future."
"I was very happy with the information that was given to me by Lindy, she is very knowledgeable in the area of health and being a professional you can trust her and feel confident and comfortable to ask any questions."
Western Waters, Sunbury
"We appreciated Lindy Cook's healthy lunch talk to Sunshine office staff here today …. her session was very informative, and I will definitely take more notice of foods eaten."
"Lindy’s talk was very informative and everyone was very happy. We look forward to more talks like this in the future."
“insightful and helped me understand that your diet can be changed by replacing certain foods you eat.”
“I though Lindy was really clear and concise and I really liked how she explained what the super foods were related to. I am looking forward to receiving some recipes and further information from her.”
“I really enjoyed the talk. Some of the things I already knew but what I found really helpful was her explaining WHY a certain food type was good for you. For example, I knew Chai seeds were good for you, but I didn’t the full extent of the health benefits that they contained. Now I know why they are so good for me I will make more of an effort to eat them. It was also great that she provided some recipes so that we know how to incorporate these good foods into our diet.”
“Lindy gave a really enjoyable and interesting talk. It was helpful how she added how to read a label and understand it. Also understanding the levels of sugar even in fruit juice- I had my last juice for a while on the weekend. Recipes were great as well.”
“Really enjoyable and interesting! – would have been nice to have been able to book 10 mins of 1 on 1 time though”
” Great quick session covering the need to know for a healthy nutritional diet. Will definitely try to increase the amount of superfoods in my everyday diet. Thanks Lindy!”
“Fun, engaging talk – kept it interesting and to the point so was easy to follow. And really liked the little testers too! Looking forward to receiving recipes so I can try some new healthy things at home!”
Universal Sony Pictures, Sydney
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