Designed For You Nutrition

 

Amy is passionate about helping the world eat healthier, one plate at a time. Amy loves sharing this message to a wide variety of groups diverse in age and stage of life. She uses a straight forward approach mixed with a dash of humour for good measure. Whether you are a group of 10 or 500, Amy will create an engaging experience that will inspire and empower! See below for a selection of topics or suggest your own.

Lunch & Learn Series for the Professional

Health & Wellness in the Workplace: We spend on average 40 plus hours at our place of employment. How do we maintain and even improve our health and wellness while working? Strategies for nutrition, stress management, improving immunity and increasing productivity will be discussed. Let’s thrive, not just survive our work week!

Launch Into Lunch – Packing Lunches that You Want to Eat: Healthy eating starts at home, but what happens when you leave the house for the day? Many rely on quick trips for fast food or a handful of packaged goods to get them through the day. We arrive home feeling tired, frustrated and famished. We will discuss strategies to keep you feeling energized, focused and inspired all day long. Recipes for quick, easy & nutritious lunches will be provided.

Personal Nutrition Series

Eating Well for Less: Do you feel like the cost of groceries keeps increasing and your paycheck is having trouble keeping up? Are you ready to get a handle on budget friendly, quick and easy meals that will have you eating real food without spending hours in the kitchen? Whether you are cooking for one or a bunch, this session is for you!

Weight Loss that Lasts: Are you looking to shed a few pounds and keep it off? Join Amy as she shares tips and tricks for sustainable weight loss. Learn about weight loss sabotage, portion distortion and hormonal factors that may be playing a role in easy weight gain and difficult weight loss. Forget calorie counting and learn to love eating again.

Family Nutrition Series

Supporting the ‘Selective Eater:’ We’ve all had experience with a less than adventurous eater! Perhaps you were or still are one yourself! This workshop will walk you through the some of the issues that can accompany a, ‘selective eater’s,’ choices. Why is trying new foods a challenge for some children? Why do they seem to love something one day and refuse it the next?What are potential emotional or motor issues that may be influencing your child’s actions? With a larger understanding of what could be causing your wee one to be selective in their food choices, we will discuss strategies to support you and child.

Childhood Nutrition 101: As a parent, the learning curve just doesn’t seem to stop bending! Have you ever found yourself worrying over whether or not your child is eating enough? Does it seem like your child is constantly hungry and then won’t eat at the dinner table? Join Amy, as she explores the ins and outs of childhood nutrition. Topics include supporting your child’s immunity, strategies for quick & easy family dining and getting children involved in the kitchen. You’ll leave with a ‘toolbox’ full of tips and tricks to help you set a solid foundation for your family’s approach to eating healthy.

Foods for Focused Learning: Feeding our children is one of the most important jobs we have as parents and caregivers!  The food our children are eating plays a significant role in preparing your child for optimum learning.  Learn about the foods that help and those that hinder your child’s development.

Bring a Little Pizzazz to Your Plates: Family Edition Do meal times have you in a slump? This workshop is intended for parents & caregivers looking for a little inspiration in the kitchen. We all know that eating healthy is important but how do we do create nutritious meals and snacks that actually get eaten and stay on budget? Let’s bring a little pizzazz to our plates and have a little fun while we are doing it too!

You will leave this workshop with 2 weeks of menus complete with grocery lists and recipes. By looking at simple ingredients in new ways, we can open up our menu and taste buds to fresh opportunities. Be sure to bring along with you a copy of one of your tried, tested and true recipes to share with the group.

Early Learning Community

Healthy Choices & Healthy Bodies: As those who share their days with children, we play a significant role in creating a foundation for healthy habits and opinions. Part of that responsibility is to help set the stage for healthy ideas about food, physical activity and self image. We will examine our role in helping to shape the attitudes that contribute to long term health and wellness. The importance of limiting refined sugars, including healthy fats and complex carbohydrates will also be discussed. We will consider ways to support children while in our care as well as their families as they establish healthy habits at home.

Food, Tradition & Nourishing Family Values –Building Relationships that Last a Lifetime: For centuries, meals have provided an opportunity to connect, teach and celebrate. Today, many of us live in a hurried world, including children. Schedules quickly become full with activities and lessons. Many children are learning how to eat finger food in the car and are beginning to lack basic dining skills. It is time for drive thru meals to take a back seat and embrace mindful, technology free dining! We can start the dinner table revolution by looking at the way we view snacks and lunch time with the children while in our care. Do we see eating as simply another transition or an opportunity for more?

Bring a Little Pizzazz to Your Plates: Early Learning Edition Do meal times have you in a slump? This workshop is intended for early childhood educators & cooks looking for a little inspiration in the kitchen. We all know that eating healthy is important but how do we do create nutritious meals and snacks that actually get eaten and stay on budget? Let’s bring a little pizzazz to our plates and have a little fun while we are doing it too!

You will leave this workshop with 2 weeks of menus complete with grocery lists and recipes. By looking at simple ingredients in new ways, we can open up our menu and taste buds to fresh opportunities. Be sure to bring along with you a copy of one of your tried, tested and true recipes to share with the group.

 

Contact Amy for more information. Additional charges apply for travel outside of a 30 minute travel radius.