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Support for Businesses and Organisations
Seminars on Food and Health – Options


Audience Sizes

  • Seminars for smaller staff groups (15 to 20 employees)
  • Presentations to larger staff groups (up to 150 employees)
  • Focussed discussions with Management Teams or boards

Topics

Session 1
How to:  EAT TO BEAT STRESS AND FATIGUE
Focus: energy, concentration, mood, behaviour

Explains how the body makes and sustains energy, the workings of the adrenal (stress) hormones and how they affect physical and mental functioning, and the optimal eating patterns for sustained energy, mood and concentration, and improved sleep, digestion and immunity.

Duration: 60 to 90 mins (including question time)

Session 2
How to:  BUILD DEFENCES AGAINST INFECTION AND ILL HEALTH
Focus: reducing infections and long-term health risks; reducing absence

Explains the most common underlying causes of frequent and persistent infections, the links between good digestion and good immune protection, the role of oxidant damage to cells in creating the conditions for disease, and the straightforward steps that can be taken to boost immunity, prevent disease and protect long-term health.

Duration: 90 mins to 120 mins (including question time)

Session 3
How to: KEEP KEY PLAYERS FIT AND HEALTHY
Focus: executive stress, blood pressure, heart protection, long-term health
(optional extra: weight management)

Outlines the risks to our cardiovascular health from unmanaged stress, the key signs to look for, the role of personal blood sugar management in mitigating heart and weight gain risk, and the importance of balancing good and bad fats (this session can also include insulin resistance and raised homocysteine, particular risk areas for executives)

Duration: 60 mins to 120 mins 

Seminar options

       • Stand-alone sessions
       • Sequence of sessions over time**
             –reinforcing the message and sustaining the changes
             –building a portfolio of healthy eating patterns
               and health knowledge
             –deepening the investment in staff welfare

** can include ongoing support via regular health bulletins for dissemination to staff

Additional support options

  • One-to-one consultations for staff facing particular health problems, either on-site or at the Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre

    This can be particularly useful for staff who are having regular or intermittent time off, or simply cannot perform wholeheartedly at work, due to common health problems (such as irritable bowel syndrome, headaches/migraines, regular infections) which cannot be resolved by their doctor.  This can provide valuable support to absence management activity.
  • Tailor-made talks and seminars for specific staff groups, e.g. shift workers, those travelling regularly on business, middle managers, groups undergoing organisational change

    Both shift working and regular business travel can make food choices and healthy eating patterns more tricky

    Middle managers often face particular stresses and strains that can take a toll on their sleep patterns and mental wellbeing

    Organisational change can often place particular, time-limited pressures on staff during which potentially supportive eating patterns can be neglected 

 

“The seminar has created a real buzz around the organisation……..”

“The difference to staff eating habits is extraordinary…….”

“Staff……….are already feeling less stressed and much calmer”





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