CORPORATE WELLNESS PROGRAMS

Programs on offer include:

  • Your choice of in person or virtual online program
  • Group and/or individual coaching
  • Access to informative podcasts, webinars and other strategic tools.
  • Pre and post surveys to measure impact;
  • Long term surveys of how it has positively affected your workplace dynamic and employees

I have developed content and provided presentations on a variety of different topics.  I’m happy to work with you to create a customized program tailored for your specific needs. Here is a “Menu” of offerings for you to consider:

“Menu of Offerings”

“Appetizers”

1-2 hour Lunch and Learns
These can be expanded and offered in longer formats

“Main Courses”

½ day seminars
Including the above topics and more below
Transforming Your Relationship with Food Series Sugar Addiction Series

“Pre-Fix Meal”

2-day or 4 day Workshop and Retreats

“A La Carte”

Create Your Own Program

Topics:

HEALTHY SHOPPING

Tips for Label Reading – What to look for!
Smart Shopping Healthy Foods
Grocery Aisle Shopping Tips

EMPOWERMENT AND SELF CARE

Food and Stress
Overcoming Emotional Eating
Superfoods for All Ages
Self-Care for the Busy Parent
Empowerment: Overcoming Your Past

EASY MEAL PLANNING FOR ON THE GO

Healthy Food Choices
Packing Lunches Made Easy
Eating on the Run
Healthy Snacks
Travel Tips for Meals and Snacks
Quick and Easy Meals for Busy Families
How to Resist Vending Machines

IMMUNE SYSTEM

Inflammation and It’s Role in Health
Heart Healthy
Transitioning the Toxins
Gettin’ Those Greens!

FOCUS AND CONCENTRATION/CLARITY

Diet Choices for Concentration
Sugars Effects on Health
Essential Nutrients for Different Ages

FAMILY FEEDING

Introducing Solids
How to make your own baby food
Meal Ideas Kids Might Eat
Back-to-School Ideas for the end of summer
Feeding “Picky” Eaters
Pre and Post-Natal Nutrition
Toddler Tastes and Menu Ideas
Bonding through Baking with your Children
Raising Vegan or Vegetarian Children
How To’s for Your Children: (i.e. how to “get my child to eat vegetables”)
Family Mealtimes – How to’s
Nutrition for ADD and ADHD
Balance and Joy in Committed Relationships (Co-taught with my husband, Bill)

HOW TO CHOOSE WHAT TO EAT

Tips for Sustainable Weight Loss
Gluten Free and Easy
Specific “Diet” Talks (e.g. vegetarian, paleo, candida, etc..)
Eating with Food Sensitivities and Allergies

Click here for a form to submit thoughts and ideas for us to discuss.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Wendy offers educational seminars and customized programs speaking on a wide variety of topics.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Bright Birthing Monthly Village Circle

8/30/15 – Introductory class for Introducing Solids and Making Your Own Baby Food (brightbirthing.com); Participants can join me at Bend Yoga for more in the Fall!

2015 Fall Classes at Bend Yoga Charlottesville

Starting Solids/First Foods for Babies

Please join me for an engaging and informative conversation about this important milestone. Learn about starting solid foods for your babies from a whole-foods perspective, when to start, how to minimize food allergies and sensitivities, in addition to time-and money-saving tips for making your own baby food. Delicious recipes and tastings will be included to help get you started on this journey.

Navigating Food Allergies and Food Sensitivities in Your Home

With the amount of food allergies and sensitivities on the rise, please join me for this class to help you navigate these shifts in your own family. Learn how to make “Eating Without” easier and even fun.  Come learn some basics about common food allergens, what to look for on food labels, how to substitute some of your favorite foods and questions to ask your local grocery stores or restaurants.  Leave with more confidence to bring back to your daily living and the potential for a different perspective.

Feeding the “Picky” Eaters

Nourishing Our Toddlers – (even if “picky”)- Does your child sometimes say “no” to even his/her “favorite foods”? Are you trying to navigate the desires of your little one’s? Please join Wendy for a talk focusing on some behaviors to anticipate, how to make mealtimes more enjoyable, tips for creating healthy boundaries around food and eating, and what toddlers need for growth and development.

Effects of Sugar on Children

In this talk, Wendy focuses on ways that nutritional changes can be an important component in managing the effects of sugar on children. Some examples include a discussion of which sweeteners to remove from your family’s diet, a review and sampling of sweeteners to use for long-term health, and choosing food for overall blood sugar balance.
Class 5: Suggestions & Easy How-to’s for Meals with Caregivers

Suggestions and Easy How To’s for Meals with Caregivers

In this talk, Wendy will address some common questions that arise between new parents and their well intentioned and loving grandparents and/or caregiver helpers. Some of the topics discussed include ideas for healthy substitutions to common foods, suggestions for “what to prepare” or tasks that are helpful to you, as well as tools for compromising that can pave the way to receiving help.

PAST EVENTS

Radio shows

NPR Interview 8/13:
 http://wvtf.org/post/gmo-research#stream/0

WNRN: Wake Up Call 10/12:
 http://www.cvillepodcast.com/2012/10/14/wake-up-call-genetically-modified-

Corporate and Other Engagements

Jewish Community Center of Rochester
11/14 – Embracing Sweetness in Our Lives and our Communities

Annual Gaia Gathering 2012
5/12 –  Gluten Free and Easy

Mindful Living Series at the University of Virginia
2/12 – Holistic Approach to Sustainable and Healthy Lifestyles for Students
with Sweetness Without Sugar

University of Maryland School of Medicine at Kernan Hospital
10/08 – Approaching Nutrition with Your Patients

GE Fanuc
1/08 – Be Great in 2008 – Nutrition

Best of What’s Around Farm, LLC
06/05 – Benefits of Eating Grass Fed Beef

Other engagements include food processing companies, law firms, transportation companies, medical device and other manufacturing corporations.

“Thank you again for being part of our cherished Jewish Book Festival. We loved having you here and the reviews have been great! Everyone is still buzzing about your presentation and I hope you feel proud of your contributions both written and verbal.”

– LH, Festival Director

K-12 environment

University Montessori School
11/08 – Healthy Eating for Kids

Peabody School
11/04  – Food Advertising on TVAlternative Sweeteners for Halloween
10/04 – Nutritional and Wellness Basics for Today’s Children
– Healthy Eating and Division of Responsibility

Thank you for a great Parent Ed night.  This time the topic was healthy eating for kids, which I was half tempted to miss because I feel like we’re doing “okay” in that department.  I thought I could just as easily pick up a book or check some websites and get all the info I needed.  But I’m so glad I decided to go!  I think devoting that hour and change to listening to and asking questions about the topic of healthy eating really moved it into the forefront of my mind in a way that merely leafing through a book would not.  Besides, given how long my “books to read” list is already, was I *really* going to go get a kids’ nutrition book and read it?  And as busy as I am, who has time?  That would have taken much more than an hour and a half!  Much better to just go to the Parent Ed night and have it all presented, with handouts.  I also enjoyed getting to see other parents.

I woke up the morning after the talk and was immediately armed with new ideas for things to prepare for the kids’ lunches, and you know what?  I already had everything in the house!  I just hadn’t been thinking about some of those things as “lunchy” foods.  I feel a lot less intimidated by tackling the next tier of healthy eating goals and practices, and I feel validated knowing that I am building on a foundation that was already a good start.  Plus, the grocery list handout that she gave us, organized by sections of the store, is super helpful.  I’m going to make one of those up for another store I frequent.  That really will be a huge time saver on grocery shopping day.

All of Wendy’s handouts were invaluable.  I did something that I’d like to pass on as a suggestion to other families.  I decided to three-hole-punch Wendy’s handouts and stick them in a binder, along with a handout of Healthy Lunch Ideas.  Now I’ve got a place to keep my ripped-out-magazine recipes and photocopied articles about feeding kids, in a handy spot, not filed away somewhere in the office, where I’ll never see these ideas again.

This talk last night was a great investment of my time!”

-CG, parent of 2 and Moderator, Parents Network of Charlottesville

To schedule a time for me to come speak with your school, organization or company, please contact me directly by clicking this link. I look forward to speaking with you soon.