Corporate Wellness Solutions

Nutrition Workshops

Having previously worked within professional services for 9 years prior to graduating in Nutritional Therapy, Shirley has good experience of providing nutritional services for the corporate sector

Did you know? The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that adequate nourishment can raise productivity levels by 20%

The aim of each workshop is to educate employees in a positive, fun and interactive way and give each employee the tools for health management 

  • Two-stage Programme: First workshop in month one, follow-up workshop in month two, email support provided in-between for queries

  • Duration of each workshop is one hour 15 minutes, encompassing a short break and question and answer session at the end

  • Lunch-time Sessions: to minimise disruption to the working day

Current Topics

A. Weight Management Workshop

Did you know? A recent report by Foresight*, written by 250 leading scientists, warns Britain's obesity crisis is so severe that it would take at least 30 years to reverse. If current trends continue, by 2050 fifty percent of adults and twenty five percent of children in the UK will be clinically obese

Excess weight increases the risk of a number of chronic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.  The report expects type 2 diabetes to rise by 70%

*The 2007 Foresight Report 'Tackling Obesities: Future Choices'

What Benefits Can This Workshop Bring?

This workshop provides your employees with the tools to balance and maintain their weight, by:

  • Explaining why diets don’t keep weight off. Nutrition facts: Explanation of blood sugar balance; healthy food that provides sustainable energy, that doesn’t contribute to excessive weight gain

  • Lifestyle advice: identifying and addressing factors in lifestyle that can contribute to weight gain

  • Employees leave armed with easy to prepare recipes and snack ideas

  • Handout summarising weight management advice

This workshop covers:

  • Nutrition facts: explaining the key food groups and how to balance these for weight management

  • When and how much to eat

  • Factors related to weight gain that you can control

  • Common weight-loss myths that don't work and why

B. Managing Stress Workshop

Did you know? Stress is cited as one of the key factors for sickness in staff.  A recent survey (skillsoft Dec 2008) found 92.4% of people find life at work stressful all, or at least some of the time; 29.4% are comfort eating or dieting to extremes and 22.2% of respondents did nothing to alleviate the stress that they feel at work


Work-related stress accounts for over a third of all new incidences of ill health with each case leading to an average of 30.9 working days lost*


*www.hse.gov.uk - All statistics reproduced under the terms of the OPSI Click-use licence

What Benefits Can This Workshop Bring?

As well as reducing productivity and concentration levels, regular stress can increase the risk of a number of chronic conditions, such as obesity, digestive issues, food intolerances and premature ageing

This workshop can reduce this risk by:

  • Giving your employees the nutritional information to address stress and improve their health

  • You as the employer contribute to reducing costly levels of employee sickness by providing them with this workshop

  • Demonstrates to the employee that you as their employer care about their health and well-being

  • This demonstrates both understanding and a proactive approach to your duty of care as regards corporate health and well-being

This workshop covers:

  • Nutrition facts: identifying “internal” stressors and addressing these to reduce stress levels

  • Foods that can help protect against the damaging effects of stress

  • Lifestyle recommendations to reduce “external” stressors

  • Easy to prepare nutritional recipes and snacks containing de-stressing, “protective” foods

  • Handout summarising stress reduction advice

C. Improve Energy & Productivity Levels Workshop

Did you know? A number of employee surveys have shown that over 70% of employees support employer involvement in workplace health promotion programs and 85% believe that workplace programs can increase health and lower health costs

£17bn p.a. is wiped off UK productivity because of poor working day eating habits, a study carried out by Baxterstorey, November 07 revealed

What Benefits Can This Workshop Bring?

Diet and lifestyle have a major impact on energy and productivity levels; this workshop explains how you as an employer can help your employees improve energy and productivity levels

This workshop covers:

  • Nutrition facts: what the body needs for efficient, sustainable energy production and how to ensure this

  • Identification of potential factors that reduce/block energy levels and how to address these

  • Focuses on “brain” foods to ensure efficient brain functioning, to help improve concentration and productivity levels

  • Easy to prepare meal and snack ideas, to improve and maintain energy and productivity levels

  • Handout summarising advice for improved productivity and energy levels

To book a workshop or to discuss your needs further please contact Shirley on 07590 527665 or email

Do you want a healthy, happy team?

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Improve employee health & reduce sickness absence with our nutritional workshops

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Shirley delivering a lunch-time workshop