School Wellbeing Workshops 

 

“Teach a child about healthy eating and you feed them nutritiously for a lifetime”

With a burgeoning national epidemic of childhood obesity, the answer isn’t to give up, what’s needed is education. Parents are increasingly looking to schools to provide life skills that not only they may be lacking themselves but to ensure their child has a healthy future. In a time poor society, we are simply not taking the time to pass on skills required for good health – and without health, we cannot reach our potential…

As a Nutrition and Health Coach, former world Ironwoman champion and mother of two, I’m passionate about ensuring everyone has the knowledge and education to live their optimal life. Not only as an ambassador for the Gold Coast Active and Healthy Program, I deliver group workshops, support individuals through health mentoring, plus corporates and schools in their quest to promote wellbeing for students and staff.

student wellbeing

Healthy habits start at a young age…

Through engaging workshops, I promote discussion within the group while providing education on

 the importance of nutrients in the diet, why we need to cut back on sugars, processed foods and trans fats.

 how to fuel the brain for optimal learning

 how mental health is linked to poor nutrition and lack of sleep

 the importance of preparing homemade meals,

 what to look for when choosing what to eat/ how to read food labels,

 why physical exercise is about how it makes you feel rather than look

 how quality sleep is a key component to success

 why having a growth mindset allows us to take responsibility

All of which provides the perfect platform to foster optimal learning and brain health

 

staff wellbeing workshop

 

Other Topics include

In addition to the four pillars of student success (mindset, exercise, sleep and nutrition) I also offer workshops in the areas of

 Mental preparation and rehearsal for success in sport

 Specific cooking classes

 Body positivity workshops

 Parent workshops held during or after school hours

 Staff wellbeing days

Staff wellbeing days are designed to be presented and facilitated in-house, with a focus on empowering staff to steer themselves on a  journey toward better health. Projected outcomes include

  • Foster wellness with a common goal among staff =  team building
  • Increased health = productivity

Examples of discussed topics: the importance of self-care, mental wellbeing, stress management, challenging current mindsets—habits– recognizing resistance to change, nutrition—what constitutes healthy eating (with healthy snack/meal cooking demonstrations/ taste testing’s) – how to read food labels, shop wisely.

How to overcome unhealthy habits by recognizing urges and reactions. Breaking current life scripts (neuroplasticity) by making positive life changes at home and at work.

Questions relating to each discussion will form each individual’s blueprint and goals/focus to move forward with. Presented in a light mannered way to engage and possibly win over the less inclined 😉

Glowing testimonials

“Hi Karla, I just wanted to say a huge thanks again for presenting at our student wellbeing day yesterday, it was such a successful day and I hope you recovered ok with maybe a paddle in the ocean… Hopefully, we can get you out to our school again sometime soon.” Sarah Stevens, Administration, Queensland Academies

 

“Thanks, Karla, I’ve had great feedback from the staff about your session. Again many thanks and we hope to engage you again in the future.” Gayle Alessio, Principal – Clover Hill State School

 

“Thank you, Karla, for what was a great session – lots of excellent feedback.” Bianca Mandalios, Manager, TAFE QLD

 

I am flexible in delivering workshops to suit outcomes and timeframes and have delivered many successful workshops in varying capacities. If you would like more information or to set up a wellbeing day at your school please feel free to contact me karlagilbert@wellness.com.au