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Workshops for Kids and Parents

TOPICS JUST FOR KIDS

NOT-SO-SWEET SECRETS ABOUT SUGAR

Kids are amazed when they find out how much sugar is in some of their favorite foods. During this fun and interactive session, kids will learn to spot the many "aliases" for sugar, come to understand why natural sugars are better for them, and identify some delicious, healthy alternatives to satisfy even the strongest sweet tooth.

THE SUPERHEROS YOU HAVEN’T MET

Leafy greens, berries, citrus fruits, sweet potatoes...these are some of the powerhouses of the food world. During this fun (and tasty!) session, kids will find out how these super foods help them power up to do all the things they love. And, less adventurous eaters will find new and creative ways to enjoy them!

EAT A RAINBOW

Different colors of whole foods provide different vitamins and other nutrients. During this hands-on session, kids will learn how each color helps them thrive while having a blast exploring the rainbow—and eating it!

WHO’S DECIDING WHAT YOU EAT?

Children don’t like being tricked. During this dynamic session, they’ll learn how marketers are doing just that—as well as what they can do about it. Kids will learn that, although they’re young, they have great power in determining their health destiny.

BECOME A FOOD DETECTIVE

Break out the magnifying glasses for this fun and interactive session! Kids will learn how to read between the deceptive marketing claims, understand what really constitutes a healthy food, and find out how to make the best decisions for their health.

WHO PUT THE WHOLE IN THE GRAIN

Not all grains are created equal! Many food manufacturers take the good things out of them before selling them to us. During this interactive session, we’ll show kids how to avoid being tricked and fuel up with the greatest of the whole grains.

POWER UP WITH CLEAN PROTEIN

Now with more protein! We see this all over food products these days. But, is more really better? And which type of protein is best? In this session, we’ll learn about the power of getting more of our protein from plants to promote health and healing!

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TOPICS JUST FOR PARENTS

PRACTICAL TIPS FOR PARENTS OF PICKY EATERS

Have mealtimes become a battleground? If so, you’re not alone! Many kids have food aversions, and it’s also common for them to use food as a way to exert control. While this can be very frustrating, there are many things you can do—join us for this empowering session where you’ll learn real-life tips to help your child thrive and make mealtimes enjoyable again!

PROTECTING YOUR CHILD FROM DECEPTIVE MARKETING PRACTICES

Marketers are going after children at rates higher than ever before—they’re concerned with making money, not with promoting children’s health. During this enlightening session, you’ll learn some of the tricks of the trade as well as what you can do to protect your child.

HEALTHY, DELICIOUS, AND BUDGET-FRIENDLY

The title says it all—join us as we show you how to eat in a way that helps your health and your wallet! You’ll learn that eating well need not be expensive or time consuming, and you’ll get practical tips for simplifying your shopping trips.

WHAT’S HIDING IN YOUR FAMILY’S FOOD?

What we don’t know can hurt us—in addition to posing health risks, chemicals and other additives in processed foods can also cause dangerous allergic reactions. Join us for this enlightening session to learn more about what to look for—and how to protect your family.

HEALTHY SHORT-CUTS FOR BUSY FAMILIES

With the hectic pace most of us keep these days, it can be hard to focus on healthy habits. The good news is, you don’t need a lot of time! Some simple tweaks and small steps can add up to a big difference—during this session, we’ll show you how to easily incorporate them!

SHHH...SECRETS THE SUGAR INDUSTRY DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW

Manufacturers are now routinely adding sugar to foods marketed as healthy—including yogurt, bread, condiments, and more. And, most kids are consuming more than four times the recommended amount of added sugar on a regular basis! During this fun and interactive session, we’ll show you how to spot the many "aliases" for sugar and identify some delicious, healthy alternatives.

GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN

Is enriched flour good? What about wheat flour? Do we need to be gluten-free? The conflicting information about grains can be confusing. Join us as we remove the guesswork and show you how to select the most healthful grains for your family.

THRIVING AS A PLANT-BASED FAMILY

Whether you’ve been thinking about switching to a plant-based lifestyle or you’ve already started, this dynamic session will give you tips and tools to navigate everything from social situations and dining out, to helping kids adjust, to finding delicious and simple recipes to add to your family favorites.

HELPING CHILDREN TO MINDFULLY MANAGE STRESS

No matter our age, we all experience stress. And the earlier we can learn to manage it, the better. Mindfulness is a powerful tool that both kids and adults can use to effectively manage stress in the moment as well as to experience a greater sense of calm on a regular basis. During this interactive session, we’ll explore simple techniques and arm you with a stress management "toolkit" you can always have with you.

SLEEP STRATEGIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Sleep is just as important in promoting good health as nutrition and exercise. And yet, it’s a struggle for many of us. During this session, we’ll delve into some of the reasons behind sleep struggles and arm you with tips to help the whole family get a good night’s sleep.

TAKING THE COW OUT OF CALCIUM: DITCHING THE DAIRY DEPENDENCE

Dairy has been linked to higher rates of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and many autoimmune diseases—as well as higher rates of bone fractures! While dairy is a source of calcium, it’s important to remember that cows gets their calcium from eating plants. During this session we’ll show you simple ways that kids and adults too can get plenty of calcium from plant foods, without the risks that dairy carries.

THRIVE AT 100 AND BEYOND: TIPS FROM CENTENARIANS

Join us as we take a tour around the world (without ever leaving the room!) to learn about the places where more people live to be 100 and older than anywhere else—and see how they do it. Drawn from the book "The Blue Zone" by Dan Buettner, this seminar will provide simple steps to help you live the healthiest, happiest, and longest life possible.

TOPICS FOR KIDS AND PARENTS TOGETHER

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Interestingly enough, the foods that are best for our bodies are also best for the planet—and they all come from plants! Join us for a lively discussion about food production and the tremendous benefits of eating more locally grown, whole plant foods.

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR MOMENTS: THE MINDFULNESS TOOLKIT

Life is hectic for most of us these days, and the idea of quality family time can feel like a far-fetched fantasy. This is a seminar designed for real life—we’ll show you how some small steps and simple techniques can help you make the most of even the busiest days.

THE FAMILY FITNESS CHALLENGE

One of the main reasons we don’t exercise is a lack of time and planning. The beauty behind this seminar is it shows you that exercise need not be a formal affair, and you don’t need large chunks of time to do it. Join us to learn simple exercises—no equipment required—that can even be done while watching TV! This is a great way to have fun boosting your family’s health.

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