Wellbeing at Work, Corporate and School Nutiriton
I have over ten years of hands-on experience in the area of wellbeing in the workplace developing and delivering nutrition led wellbeing programmes and corporate nutrition policies. I have also gained three years experience consulting in the area of nutrition education in schools in conjunction with school caterers.
WHAT I OFFER
BREAKFAST AND LUNCHTIME SEMINARS
ONE-TO-ONE NUTRITION CONSULTATIONS
COMPANY INTRANET SUPPORTED POD-CASTS
WEB-BASED AND INTRANET BASED COPY
All of these activities are tailored to specific employee and employee group needs such as those working:
Shifts and split shift patterns
In call-centre environments
Desk-based clerical and management positions
In field and 'on the road'
"The health and happiness of employees has been profoundly affected over the last three decades primarily by changes in technology and therefore changes to the business and working environment.
Longer working hours, more stress, less time for breaks and the general increased expectations that employers have of their employees brings with it a very real ability for an individual's work to profoundly affect their health, and in turn, for their health to profoundly affect their work.
It is now well understood that that a fit, healthy, happy workforce can help to improve the health and well being of a business, ultimately impacting on its and its employees future development and success."
Amanda works closely with a wide variety of people within the corporate environment to help set up and deliver programmes including:
Occupational health leaders and teams
Human resources managers
Dedicated corporate Wellbeing teams and Wellbeing champions
Executive, development and head chefs, procurement departments and front of house in-house restaurant employees
Facilities management and operators
My approach, which runs throughout all my communications with employees resists using the 'righting reflex' to nag employees to eat this, stop eating that and give up something else, since understandably, this more often leads to resistance and alienation.
Instead my seminars, work-shops, one-to-one sessions and podcasts are designed to stimulate behavioural change around food choices through evoking employees own intrinsic motivation to change and increasing their beliefs that they can carry changes through.
I work in both the independent and stated-funded sectors of education.
My clients and experience is diverse including for example working with organisations such as Halfords and London Zoo, Avon, Investec, British Gas and Gatwick Airport.
Phil O'Connor, Head of People Development, Halfords Head Office:
"Amanda, the feedback has been amazing and you certainly have helped so many people with their quest for a better life.
Not only did you do that, everyone thought you were just lovely. Thanks again for being there for the guys - hopefully this can be the start of other opportunities ahead."
By helping to set up and execute research projects in nutrition and wellbeing in the workplace, Amanda has been instrumental in steering her client, catering company CH&Co win the following awards or workplace wellbeing:
Health and Vitality 'Healthy Hospitality' Award 2016
for their collaboration with Birmingham University Department of Psychology research into social norm messaging in restaurant settings.
The Royal Society of Public Health and Wellbeing Awards 2015
for their Passport to Health project at Gatwick Airport.
The Catey's 2013 Award
for Charlton House's 'Wellbeing' programme.
The Footprint Health and Vitality 2014
award for the CH&Co's Chef's Nutrition Training Course.
Well-targeted nutrition education in the workplace has been proven to improve productivity by 1 – 2 per cent.
This can achieved in a number of ways including for example:
Lower company health insurance premiums
Improved company loyalty