Series of Group Sessions at Clifford House, Sheffield
I am emailing you with my huge appreciation indicating how much I have learned and added to my “cooking for one” experience.
This week I have purchased salmon, sardines and mackerel so I will continue my quest to live healthily, since I am aiming to reach 100 years... You have helped me on my quest.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and learnt a lot of additional information which I am starting to put in to practice.
In the meantime a huge thank you, no even bigger than that... a HUGE thank you!
I sought out Helen after experiencing some health concerns that I suspected could be partly due to my diet. When I spoke to Helen my body dysmorphic thoughts were at a high and I was constantly on the hunt for a new intense plan. I was calorie counting and my love for food had basically disappeared.
She made me realise the importance of balance and how I didn't need to punish myself over a slice of cake. But she was more than that. She supported me emotionally through something that was desperately painful in my mind. We only had a couple of calls but she came out of it feeling like a friend that I had trusted with my issues.
After our final call, I had a few slip ups but today I feel the best I have in years. I sat in a restaurant and tucked into 2 scoops of ice cream and felt guilt free. I could actually enjoy it. I wouldn't be where I am now if Helen hadn't started me on the right path at the beginning of the year. I'm going into 2020 with a completely new outlook on food and myself. I can't thank her enough for her work and would recommend her services to anyone struggling to find their balance with diet.
'You Are What You Eat' Interactive Sessions with Children at Dobcroft Junior School, Sheffield
Comment from a teacher:
You gave such an inspirational and informative workshop… thank you so much. A fabulous link with our healthy eating topic – would highly recommend that all children (and adults) attend your talks. My two enjoyed a super healthy tea last night with a rainbow of vegetables.
Comments from Y6 pupils:
Since Helen came to do the workshop with us, I've been eating a lot more healthy foods in my diet and have been pushing myself to eat five portions of fruit and veg every day which I think is a great personal challenge.
After having the workshop with Helen, I have developed an understanding of how to stay healthy and the consequences of eating too much junk food. I learnt loads.
It was a great workshop, we now understand the importance of healthy eating.
The workshop that has been presented to us has helped us to understand more about a healthy diet. One thing I have learned is about eating a variety of colourful vegetables. We hope to see you again.
'Diet and Cancer Risk' Presentation at RE:SYSTEMS, Bakewell
Feedback from the company director:
As an IT business, our team spend most of their time at a desk, leading a sedentary working life. We care about the welfare of our people and wanted to put diet and healthy eating on the agenda so invited Helen in to deliver a workshop on the subject, focussing on the links between diet and cancer.
The session was informative, interesting and relevant. The team really engaged with Helen’s down to earth first hand approach and knowledge and the session raised so much more interest than I originally thought it would. Weeks after, the discussion about diet is still happening and references back to the session are still being made.
It exceeded all my expectations and I know that since the session many of the team have taken on board and implemented some of the small changes that were discussed. Thank you Helen!
'Feeding Kids' Seminar at the Department for Education, Sheffield
All agreed or strongly agreed that:
- the seminar was engaging
- the seminar was useful
- the seminar was easy to understand
- they had learnt something that will help them as a parent
The feedback given about the things our employees will remember from the session include:
- Not to call any food a treat - this was mentioned quite a few times!
- How behaviours towards children can impact them as adults and to think more now about installing a life-long positive relationship with food.
- Not forcing children to clear their plate
- Portion sizes
Thank you SO much for your efforts and delivery of a fabulously well pitched training and education session for my mum and her carer. They have clearly learned a lot, understood the content and have retained the information. Let's hope they work together to put it into action. Enormous thanks.
'Diet and Healthy Ageing' Workshop at Secret Warriors Retreat, Great Longstone
Comments from attendees:
Helen is so knowledgeable and was able to provide some very practical tips and advice.
A great session pitched at the right level for the audience. Identification of specific tips was really useful.
I changed my feelings towards carbs as a result of the session. I feel I've deprived myself unnecessarily!
Really informative talk. Liked Helen's 'sensible' approach to diet, and advice regarding avoiding complete elimination and restriction.
'Practical Nutrition' Workshop at Cavendish Cancer Care, Sheffield
Comments from delegates:
Definitely a session I would recommend to others. I wondered if I would learn much - OK, I already know (sort of know) a lot of the principles, but the down to earth, reaslitic, science backed info was great, as was the camaraderie of the group.
Lovely group, interactive, informative, well paced.
Very good presentation with time for everyone's input.
I enjoyed the session, it was very informative and professionally presented.
Practical, non-judgemental, and do-able!
'Healthy Eating and Diet Myths' Presentation at Breast Cancer Care 'Younger Women' Event, Sheffield
I really enjoyed your talk today and have come away totally inspired!! I loved the way that your advice was so balanced - I’ve just finished chemo and I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed with all of the changes I felt I should make to my diet. Before I listened to you speak today I thought that everything had to be ‘all or nothing’ and that I was failing if I had a day where I ate processed food, or succumbed to some bacon!! Thank you!