School Programs

A school can build resilient children, a school can provide excellent academic teachers, and your school has the ability to create leaders, creative thinkers and athletes; however it is impossible to do any of that without underpinning young adults with good nutrition which supports all aspects of their health…their physical body, mental awareness and emotional wellbeing.”

– Michele Chevalley Hedge

Teenage Nutrition and Diet Presentation

This 5 minute video shows excerpts from a Nutrition for Teenagers presentation by Michele, to Queenwood Girls High School in Sydney.

Included in this Nutrition for Teenagers presentation is vital information on;
• what are hidden sugars and hidden sugar effects
• what you can learn from reading a food label
• how our food effects your hair, skin, hormones and body shape
• how food effects your academic performance

Deputy Principal of Queenwood , Mrs Erica Thomas commented on the evening for the local newspapers…

“This was a wonderful opportunity for girls and their parents to consider the importance of nutrition in their lives. Michele’s presentation was thought provoking and practical.”

Nutrition for Teenagers

It is exciting how schools are really embracing the wellbeing of our children and teenagers and School Nutrition Programs and teenagers’ diet is an extremely important topic. These young people are faced with mental, social, and emotional challenges daily and if they have a solid healthy foundation they are able to cope better with life’s challenges.

Accomplished speaker Michele Hedge is a Nutritionist (Adv. Dip of Nutritional Medicine, Australia Traditional Medicine Society) and published author and a dynamic health advocate. Nutrition for teenagers is an extremely important topic for Michele, particularly as she has three teenagers herself.

As a nutrition speaker, Michele is in demand as schools realize the importance of teenage nutrition and how a teenager’s diet affects their lives daily. And her nutrition presentation has a positive effect on the teenagers. Michele looks at the use of nutrient-dense, whole foods as the basis of mental and physical stability.

Why Michele?

Michele Chevalley Hedge, founder of A Healthy View Pty. Ltd. is a Nutritionist, health writer and corporate speaker. Michele would like to share her knowledge with your company’s employees. Michele’s workshops can be tailored to suit the needs of your unique organisation. Michele’s corporate clients include but are not limited to Westpac, HSBC, ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, Apple Corporation, YPO, Royal Australian Navy, and any of her clients are happy to provide a testimonial on behalf of her ability to present serious topics of health into light hearted, yet educational seminars.

Michele’s current book, Beating Sugar Addiction for Dummies, has just been released. Michele can often be found on the radio, corporates, television or schools speaking passionately about Nutrition as Preventative Medicine.

MICHELE HAS SPOKEN AT

Tailored Nutrition Presentations

Some examples of a Tailored Nutrition Presentation could be:

Nutrition For The Brain And The Body

  • How food impacts everything… the brain, the skin, the body, the mood!
  • What foods work for you and how do you know what foods don’t.
  • Tasty healthy breakfast, lunch and snack ideas
  • Three key points on reading a label
  • Importance of Balance: Study, sleep, exercise, friends, and sunshine
  • EAT, Think, Move

HSC:  How to Thrive not Survive It

Brain fogged,  heart thumping, tired but cannot sleep.  Numbers, assignments, due dates, exams the anxiety builds and moods brew.   This 75 minute presentation explains how good, easy to grab nutrition can underpin your HSC performance.  Not just the way you look but mental clarity and emotional resilience can be gained from your steady stream of good food and will have you Thriving your way to your last exam.

Vitality, Energy, and Wellness: It’s all In Your Food

Michele has three growing, hungry teenagers, a busy husband and is the founder of A Healthy View. She understands ‘busy’ and knows what families need- easy, simple and tasty ideas and knowledge to underpin a family’s wellness. Michele will deliver a light hearted one hour presentation including the following:

  • Current unhappy and unhealthy health trends
  • Nutritional truths- the good , the bad and the scary
  • How to get it right in the Real world without extremes

Our conversation will also include the impact of hidden sugar and why Michele has been asked by the World Health Organization to speak on sugar and cancer. It will also include label reading and nutritional awareness that everyone can incorporate and integrate within their own family.

Sleep, Modest Exercise, Sunshine & Nutrition are the four pillars that underpins children’s health and adult health. Michele’s light-hearted talks on serious subjects include all four pillars. Michele’s presentations can be tailored to speak to a school, staff, students, parents or all three. The presentations are often followed a week or a month later with an interactive workshop. Less movement, poor food choices, hidden sugars, disrupted sleep patterns and social media ‘madness’ is not only affecting young people’s bodies but research is increasingly showing it is affecting their mood and ability to cope with simple daily stresses, school work and friendships.

Michele is known as the “modern day nutritionist” , a former teacher and mother of three teenagers. She does not believe in extremes but shares how small, sustainable changes lead to positive moods, brain function and happy bodies.

Learning objectives

  • Understanding the relationship between eating well on sleep, exercise, immune system and mood
  • Identifying the key nutritional factors in daily routines than impact energy, cognitive function, mood disorders, and the immune system.
  • Linking hidden sugars and processed food to poor gut and brain function.
  • Identifying how eating well, modest exercise, and proper sleep can change someone’s self confidence and ability for positive change.

Michele Chevalley Hedge

Nutritionist and wellbeing expert, Michele is the founder of A Healthy View and Creator of Low Sugar Lifestyle 28 day online program. This program has the accolades of the founder of Black Dog Institute, Peter Joseph, as well as hundreds of schools, staff, and parents across Australia. Michele has clinical practices, authored three books, and appears regularly on tv and radio. She has been nominated Practitioner of the Year 2016 by her industry body the ATMS and is CureCancer ambassador. She is also Jamie Oliver Food Rev Ambassador and was on the expert panel for That Sugar Film.

Testimonials

"Michele has presented to our staff and parents about the importance of nutrition on the body and brain. She gave practical advice about how the food we eat has significant impacts on the health of our body and it’s functioning. Michele gave practical tips on assessing sugar levels and the importance of slow burning foods which release energy slowly. These tips were insightful and manageable for children and adults to embrace in order to foster a healthier life style."

Emma Clemens Deputy Head of Primary Emanuel School

"Michele is a dynamic speaker with enormous passion for the topic of nutrition. Her presentation was very well received by the Junior and Secondary School students, parents and staff in the audience. The information Michelle shares is practical and aspirational - it helps us to see how good nutrition can give a boost to our overall wellbeing"

Dr Sarah Loch Dean of Students Pymble Ladies College

"I have been lucky enough to hear Michele speak on health, nutrition on well-being a number of times. Every time I walk away feeling empowered and more knowledgeable about all aspects, particularly when it comes to the effects of sugar. As a school practitioner and father of three I have been able to take her information and apply it to all aspects of my life. She is passionate about her work and the guidance she provides is second to none"

Robert Gulson Housemaster – Gilmour House, Mathematics Department, SHORE, Sydney Church of England Grammar School for Boys

"Michelle provides an inspiring and affirmative message that we can all do something, quite simply, to positively influence our mental health and emotional wellbeing by making informed choices about the foods we put in our body. A low sugar and processed foods lifestyle heads us in the right direction. Young people's lives today have become so complex and multifaceted, so the importance of simplifying the message and making change possible is crucial. It all starts with education, Michelle does this so well, identifying the scientific links to food and mood so young people can take charge and influence their own mental health in order to have bright futures!"

Bridgitte Roberts Psychologist, Head of Student Wellbeing, Mentone Grammar School.

Michele presented a wonderfully informative and engaging workshop to our staff informing us of the evidence-based research about what is happening not only to our physical body but to our mental body. The presentation really has our staff talking about and considering what they eat. The focus was not only on staff wellbeing, but directly linked to student wellbeing and learning as well. The overwhelming feeling from the staff is that it was one of the best PD presentations they had heard

Cameron Paterson Director of Learning & Teaching. SHORE School, Sydney Church of Grammar School North Sydney

Michele spoke to the Heads of Independent Schools of NSW and the ACT at their quarterly conference. Her presentation was energetic, dynamic and transformational. Her messages were practical, insightful and readily able to be implemented in our busy lives. Michele was inspiring & motivating!

Paul Teys President of Heads of Schools NSW/ACT

We were pleased to have Michele Chevalley-Hedge come speak to our students. Michele’s engaging and passionate presentation opened our students’ eyes to the huge amounts of hidden sugar in the packaged food they would normally eat and drink. She also highlighted for them how this is negatively impacting on their ability to focus, learn and ultimately perform to their fullest potential. Michele’s practical advice proved invaluable to our girls, who were eager to take away any dietary hints that would assist in their physical and mental wellbeing.

Anna Ciccone Learning Leader, Marian College, Melbourne, Victoria

“Michele spoke recently in the highly acclaimed forum of the Propsych Mental Health in Schools Conference. The conference speakers were of the highest calibre, and Michele was a shining light in the bevy of stars. She warns about the gross over supply of sugar in contemporary diets and outlines the adverse consequences on our behaviours and well-being. Michele’s exuberant spirit is well evidenced; her presentation is energetic, informative and polished. Walk the talk?? Michele sprints the talk!!”

Paula Teggelove Founder, Propsych

“Our rowers at Queenwood have taken on board some of the tips Nutritional Medicine Practitioner Michele Hedge , owner of A Healthy View, shared with them. It was great to see these girls exchanging some of their sugary snacks with protein rich and nutrient dense snacks.”

Daniel Kozey Director of Sport – Queenwood School for Girls

“Terrific stuff Michele. Keep the message getting out there. They need it.”

Andrew Fuller Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist Consultant Psychologist, The Resilience Foundation Fellow, Departments of Psychiatry and Learning and Educational Development University of Melbourne Scientific Consultant for the ABC series ” Whatever: the science of teens

“Michele provided a workshop that engaged our students and challenged them to consider the role nutrition played in the successful negotiation of the pressures of Year 12. For many of our students this was another key in maintaining their health to maximise their ability to concentrate and achieve. Michele’s energy and passion was evident to all and her presentation was professional and targeted her audience perfectly.”

Ms. Erica Thomas Deputy Head – Queenwood School for Girls

“Wow – thank you for all your energy and effort that you put into the presentation. From my point of view – the presentation was pitched at the right level covering the boys as well as the parents. The level of information was enough for the boys to digest and gave the parents the notion that they play a very important task in supporting their boys with nutrition. The boys now understand how good nutrition plays a major role in performance. It’s all about educating the boys on the right foods to eat.”

Peter Murphy Executive Director, Shore Foundation at SHORE School, Sydney Church of England Grammar School, North Sydney

“Thank you A Healthy View for an educational day to the Year 10 students. What we observed was our students completely engaged, learning, surprised at certain foods and laughing as they learned about the importance of hidden sugars and how it effects not just their physical body , but their brain and emotional body too.”

Greig Harland Year 10 Adviser, PDHPE Teacher, Georges River Grammar

“The girls from the Northern Suburbs Netball Association representative program had the opportunity to hear Michele speak in a light yet educational way about thinking on their feet, maintaining energy levels, and building lean muscle mass. We strive to ensure that the girls take away more than netball skills each year and Michele has absolutely guaranteed that for this years program. We hope this will become a permanent feature of our program.”

Renee Bates Northern Suburbs Netball Association

“Students at Wenona have had the pleasure of learning from Michele Chevalley Hedge about good nutrition, and making wise lifestyle choices. Our young women are encouraged to take responsibility for their health, to use common sense in making decisions, and to be balanced in their approach to living a good life. Presented in a respectful and thoughtful manner, the nutrition sessions by Ms Chevalley Hedge are fun, lively and informative. Our girls respond well to being treated as adults, and are encouraged to ask questions that are relevant and important to them. The sessions are not overly analytical but they are based on factual information rather than folklore, and this enables our girls to modify what they eat, how much exercise they take, and how much sleep they get, according to their circumstances.”

Dr Briony Scott Principal – Wenona School, North Sydney

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