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
Flourishing and Nourishing in a Changed World
Michele’s vision is to educate, inspire, and connect your Teachers, Students, and Parent Communities with the science of wellbeing. Michele is an international author and presenter to corporates and schools and education is her passion. It is time to look up, look out and flourish.
As a former teacher, Michele is aware of how educators are often experts at nourishing the world but overlooking themselves. As a mother, Michele is far too aware of the impact of food on students' mental resilience and physical energy. Michele has combined her nutritional medicine studies with her formal Positive Psychology diploma to craft an enjoyable and informative program for teachers, staff, parents or student.
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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.
Michele Chevalley Hedge, is the founder of A Healthy View. She is a nutritional medicine practitioner, international wellbeing author, and a well sought after professional speaker. As a former teacher, mother, with formal studies in both nutrition and positive psychology, Michele delivers realistic, sensible approaches to wellbeing that include science and humour. Her ability to connect to CEOs, teachers, world politicians or simply our students can be felt not only at live events but through her unique, easy to embrace, webinar platform.
Michele’s presents around the globe and some of her clients include IPEN, PESA, and the Department of Education, NSW Primary Principals, Association of Independent Schools, Alliance of Girls' School and many more.
"Michele came to our school and did a captivating presentation to our senior students. Her ability to relate to the students and staff that were present was remarkable. She immediately engaged the whole auditorium in her advocacy of a low sugar/wellbeing lifestyle with simple ideas and changes that we can make to our everyday lives. The feedback from the students was that it definitely made them think about the tiredness they were feeling and how to improve their relationship with the food they were putting into their bodies."
"I have had the pleasure of hearing Michelle Chevalley Hedge speak on many occasions. Her energy, humour and knowledge are unrivalled in the field of nutrition in Australia. She is simply a phenomenal communicator - I would unhesitatingly recommend her to anyone looking for a smash hit speaker at their conference.”
"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"
"The wise and wonderful Michele Chevalley Hedge presented an entertaining and informative keynote presentation at Positive Schools Asia, in Hong Kong. The 400 plus audience of teachers and school leaders showed their appreciation with enthusiastic feedback. They rated Michele’s presentation highly for both content and engagement. There is no doubt that our diet shapes us physically, socially and emotionally. It is time the developed world took note. Michele is a pleasure to work with and delivers an important message that needs to be heard."
Michele will be a key note at Positive Schools Conferences in 2018
"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"
"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"
"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!"
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
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!
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.
“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!!”
“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.”
“Terrific stuff Michele. Keep the message getting out there. They need it.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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.
- 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.