Want to learn simple and practical everyday tips on healthy eating? Engage our nutritionist to conduct an hour nutrition talk through lively interactions and activities with the participants.
The talks can be delivered physically at the client's venue or online through web-conferencing platform. The delivery can be in English, Mandarin or dialects depending on the preferred language of the participants.
A 10 minute simple food demonstration with 20 tasting portions can be also included upon request.
List of Topics
Understand what you eat by learning the basics of nutrition! By covering the food-based dietary guidelines for adult Singaporeans, the nutritionist will assist participants in understanding what nutrients they will get from a plate of chicken rice or a bowl of laksa, and what they should be eating to have a healthier and balanced diet.
Sorbitol, Calcium Propionate, Corn Syrup and Tartrazine - we may see them on ingredient lists but what are these things? What about 104kcal per serving and 200mg of calcium per 100ml on the food labels? How much do you understand these figures and how to make use of them correctly? Common food labels will be provided for this practical activity for participants to learn about label reading, and to apply them in the selection of different processed foods.
How often do you eat out? What are your favourite hawker dishes? What should you take note of when deciding between economic rice, wanton mee or roti prata? Should you go for noodle soup or dry, and which type of chilli to choose? Learn more about the nutrition of hawker foods, and what small changes you can make to achieve great improvement in your diet.
What should you look when purchasing groceries in the supermarket? Can processed foods be as healthy as or even healthier than fresh produce? Which ingredients are of concern in processed foods, and what are the impacts of different processing methods on final food products? What is the difference between pasteurised milk, UHT milk and milk powder? Learn about all these and also tips on what to look for amongst food products on the supermarket shelves. Participants will also be quizzed to see if they can select the healthier options among real food products of different food categories.
Do you find food items at health food shops, salad bars and acai cafes pricey? Is healthy eating really expensive, and do you need to spend more on healthy foods? What should I take note to achieve a healthy diet on a tight budget? Discover on the tips to cut cost on your meals, and what are the essential components to spend your dollars on.
Do you have endless invitations to parties and gatherings during Christmas and Chinese New Year? How can you ensure that you keep to your nutrition recommendations during these feasting periods? What should you take note of roasted turkey, bak kwa, pineapple tart, as well as other festive delicacies such as rice dumpling and mooncake during the rest of the year? Come and find out more in this informative and engaging talk on festive feasting.
Does your health improve after every detox meal? Is the Keto diet really recommended for weight loss? Is organic food more nutritious? In this world overloading with health & nutrition articles, stories, sales messages and testimonies, it is easy to get confused on which piece of information is truth and which is a myth. This talk will cover some of the most famous nutrition myths, and look into the scientific evidence to debunk them.
You may have added chia seed to your breakfast or taken acai bowl for your lunch. You may also have learned to make your own kombucha or kefir, cooked with quinoa or drank wheatgrass juice. But are these novel foods and ingredients really superior than the foods we often consume? We will take a close look at the science and evidence in each of these novel food items, to understand which are really nutrient dense options and which are just some gimmicky products.
The most common reason we say no to something is that we are too busy, even for something good for our health. Discover simple-to-implement nutrition tips ranging from using smaller plates, ordering a smaller portion, having more meals of a smaller quantity among others, to maintain nutritional wellness in our busy lives.
Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? Why do you feel sleepy after a meal? What should you snack on during work? Find the answers to all these questions, and the improvements you can make in your diet to allow you to feel more energetic and concentrate better at work.
Do you snack between meals? If so, what do you usually snack on? This session allows participants to learn how to snack and yet maintain a healthy diet, and also what types of snacks are healthier for you. There is also a sharing on tips to prepare quick and healthier snack items.
Only one out of four adult Singapore residents consumes two servings of fruits, and one out of three consumes two servings of vegetables every day. Why are the figures so low? What are the challenges to and consequences of not consuming sufficient fruits and vegetables, and how can they be overcome? This session also includes a demonstration on the preparation of a simple fruit and vegetable item for daily consumption.
What are whole grains and how are they different from refined grains? How do you know which foods are whole grains, and how do you identify them through the food labels? All these will be covered together with a demonstration on how to prepare a simple and convenient dish of Overnight Oats with Berries and Chia Seeds.
Are you concerned whether your children are getting sufficient nutrition? Should you always go for health supplements? Learn more about the quantities of different food groups that children of different ages should consume. Learn how to manage a fussy eater, and to make your meals more nutritious and interesting for your children.
Ageing is a natural process. Appetite for food and sense of taste may decrease, and chewing and swallowing of food can also become difficult. Together with the decrease in metabolism and functions of the digestive system, it is important to learn how to live and eat well during old age. This talk covers the main areas of nutrition concerns that affect the elderly.
Have you tried numerous diets, pills or other ways to lose weight but the flab just keeps coming back? Learn how to best achieve and maintain long-term weight loss – by eating and exercising right. Find out some of the common factors that may cause you to eat more than you should, and learn effective ways to overcome them.
Do you know that about one out of four adults in Singapore suffer from hypertension? What is the difference between sodium and salt? Learn more about this chronic medical condition where blood pressure in the arteries is elevated, the causes, risk factors, and the dietary factors so you can better care for yourself and your loved ones.
What causes diabetes and why should you be concerned even if you are healthy now? What is glycaemic index and what is its relation with diabetes? Learn more about this disease and how to eat correctly to significantly lower your risk of catching the disease.
Monounsaturated Fat, LDL, Hydrogenated Fat, Omega 3 and Trans Fat – What are these and what impact do they have on our heart health? Learn about the contributing factors of heart diseases and how you can maintain a healthy heart through a healthy diet.
This talk covers the different areas associated with bone health, and to the means to obtain the maximum bone density through proper diet and exercise. Participants will also analyse their own risk of osteoporosis and learn how to take active steps to protect their bones.
Cancer is the number one killer in Singapore with about 30 percent of Singaporean deaths due to it. Find out why this disease is so deadly, the risk factors, and the food items to avoid and consume more to lower your risk.