Combining expertise in holistic nutrition and organic food to help organisations and schools improve sustainability, and optimize employees’ and pupils’ physical and psychological health and well-being.
Maximum productivity, creativity and performance as well as the prevention of illness (and paid sick-leave) are the main reasons why more and more companies look to optimize the general well-being of their employees.
Likewise more and more schools are looking to improve the long-term physical and psychological health, well-being and performance of their pupils. Body image issues and disordered eating are rampant among teenagers (but also affect many adults working in organisations). Those conditions lead to malnourished (and thus underperforming) bodies and to constantly distracted (and thus underperforming) minds.
Nutrition is directly linked to health, well-being, performance and productivity
It`s very straight-forward: Food provides the energy we need to function and perform physically and mentally. Whenever we eat, the food is broken down into its components, which are then either used for important metabolic functions, or for energy supply.
So on the one hand, food is fuel and what and how much we put into our tank affects how long we can go before running out of gas.
On the other hand, food is not just fuel or calories, it is also information. It literally talks to all our cells, conveying different messages, influencing blood sugar, hormones, enzymes and even DNA. This ability to turn on or off certain genes is called “epigenetics” and implies that even if we have certain genetic predispositions, we still have a lot of influence on whether or not those genes will actually express themselves or not.
In other words, our food – and also our lifestyle and mindset choices – determine to a large extent whether or not we will get sick.
Read more in this article.
Mind-Body-Nutrition: Combining Nutrition Coaching with Life & Business Coaching
Many companies hire in coaches to help their employees identify and overcome limiting beliefs, self-esteem issues or better align their actions with their goals. Making sure the body gets the right fuel can help these processes tremendously, because there is a direct connection between the gut and the brain.The healthier and the more nourished the body, the clearer the thought processes will be. By working on nutrition AND mindset at the same time we thus approach the person in a holistic way and increase the likelihood for a successful and lasting transformation (always procured the person is ready for such profound changes of course).
When it comes to disordered eating and body image issues among teenagers (or adults), looking only at food is insufficient at best. In fact, food is never the issue in those cases and in order to achieve true and lasting healing we need to look at what’s going on in the personal realms, in other words, apply Mind-Body-Nutrition strategies and tactics.
Sustainability is key
Our food choices have an impact far beyond our personal health. Environmental concerns are another reason why companies look to optimize their canteens. The food should not only be healthy, but also sustainable. At Metabolance I believe that what is good for the individual is also good for the planet and vice versa, for their is no separation. Thus by optimizing nutrition and sustainability, we all win.
Metabolance is your perfect partner to help you optimize both: employee/pupil health, well-being, performance and productivity, AND sustainability.
I combine expertise in nutrition and nutrition coaching with in-depth knowledge of the organic food distribution system in Belgium.
As such I am in the unique position to provide you with the following services:
- Info Talks and Workshops: seminars, lunchtime or evening info talks, workshops on a variety of topics (check out list of potential topics here).
- Holistic Nutrition Coaching for your employees or pupils (or pupils’ parents): individual coaching, group coaching, Metabolic Screening, Metabolic Typing, Mind-Body Nutrition, Eating Psychology…
- Nutrition Consulting Services: assessing, analyzing and optimizing your canteen, regular meal planning & creation, nutritional training and coaching for your cooks…
- Food Sourcing: providing suppliers to provide your conference rooms with hot & cold organic drinks, source local and organic fresh and dry food in bulk for your canteen, and/or deliver organic food baskets for your employees
- All services are available in English, German, Dutch, French or Spanish.
Contact me for a free meeting to talk about your needs and how I could best be of your service!
Here you find a reference letter from the big international company Eurofins, for whom I have been working as an independent Nutrition Consultant since 2016. In this role I am responsible to make and keep their canteen and office drinks/snacks as healthy and sustainable as possible. I also organize regular information talks for employees and set up a depot for organic baskets for employees at the premises. Click on the image for a bigger version.