1-day food demo  |  New Course |  BANT CPD 5 hours


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Our teenagers are moody, tired and stressed. They suffer from low self-esteem and poor sleep.

On top of that, many decide to go vegan, which then presents big problems for parents who worry that their son or daughter may not be getting all the nutrients they need.

This interactive course will give you strategies and expert tips, including simple and nutritious meals suitable for a novice cook.



What will I learn?

  • Explore the hormonal changes during puberty and how these impact mood, skin health and menstrual symptoms and the role that diet plays in managing these symptoms
  • How the teenage brain works and the important role of nutrition
  • Eating to manage stress and support restful sleep
  • How to make a range of healthy snacks to manage stress and mood
  • Natural skin care and personal hygiene products (to buy and to make)
Full course programme



Who is this course for?

  • Nutritional Therapy practitioners working with adolescents
  • Other complementary medicine practitioners
  • Nutritional Therapy students
  • Parents of teenagers



What's included?

  • Presentation materials
  • Drinks and light refreshments
  • Time-saving tips and resources (including websites, books, apps)
  • Easy and delicious recipes that can be made with minimal cooking skills and adapted to provide a range of healthy meals
  • Opportunity to taste some of the recipes
  • The chance to interact with highly experienced nutritional therapist
  • An opportunity to network and make contact with like-minded people



Who will teach?

Belinda Blake is an experienced nutritional therapist and lecturer with a passion for food and a creative approach to teaching. She has long been fascinated by the traditions behind the use of foods for healing and so her workshops not only embrace the science that helps us to understand their properties, but also their rich anecdotal histories.

Belinda has a special interest in working with children and teenagers in her clinic and in local schools, running workshops, combining nutrition and mindfulness, to help support stress management during the exam period.



How will I be taught?

The day will include short talks from Belinda interspersed with practical food preparation demonstrations, discussions and real life examples. This is not a cooking day, but you will taste-test many of the foods and products.

Space is limited to 26 participants. You will be provided with handouts, recipes and references/ a bibliography.

Materials will be provided electronically approximately two weeks before the course. In order to reduce our global footprint, hard copies of materials will not be provided on the day. Delegates are welcome to bring the materials on electronic devices; print and bring the materials or take notes and refer to the electronic versions at a later date. If you book less than 14 working days before the course you may have to wait a few days to receive the link to materials. If you book less than 5 working days before the course or on the day, we cannot guarantee that you will receive the link until after the course.

PLEASE NOTE: Education research demonstrates that participants learn most when they focus on the speaker and write their own short personalised notes rather than writing on the materials provided. We therefore encourage participants to use any longer materials provided e.g powerpoints as reference materials when home and there is no need to print them all for the day. We encourage participants to think in advance about the key questions you would like answered by the day and for you to tailor your learning, questioning and note taking to address these.



Good to know

  • Registration starts at 9:30AM
  • Please check you have read ION’s FAQs including our cancellation and refund policy before booking
  • If registering as a student, ID proof will be required on the day. Failure to bring proof will result in the full price of the event being invoiced
  • Price includes drink and light refreshments throughout the day. Lunch is not provided but there is a fantastic selection of cafes and restaurants within a 5 minute walk as well as a range of independent and high street shops and attractive outdoor spaces, including a section along the River Thames.
  • Use of public transport is advised. There is no free parking in the immediate area. For full parking details visit the Richmond Council website
  • An electronic link to course materials/handouts (if any) will be provided approximately two weeks in advance


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Ticket Quantity Price

Teenagers 25 May '19 - Practitioner/Member of public

Decrease Increase £140.00

Teenagers 25 May '19 - Student

Decrease Increase £120.00

Teenagers 25 May '19 - ION Alumni

Decrease Increase £120.00