- Judy Davie, The Game of REAL Good Health, 1 July 2017
Audience participation is what it’s all about in The game of REAL Good Health.
There are questions, special “ladder” cards, teams, human players, and lots of laughter. Working in teams, participants learn about sustainable healthy eating habits while they support their team player to make his/her way around a giant game board. Teams take turn to answer a series of questions about health and nutrition. A correct answer earns the throw of a giant dice and the opportunity for their team player to move around the board. Knowledge of food and nutrition doesn’t necessarily mean the player wins the game: As it is in life certain situations trip us up in our quest to be healthy which players discover when they land on a ladder square.
The game was designed to teach people about health, nutrition, and other lifestyle choices. It’s light-hearted, educational, interactive and extremely good fun!
Judy Davie has studied psychology, food-as-medicine and macrobiotic cooking. Under her guise as The Food Coach, Judy develops recipes and guides you the background of food and how it can fight disease and the ageing process. Food columnist, editor, author of three books and co-author of one, her latest book The Greengrocer’s Diet is a weight loss book with a collection of recipes designed around the seasons using primarily fresh seasonal vegetables.
She has written, produced and hosted over 100 healthy cooking videos and recently put the people of Wagga Wagga on a program called “Lighten Up Wagga”. Since her business started in 2001 she has watched the gap widen between the health obsessed and the chronically sick. She believes today that we should all Lighten Up: A heathy diet with regular exercise enhances our life at work and play but we should aim not to be defined nor preoccupied by it.
- Noni Boon, Archetypes, 22 July 2017
Archetypes are instinctive behavioural patterns that people 'unconsciously' use to interact with others and to participate in life. There are strengths and weaknesses associated with each and every archetype. Each and every person possesses four leading archetypes - the child, the victim, the negotiator, and the saboteur. Learning about these 'primary' archetypes will give you a better understanding of yourself and help you to shed light on what you do and why you do it. You will discover what drives you, what hurts you, and what it is that you don’t like in yourself, in other people, and why.
Noni Boon is a speaker, writer, facilitator, and designer. Writing regularly for Nature & Health Magazine and Deborah Hutton’s ‘Balance By Deborah Hutton’ website, Noni is an expert in the field of manifestation, personal development, and growth. Noni speaks, coaches, and trains individuals and groups on a broad range of topics including ‘Holifest’, Mindfulness, Archetypes, Chakras, Relationships, Grief, and many other wellbeing related subjects for both private and corporate clients and events.
- Dr Kerith Duncanson, Nutraditions: Translating ancient Aboriginal wisdom into a modern lifestyle, 29 July 2017
Aboriginal people living in Australia up until 300 years ago had a strong connection to and respect for ‘mother earth’ that included highly sustainable food hunting and gathering techniques. The nutritious dietary practices that were associated with this lifestyle resulted in very low chronic disease rates, and an abundant, varied, seasonal food supply.
This presentation will provide insights into the nutrient values of traditional ‘bush tucker’ foods, while also providing practical tips about simulating a sustainable, highly nutritious diet in your own world. Learn which foods from the supermarket are closest in nutrient levels to bush tucker foods. Hear about ways to simulate a hunt and gather lifestyle in an urban environment, and learn how to lead a more sustainable, healthy lifestyle, wherever you are.
Dr Kerith Duncanson is a PhD qualified dietitian who specialises in gut nutrition and working with Aboriginal communities. Kerith feels she has learned much more from the Aboriginal people she has worked with than she could ever teach them, and would like to share her own learnings as widely and respectfully as possible. Kerith has conducted a project to determine whether a traditional Aboriginal diet can achieve the Australian Dietary Guidelines, and found out through much consultation and analysis that this is indeed possible. Kerith is currently working on a project titled ‘Elders as Experts’ which highlights the wealth of food and nutrition information that Aboriginal Elders possess.