Jenny's Note ® is a small business that provides health and wellness workshops for adolescent and young adults. The Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes epidemic, which affects millions globally, has become a public health concern for our youth. I am passionate about helping the younger generation elevate their self-esteem and empower them to take control of personal health and wellness. The interactive workshops include such topics as food groups, understanding food labels, behavior modification tools, setting goals and creating a roadmap for success.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 480 minutes
What to Expect
Jenny's Note® workshops are unique in that they can be customized for any audience. Diet, exercise, goal-setting , creating a roadmap to achieve personal goals, communication skills and much more. The goal of the workshops is to have the participants leave with a sense of empowerment and confidence to manage their personal health and wellness. Knowledge is power and an important component to ensure success for youth and adolescents struggling with weight issues.
Venues that have a food preparation area to demonstrate cooking healthy meals, can be an option for a hands-on workshop, upon request.
Inquire about Martial Arts expert instruction workshop as an adjunct to the above listed workshops.
Jennifer Lynn McGraw is a 1985 graduate of Florida State University earning dual Bachelor Degrees in Nursing and Food & Nutrition. She studied Biomedical Science at Nova Southeastern University in 2000 and became Certified Diabetes Educator in 2013. Additional certifications include Maternal Newborn Nursing and Teaching grades K-12. She has extensive work related experience in Obstetrics, Newborn & Pediatrics, as well as Women’s Health.
She volunteers her time at Miami-Dade County Public Schools in their "After-School All-Stars" Program teaching Health and Wellness to middle school students. She is passionate about helping overweight and obese children learn different strategies for making healthier food choices and gaining knowledge and insight to the effects of emotional eating.
She has two adult sons and lives with her husband in Miami, Florida.
Additional Booking Notes
Workshops can be presented almost anywhere with very little set-up effort. If it is a large venue and audience, a microphone and laptop with a projector and viewing screen would be helpful. Otherwise, the workshop material is provided (workbook and writing utensil.)
Influences & Inspiration
As a previous overweight adolescent, I know first hand what it feels like to be ashamed and bullied about my weight. It effected my self-esteem for the majority of my childhood. It became the motivation for my insatiable interest in health and wellness, which led to my academic degree in Food & Nutrition in college (and Nursing). After graduating, I naturally gravitated towards adolescents struggling with self-esteem and weight issues. It is important to teach skills that combat emotional eating as well as behavioral coping strategies for everyday stress.
In today's society, where a two-parent working household is the norm, it is imperative to empower the younger generation to take charge of their diet, exercise and overall health. Educational workshops are a great way to relay information to a target audience in a non-stressful environment; one condusive to learning. Prevention is everything and I can help you get started!
Laptop, viewing screen, microphone (if available)
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