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School Nutrition Talks
Paula gave a fantastic workshop to the Transition Year students at Alexandra College last week. The workshop was informative, inclusive and really relevant to the students. They enjoyed it immensely and Paula's professionalism and passion for her work was palpable.
Paula is extremely knowledgeable and confident delivering her nutrition presentation. We find this kind of information essential. Paula tailored the content of her presentation to suit our students, in that, she also covered body image and sports nutrition. I would not hesitate recommending Paula for any TY program. It was lovely to have her in person presenting to our group.
Paula gave a very informative talk to our TY students about nutrition and food labelling. The various staff present throughout the day found the talk very informative and it was pitched at the students level. Both students and staff learned something from the day. I would highly recommend this course for students in other schools.
Paula delivered a top class talk to a large group of Transition Year students and to the many sports players in our school. The talk was informative and thoroughly enjoyed by our pupils. I cannot recommend Paula highly enough in terms of her professionalism and extensive knowledge around all things diet and nutrition.
Paula , gave a very informative workshop on nutrition to our transition year students recently. Her approach really engaged students and kept their interest throughout . I loved the fact that she doesn’t take a militant stand on diet but instead taught the boys about making better and more informed choices regarding food . she also was aware that many of our students are very involved in sport and gave great advice on pre and post fueling .
Paula delivered a series of talks on the theme of nutrition and wellbeing to our senior cycle students. Each talk was tailored to the specific needs of each year group. Paula has a very balanced approach when it comes to nutrition and gave the students plenty of practical advice.The main message was that balance is key. The students were given plenty of opportunities to ask questions. The talks were presented in an informative, lively and accessible way. Students particularly enjoyed the section on sports nutrition. Paula is very professional and a pleasure to deal with. Regards Dervla Murphy
Highly recommend Paula's TY workshop on nutrition which we did online. Very informative. Paula talked about nutrition, trends, myths, sports nutrition and wellbeing. We had hoped to do the workshop in school. There was also a questions and answers session. Will definitely rebook Paula for next year for an in-school workshop. Thanks Paula.
Paula came to our secondary school in Limerick and carried out 4 workshops with our transition year students. The feedback from the students was a that the workshops were a resounding success. She came in January so the students had the right outlook from the outset. She focused on topics which were perfectly directed at their age group and sat well with our wellness week also in the school. Paula, also. shared some of her amazing recipes with the students which seem to have been a hit with the students. I couldn't recommend Paula's workshops enough, the key is in the name for our students - all about balance.
Paula's approach, as a nutritionist, is informative, practical, fun and helpful. She discussed common misconceptions and dispelled myths about certain food groups. She taught the students how to approach food labels in supermarkets and to how to make the best healthy choices at the checkout. Regarding sports, she suggested what to eat before, during and after football matches. Students were empowered leaving the workshop, knowing that the small changes, such as portion size make all the difference. Paula emphasises how the balance is key. Ideal for TY groups!
Paula completed a nutrition and sports talk for our Transition Years. Paula has superb knowledge of nutrition and delivers this advice in a way to make it as easy and engaging as possible for students to understand. I really enjoyed the realistic approach to nutrition that she has and several teachers also commented on such. Would highly recommend Paula for any age group in school , super engaging. Can't wait to try the recipes.
Our students really enjoyed the talk from Paula. Paula is so practical and looks at many aspects of nutrition in the talk. She also gives excellent suggestions for snacks and lovely healthy recipes. I would 100% recommend Paula's talk. We will definitely invite her back next year.
Paula gave a nutrition talk and a Food Labelling workshop to our TYs in Colaiste Treasa last Friday. Both talks were extremely informative and interesting. Students rated both highly.
Paula gave an excellent presentation to the students. It was very informative and the students were really engaged. The feedback has been very positive from the students.
Paula gave talks to 3 years in our school. They were really great , reasonably priced, interesting and very informative. I would highly recommend Paula to anyone looking to book talks on nutrition and/or wellbeing, I would definitely have her give some talks again in the future.
Paula, spoke with all year groups in our school (junior and senior). All groups enjoyed the talk. She made the facts relevant and interesting and kept the students engaged despite the talk being conducted in a virtual manner! Very interesting talk which is so relevant and important for students to be informed about. Thanks Paula!
Paula presented to all of our TY group. The girls enjoyed the presentation and found it very interesting. Throughout the presentation Paula was engaging and took the time to answers all questions the students had, during and after. Her presentation style successfully encourages engagement. Well worth the price and our school will certainly be availing of Paula services again.
Paula's talk was excellent. She spoke to our TY and LCA boys for about an hour and she pitched it perfectly. The talk was interactive and the boys really enjoyed it. The was time for questions at the end and the boys were engaged throughout.
Excellently pitched, interactive presentation, to my Transition Year, Home Economics Students, via zoom........, highly recommend Paula, from Balance Nutrition. A "Godsend ", in the current climate! Thank you so much, Paula!
Paula delivered an excellent and thoroughly engaging virtual presentation on nutrition to our Transition Year cohort . The feedback from our students was excellent.
Paula was very engaging with the students and they were extremely pleased with the workshop. Positive feedback all around.
Paula presented to a group of our TY students last week. It was very informative and most interesting, all the students really enjoyed it. Paulas approach really engaged our students and kept their attention throughout. I would highly recommend Paula for school visits our school will definitely be availing of her services again!
Paula's presentation was well delivered and very informative. She engaged well with the students and made her content very relevant to their context. I would highly recommend Paula for school visits.
Paula provided a zoom talk for our transition year students, which I would highly recommend. The talk was engaging and informative and Paula provided clear and understandable examples for the students.
Very informative and engaging for our TY students. Thank you Paula!
Paula Duggan gave a very informative and engaging workshop to our students in transition year Coláiste an Phiarsaigh. I recommend her workshop.
Excellent talk. Very informative for students.
Weight Loss Programs
Paula literally helped me turn my life around by helping me recognise my relationship with food and adopt a healthy approach to eating. Her daily contact, non-judgmental approach, easiness to talk to and continued encouragement made this journey enjoyable, versus "a diet" that I had to stick to. The new habits she helped me create have made a huge impact on my health and now I recognise if I start to slip I don't feel as well and can work back to where I should be. Paula sees the individual behind the weight/problem and helps you to make a lifestyle change and develop a good relationship with food where you can eat the foods you like, but know the healthy limits. Can't recommend Balance Nutrition enough, Thanks Paula!
Having reached my heaviest weight, l accepted it was time to take control. Paula was the third nutritionist I spoke with and instantly I knew her method would work for me. The timing and the person were right for me. I started with Paula in July, by Christmas l had lost 1.5 stone. I discovered smarter ways to eat more food with better nutritional value. She helped me tweak the foods we were eating as a family so dinners worked for us as a family. She helped me be more aware of what I was eating and was always on hand to answer my questions and offer guidance. Her daily WhatsApp notes kept me on track and motivated. Overall her course is practical, full of great advice, enjoyable and so doable. Paula will introduce you to positive behaviours which lead to better choices. A lot of the information you probably already know but she puts it all into perspective to create better habits.
I am just thrilled I got in touch with Paula. I was on the fence for a while about who or what to sign up to, as there are so many options out there and let’s face it, the diet industry is a billion dollar empire. I just didn’t want to count calories anymore, I didn’t want to become a slave to the word diet and I didn’t want to starve myself and be miserable . I knew when I first spoke to Paula that she was on the ball, she is clear and honest and she is so easy to talk to. I set my goals and opted for the 1:1 plan, this was amazing as I had Paula at my service for all my questions and weaknesses. She is very logical and with her help I was able to not just lose weight; but my whole eating habits were recalibrated. To this day even after finishing the plan, I still read her messages and have some fabulous points that I won’t forget. Do I have treats? Yes of course, but I don’t feel guilty and I move on. I have a very balanced approach now and I am very grateful to have worked with lovely Paula.
My partner Kieran and I worked with Paula over 10 weeks and really felt the program worked for us. Paula’s daily messaging, recipes and motivational tips & advice made it easy for us to focus on our goals of weight loss and changing habits around food and felt they were attainable throughout. We loved the fact that nothing was off the table, so to speak, and Paula promoted that everything was allowed in moderation. Making lots of small changes to our diet really worked and wasn’t that difficult to action. We both lost significant weight over the period. It was very beneficial to have my partner do the programme with me. While we both had different weight loss objectives, and I am a pescatarian, Paula really helped us achieve these objectives. We both travel a lot so had to be very organised with food preparation. We were very focused and determined on the end goal and motivated each other to stay on course throughout. I think this would have been harder for us if we were both doing it alone. I would highly recommend Paula if you are looking for support to lose weight and improve your eating habits.
I’m just a few weeks into working with Paula and I can’t believe the turnaround in my life! There is so much information out there on how to be healthy but Paula debunks all the fads and gives you guide on how to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle. I was stuck in a rut of planning and eating what I thought was sustainable to lose weight while being in an intensive gym fitness program but I was confused with so many sources of so-called healthy eating approaches. Planning my meals was becoming so stressful but now it’s the easiest task because I am so well informed (and armed with amazing new recipes), and I have a refreshed attitude to nutrition. I’m living in China but the distance has not made this difficult with Paula being a constant place of support and encouragement. The advice, tips and recipes throughout the week are amazing but the support being just a message away has been wonderful. I never feel silly asking questions because the response is never judgemental. I’ve had friends notice how relaxed I have become in just this short period of time. If you’re thinking of working with someone like Paula, I highly recommend her! Investing in your health is more important than ever now!
I found the 10 week loss program amazing. Paula was fantastic at giving me support and inspiration everyday on WhatsApp. Paula's recipes are very easy to follow and full of amazing flavour. I wouldn’t class myself as a good cook but after following the cookbook and learning about portion sizes etc. I now love it. She goes through everything step by step referencing calories, nutrition etc. Above all, I don't feel deprived of any food group. Most importantly, I still have and enjoy my treats and I still go out once a week for date night. As well as losing weight my lifestyle has changed by educating me to stop and think and see what I can adjust to lessen my calorie intake. Paula isn't judgmental at all if you gain, she’s happy when you lose. On those tough days she gave me extra encouragement and praise to get me through to the other side. All in all, over the course of 20 weeks I’ve lost 28 pounds or 2 stone.
Paula’s 1:1 program was brilliant. Her practical advice was a real eye opener and I learned so many tips and tricks that I now apply to my every day living. I lost 18lbs over the duration of the program which I was amazed at. And all achieved through eating nice normal food, having my treats and still having my nights out!! The main thing I have took from the program was how much I was mindlessly eating and drinking before, I now think more before I eat and make better, smarter decisions. Highly recommend Paula’s courses to anyone who needs a fresh new approach or feels a bit stuck. Her approachable nature made it a very enjoyable process and I will be back again for a refresher course in the future!!
Paula is big into changing the way you think about food, health, dieting and weight, she is not just about the number on the scales!! She shows you how to include carbs, bread and the odd treat in your diet. Balance is the big thing. I have learned so much about nutrition, weight loss, food and portion size. Everything can be eaten in moderation, I know this now, but I also now understand what moderation actually means! I’d recommend Paula to anyone, I got on great with her, she is really encouraging and doesn’t make you feel stupid. She is forever sharing tips, pics of what she is eating, and she always knows just what to say when life got in the way! It has clicked at last!
Had a one on one face to face session then a one to one 10-week program. I recommend anyone who wants to get healthy, get fit, lose weight, to do the same. It is a wonderful investment in yourself. I lost 2 stone in 11 weeks and currently only 3 pounds off losing another stone. But more than that I feel healthier and fitter. I've done all the diet programs there are to do and every diet there is to do. Paula has taught me so much, what to do and even more importantly, what not to do! This really works having someone to text or ring and it is totally tailored to you. If you're reading this because you are thinking of trying it then just do it. Treat yourself or get someone to buy you a session or a program for Christmas or your birthday. It will change your life. Yes, I know you think that's a bit daft but it's true!
Paula presented for our company a part of a corporate wellbeing virtual talks and she was fantastic. I would highly recommend Paula, her talk was very informative and interesting. Perfect for kick starting the year for our 2021 resolutions.
Paula recently gave a virtual talk to our staff on healthy eating tips along with some ideas for healthy lunches and snacks. We found Paula's advice so helpful. Paula herself is a brilliant speaker, she is very engaging and so easy to follow. She was able to give relatable real life examples to back up her advice. Paula was happy to answer all the questions that our staff had for her. I would definitely recommend Paula to any companies looking to organise a similar wellbeing talk. Thanks again Paula!
We hired Paula for a Wellness Event and from the outset, we found Paula to be professional, approachable and flexible to deal with. Her delivery and presentation style is very relaxed, practical & informative. As well as a nutrition talk which focused on weight loss tips and nutritional myths, she also did an eye-opening food labelling/marketing workshop. The feedback was excellent, that is to say, everyone found the workshop so practical, applicable, visual & hence memorable. Moreover, Paula also offered the opportunity for people to contact her afterwards by email which was a nice touch. As far as I know lots of people availed of this opportunity. I would definitely recommend Balance Nutrition to any other organisation seeking workplace wellness or corporate nutrition.
I was very impressed with the way Paula communicated the information to our audience. Nutrition and health, in general, are subjects that can conjure up feelings of stress or guilt, especially when the person delivering the topic is an expert in the area. Paula delivered the information in a way that put people at ease, she wasn't patronising or 'know-it-all', just very genuine, warm and super informative. We had such a great response from our members that we are already planning another Workplace Wellness event with Paula. I would definitely recommend Paula to any organisation for a workplace wellness program or talk as I know she will deliver really informative, up-to-date information in an accessible and relaxed format