2021 Kansas City Corporate Challenge

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Lunch & Learn Program

KCCC would like to thank your company for participating in this year’s games with this one-time FREE offer. Whether you are gearing up for the games or staying healthy throughout the rest of the year, there will be a topic of interest for everyone. A full menu of choices can be found below. Don’t miss this one-time FREE opportunity for your company to have a presenter speak at your workplace! First session is on us, additional sessions are available for a fee, 100% of all proceeds go to the KCCC Beneficiary, Corner Stones of Care.  Food and beverage are not included, just the speaker.  All sessions will be held virtually. It is up to the speaker and company on what platform will be used. 

Sessions are available Feb 1st-June 30th.


2021 Menu of Presentations

How to Transform Stress, Brooke Seiz

Modern life runs at a fast pace. 73% of Americans report they experience physical symptoms from stress, and 77% report psychological symptoms from stress, according to the American Psychological Association. In this class you'll learn what's happening in the body when it's understress. Attendees will also learn how nutrition can support a healthy stress response. Strategies for transforming stress in day-today life will also be discussed.


Fight Back Against Stress, Natural Grocers

Life these days can just be stressful!  In this class, learn the physiology of stress; what is happening in your body when you are stressed.  We'll discuss how this response in the body can play a role in weight, immune health, sleep, mood, and overall health.  You'll learn about foods, lifestyle approaches, and supplements that help support your body in times of stress.  Find a little relaxation in your busy day!


Stress....the Silent Killer, Dr. Marcus Juracek

Learn all about the three different types of stress and how to get rid of them. Also, some great tips on how to avoid letting stress show up in the first place or minimizing the level it reaches.


Mindfulness & Meditation, Lisa Murphy

Anxious? Stressed out? Worried? It's hard not to be in today's world. In this presentation participants learn; Six, simple yet effective ways to harness your mind, focus your brain, and relax. 


Cravings, Weight Gain and the Blood Sugar Rollercoaster

Achieving your healthiest weight is not about dieting or even pure willpower, but rather understanding how certain foods affect blood sugar levels and appetite. Learn how nutrient-dense meals support healthy metabolism and which nutrient supplements support healthy blood sugar levels and appetite control.


Detox 101, Natural Grocers

You hear the word 'Detox' everywhere; a buzzword! But, what does it actually mean to detox the body?  In this class you'll learn how the liver, digestive system, and other systems in the body detoxify.  Ways to support the detoxification systems in the body will be discussed, and you'll leave with tips and tricks to support healthy detoxification!


Natural Hacks to Support a Healthy Mood, Natural Grocers

Learn all about brain health, and what is involved in supporting a healthy mood.  Learn what foods and supplements nourish and support a healthy mood and leave with some tools in your toolbox to help lighten your mood!


Exhausted? 5 Steps to Taking Control of Your ENERGY!, Dr. Marcus Juracek

This topic is designed for anyone that constantly feels like they're living in the 2:30pm feeling all 24 hours of the day. Tips to enhance energy levels and small changes you can make to your daily routine to create big differences.


Women's Self-Defense - Ali Kemp Foundation

The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation's T.A.K.E. Defense Training empowers women ages 12 to 90 years of age by providing safety awareness and personal protection training and has educated over 60,000 participants since 2005.  Your lunch and learn will explore ways to enhance your safety throughout your daily life and practice techniques related to common confrontations by an attacker. There is no need to change from your usual office attire; all females are encouraged to attend. Minimum attendance require is 30 participants; Limited presentations per year, register early. 


Workplace Ergonomics, Dr. Marcus Juracek

This is specific to each workplace environment and will require and insight on day to day activities of employees. We will then educate you on how to better execute those day to day tasks to avoid injury in the workplace.


Digestive Health 101, Natural Grocers

Today, 70% of Americans experience digestive related symptoms or diseases. This is a startling statistic as an unhealthy gut has been linked to worsening overall health, including increased risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, autism, depression and anxiety. Join this class to learn the ins and outs of supporting digestive health and digestive comfort, and how this could be the key to making a difference in your overall health and well-being.


The Leaky Gut Solution, Natural Grocers
Hippocrates said that "all disease begins in the gut”, and in recent years, science has caught up with this ancient knowledge that gut health is vital for wellness.  In this class, you’ll learn about how a healthy microbiome is necessary for optimal brain function, mood, energy, and more!  You’ll learn nutrition strategies for leaky gut and supporting overall health by optimizing digestion.


Purely Paleo, Natural Grocers

Explore the pure science behind The Paleo Diet and discover why what's old is new again - and just so happens to empower health along the way.


Boost Your Mood Naturally, Brooke Seiz

Poor moods can really impact our day to day function. The brain is always trying to find equilibrium and maintain homeostasis. If negativity from the environment seeps in, or the brain is receiving messages from inflammation or other imbalances in the body, then we can feel our mood take a hit. Many studies have linked various nutrient elements and activities to chemicals in the brain and by increasing our joy producing hormones, we can quickly boost our own mood! In this class you'll learn how to take control of your mood and begin to thrive!


Building a Resilient You, Rediscovering You

We often hear people talking about resilience, but what does that mean? This session will discuss what resilience is and various strategies for building a more resilient you. 


Self-Care and Coping, Rediscovering You

Self-care and coping are words often used interchangeably, but are they really the same?  This session will talk about what self-care and coping are, provide tips and strategies for healthy practices, and discuss resources that are available to you. 


Keto Diet 101, Natural Grocers

Mounting scientific research suggests that eating a ketogenic diet could represent on of the greatest nutritional breakthroughs of our time. Going "keto" is all the rage, but the diet is laden with conflicting ideas, disastrous oversimplification, and misinformation. In Keto 101 we'll dive into this trend to understand the what, why, and how to succeed with ketogenic eating.


Nutrition on the Go-Smoothies for Life!, Natural Grocers

Smoothie recipes are easy and only require four simple steps. Supercharge your smoothie for personalized health benefits!


Easy Recipes to Dress Up Your Veggies, Natural Grocers

We all need to eat healthy fats to support healthy inflammatory balance. Dress your veggies with recipes taught at this class and maintain a balanced intake of fats to support optimal health!


Veggie Prep Simplified, Lisa Murphy
5 easy ways to eat more vegetables. The recommended number of daily servings for veggies is five. If you’re not getting five portions of veggies each day, you’re missing out on vitamins and minerals, fiber, and nature’s best weight loss aid. Learn how to shop for, prep and enjoy more veggies!


Easy Recipes to Dress Up Your Veggies, Natural Grocers

We all need to eat healthy fats to support healthy inflammatory balance. Dress your veggies with recipes taught at this class and maintain a balanced intake of fats to support optimal health!


Addicted to your phone?, Lisa Murphy

Ah...our smart phones. What would we do without them? They wake us up, get us where we need to go, and take cute videos of our pets and kids. Our cell phones, tablets and other wireless devices are incredible tools that keep us connected...but is there more to the story?


Four Pillars of Wellness, Lisa Murphy

In today's diet crazed world full of fads and trends, it could be difficult sorting out how to lead a healthy life. Surely, if we watch what we eat and log 10,000 daily steps we'll be healthy, fit and at our ideal weight, right? Not necessarily...our health is much more than what we eat and how much we exercise. 


Visioning for a Hopeful Future, Lisa Murphy

Who isn't ready for a fresh start in 2021? In this workshop, I guide participants through a Big Five Visioning exercise, to help set goals and create optimism in each of the "big five" areas of life: health, money, love/connection, career and that which is greater. 


How to Kick the Sugar Habit, Lisa Murphy

Many of us are knowingly or unknowingly addicted to sugar. This workshop covers what sugar does in your body, why we start and can't stop, and how to transform sugar cravings so you can kick the habit for good. It is possible to live a sweet life, without sugar. 


Josh Wolf, Professional Speaker, World Championship Athlete & Coach

Helping those who no longer buy into living life in the daily grind mindset to redefine their limits and find purpose.  Choose one of Coach Wolf's 3 sessions below. Other workshops available upon request.

1. Find your PULL: how to develop the one thing you need to achieve ANYTHING and EVERYTHING in life. 

2. Do more by doing less: learn how breaks, naps and slowing down makes you more productive and full of energy/joy. 

3. 5 minute Method: Dreams, goals, relationships, new habits...do them all and anything you want using this scientifically proven method. In a very practical, hands on and action-based workshop, you might even rethink your wants/dreams by the time you leave. 


Financial Wellness with PNC Bank

Available by KCCC Presenting Sponsor, PNC! Choose from one of the options below to keep your financial wellness in tip top shape. Additional sessions available upon request.

Budgeting 2.0 - Participants will determine their personal obstacles to budgeting, create a format to track and analyze their spending, make lists of short- and long-term goals, discuss the importance of debt reduction and emergency savings.

Early Career - Creating your Financial Foundation

Mid Late Career - Building on your Solid Foundation

Late Career - Leveraging your Financial Foundation


Cornerstones of Care

Come learn all about Build Trybe and how you can help our youth at Conerstones of Care, Build Trybe is a mentorship community that builds health, independence and empowers youth employable skills. It is a bridge connecting youth, who lack a stable support system, to opportunity. Our team of trade experts and community partners introduce and connect youth to three skill-based career paths: culinary, horticultural, and construction.


Chocolate: Junk food or super food?

Is chocolate good for our heart or bad for our waistline?  Get the real scoop on one of our favorite addictions: what those percentages mean, potential benefits and how to enjoy chocolate as part of a healthy diet. 


The World is Your Gym - Lisa Cummings, Advent Health

Being fit doesn't have to be achieved in a gym, but can be done anytime, anywhere. Learn ways to treat your world as your gym by combining everyday tasks with movement to get you fit throughout your day. Recommend wearing tennis shoes to class. 


Mindful Eating - Lisa Cummings, Advent Health

Mindful eating is the practice of cultivating awareness of how, when, and what we eat and getting in-tune to our relationship with food. Learn how to identify our reasons for eating, understand our bodies hunger/fullness signals and cravings and how to savor our food while engaging all our senses in appreciating the taste, texture, and nutritious value of it. 


Healthy Interpersonal Relationships, KC Resolve

Learn evidenced-based tips on how to deepen and enhance your most important relationships by using the Stress-Reducing Conversation and Dreams within Conflict tools developed by relationship experts John and Julie Gottman.


COVID Burnout, Resolve KC

We all have struggles from work, but you might have seen this increase since COVID. Maybe you are becoming more irritated, less motivated, and overall, just tired. Learn what burnout is, identify the difference between stress and burnout, learn what the signs and phases of burnout are and how COVID has impacted burnout. Learn new ways to best cope with burnout. 



*Not seeing anything that you'd dish up on your lunch tray? KCCC will be offering ADDITIONAL lunch and learn options throughout the season! If there's a particular subject you're hungry for, don't hesitate to reach out to let us know! Alison Smith, Lunch and Learn Chef, is interested in what YOU want to learn about over lunch!


For more information contact Alison Smith at 913-826-2953 or alison.smith@jocogov.org