Talks and Workshops


How to Live to be 100 and Still Remember Your Name

Talk: 1 hour 15 minutes
Can be tailored to 1 hour

Research suggests that living to be 100 isn’t a fluke of Nature. So what are the secrets of living a long and healthy life? Mairlyn Smith professional home economist and co-author of the award winning nutrition/cookbook Ultimate Foods for Ultimate Health and don’t forget the chocolate! will guide you through the steps that centenarians follow every day. Find out the Top 10 Foods to Eat, The Power of Friendships, How to Incorporate Exercise into Your Day, and Why Chocolate Really Does Make You Happy.

Ultimate Foods for Ultimate Health

Talk: 1 hour

This is the companion talk of professional home economist Mairlyn Smith’s award winning best selling nutrition handbook/cookbook Ultimate Foods for Ultimate Health and don’t forget the chocolate! Mairlyn guides you through the foods that give you the biggest bang for your nutritional loonie and why you should be eating them.

New for April 2011 –  Healthy Starts Here!

Talk: 1 hour

This is the companion talk of professional home economist and Second City alumnus Mairlyn Smith’s new book Healthy Starts Here! Out in bookstores April 2011. Learn how to get on the road to health living, the foods that give you a leg up and the tips that can put you back on course, because today is always the best day to start changing your health for the better.

Nutrition 101 – Feeding Your Family

Talk: 30-45 minutes
Suitable for Mom’s Groups

A mini talk that Mairlyn has been giving around Toronto for the past 10 years. This talk focuses on healthy fats, fruits and veggies, whole grains, and dairy foods. Mairlyn goes through the choices that are the best picks for families who are concerned about healthy eating.

Laughter. Is it what the doctor ordered?

Talk: 20-25 minutes

This talk is both educational and entertaining. It may not be a stand-up routine but professional home economist and Second City alumnus Mairlyn Smith will have your audience rolling in the aisles with the reasons why laughter is so important to your health and how to get your laughter Mojo back. Suitable for all audiences.

Healthy Eating for People on the Go

Talk: 1 hour 30 minutes

You know that you need to eat healthy foods but how can you with your busy schedule? Mairlyn Smith PHEc and co-author of the award winning nutrition/cookbook Ultimate Foods for Ultimate Health and don’t forget the chocolate! is here to help.

In the first hour Mairlyn will guide the group through Nutrition 101, explaining the in’s and out’s of healthy eating starting with Fruits and Veggies and ending with Wine and Chocolate.

The second part of the workshop is putting those healthy foods into your everyday life. Mairlyn offers suggestions and menus for the hectic, harried and hopeful.

Sailing through Menopause (women only!)

Talk: 1 hour

Mairlyn Smith professional home economist and co-author of the award winning best selling nutrition handbook/cookbook Ultimate Foods for Ultimate Health and don’t forget the chocolate! who not only survived 10 years of hormone fluctuations but loved most of it gives an educational and light hearted look at managing menopause.

Contact Mairlyn Smith @ mairlyn@mairlynsmith.com