Let’s develop happy relationships between kids & their food at a time that’s right
Let's invest in good health through prevention
Junior Food Explorers was developed as a preventative approach to good health. Because lifelong eating behaviours and diet quality are significantly shaped in the early years, I help children become familiar with a variety of foods, improve their comfort-levels in the presence of new or disliked food, learn to appreciate them and hopefully even love them.
I support children, their families and caregivers in getting the best start in health through food.
Not just physical health, but healthy minds too
My vision is to get more children eating a variety of nutritious foods not because they have to, but because they actually want to.
I'd love to see a future with lower rates of dietary-related obesity and disease, yo-yo dieting and body dissatisfaction. I want to see a future where there is greater focus on health and enjoyment, not the way we look (hey Instagram, I’m looking at you).
Shaping buds, not bods
Much of our early taste exposures and food experiences shape lifelong eating. So by helping our children to build solid relationships with food at an early age, we're helping them to develop a palate that’s receptive to adventure. And as you know, variety in the diet is linked to good health.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Workshops packed with fun & flavour
With the focus on fun and exploration, my food exploration workshops help hesitant eaters gain the confidence to try new foods. For children who are already adventurous, the program provides opportunities to learn more about the foods they’re familiar with and develop skills that last a lifetime.
I’m incredibly excited because Junior Foodie Classes are coming soon to Sydney’s north. These are parent-child classes that can help turn your fussy eater to foodie. The sessions are designed to help your child take self-paced steps to food freedom through a mix of sensory exploration, cooking and play, in a relaxed and supportive environment.
Enrolled families will be provided with supportive resources to create a consistently positive approach towards food and eating in the home. This includes strategies that help address and resolve common underlying causes of mealtime stress and worry. Not only does this benefit the child attending, but the entire family.
If you would like to know when and where they’re happening, please register your interest here.
For early learning centres and preschools
I offer incursions in the form of single lessons and regular monthly food exploration workshops.
Informed by evidence and developed with the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Framework in mind, my services help children preschoolers understand the connection between food and their bodies — empowering them to get excited about food and not be afraid to explore.
Whether hesitant, confident or somewhere in between, children love what they learn.
Practical, evidence-based advice
Advice for families. Advice for daycares and preschools
Whether it's fussy or selective feeding issues, family nutrition or menus for your childcare centre, I can help.
Being a university-qualified nutritionist means advice is evidence-based. I keep abreast of latest research on nutrition (across all life stages), feeding matters, food psychology, childhood development and the human microbiome.
Restrictive diets are not recommended to my clients unless medically necessary or valid reasons to do so.
Food is a big part of our lives and we should be able to enjoy it.
Let's educate and empower
Together, we can make a difference
Eating conveniently has become a generational habit, but it doesn’t have to be forever.
With early childhood being the optimal time to develop lifelong habits and skills, we can spark generational change. And there’s never been a better time than now.
Interested in working together? I'd love to hear from you.