Helping children become adventurous, healthy & happy eaters
Early learning workshops for preschool and childcare centres that get children as interested in nutritious foods as they are in Bluey.
Develop healthy relationships with food at an optimal time
Let’s invest in healthier futures
Junior Food Explorers has been developed as a preventative approach to good health.
Our vision is to get more children eating a variety of nutritious foods not because they have to, but because they want to. We’d love to see a future with fewer incidences of dietary-related disease, obesity, chronic dieting and body dissatisfaction.
With early eating habits significantly influencing lifelong health, developing positive relationships foods during the early years is incredibly important.
Incursions packed with fun and flavour
We do one-off incursions and regular monthly food exploration workshops.
Our lessons help children understand more about the foods we eat, the connection between food and overall health, as well as empowering them with the right attitudes to support healthy eating.
With the focus on fun and exploration, our monthly workshops help hesitant eaters gain the confidence to try new foods. For adventurous eaters, the program provides opportunities to discover more about foods they already like and develop skills that will last a lifetime.
Whether hesitant, confident or somewhere in between, the children love to share their newly-acquired knowledge and skills with their loved ones.
A fun-filled nutrition program designed specifically for preschoolers
No "good" vs "bad" foods and fear-based approaches to nutrition. No one-size-fits-all program either
All workshops and lessons are based on evidence-based nutrition and designed purely for preschoolers. Sessions are positively-focused, age-appropriate and informed by feeding models and strategies to improve food relationships and hesitancy. We spark curiosity and interest and keep children engaged using a variety of colourful props, games and hands-on sensory exploration activities.
Confidence and peace-of-mind for families
Help families with a common struggle
Raising a good eater doesn’t always come easily. Picky or selective eating is a common problem that can take a lot of time and patience to overcome. Our ongoing monthly program can benefit your centre by providing some peace-of-mind to busy families who don’t have a great deal of time to fully invest in raising healthy eaters at home.
Included as part of the program, are communication resources so you can update families with ease and provide them with helpful tips plus opportunities to extend learning into the home.
Developed with you in mind too
Supporting good health and learning
As a nutritionist, I understand the importance of getting kids enjoying a variety of nutritious foods. I also understand your need to meet compliance obligations and quality requirements.
For these reasons, programming is done with the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Framework and its Standards, in mind.
The program provides children with a combination of purposeful teaching, learning through play and opportunities to learn through their peers.
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.
I'd love to hear from you.