Hi, I'm Kate Curtis — I'm a University Health Sciences Qualified Nutritionist (ANutr.) based in the North Shore/Northern Beaches areas of Sydney.
My focus is helping women, children and families achieve good health through food, which I do through individualised consultations and group-based workshops.
I also assist early learning facilities with implementing best-practice nutrition and feeding into their day-to-day operations.
With much of our lifelong eating behaviours and diet quality shaped in the early years, it's important we help children build familiarity, trust and interest in a wide variety of foods early in life.
This is why I branched out from one-on-one consults and developed Junior Food Explorers in 2018 — as a preventive approach to good health. I'm also a mum of two young boys, one of which has suffered from sensory and functional feeding issues. Having first-hand experience means really understanding the battle families face. I know the stress of having a child who won't eat.
The workshops I provide aren't just for reluctant eaters. They too, are beneficial for maintaining and sparking further interest in food, which is equally important as developing it.
Along with childhood health and feeding, my other interests are women's health (at all life stages), gut health, adjusting to food allergies, fatigue management, fostering healthy and sustainable food relationships, and preventing metabolic disease and inflammatory states.
For an appointment (online only during COVID-19 restrictions), please contact me via my contact page. I'm happy to help.
Qualifications and training:
BHSc. (Food & Nutritional Science) — Charles Sturt Univeristy
SOS Approach to Feeding (a multi-disciplinary program for assessing and providing therapy to fussy eaters and problem feeders)
Infant Nutrition — Deakin
Food Safety Certification — Australian Institute of Food Safety
Nutrition Society of Australia — registered professional member
Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia