I thought I'd share some of my madness with you!
I started my obsession with food for children aside from my own because where we lived (in Melbourne, Aus) there was a tradition of celebrating students birthdays with cakes/donuts etc. As this didn't fit with my food philosophy I looked for creative but fruit based designs I could recreate instead so the boys could take in something "wow".
This was before the heyday of Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and all the sharing of photos of everything from the dog to the new front fence so there was little available. I grew a little business focused on food art and today thought I'd share some Halloween designs with you.
My food art grew into general food advocacy and from there into workshops for kids in schools and for parents. That's when I realised that parents did not, in general, struggle with "what" to feed their children. They knew what they were "supposed" to do but their kids just weren't coming to the eating party.
And that's how my focus changed and I began to work more and more exclusively with the families of selective eaters. In doing this I also discovered that cooking was a key element in overcoming food fears and that I could use that to gently support children with extreme eating issues to gradually gain confidence.
I continue to run The Art of Nutrition and frequently blog fun food art. I also share our meals and my boys lunchboxes as inspiration for other families. My motto is cook once and serve thrice - which I'm sure resonates with other busy parents. I also love food that is simple, fresh and economical to buy and prepare.
Anyone who works with me knows that I love food and love sharing ideas that can support parents to gently increase the variety of foods eaten by their children - with an emphasis on the fruit, veg, good quality protein and high fibre/low GI carbs.
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Judith is passionate about good food and is even more passionate about enabling other people to enjoy the wide variety of fresh food available today.