When I finally decided I was ready to have children (it took a while) I started to read up on babies as I just had no clue. As I began reading I realised how important diet was for developing children - both in the womb and once born. This set me on a path that has just grown in importance for me as I have studied and observed. As my boys got older and moved through playgroup, preschool, kinder and then school I became even more passionate about food for children as I realised that what we were doing was actually quite unusual. I also noticed that there were a growing number of children who really struggled to eat. The more I worked in schools, talked to parents and supported them to make more informed choices about food the more I realised that I could make a difference. Getting a child eating a wider variety of foods and especially fruits and vegetables became a burning passion for me. Once I realised that working with families who struggled the hardest was the most exciting and probably the most valuable thing I could do with my time I poured all my energy into it. To see a child overcome the fear of new food or eat a vegetable for the first time feels like a miracle to me and brings so much joy to everyone involved.
That is why I work with non-confident eaters. It's the most rewarding thing I've done in my life alongside raising my own boys.
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.