Hi, I'm Judith and I am really, really passionate about food for children.
Known as the Picky Eating Guru I am originally from the UK, have lived in 5 different countries and am now based in the gorgeous, if a little windy, Wellington NZ.
My dream is to create a world of confident eaters. To provide solutions and strategies to put fun and relaxation back into food and enable every child to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
At The Confident Eater my job is to empower you to feed your kids new food, green food and family food.
It works. All our graduating families prove that this works. And not only do the kids eat better but the whole family will see an improvement (even the non-veggie eating Dads ….)
All our programs bring together the skills that we have gained through years of working with kids, families and schools. Last year alone we worked with over 100 families who had children with issues around food and feeding.
I graduated MA Cantab (from St.John's College, Cambridge, UK), am an internationally qualified Nutritional Therapist, the first person in NZ to have completed the Advanced Child and Brain Nutritional Advisor Certification. I have also completed the "Raising likeable, responsible, respectful children", Jean Illsley Clarke course and am a qualified telephone support worker for ParentHelpline.
Previously, I spent a few years cooking with children with pronounced food fears - and often additional challenges eg. sensory sensitivities, ASD, ADHD, anxiety - and so have an intimate understanding of how children who struggle to eat approach food.
The experience I have gained by both working with children and now their families has given me the tools and strategies that enable me to teach you how to teach your child how to eat well. Even children who have extreme food fears can benefit from one of our programs.
Your success is our success so we work very hard to make things work.
Please get in touch. I would love to arrange a no-cost appointment to discuss your child's issues and give you solutions. There is always a solution. So why wait?
THE GUIDE - Creating Confident Eaters
I have long been frustrated by current literature in the fussy eating sphere. I have not been able to find a reference book that enables parents to simply and gently tackle picky eating effectively in their own home.
At the beginning of this year I set out to rectify that. The result - Creating Confident Eaters. A unique book that really does tick all the boxes that I set out for it to tick.
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