I truly believe that learning about good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle should be as important for our children as learning to read and write.
My interest in healthy eating began in my 20’s when I suffered terrible digestive pains all the time. I saw so many specialists but they didn’t help. I became terribly unwell and decided to take matters into my own hands.
Through reading books to learn about nutrition and making major dietary changes I was able to overcome my digestive problems, and never looked back.
The experience gave me an enduring interest in nutrition, although I didn’t then take it further as I loved my creative career in advertising and design agencies, working with major brands like Disney.
When my children were very small I made up stories to help them choose healthy foods.
When my children were very small I made up stories to help them understand why they should choose to eat healthy foods. I could see from my success that a bit of character art and child psychology was really quite persuasive. So I kept my scribbled art and stories, thinking that one day I would get the opportunity to make them into books.
Wanting a qualification that would give me the credibility to write the books is what made me decide to study nutrition at CNM.
I chose to study for a Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition at CNM because I liked what they offered and everyone was so passionate about the subject. It was all so new to me and I got completely swept up in the thirst for knowledge. I loved being part of something that felt like it could change the world!
I enjoyed all my clinical training so much that when I graduated I decided to set up my own clinic and see clients as a practising Nutritional Therapist. It’s an amazing feeling to be able to help people.
It’s what most CNM graduates do, although not all, as some use their knowledge to work in other areas, such as the health food industry or media. So for the first five years I put my book-writing on hold yet again.
Finally, 3 years ago, I made a decision to focus on bringing my NutriKids books to life and getting them published. They are fun illustrated stories for children, helping them to understand and learn about the health benefits of each food and how it could support their own health.
After all, if it’s good for engaging characters like Connie Carrot or Penelope Pea, it must be good for them!
I am lucky to be combining both my passions; creativity and nutrition. I think all Nutritional Therapists have a creative side as we have to think differently about food and how to communicate its importance in a convincing and desirable way.
I chose to study at CNM because I liked what they offered and everyone was so passionate about the subject.
Emboldened by the success of the NutriKids books, I have more in the pipeline, and I’ve created a workshop for teachers which is about to be trialled in schools.
I truly believe that learning about good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle should be as important for our children as learning to read and write
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