Foodie Tots is the result of a shared passion between Clare and Julia to help encourage and nurture a love of healthy food amongst young children. And if you decide to come along to our Weybridge class then it will be Julia who runs the fun, interactive and exciting class.
So, here's a little more information about Julia, by Julia herself!
I am a trainee Nutritional Therapist studying in the 2nd year of a 3 year diploma course in Nutritional Therapy at the Institute of Optimal Nutrition.
After a 10 year career working for Guardian News and Media and following the birth of my first child I decided on a change of direction. I have always had a passionate interest in health and nutrition and I found there was so much, often conflicting, information out there on the best way to feed children, so I decided to start studying the subject. In 2011 I studied Diet, Exercise and Nutrition for Children and qualified as a Diet and Nutrition Advisor with Stonebridge College.
Now a mum of two young boys, I find that motivating them to eat well and regularly enjoy fruit and vegetables is not always easy and I understand the difficulty in encouraging children to try something new.
Healthy, nutritious food is my passion and seeing children choose and enjoy food, whether through, selection, preparation, exploring or tasting gives me great satisfaction. I love working with children and to see a child who firmly believes they will not like a food try it and enjoy it is very rewarding.
I hope to see you at my class in Weybridge on a Tuesday!