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Nutrition Advice: family food

What Determines How we Feed our Families Part 2?

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how to feed your family. what influences what we feed our family. nudie rudie lunch box

As parents we all bring a “learned history” of food and eating to our role as caregivers. It’s probably no surprise that a lot of what we experienced as kids, plays a major role in how we now feed our own kids. Below I’m going to outline some of the feeding patterns you might have experienced, and how these potentially shape how you now feed your family.

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What Influences How We Feed Our Family? Part 1

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What Influences How We Feed Our Family? Part 1
Each of us as parents only has the capacity to take on so much each day. Our capacity to manage every aspect of our lives is determined by so many things, for example your mental health, financial status, working hours, social and emotional supports, number of children you’re caring for etc etc. On top of this, each of us will prioritise things that are important to us and each of us bring a “learned experience of food and eating” from our own childhoods.

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My Food (and Lunch Box) Philosophy

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Nudie Rudie Lunch Box dietitian Julia
I wasn’t always into food. Many of my lovely colleagues became dietitians because they loved food. For me it was more a love of health and science. I did’t quite feel I wanted to be a doctor and other areas of healthcare didn’t feel quite right either (I considered a few - physio, OT you name it!). Then I heard a dietitian talk at my local paediatric hospital and I knew I’d found the right career for me. Fast forward 20 yrs and one of the things I've learnt along the way, is that you can’t effectively talk to people about improving their nutrition if you don’t know how to translate that into real food ideas.

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