This week I popped into studio to chat to Alison Curtis about some expert advice on feeding, mindful eating and modern family food.
“Children’s feeding expert and co-founder of Foodoppi, TV chef, mindful eating coach and feeding therapist Aisling Larkin joined Alison Curtis for Food Month on Weekend Breakfast.
Aisling’s unique approach rethinks how we encourage children to eat. Aisling is all about changing attitudes and mindsets in order to change behaviours for the long term – for small noticeable differences and optimizing opportunities not sneaking them in.”
Aisling has a Masters in Food Product Development and Culinary Innovation and she always takes into account the scientific principles and properties of food along with the psychological aspects.”
With the media madness still fuelling conversation about restriction, deprivation and diets it is so important that as parents we become the best social role models we can possible be for our children.
Orthorexia is a term coined by Dr. Steve Bratmann in 2007 which defines an new era of disordered eating – having an obsession with healthy eating. With children joining social media at a younger and younger age it is paramount we educate ourselves and then our children.
We need to raise them to have a balanced, real, enjoyable and sustaianable relationship with food. One where food holds no moral value and they grow up understanding and applying real theories of simple nutrition as well as learning how to tune in to their own interoceptive awareness cues of hunger and fullness.
Have a listen to the podcast where I also talk Alison through some of my philosophies on feeding such as “small noticeable differences, principles and theory of flavour development, optimising opportunities, behavioural economics and mindful eating practices along with some fabulous Winter recipes the whole family will love – Smoked Sausage, Butternut Squash and mozzarella pizza. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with Black Pudding and a parmesan crumb and my super simple Creamy Tomato Soup with Cheesy Popcorn topping.