Introducing the Brisbane Dietitian, Nutritionist and mum who is passionate about kids learning to love good food from birth and beyond.
Deb is an Accredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist, recognised by the Dietitians Association of Australia. She is particularly passionate about supporting grown-ups (parents, carers & early childhood educators) to positively & joyfully connect or reconnect with food & eating and share this with the children in their care.
Deb believes that ALL bodies are amazing, and she applies a weight-neutral, non-diet approach in supporting kids to grow into the bodies that are right for them. Her approach supports parents, carers, families & educators to make decisions about nutrition and health from a place of care & consideration rather than control. Deb is particularly skilled at working with children and families who are struggling with fussy eaters, problem feeders, children with sensory feeding issues (e.g. ASD, Aspergers Syndrome, ADD/ADHD) and children with weight concern.
“Who is the expert on your child? You are! I look forward to working with you as cheer-leader, coach and supporter. If you’re ready to make positive, lasting change to the way your family eats and experiences food, I’d love to hear from you.”
Deb Blakley, Accredited Practising Dietitian and Director
I believe in the right of every person to EAT HAPPY!
I believe that every child & every grown-up has the right to feel good about the body they live in, ALWAYS. Without question or condition.
I believe that every child is capable of growing up to be a competent and confident eater no matter what the nutrition challenge is.
I believe that every grown-up is capable of healing their relationship with food too!
I delight in helping families put the joy back into eating together.
Deb’s passion for kids learning to “dig” food was sparked by her daughter, who provides a constant source of action learning and on the job training.
Her nutrition career started more than 19 years ago after graduating from Queensland University of Technology with a Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics. Deb is committed to ongoing professional development in the area of child & infant feeding and attends professional development, workshops and conferences each year to improve her skills.
Deb followed her heart to create Kids Dig Food in 2012 after many years as a hospital-based clinical dietitian, community dietitian and community nutritionist. She has led initiatives as diverse as breastfeeding promotion, feeding practices in early childhood education settings and food security. In these roles she saw first-hand the difference that JOY makes to feeding and eating.
Let Deb help you put the joy back into feeding your family today.
Jessi is an Accredited Practising Dietitian based on the Sunshine Coast. She graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Dietetics and has always intended to work with her local community. She comes from a family that lives for food and her passion for cooking comes through in her work. Her favourite thing to do is teach children and families how to cook nutritious, easy and tasty meals since it brings her so much joy!
Jessi offers workshops for children and adults on the Sunshine Coast in a range of settings and also sees clients individually. She believes that looking curiously and without judgement into mealtime issues or nutrition problems is the important first step in finding a solution that works for everyone.