Early Years Nutrition
I am very passionate about preventative nutrition, so surely the best way to do this is to get it right from the start?! Hence why I have found myself on a bit of an Early Years Nutrition Mission!
It all started when I studied Nutrition for Children’s Brain Development early in 2018, this inspired me so much I decided to write a book – ‘How Food Shapes Your Child’.
The book is a combination of user-friendly nutritional science with my 'team' led by Dr Bertha Carrot along with healthy, economical family recipes.
I ‘accidentally’ embarked on a bit of a media campaign with the book and ended up being a regular on the radio, at one point in the summer holidays I had to let my 4-year-old loose live on air!
It wasn’t a surprise to me, as I love talking about nutrition that I soon became a Keynote speaker on Early Years Nutrition speaking at The Great British Nanny Event in London and many virtual events in 2020.
To enable me to fully promote the importance of early years nutrition (and because I like to talk!), I now have my own dedicated food channel on Early Years TV. Each month I do a themed episode, provide nutritional information, parent support packs, a 2-week rolling menu plan and expert interviews. To find out more sign up here!
It’s always nice to get recognised in the field you work in and I have been lucky to get to work with some amazing people
"This colourful & easy to read book is a must for anyone with children. Written by a mum this book will inspire you! It is bursting with the science behind why we should eat certain foods and brilliant recipes. I highly recommend you rush out and buy it!"
Sue Atkins - ITV This Morning's Parenting expert, author, broadcaster & speaker
"How Food Shapes Your Child is a must for parents and anyone working with children.
Louise has managed to combine nutritional science with a team of fun characters to engage children in food and healthy eating.
This book is colourful, factual and engaging"
Janey Lee Grace - BBC Radio 2, Presenter, author and founder of Imperfectly Natural.
For some, this may not be an exciting invitation but to me it was! Last winter I was invited along to a roundtable discussion on children’s obesity in London with some media medics (Dr Rosemary Leonard, BBC Breakfast and Dr Ellie Cannon, SKY News) it was a fascinating insight into the current and future health situation!
And of course it’s also nice to get some awards – these are in recognition of my work in early years nutrition.
Habits start in childhood – my aim is to create healthy habits so we future-proof the health of the next generation.