Im a Psychologist (PhD) working in Children's Healthy Eating.
Since becoming a Mom, I’ve found that feeding a family is indeed challenging (trying to keep all family members healthy, happy & well fed!).
My background is a degree in Psychology (TCD) as well as a Masters in Health Psychology and a PhD in Health Promotion (both NUI, Galway). I’ve had many work roles including working with the Irish Cancer Society and Lecturing in Psychology. For 7 years I've worked for a government-funded service as a Coach with adults (on a one-to-one basis) in Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Facilitation.
I've always had a huge interest in food and nutrition, and this prompted me to undertake up-to-date training and obtain an internationally recognised qualification in Nutrition Coaching (Pearson and BTEC award). Ive also completed additional training e.g., with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in the US on Food Parenting.
I've found parents experiencing lots of challenges and frustrations while feeding their kids. I felt there was a need for a specific, child-focused, healthy eating service that provided practical nutritional advice; but also dealt with the psychological aspects of feeding families. Hence Growing Healthy Eaters was born.