About Simone Emery, Feeding Specialist, from Play with Food


Simone Emery is the feeding specialist and writer at Play with Food. She has a 3 year old and a 5 year old that she also has to feed. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. And relates to daily grind of preparing food with kids in mind.

Simone aims to focus on fun with a tip of the had to evidence based feeding research in her blogs, guest speaking and paid resources. Namely fun, food and sensory play. She is an expert in finding the FUN in the steps it takes kids to learn to eat.  Helping parents find realistic tools for their parenting-at-mealtimes-toolkit.  For Simone, this is all about happily feeding your family… especially with picky eaters.

In particular, the Play with Food picky eating assistance via video resources with Skype consult upgrades are a unique offering to carers who may be exasperated trying to get their children to try fruits, vegetables or meats …. or anything other than a chicken nugget. Yet, it also means Simone can chat to you about your needs on your time frame.


Simone’s qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Business Management
  • Masters of Food Studies (University of Queensland)
  • Certificate in Child’s Nutrition
  • Food Safety Supervisor (NSW Food Authority accreditation)
  • NSW Police Working With Children Certificate
  • Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders: SOS Approach to Feeding, Basic Training Workshop, Westmead Hospital, Aug 2013
  • Advanced Paediatric Feeding Difficulties Training, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Feb 2016

Simone has also clocked up 2 years (and counting) in the clinical/therapy environment with problematic feeders.  Simone works part-time at My Feeding Clinic, Grace Children’s Therapy in Castle Hill, Sydney.  Simone really enjoys working at the clinic with children that have more complicated feeding issues as part of a team of health experts.  Simone helps run group based SOS feeding therapy programs over a 12 week block. The program includes parent information nights and feedback to your GP.

As an additional disclaimer, reading the content on the Play with Food social platforms or blog is not a substitute for individual medical advice.   Here is more information on how to know if your child needs more specialist assistance.

What next?

I am so glad you are here and taking the time to learn more about me.

Connect with me on social media, check out these FAQ’s about fussy eating, browse my specialist feeding resources for parents and educators in the shop and join my mailing list (below) to get started on having happy mealtimes with your family!

For educators, fellow health professionals and other businesses that would like to collaborate with me further, that would be ace!  You can see more on my media page and services/contact.



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    February 3, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Hi -Just had a look around your blog – really interesting. I look forward to reading more Jo

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