Hi!  I’m Simone Emery.  I have a 2 and a 4 year old that I have to feed. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. And I know the drain of preparing food with kids in mind.  My aim with my programs, blogs, guest speaking appearances and electronic resources is always to focus on fun food sensory play, exploration, the steps to eating hierarchy and encouraging familiarity.  I really hope to give busy parents get some wonderful tips & materials to assist their children on one of life’s big learning journeys – eating!

In particular, my Play with Food classes (individual, group or Skype versions) are a unique offering to carers who may be exasperated trying to get their children to try fruits, vegetables, meats or anything other than a chicken nugget. All food for classes is prepared under NSW food authority stipulations & sessions are facilitated by me! I’m an enthusiastic and qualified feeding specialist.

Reading the content I publish via Play with Food (either from reading blog posts through to purchasing electronic resources) is not a substitute for individual and expert medical advice. If a child presents with a nutritional concern outside the scope of my session with you, I can chat to you about obtaining further specialised medical advice – eg referrals to speech pathologists, psychologists, occupational therapists or dietitians.   Here is more information on how to know if your child needs more specialist assistance.

For additional peace of mind, here is a run-down on my qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Business Management
  • Masters of Food Studies (University of Queensland)
  • Certificate in Childs 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

I also work part-time at My Feeding Clinic, Grace Children’s Therapy in Castle Hill, Sydney.  I love my work there with more comlicated feeding issues as part of a team of health experts.  We run feeding therapy programs over a 12 week block following the SOS feeding therapy model and also include parent information nights and feedback to your GP.

I am so glad you are here and taking the time to learn more about me.  Connect with me on social media, shoot me an email or join my mailing list 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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