Meet our Nutritionist
Meal preparation / planning
My journey to nutrition
My name is Jodie Woodward and I never really thought much about nutrition until I had my first child.
Embarking on starting solids with him was confusing and frustrating. I was getting so much conflicting advice. Start him at 4 months, wait until 6 months, feed rice cereal only at first, don’t ever use rice cereal…I was so confused. As a natural learner and a real bookworm, I read everything I could find. Of course, by the time I finished that we were already well into our feeding journey. My son couldn’t wait.
I became interested in my own Nutrition then too. As a breastfeeding mother, I was tired and run-down and I wanted to make sure I was fuelling my body correctly. I had no idea what I should be eating, if gluten really was evil, or if I should be reaching for full-fat or low-fat milk. I’m sure you’ve felt that way too. I was tired of the confusing information travelling around on Facebook about health and nutrition and was determined to get to the bottom of things.
Not one to mess around, I decided I would complete some more official study. Not only would that give me some useful knowledge from a reliable source but also would help increase my job prospects at the end. I enrolled in a Masters of Human Nutrition through Deakin University so that I could study online while also caring for my two children.
It was a long 3 ½ years of part-time study to reach completion but I really treasured my new-found knowledge. While I was studying I fuelled my body through training and completion of a half-marathon. I introduced solids to my second child in a such a different and more well-informed way. Boy, is he a better eater now because of it! I also started meal planning to make grocery shopping easier and so I didn’t have to stress about what was for dinner each night. The daily ritual of packing lunchboxes started and I knew straight away what to include in them.
Once my studies were complete I knew I wanted a job that could be flexible around my family and where I could really make a difference in people’s lives. I decided to start my own business, where I could work from home and around the needs of my clients. I know you’re all busy with commitments of your own too.
Are you ready to take control of your nutrition? Are you fed up with being told what to eat or how you should look by social media or some celebrity chef? I can help you get started at a time and place that suits you. No need to drag the children to a small office, use up your lunchtime at work or even get out of your pyjamas.
Don’t waste another minute on a juice cleanse or a 28-day shred that promises results but just makes you miserable. Book a consult today and invest some time and some money into your own wellbeing.
You deserve it.
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