Helping Kids To Eat.
Happy Eaters is owned by Dietitian Justine Urbahn. Justine is a very experienced dietitian who has been working in paediatrics for many years. Happy Eaters emerged after years of trying to help fussy eaters eat without any success. Justine realised that telling these families their child would ‘get over there fussiness’ or ‘take their favourite food away, they will eventually eat' was just never going to work. Over time Justine began learning about ARFID and has since developed a special interest in this area.
After completing the SOS Approach to Feeding and a range of other training opportunities, Justine’s eyes were opened wide to a better understanding of why fussy eaters won’t eat. With an in-depth understanding of Paediatric Feeding Disorders and ARFID, Happy Eaters has now grown into a well established practice alongside colleagues Alice, Ashlea, Marley and Ebony. Happy Eaters can provide some much needed help to families who are struggling with how to manage their child's selective eating.
Many of the children we see have ASD and restricted diets. We we can offer food based therapy with our Allied Health Assistant. Happy Eaters is well known for its Food School Program. Food School is a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to be together to share their experiences around food, with the primary goal being to have fun and learn about food in a small group setting.