Helping Kids To Eat.
At Happy Eaters, we acknowledge that meal times are not always happy occasions. We know that for some people eating can be really difficult. At Happy Eaters, we see many fussy eaters and children with ADHD and ASD who find meal times a real struggle. We also see people with ARFID. ARFID is an eating disorder whereby people avoid certain foods because of their sensory aversions, their fears around foods or because of their general lack of interest in eating.
Happy Eaters is owned by Justine Urbahn of Sunshine Coast Family Dietitian. Justine is a very experienced dietitian. She trained at Flinders University in Adelaide and has spent many years in London where she trained as a paediatric dietitian. On her return to the Sunshine Coast, Justine started a small private practice whilst she raised her two children. Justine wholeheartedly believes that one diet does not fit all, so the goal for Justine's practice has always been to offer a personalised service to all clients ensuring that dietary advice meets individuals needs.
Justine has always had a passion for paediatric nutrition whether it be children with allergies, food intolerances or fussy eating. Justine has a particular passion for helping families who have children who are fussy eaters. With additional study, Justine understands the fussy eater well, she acknowledges that this can be a normal part of development but also recognises in some children that it can turn into something that can be very long-lasting. Out of her interest in fussy eating grew her business Happy Eaters.
Justine has a very hands-on approach to treating feeding difficulties. With her therapy assistant, Justine runs her “Food School Program”. Food becomes an integral part of these sessions, where small groups of children work together with their parents to learn about new foods.