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Hello and welcome to Food For Kids!

 

Thank you for visiting the site. I hope it inspires you to try some of the simple and (mostly!) healthy recipes and I hope your children love them too!

The latest addition to the website is our new shop selling our favourite colourful kitchen accessories that combine style with function and fun! Please do check it out and don’t forget to tell your friends about it.

My Philosophy

It’s impossible to be the perfect parent, but I believe that offering healthy, nutritious food is one of the best things we can do for our children. I am a huge advocate of taking the time to look for quality ingredients and then providing fresh, unprocessed food; nutritious food – real food.

Some children are more adventurous with new tastes than others. Some want more on their plate, some less. Every child is different, as are we. Keep going: your patience and persistence will pay off. Children are encouraged when they see us eating and enjoying the same food as them and when they are involved in creating a meal. Sometimes persuading a child to try something new comes down to presentation and I hope to offer you ideas for recipes you already know and love. Respect a child’s very real likes and dislikes – we all have them – But always ask your child to take just one mouthful. Their little tastebuds do change and they often surprise themselves!

In Australia, 61.2 per cent of the population is classified as obese or overweight*. In the UK the figure is even higher. If we can encourage our children to be interested in their food, to want to learn where it comes from, have fun preparing it and enjoy eating it, perhaps we can create a healthier future for them.

Vicky Charlesworth

I have two wonderful girls, aged 4 and 2, and we spend a lot of time cooking together and enjoying the results. Before the girls came along I worked as a chartered accountant in London but then I decided to follow my passion – food! I spent a year at Leiths School of Food and Wine in London and subsequently founded an online muesli company: The Gourmet Granola Company which supplied top food retailers in the UK and won a Gold Star at the Great Taste Awards in 2010.  My husband and I moved to Sydney between 2011 and 2014 which further inspired and fuelled my love for the healthy lifestyle. We are now back in London where I spend my day mostly running up and down the road doing school and kindi drop offs and squeezing in foodforkids.com whenever I can.

Designing the site, styling and shooting everything myself, has been a steep learning curve, so forgive me if it’s not perfect. I am learning! If you have any feedback, suggestions or recipes you’d like me to trial I’d love to hear from you.  Please share your thoughts in the comments boxes below posts, I know you will have lots of great ideas!

Thank you for visiting and happy cooking!

Vicky x

*Data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) fact book 2013