Hello! I'm Julia
To say I'm a foodie is an understatement. I grew up in what I consider the foodie capital of Australia: Tasmania. It was the kind of place where fruit came fresh picked from the tree, not in the supermarket. Where fish was caught with a line in the ocean rather than bought and paid for. I had a profound appreciation for food, and a relationship with it that only grew as I got older.
When leaving my island state, I realised just how lucky I was and how quickly our relationship with food can be diminished when surrounded by fad diets, fear-mongering advertisements, health gurus & people telling us that no matter how hard we try - we just aren't doing it right!
Today, as a Dietitian, I see the effect this has on my clients too. It tells them to believe that health is one-size-fits-all, that to be their ideal self they must look different, eat differently and demonise food to be 'healthy'. I currently work in private practice and media to guide individuals back to a positive relationship with food, whilst helping them to understand the 'why' behind the way we eat.
Flexibility fosters positive food relationships
Health can be found at every size
Food is more than nutrients
Eat. Engage. Enjoy