FOODinc

15 Aug

“Fitness, Education, Energy, Diet”

FEEDinc is the name of a nutrition service provide by Accredited Practising Dieticians Lisa Donaldson and Jenelle Croatto in Kingston. They describe their business as follows:

“These 4 key elements drive our wellness and give us sustained vitality. At FEEDinc. we will help you regain your vitality through thorough assessment and guidance towards a more nourished and energised you.

It is our mission to help all our clients achieve total wellness. We have expertise in all areas of nutrition – diabetes, heart disease, gastrointestinal upsets, weightloss, pregnancy, enteral feeding, sports nutrition, IBS, Low FODMAP, Coeliac Disease, high cholesterol, allergies, intolerance, eating disorders, healthy eating for children and everything in between. You will not be alone in your journey to better health.

We believe in eating minimally processed foods and will encourage you to become an active participant in life. This doesn’t mean becoming a Master Chef or an elite athlete, it simply means becoming a healthier and happier YOU.”

Jenelle goes on to say “I believe we should reconnect with food on a level that is not just about the calorie, carbohydrate and fat content that seems to be ever entrenched in the mind of today’s dieter. For millennia food has been used for more than sustenance. We use food in times of celebration, comfort and joy. With a balanced, non-restrictive attitude towards eating, food can be used in a way that is both nutritious and pleasurable.” Hear, hear.

Last night I attended a two hour interactive nutrition workshop Get Lean, Stay Lean in Kingston. I love their thinking regarding diet, in that, they don’t believe in diet plans as such. Rather the focus should be on good nutrition, quick and easy meals, enjoyment of food and to be more aware of and attuned to hunger signals and feelings of satiety when eating.

There were 10 of us who attended the interactive workshop where they had pre-prepared tasty food but also cooked up a couple of dishes for us on the night. So it was not only an informative couple of hours but it was also delicious!

We started with banana smoothie shots, followed by pumpkin, sweet potato and carrot soup, then frittata, a quick risotto that was prepared in a rice cooker, turkey meatloaf, a quinoa salad, san choy bow, stuffed capsicums (these weren’t gluten free so none for me), date and coconut balls rolled in cocoa, and we finished with chocolate mousse topped with natural yoghurt and strawberries.

Lisa is also coeliac so it was great to get some ideas regarding gluten free products (so many gluten free products are highly processed and high GI so it’s hard sometimes picking the products that are better for you) and meals. Lisa was originally a school teacher but when she was diagnosed with coeliac disease, she decided to go back to university, study nutrition and become a dietician.

This morning I managed a 7km walk before heading off to a work breakfast at Remi’s where I had a bowl of delicious gluten free muesli with natural yoghurt and banana. :)

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7 Responses to “FOODinc”

  1. energyandEmily 17/08/2013 at 1:00 am #

    Wow that’s really interesting! It would have been a great experience. Did you get recipes?

    • cathyn61 17/08/2013 at 7:29 am #

      We received an e-book of the recipes Emily. I can’t wait to try them because the food was delicious.

      Sent from my iPad

  2. healthychelsea 17/08/2013 at 1:04 am #

    I have been thinking of going back to uni to study nutrition – it’s good to hear others have done it as well.
    Very interesting – thanks for writing about your experience

    • cathyn61 17/08/2013 at 7:28 am #

      Glad you found it helpful. I would love to study nutrition but its finding the time and money.

      Sent from my iPad

      • healthychelsea 20/08/2013 at 5:43 pm #

        Yes exactly…..I am earning good money…do I follow that path or follow my heart/dream. Big decision

  3. David Lawrence 18/08/2013 at 2:20 pm #

    That sound great. I believe in whole food, less processed, clean eating and am always looking for new recipes. Although I do not have coeliac, I do have a slight allergy to wheat, so gluten free works well for me.

    • cathyn61 19/08/2013 at 7:01 am #

      I agree – whole food with minimal processing is my preference too. And gluten free though for me eating gluten is not an option. The FOODinc dieticians provided great information and recipes. I love their way of thinking.

      Sent from my iPad

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