I’m a 44 year old dad, madly in love with my girls, I believe every child deserves love and health. One way I express my love is by making colourful and bright healthy lunches for my girls. I’ve always loved the creative side of cooking, I’m not a Chef, my inspiration comes from my girls.
Being a parent I find connecting with other parents is easy, we all deal with the “real” lunch making issues. When I took over lunches and cooking duties, it became a passion, I realised just how important it is for our children to eat right. My mission began and that was to promote healthy eating for as many children as possible.
A few people have said just how lucky my wife is, I don’t see it that way. I believe that I’m doing my duty as a parent, it needs to be done, and just as my wife does a heap of chores I try and do my bit, as a parent it’s the way it is. I have two girls so I need to show them how it is, it’s up to us to create the “norm”, hopefully when they’re older they’ll know what to look out for in a partner. I’m preparing them for the future.
I have been lucky enough to do live TV and even got to create my sandwich inventions live on TV too. I did a 30 minute TV interview in Europe a few times, newspapers, and media, click on my MEDIA page to see some. My mission and purpose has now changed a little, I’m currently tackling the State Government of Victoria to change the rules and regulations for Canteen food. Secondly, I’m in the process of obtaining funding through lobbying and support from my local MP. I have a meeting with the Minister of Education on Nov 8. So stay tuned. I want to be able to reach out to as many schools and parents/carers to demonstrate just how easy healthy school lunches can be. I have literally contacted every school in the Geelong region with amazing support thus far. Stay tuned.
I decided at the start of 2015 that I will take the cooking chores away from my wife so she can concentrate on everything else that needs doing in the mornings. The school lunch box creations started taking shape and a few people started taking notice, the feedback was promising. Then one day a light bulb moment and my Instagram page was born.
I avoid sugar and wrappers and aim to use wholesome food. My aim is to inspire parents (yes, dad’s inclusive) that it’s easy to pack healthy and nutritious school lunches for our children. By being a little creative and out there I hope that some folks find it cool enough for them to try. Most importantly there’s no sugar crashes in the afternoon which means our children can concentrate longer and their behaviour reflects their nutrition. People also refer to me as the school lunch box dad, though to my 2 daughters I’m “daddy”.
The rest about me
I live in Geelong and am a small business owner doing my bit to make my town a better place. I love my town and a super dream of mine would be to see every child taking healthy nutritious lunches to school every day.
Growing up was tough, always a struggle but the lessons learnt have made me appreciate so much that I have now. Family is everything to me.
I’m available to hold demonstration classes, and show the tricks and tips I use to make creative school lunches and to promote healthy eating. I’ve toured Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Geelong & Melbourne. The hour and a half demonstration will change the way you look at the school lunch chore! email me HERE for more information.
Here are a few pics from the show in Brisbane:
Here are a few pics from the recent Perth show:
I’ve hidden this right down the bottom as it is dear to my heart, It’s a post I did on Sunday April 30, 2017.