Lindy Cook has been a Naturopath and Nutritionist working in private practice for well over 15 years.
Encouraging her patients and their children to consume a healthy, nutritious diet has always been Lindy’s absolute passion.
During her time practicing she became distressed to see the ever increasing incidence of obesity, with all its health implications, in Australia.
As a mother of two she could see firsthand how the food being consumed by children was contributing to this and having such a detrimental effect on their health. Packet foods, processed foods, fast foods and just plain nutritionally ‘dead’ foods filled lunch boxes.
Her research found that an amazing 43% of Australian primary school children are just not getting the daily recommended amount of fruit and vegetables. Given a third of their daily food intake is consumed at school, she knew just how important it was for this food to provide optimum nutrition – the protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals – needed for energy, growth and wellbeing.