About Deb Blakley

Accredited Practising Dietitian

About Deb Blakley

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Deb Blakley, Accredited Practising Dietitian with Kids Dig Food
Introducing the Brisbane Dietitian, Nutritionist and mum who is passionate about kids learning to love food from birth and beyond.

Deb Blakley is an Accredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist, recognised by the Dietitians Association of Australia. She is particularly passionate about supporting grown-ups (parents, carers & early childhood educators) to positively & joyfully connect or reconnect with food & eating and share this with the children in their care.

Deb believes that ALL bodies are amazing, and she applies a weight-neutral approach in supporting kids to grow into the bodies that are right for them. The work that Deb undertakes with families is grounded in the evidence-based models of Division of Responsibility in Feeding (sDOR) and Eating Competence (ecSatter) developed and researched by Ellyn Satter, Registered Dietitian and Family Therapist. The models remind us that children can be trusted to do their part in eating, and they need care-givers to provide the structure in feeding.

Her approach supports parents, carers, families & educators to make decisions about nutrition and health from a place of care & consideration rather than control. Deb is particularly skilled at working with children and families who are struggling with fussy eaters; problem feeders; children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); and children with weight concern.

Deb’s passion for kids learning to “dig” food was sparked by her daughter, who provides a constant source of action learning and on the job training.

Her nutrition career started more than 20 years ago after graduating from Queensland University of Technology with a Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics. Deb is committed to ongoing professional development in the area of child & infant feeding and attends professional development, workshops and conferences each year to improve her skills.

Deb followed her heart to create Kids Dig Food in 2012 after many years as a hospital-based clinical dietitian, community dietitian and community nutritionist. She has led initiatives as diverse as breastfeeding promotion, feeding practices in early childhood education settings and food security. In these roles she saw first-hand the difference that JOY makes to feeding and eating.

Let Deb help you put the joy back into feeding your family today.

Have more questions? Send us a message.

Deb Blakley, Accredited Practising Dietitian with Kids Dig Food
“Who is the expert on your child? You are! If you’re ready to make positive, lasting change to the way your family eats and experiences food, I look forward to working with you.”
Deb Blakley

Accredited Practising Dietitian and Director, Kids Dig Food