Outline and Objectives

Outline and Objectives


– Learn why it is important to feed your child a wholesome diet based on real food

– Discover the impact food has on behaviour

– Find out what your child should eat for optimal mood

– Gain the skills and confidence to prepare your child’s food yourself

– Learn strategies to help bring theory into reality


Week 1: Why is nutrition so important?

Week 2: What exactly should kids be eating?

Week 3: What should my child avoid eating?

Week 4: What if my child is a fussy eater?

Week 5: Lifestyle changes

Week 6: Bringing it all together and next steps

About Lisa Moane


About Lisa Moane



I’m Lisa, and I’m a holistic nutritionist.

I’m originally from Ireland, but I have been living in Australia since 2001.  I live in the Illawarra region with my husband, three kids and a cat called Taj.

I spent a long time working in the Food Industry, formulating recipes for food products.

My passion has always been the effect that food has on health, in particular on children’s health.

Listen to the video to find out more about me!


Welcome To The Training


Welcome to the Training


Welcome to Create Cool, Calm and Cooperative kids – a 6 week program to boost your child’s mood through food

I am passionate about children’s health, and making sure each child has the best life possible.

I see so many children in my clinic who are struggling with their mood, behaviour and emotional regulation.  This first thing a parent can do when their child is struggling is to look at what their child is eating.

The foundation of a healthy life and a healthy brain is healthy food.

Symptoms such as excessive crying, tantrums, hyperactivity or difficult behaviours are a cry for help, and a sign that there are underlying issues which need to be addressed.

Medication will blunt the symptoms, but it won’t fix the underlying issues.

A good diet is fundamental to our children’s well being.  We have to get that right for our children to flourish and thrive.

Join me for the next 6 weeks and learn how to make sure your child is living the best life they can.

Please request to join the secret Facebook group where I host regular live sessions and Q&As to help guide you on your journey!


Week 1 Homework


Week 1 Homework

Why is it important to learn about kid’s nutrition?

You have 4 pieces of homework this week!

1.  Goal setting.

Print out the download called: Hopes Realities Roadblocks.

This is an opportunity for you to reflect on your motivation for doing this course.

Do you hope to get a reduction in your child’s tantrums?

Do you want to make bedtime easier?

Do you want to reduce the number of times you need to meet with your child’s teacher about their behaviour?

Do you want your child to worry less?

This is your personal goal, it can be any change you would like to see in your child’s life.

How does your current situation differ from your ideal situation?

Is your child emotionally unstable?

Does your child have sleep issues?

Are they having focus issues at school?

And finally, what are the roadblocks, the things are stopping your dreams become reality?

Is it a lack of time?

Lack of support from your partner?

Lack of money or motivation?

Write them down and keep this sheet with you for the duration of the course.

If the changes seem to hard to make, go back to this piece of paper and remind yourself why you are here.

2.  Meal times

Sit down with your family and agree on meal times.  This might be breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Or it could be these three plus two snacks.  Do what works for your family.

Then stick to it!

When someone wants food outside of this mealtime, remind them of the next opportunity for food, and allow them to develop an appetite!

3.  Food and Symptom diary

Print out the attached food and symptom diary.  You might want one for each child.

Take note of everything they eat.  Choose a symptom that is of most concern to you, such as aggression, or tantrums.  Each day take note of how bad this symptom was.

We will do the same exercise later in the course.  Hopefully you will start to be able to see how food impacts mood.

4.  Finally, you have a recipe e-book to download so you can start to experiment with breakfast.  Most parents I talk to give their child toast or weetbix for breakfast, so we can to try something new!



Seven scrumptious breakfast recipes

Hopes, reality and roadblocks

Food & Symptom diary

Week 1 Training


Week 1 Training

Why is it important to learn about kid’s nutrition?

This module is all about the ‘why’.

Why is it important to be armed with information about nutrition?

Why is it important for my children to eat a healthy diet?

Week 2 Homework


Week 2 Homework

What should my child be eating?

Your homework this week is all based around the new foods you will be eating!

1.  I have included a handout called “Three paleo bread recipes”.  Make one of these loaves of bread (or make all three if you like!).  Swap out your usual breakfast for a paleo bread instead.  If you use sunflower seeds instead of almond meal it may turn green after a few days!

2.  Check out local organic and wholefood suppliers.  I have attached a download for those in the Illawarra region with suggestions.  This is a great opportunity to use the secret Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2126163440967276/) to share knowledge about suppliers in different parts of the country

3.  Its time to switch up the lunch box routine!  I have attached a recipe e-book with 5 different lunch box ideas, all based on real food.  Try a few out!



3 Paleo Bread Recipes

Make Lunch Boxes Rock

Illawarra Organic Suppliers

Week 3 Homework


Week 3 Homework

What should my child not be eating?

Try eliminating gluten, soy and dairy from your child’s diet for the rest of the course.

This week you have a recipe book with dinner recipes to try, which are dairy, gluten and soy free.

Also attached is another handout to demystify gluten and dairy-free.

Use the meal planning template to plan out meals for the week.

Read some of the attachments about additive and organic food.



Week 3: Dinner Recipes

Gluten free & casein free diet handout

Southampton study

AAP: Food additives are harmful

Problem food additives

Nasty additives

Organic Food Research Paper

Meal planning template