Vanessa Clarkson | Nourishing Foundations

About Me

Thank you for stopping by.

I’m a mama to two lovely boys – Laurence and Jonathan. We live in a beautiful, but shabby beach house on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia.

My passion lies in restoring perspective on what it means to eat well. Choosing the food we eat with care and preparing it with as much time and attention as a busy family can afford.

I’m a qualified dietitian by background and have worked for over a decade on projects supporting a healthier food environment. Most recently I have written my first cookbook – Real Food for Babies and Toddlers. With over 80 seasonal recipes, it aims to introduce babies to the nourishing foundation of a whole food diet, from their first bite.

My natural approach to food is echoed in other areas of my life. At home, I aim to cultivate a calmness and gentle rhythm during my days with the boys. Choosing activities that flow from their interests and paring things back to nurture their creativity and imagination.

As any parent does, I’m learning new things on a daily basis and want to share my notes on motherhood and real food ideas on this journal.

I hope you enjoy reading.


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