Busy Happy Kids NZ began as a facebook page set up to share any activities I was doing with my own children to encourage parents to be both active and interactive with their children. From activities, it progressed into recipes and then I completed the $100 cooking challenge which gained a lot of media attention, with the original facebook post gaining over 180,000 views. This has then progressed into more of a focus of providing valuable cooking and budgeting tips along with recipes and also ideas for kids .
I grew up in Hamilton and having 2 older brothers to compete with, I was always trying new sports and loved the outdoors. This passion grew into a career where I completed a Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science. I went on to become a Fitness Trainer in a gym and then completed further study to become a Physical Education and Health teacher. Having taught in South Auckland for 5 years, I have seen first hand the impact that food choices have on learning and behavior. This combined with a few basic cooking techniques, an upbringing on "good kiwi tucker" and completing papers on nutrition, has grown into a business where I provide advice to families on a budget and teach them cooking skills to enable them to provide their families with nutritious, low cost, fast meals.