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About Francine – Director of Additive Free Kids

I’m raising five boys, so I have ongoing experience of managing the family diet. I know it can be tricky to ensure what our children eat is healthy and balanced. I’ve worked for years in the health and wellness industry and I am aware of how much of a negative impact our modern diet has on our wellbeing.

Before Additive Free Kids, I had my own struggle with the damaging effects of additives and spent countless hours (and dollars) trying to resolve the multiple health issues and behavioural problems for my own children. I wish that just one of the many health professionals we consulted during that time suggested we look at what we eat.

When I finally cracked the code, it became my purpose to help other families achieve the same positive outcomes for their children.

When making a change to something as important as diet, parents can find the modifications overwhelming, feel out of control and time poor, and sometimes simply don’t know where to start. So, I’ve tailored the Additive Free Kids services to include training, advice, and mentoring.

Read more about our story.

The results our additive free families are getting

Read what our calm
additive free families have to say

"I have 3 children, one with so many behavioural issues plus asthma, eczema and chronic tummy pain/diarrhoea. We ate what I thought were healthy foods, but after starting with Additive Free Kids, I realised how many additives are in almost everything! 6 weeks into the additive free diet and his diarrhoea/tummy pain/eczema/reflux symptoms resolved. I can't believe the difference in my boy, he is so much calmer, he actually wants to play with other kids now, he falls asleep easily and he is healthy. We couldn't be happier!"
Catherine Vincent
Mother of 3
“My daughter was having trouble at school she was finding it hard to sit still and listen. She was also having trouble at home going to sleep at bedtime. My husband and I decided a diet change would be the first thing to try. We did a Google search and decided to start by taking all of the additives out of her diet. When I started to investigate what additives were bad I found the task ahead very daunting. Thankfully after an internet search I came across Additive Free Kids and messaged them via Facebook for some help. I was so pleased with the help as it made my task less daunting and I felt more confident. We successfully removed most additives from our daughter’s diet. After a couple of weeks we saw a massive improvement, our daughter was able to go to bed and go straight to sleep which was brilliant. She is now achieving well at school and being praised and getting lots of rewards. This has been a complete turnaround in comparison to last year and I am looking forward to hearing about the difference at parents evening. Now I know what I know about additives and the effects on health and behaviour I want to tell everyone about it as I believe all children should have additives taken out of their food.
Nic Hancock
Mother of 2
We found that changing to additive free initially was tough for the first week but then it gets HEAPS easier, we are getting quicker and quicker! It really is a matter of different choices for the same food. After moving to Additive Free, we can positively now say we are seeing a difference. The school reports that were done recently do not resemble the child with the same name! Our little miss is participating in class, comprehending, responsive – gee whiz the list goes on! Of course she is till delayed, that may not change with diet, but what has changed is her willingness and ability to learn! We have been amazed at how well the girls have adapted to the change. I never thought I would be the one to say it…but what our kids eat REALLY does make a difference! I am finding myself shouting out to the world how good it is to be additive free! Francine was instrumental to kick starting our Additive Free journey! I loved the suggestions that Francine provided our journey. They were easy and things I could work with and implement straight away. This consultation has changed our eating habits, our health and our children’s behaviour. Thank you for your help, it’s very much appreciated! Many, many and more thanks to you!
Trish Jones
Mother of 2
I began this journey not knowing what I may find, not knowing what to do or where to go as I refuse to believe that medication and labels for children are the answer. Francine and I were into my cupboard, fridge and freezer looking at all the things that are in our house. I was totally amazed at what additives were in our everyday food. Francine’s depth of knowledge is amazing and she gave me the tools to figure out the mumbo jumbo on the labelling as well! There are great alternatives we have found to even our most favourite items. Francine is helpful and very generous with her knowledge and passion for smart, healthy foods. Thanks a million!”
Katherine Riley
Mother of 4 and passionate foodie
My journey to being additive free started a few months ago when I felt I had literally exhausted every other possible option. I was running out of options and didn’t know what to do until I happened to talk to Francine. She started me thinking that it might be what he’s putting into his body that is causing some of the problems. At first the task of taking additives out of our diet seemed overwhelming having 3 adult children living at home who weren’t on board made it hard. Francine was so wonderful and patient with my never ending questions about every food item I picked up. I have learned how to really cook again and all the kids are enjoying the variety and treats I am making and even my adult children have slowly come around, my fussiest son even having seconds sometimes! The most obvious difference everyone in the house can see is how his behaviour changes dramatically after a weekend of a “food free for all”. Thank you doesn’t express the extent of my gratitude for Francine’s help in this journey. I would highly recommend to anyone having trouble with their children’s behaviour to look at diet first, I wish I had.
Fiona Bolin
Mother of 4
Throughout this journey I have been amazed at the nasty ingredients hidden in what I always thought was relatively ‘healthy’ food. I never realized how many hidden ingredients were in certain foods and the negative effect it has had on my children’s health and behaviour. After going additive free, I cant imagine ever going back to consuming additives again, especially after seeing a significant change in my daughters skin and my sons behaviour. I had no idea how much it was affecting my children until we cut them out. With your help and personalised pantry guide it has made shopping a lot easier in an industry that can be very confusing for parents. The food alternatives you have suggested has allowed me to still give my children the foods they love but without the added additives. Thank you Francine for all your help. I will highly recommend you to all!
Colomba Iantelli
Mother of 2

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