Media Backgrounder: Who is Trudy Williams?

Trudy is set to turn the tables on kids’ nutrition in Australia with a totally fresh and new look at food.

  • An award winning Accredited Practising Dietitian, Trudy has self-published a bright pictorial food and nutrition book, this=that child size: a life-size photo guide to kids’ food serves.
  • Trudy has drawn on her more than 30 years of experience in managing the nutrition health and wellbeing of children and parents, research, and teaching to produce this guide.
  • Trudy has a successful private nutrition consultancy in Brisbane and is Director of FoodTalk and Wesley Nutrition Centre.
  • Trudy is already well known for the highly successful adult’s version of this book, this=that: a life-size photo guide to food serves, which is now in its second edition.
  • Trudy wants to influence how parents feed their children today to ensure the kids have a better tomorrow.
  • Trudy wants parents and grandparents across Australia to discover how easy it is to feed young children really, really well with everyday foods. It’s easier than you think!
  • Her book turns the complex and tedious science of good nutrition into fun.
  • Unique in design and content, this=that child size features Australian foods but without the need for either brand names or label reading.
  • this=that child size: a life-size photo guide to kids’ food serves is available online from FoodTalk at


Phone 0407 117 030 or email

High resolution images and a copy of the book for review are available on request.


  • more than 340 life-size full colour photos of food
  • charts with number of recommended serves for boys and girls aged 4 and 13 years
  • Trudy’s helpful sections to turn around fussy eaters "help, my child won’t eat",
  • reference tables of fibre, protein and energy scores of featured foods and drinks, and
  • large format 230 mm x 310 mm with 213 pages

Note to editor: Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) is the only national credential recognised by the Australian Government, Medicare, the Department of Veterans Affairs and most private health funds as the quality standard for nutrition and dietetics.