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Wholesome Kids. Happy Living

Wholesome Kids. Happy Living

By Jay Scott-Hunter
A podcast about all things childhood, development and health. Our aim is to inspire a generation of children who are healthy and happy - physically, emotionally and socially.

Hosted by Hannah Blaine
- Registered Neuropsychologist specialising in Child Health
- Personal Trainer
- Co-owner of a Kids Sport and Fitness Business

Featuring guests including health professionals, child health experts and parents.
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How to help your child eat extra nutrients with Jamie from Mavella Superfoods
Jamie is a mother and co-founder of Mavella Superfoods. While talking to fellow parents Jamie noticed that they all had one thing in common - they were having trouble getting their children to eat nutritious, healthy food. She identified a gap in the market and developed a range of products to help parents provide their children with extra nutrition. Hannah discusses with Jamie the creation and development of Mavella Superfoods.  Instagram - @mavellasuperfoods
May 23, 2020
Creating Food Adventures for Kids
Sarah Thomas is a former sommelier at Le Bernardin and the founder of Kalamata's Kitchen, a food adventure brand for kids and families. She has launched food tasting tours for kids, a series of books, and the Taste Bud Travel Guide, among many other experiences in the works. Sarah is dedicated to creating food adventures that give kids autonomy and the freedom to discover cultures and new foods on their own. During the current pandemic Sarah has introduced a free kitchen exploration passport for families practicing social distancing at home. She's leveraged her sommelier background to come up with so many fun challenges (spice tests, writing a letter to a chef, etc). The free kitchen passport and other useful resources can be downloaded at Sarah can be found on instagram at @kalamataskitchen
May 6, 2020
Little People - Big Ideas
Maddie (6) and Peyton (7) join Hannah to give their perspective on the big issues: We tackle: - thoughts on coronavirus - What they would do as the Prime Minister - What it means to be a good friend - The definition of Happiness - and more... During this time of uncertainty and unease sit back, enjoy and gain some perspective from our next generation!
April 2, 2020
Supporting Your Kids to Cope with COVID-19
The 2019/2020 summer has brought some difficult times and distressing images for all Australians - drought, flood, bushfires and a global pandemic. This is difficult for us as adults to understand and deal with, so imagine the affect it has on our kids.  Psychologist Rebecca joins Hannah to discuss the impact of difficult media and social content on children , how parents can explain these issues in simple and easy to understand terms and help their children navigate the current world as best we can! Rebecca works as a psycholgist with a broad range of clients, with particular interest in self-esteem, self-care, self-confidence, anxiety, stress and mindfulness. Instagram @psychologistrebeccam Helpful Resources for Parents  Social Stories for Coronavirus: Social Story for Australian Bushfires  
March 30, 2020
Going Cloth: Save the Environment and Your Back Pocket
COVID-19 has thrown up alot of facing new parents is a lack of nappies and wipes at the supermarket. Cloth nappies are a cost-effective, easy and sustainable alternative to disposable nappies.  Hannah discusses her cloth nappy journey, simplifies the process and dispells some myths! For more information and to see Hannah's blog post head to
March 25, 2020
Infant Massage
Allysha from Limber Therapies joins us to talk about infant massage, in particular the benefits for both baby and parent!  For further resources @limbertherapies
March 10, 2020
Hypermobility: What is it?
Physiotherapist Jacquie from Early Years Physiotherapy joins us to discuss hypermobility and low muscle tone in children. We explore what being hypermobile actually means, how it presents and the difficults it can lead to in daily tasks for our kiddies! Instagram @earlyyearsphysio Useful Resources
March 2, 2020
Talking Tech: Screen Time for Children
The increasing use of screens in children is a hot topic facing parents today! Hannah discusses current guidelines for screen time in children and shares her opinion on screen use based on her experience of working with children as a neuropsychologist. For a helpful resource on screen time check out If you would like to send us your thoughts on screen time send us a message on instagram @wholesomekids_happyliving Wholesome Living is Happy living!
February 22, 2020
Get to Know To The Guest - Ashleigh Blake (Occupational Therapist)
Get to know Ash in our brand new segment - Get to Know the Guest! Wholesome Living is Happy Living!
February 8, 2020
Fussy with Food: Helping Kids To Eat a Wholesome Diet
Occupational Therapist Ashleigh Bake joins us to discuss fussy eating in children and strategies to help your children expand their taste buds!  For further resources check out
February 8, 2020
A Journey to Motherhood Through Chronic Pain with Toni Lea
Toni Lea is a mother, wife and small business owner. She does this all while living with what has been described as the most painful condition in the world - Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN).  On this episode Toni discusses what it is like living with TN, what she had to go through to become a mother and how she now raises a toddler and runs a small business!  Instagram: @motherhood_by_tonilea If you would like to find out more about TN and how you can support the cause head to @trigeminalnauralgia_awareness
January 29, 2020
From Foster Care to Psychology: My Story
On this podcast we want to not only share opinions of experts on child health issues but also delve into the stories of people living these experiences, be that parents or inspiring young people!  What better way to start than with my story. From growing up in foster care,  to my childhood experiences and what has led me to becoming a psychologist and being so passionate about child health.  Any questions from the podcast feel free to contact us on instagram @wholesomekids_happyliving Remember Wholesome Living is Happy Living
January 19, 2020
When is playing sport too much? Concussion in Kid's Sport
Dr Michael Michael Takagi, Clinical Neuropsychologist and Research Fellow at Murdoch Children's Research Institute joins us to discuss concussion in Junior Sport. We have all seen the media attention that concussion in professional sport has received in recent times but where does that leave our kids? We cover what a concussion is; how coaches and parents can identify a concussion; how to see for medical treatment and treatment protocols to follow after a child has sustained a concussion. For further resources head to:
January 13, 2020
How to get kids moving! Ft Jay Scott-Hunter, Gecko Sports Gold Coast
Jay Scott-Hunter, owner and director of GeckoSports Gold Coast and Physiotherapist joins us to talk benefits of physical activity in childhood. He also provides simple strategies parents can introduce to get their kids moving!
January 5, 2020
The Challenges of New Parenting
Parenting is tough! All you can do is do your best, don't compare your child to anyone else and smother them with love. Wholesome Living is Happy Living!
January 4, 2020
Wholesome Kids. Happy Living. - Trailer
Welcome to Wholesome Kids. Happy Living.  A podcast aimed at inspiring a generation of healthy and happy children - physically, socially and emotionally.  Wholesome Living is Happy Living!
January 4, 2020