Suzanne Robinson started losing her glasses at the supermarket a few years ago. It was a phenomena that was to impact her family greatly.
“I forget my glasses a lot” smiles Suzanne, “It’s part of my cunning plan to imprint good nutrition knowledge from an early age so that it will be second nature when they are older and independent”.Well something seems to be working a treat because her girls, (8 and 10) are now experts at reading food labels at the supermarket.
Born and raised in Terrey Hills on Sydney’s northern beaches, Suzanne now lives in Lindfield with her girls after a four-year stint in New Zealand. Professionally, she’s part of the Heart Foundation’s ‘Tick team’ working with companies to help make their foods healthier and qualify for the Tick. Her passion for healthy living however was ignited earlier when she became a mother.
“When the kids were babies I decided to go back uni and study nutrition. It’s an area I have always been interested in and becoming a mum only heightened that interest.
Working as part of the Tick team lets me to bring my personal passion for nutrition into the work place. I’ve always been generally healthy but it was motherhood, having sick parents and getting older myself, that really did it for me”.
“I just feel better and can better meet the demands of working and parenting full-time when I look after myself. Plus seeing the kids grow and helping them to become healthy, happy and independent adults one day is fabulous”.
“I’m really committed to being active with my girls and trying to be a good role model for them. We ride bikes together on short journeys rather than using the car and I swim laps at the pool while the girls have their swimming lessons. I also have a passion for national parks and bushwalking. Locally, Kuring-gai National Park has some great walks. My girls usually grumble about going for a bushwalk but once we are there you can’t wipe the smiles off their faces”.
Favourite Park? “We love Centennial Park and the bike track, but otherwise national parks”.
Charity of Choice? “The Heart Foundation of course!” http://www.heartfoundation.org.au The Heart Foundation saves lives and improves health through funding world-class cardiovascular research, guidelines for health professionals, informing the public and assisting people with cardiovascular disease. While the work over the past five decades has helped reduce the number of deaths, cardiovascular disease remains one of Australia’s most devastating health problems.
Anything else you’d like to share? “Please visit: Mum’s United – it’s amazing – everything you need to get your family living a healthy life – tips, recipes, information, the lot.