Diddy Diners provides information & creates opportunities to help families eat well.
Hi, I’m Josephine Fernando, Diddy Diners’ founder, nutritional coach, teacher & mother to two incredible Diddies.
Since its inception in 2018, Diddy Diners, like many businesses, has taken a few twists and turns both in its appearance & in its offering, as a result of adapting to societal & economic changes.
However, two things that haven’t changed (& are the reasons behind Diddy Diners’ birth) are;
my interest in, and curiosity about food – the flavours, its role in cultures & societies as well as its nutritional content & resulting interaction with our bodies.
my love of teaching, working with people & sharing information that benefits others.
Given the changes mentioned above, I thought a brief history of Diddy Diners’ journey thus far might be useful.
2014 & 2016: Our children (AKA Diddies) were born, over time becoming more & more interested in food though not without a significant period of fussy (we call it “adventurous”) eating for both.
2018: Diddy Diners launched, offering fun & educational parent-toddler & after-school cookery classes as well as fussy eating workshops for parents.
2020: Covid stopped in-person classes so we moved online and set up a subscription delivery service so that children & families could keep cooking, learning & having fun.
2022: A review of the business & reflection upon how to maximise social impact has resulted in Diddy Diners now offering the following portfolio of services:
Free online nutritional info, recipes and ideas, delivered through social media channels, Diddy Diners’ monthly newsletter & website blog page.
A range of educational cooking kits that include child friendly, illustrated instructions, cook-along videos and activity/craft pages – delivered to homes nationwide. Recipes are always based around plants and free from refined sugar.
In-person, online & pre-recorded fussy eating workshops launched in collaboration with parent coach Caroline Rowett, providing participants with a unique combination of expertise.
Kits with carefully selected tools & equipment for children to become engaged in the kitchen – great gift idea for budding chefs.
After-school cookery clubs in collaboration with Magpie Makes in Thames Ditton.
A selection of bespoke services for parents & families, including help with fussy eating, tracking food exposures and meal planning.
A range of eco, plastic free party bags, each with a fun cooking activity included. (Watch this space for a very exciting party bag collaboration announcement soon.)
Thank you for reading. I really hope that you will connect with us in one way or another if, and when we can be of assistance. If there is something that you think we could help with, not listed above, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Big, healthy love from my family to yours, Josephine x