The beginning of a new life is an amazing time, when your child's future is before them. You may not realise how much positive impact you can have on their long term health, from conception to toddlerhood.

Join Gorgi Coghlan as she interviews mums and experts on navigating nutrition through life’s first 1,000 days.

Ready Steady Grow

How much weight gain is okay during pregnancy? Most women don’t know.

Listen to Pippa’s experience of gestational diabetes and her fears for her baby, and hear expert advice on the importance of your own diet and lifestyle throughout conception and pregnancy.

Milk

Breast feeding should be a great experience for both mum and baby, but everyone’s journey is different, and things don’t always go to plan.

Mum of two, Beth, tells of her struggle to produce enough milk, and our panel discusses physical and emotional coping strategies for the ups and downs of breast feeding.

The First Supper

When and how you introduce solids is important for healthy growth, setting up good eating patterns for life, and minimising the risk of allergies.

Hear how Rachel navigated the introduction of solids with her first child, Mikey, who had eczema and food allergies, while our experts give advice on the importance of introducing allergenic foods.

Fusspots

The toddler years are a great time for families to role model and set healthy behaviours for life.

So how do you deal with a fussy eater? Hear about Nedahl’s child, who wouldn’t even try toast fingers, and get our experts’ tips for how to make meal times more enjoyable – and stay sane with little fusspots!

Best Food Forward is hosted by multi-talented television presenter, Gorgi Coghlan, and nutritionist, chef and TV personality, Zoe Bingley-Pullin. They bring nutrition and health experts together with real mums sharing their experiences and knowledge on key topics in the journey from pregnancy through to toddlerhood. The series highlights the real impact good nutrition now can have on a child’s long term health.

Gorgi is a regular co-host on Network Ten’s The Project, who from 2010 to 2012 co-hosted Logie Award winning show The Circle. She is one of Australia’s most well-rounded television presenters, with experience in news, current affairs, travel and music, and more. Gorgi is also an accomplished and classically trained singer and professional stage performer, and a former state level equestrian competitor.

Gorgi brings substantial scientific and educational qualifications to her role as Best Food Forward presenter. She holds a Bachelor Science (majoring in pharmacology and zoology) and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) specialising in biology and science from Monash University. From 1999 to 2003 Gorgi taught biology to Year 12 level, as well as science and forensic science in other years. Gorgi was honoured to return to Monash and present the keynote address at the 2015 graduation ceremony.

Gorgi is actively involved with The Leukaemia Foundation and is an Ambassador for Ronald McDonald House. With a young daughter herself, Gorgi has first-hand experience and insight into laying the best possible foundations for a child’s future.

Zoe is a qualified nutritionist (Diploma of Nutrition, Sydney) and internationally trained chef (Le Cordon Bleu School, London), dedicated to helping people embrace the benefits of food through education and understanding.

She was founder of Nutritional Edge, and is co-host, alongside Adrian Richardson, of Network Ten’s long-running and popular Good Chef Bad Chef series. As well as making regular TV and radio appearances, Zoe has considerable experience as a workshop speaker.

Zoe is author of two books, Eat Taste Nourish, a practical book focusing on functional nutrition and Falling in Love with Food, a cook-book that’s also part love story. She is also a regular contributor to national publications including the Fitness First magazine, Women’s Health and FitnessMarie Claire and Harper’s BAZAAR.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn all about ways to positively influence your child’s lifelong health.