For Masterchef contestant and mother of three – (as well as foster mum to 32 children) Jules Allen despairs about what parents feed their children saying just the thought of it makes her sad.
Processed junk. Food in packets. Pre-prepared sugary meals that leave a child feeling, as Jules Allen says, unloved.
The 40-year-old from NSW says she wants to see more families use food to connect rather than take the easy way out through processed meals and junk food.
Far from condemning busy parents Jules says she understands (and with 32 foster kids over 12 years its hard to compare schedules without feeling a little bit outdone) but that families need to realise with a little more effort they all can benefit.
Jules Allen was on Masterchef in 2013. Image supplied.
The award-winning youth advocate and inspirational speaker has used her time in the spotlight as a contestant on Masterchef to promote causes that she feels passionate about – food, family and helping others.
“I find it so heartbreaking that people have forgotten that food is the fundamental thing that keeps us connected in a household.”
Jules Allen appeared on Australian Story and talked about the difficulties adjusting to life after Masterchef. Post continues after video.