Author Valerie Gent

Valerie Gent is a Speech Pathologist with 18 years’ experience. Her private practice, Let’s Eat! Feeding Therapy, is a feeding assessment and therapy-based service for babies, toddlers and children with feeding difficulties. Valerie has worked in both hospitals and disability services, as well as schools. She is passionate about supporting families with fussy/restricted eating in a way that builds on responsive attachment-based pathways for the child now and long into adulthood. You can read more about her practice at
But I’m NOT Hungry for My Dinner (illustrated by Kirrili Lonergan) is Valerie’s first book, which came about as an idea when she saw many families struggling with how to support their fussy eater. Valerie wanted a kids’ book that was entertaining for little preschoolers, but also supportive in giving their caregivers a more evidence-based approach in helping their child get through this tricky age of food refusal.
Valerie lives in Newcastle, NSW with her husband, two kids and a little dog. She is currently doing her Masters in Medical Research at Griffith University, looking at children with Autism and feeding difficulties.

Books by Valerie Gent

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