Fedup Roadshow talks


Sue Dengate ECTA Conference June 2024

Sue will be presenting personally and by Zoom at the ECTA Early Childhood Conference in Brisbane on Saturday 27 June 2024. While it is expensive to join ECTA (at least $100, see more https://ecta.org.au/)  you may be able to access this through work if you are in the education system. Register here.

Effects of food on children’s behaviour

This workshop will show how to avoid ultra-processed foods and how to use Sydney’s RPAH diagnostic elimination diet, supervised by an experienced dietitian, when diagnoses such as ADHD are involved or food is suspected.



DVD3 Since 2005, Sue has spoken to tens of thousands of people right across Australia and in New Zealand using an hour-long lively personal presentation entitled "Fed Up with children's Behaviour", which is also available on DVD and free online at https://youtu.be/3U0Hx7m3i4s

Autismsummit3.png  Sue's most recent presentation summarised latest research on food and autism for the Global Autism Summit 2021 at https://youtu.be/ZmreYyzMcB8

If you want to host a talk for 200 people or more, please contact Howard Dengate on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Charges are made for talks so as to cover travel, accommodation and materials costs – email for details.

Fedup Roadshow 2016 The Roadshow gave 11 talks in total in August to early September, at Coffs Harbour, Brisbane (Bardon and Springwood), Newcastle, Sydney (Rouse Hill and Cronulla), Mornington, Melbourne (Wyndham Vale and Essendon/Moonee Ponds), Albury (Jindera) and finally Canberra. Thanks so much to the organisers of each event for their help with their communities. Sue's report touches on several serious changes in our food and as always inspires and amuses as families grapple with how much food can affect them and their children's health, behaviour and learning. Report now available.

Fedup Roadshow 2015 The Roadshow gave 16 presentations in total; in June at Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Macksville, Kempsey, Port Macquarie, Brisbane (The Gap), Crows Nest and to an ECTA Conference in Brisbane, then in August at Newcastle (Argenton), Sydney (Castle Hill), Wyong, Canberra, Melbourne (Ringwood), Albury (Jindera) and Gunnedah. Many thanks to the hard-working organisers of each talk. You will find the report on the talks challenging, funny, supportive and above all informative. We challenge anyone to read it without learning heaps! http://www.fedup.com.au/news/blog/fedup-roadshow-2015-blog

2014:  Sue Dengate spoke at Crows Nest QLD on March 12 and attended the Dietitian's Day in Brisbane on March 14, 2014. See report on the Crows Nest talk

See report on the 2013 Roadshow: Fedup Roadshow 2013

More than 1,200 people attended 11 talks in 2013 at Coffs Harbour, Brisbane, Lismore, Sydney, Canberra, Albury, Melbourne, Clare, Barossa, Adelaide and Mildura in August and September 2013.

References for talks by Sue Dengate References for DVD "Fed Up with Children's Behaviour"

See report on the 2012 Roadshow: Fedup Roadshow 2012

The Fedup Roadshow in May and June 2012 covered 13,000km of driving and 24 talks in total, from Urunga, to Kingaroy, Rockhampton, Hervey Bay, Maroochydore, Brisbane (Beenleigh), Macksville, Orange, Sydney (Denistone), Wollongong, Canberra, Albury, Melbourne (Vermont South and Essendon), Victor Harbor, Adelaide, Perth (Willetton and Claremont), and Bunbury.

July 17 2012: Adelaide 45th Annual Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Convention: Sue Dengate "Avoiding harmful food additives" - see Powerpoint presentation from this conference.

See report on the 2011 Roadshow: Fedup Roadshow 2011 and on Facebook.

Sue's books and DVD are available at reduced prices only at talks:

  • Fed Up $20
  • The Failsafe Cookbook $30
  • DVD Fed Up with Children's Behaviour $20
  • "The Set" (each of the above) $60
  • Failsafe cards 10 for $5


The DVD "Fed Up with Children's Behaviour", which covers similar material, was filmed to make failsafe information available without the work involved in organising talks and is available through this website.

The Fedup Roadshow 2011 by Sue Dengate was attended by over 2,000 people at 15 locations in five States/Territories and went to Coffs Harbour, Brisbane, Taree, Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra, Shepparton, Albury, Melbourne (Berwick Fields), Melbourne (Mulgrave), Barwon Heads (Ocean Grove/Geelong), Ballarat, Mt Gambier, Adelaide and Clare. The efforts of the volunteer organisers at each venue are a tribute to the need for such information in the community – thank you. You can see a step by step report on the Fedup Roadshow 2011 with photos or directly on Facebook.

The Fedup Roadshow 2010 by Sue Dengate was attended by over 3,000 people in 6 States and went to Toowoomba, Brisbane, Bingara, Inverell, Gunnedah, Newcastle, Castle Hill, Canberra, Yass, Wagga Wagga, Albury/Wodonga, Launceston, Hobart, Burnie, Melbourne, Millicent, Adelaide, Whyalla, Port Lincoln and Mildura. Many thanks to the volunteer organisers at each venue – such dedication is appreciated. You can see a step by step report on the Fedup Roadshow 2010 with photos or directly on Facebook.

In 2009, over 3,000 people attended Sue Dengate's talks. Nearly 900 people came to sell-out talks in Alstonville, Brisbane, Gladstone, Calliope, Rockhampton and Brisbane in March 2009. Thanks to the organizers Therese & Toni, Alyssah & Gina, Charmaine & Judy, Karena, Shaun & Jim, Anne & Cameron. This tour was notable for the number of teachers who attended, which is very positive. The Fed Up Roadshow in August-September 2009 attracted over 2,000 people at 16 talks at Bellingen, Norfolk Island, Bingara, Warialda, Inverell, Richmond, Killara, Springwood, Tumbarumba, Albury/Wodonga, Wangaratta, Melbourne, Ballarat, Mildura, Bordertown, Naracoorte, Adelaide and Kimba. Thanks to the many dedicated local organisers! See Fedup Roadshow 2009 photos and comment.

In 2008 over 3,000 people attended Sue Dengate's talks in a program remarkable for its warm support and increased level of knowledge of food intolerance. Thanks to the many unpaid organizers and in particular to Peta & Vicky (Port Macquarie), Belinda & Bonnie (Wagga Wagga), Sheryl & Jan (Canberra), Debbie & Caroline (Devonport), Lisa (Launceston), Diane (Hobart), Marg & Colleen (Frankston), John (Mornington), Kaz & Kirsty (Warrnambool), Irene, Peter, Adrian & Kathy, and Helen & Chris (Ballarat), Tracey (Mt Gambier), Bronwyn (Adelaide), Korina, Hadyn & Carol (Woy Woy), Erica & Matthew (Castle Hill), Tammy (Ipswich), Ann & family (Brisbane), and Bernadette & Debbie (Maclean). Talks were also given in Armidale and Coffs Harbour.

In 2007, Sue spoke to over 1,800 people, including more than 200 school children, in Newcastle, Wodonga, Frankston, Warrnambool, Ballarat, Cooma, Canberra and Coffs Harbour during May and in Maitland and Forster in November. Thanks to the many organisers who put in so much effort and were so thoughtful, and to audiences for their enthusiastic responses.

In 2006, Sue spoke to 2,000 Year 6 and Year 7 students from 80 schools in the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, to 550 of their parents and to 200 parents at Leongatha, Victoria, to 100 parents in South Grafton and 120 parents at Narranga Primary School. Thanks to organisers in Bellingen and Lismore NSW for arranging talks by Sue Dengate in September, attended by over 200 people.

In 2005, Sue gave talks to over 4,500 people in CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND, COFFS HARBOUR NSW for Coffs Harbour NSW Association for Gifted and Talented Children, CALOUNDRA QUEENSLAND for Fostercare Qld Annual Conference, BRISBANE QLD for The Autism Spectrum Disorders Carers Support Group, BRISBANE QLD for Mansfield State School P&C, MELBOURNE VIC twice, MULLAWAY-WOOLGOOLGA NSW for Rainbow Cottage Woolgoolga, GLADSTONE QLD for Calliope School Tuckshop Committee and a Healthy Schools Initiative Grant, ROCKHAMPTON QLD for Playgroup Association of Queensland, TOWNSVILLE QLD for Playgroup Association of Queensland, CAIRNS QLD for Playgroup Association of Queensland, CANBERRA ACT for Fadden Primary School, CANBERRA ACT at the Australian Primary Principals Association National Conference, COFFS HARBOUR NSW at Southern Cross University, ALICE SPRINGS NT for local Food Intolerance Group, NEWCASTLE NSW for the Federation of P&F Associations in Catholic school system, SYDNEY NSW at Kesser Torah College P&F Association in Jewish school system, SYDNEY NSW at University of NSW School of Food Science and Technology food safety class, SYDNEY NSW for NSW Association for Gifted and Talented Children, WOLLONGONG NSW for local Food Intolerance Group, GRAFTON NSW for South Grafton High School, MELBOURNE VIC for Biennial National GymbaROO Conference, SALE VIC for the Catholic College Sale, Ozchild, Parentzone Gippsland and Anglicare Victoria, BAIRNSDALE VIC for the Bairnsdale Steiner School, YEPPOON QLD at Brumby's 2005 Conference, SUNSHINE COAST, BRISBANE and GOLD COAST QLD for the Playgroup Association of Queensland, COFFS HARBOUR NSW for Early Childhood Training and Development Association, ARMIDALE NSW for Helping Children and Families Association, TAREE NSW for Clever Kids Taree.