The road to a career in nutrition is not easy, or simple. This week, we speak to Nutritionist Resource member, Steven Brown, who shares his story.
I knew from a young age that I was interested in nutrition.
Having first-hand experience of how nutrition and health are intrinsically linked, it was no real surprise when I decided that I would study Food and Human Nutrition at Newcastle University. During the first year, I had my doubts that I’d chosen the right course, with many hours spent pouring over a microscope in cell biology, endless lectures on immunology, anatomy, physiology and what felt like decades locked in a laboratory trying to get enzymes to do specific things in test tubes with food stuffs. But I came to realise in my second year that in fact, that “seemingly pointless” time was not wasted – it formed the foundation for the level of knowledge required to become a good nutritionist.