I am a Registered Nutritionist with a wealth of experience helping people choose healthier options. I have worked in the voluntary sector, NHS and in private practice. I have 3 children which has helped me to understand first hand some of the challenges faced by parents when it comes to weaning and healthy eating.
I offer a tailor made service. I have Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance and am registered with the Association for Nutrition. I have to follow their Code of Conduct which is available on their website.
I am based in south Manchester and see clients in venues near Withington. I can travel for courses and workshops. I can also offer client appointments over Zoom
For members of the public I can offer:
- one to one weight management support
- one to one support to improve diet (children and adults) - including blood pressure, cholesterol and vitamin deficiency support
- workshops on healthy eating for adults
- workshops on weaning and a subscription group for parents of the under 5s
- workshops on toddler nutrition
- support for parents of fussy eaters
For healthcare professionals and the voluntary sector I can offer:
- healthy eating training
- training in delivering health messages to achieve behaviour change
- professional supervision for other nutritionists
I offer face to face, online, email and telephone support.
To see me, give me a call or send me an email and we can set up a consultation. If you would like to go further, we can set up additional consultations which suit your needs - face to face, online or over the phone at a time you choose.
Why work with me?
Because I will always put your needs first. You are the expert in your situation. I will listen to what you are going through and will work with you to achieve your goals. As an experienced nutritionist, I know the common pitfalls and barriers to achieving long lasting change and I will help you navigate your barriers.
What a Registered Nutritionist is
Nutrition covers many fields. There are many people who claim to be professionals who do not have the recognised qualifications to meet your needs. Registered Nutritionists have at least 3 years experience and recognised qualifications using science based on evidence. Registered Nutritionists are those registered with the Association for Nutrition. You can trust a Registered Nutritionist, just like you can trust a Dietitian.
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Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc Hons in Food Science and Nutrition, and German Studies from Oxford Brookes University (2006). I also have an NVQ Level 3 in Advice and Guidance.
I have worked in the voluntary sector as a Health Outreach Worker and a Health Development Coordinator. I have also worked in the NHS in health promotion as a Health Improvement Programme Manager. I have been working on a freelance basis since 2011.
I have experience in the following:
- One to one support in healthy eating, weight management, fussy eating
- Development of a group weight management programme
- Delivering workshops on healthy eating for adults and children
- Delivering workshops on eating on a budget to students
- Delivering workshops on weaning and toddler nutrition
- Writing blog articles and copy for websites
- Menu development and analysis
- Radio interviews including BBC Radio Scotland
- Professional supervision
- Management of health promotion projects
- Lectures in infant and toddler nutrition, professional conduct and professional development
- Organising study days in nutrition
I am registered with the Association for Nutrition. I was a regional rep for the north west from 2012-2021.
Association for Nutrition
The Association for Nutrition is the professional body for the regulation and registration of nutritionists, including public health nutritionists, exercise nutritionists, and animal nutritionists.
The Association aims to protect the public and promote wellbeing by admitting to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) only those who demonstrate high ethical and quality standards, founded on evidence-based science.
It sets proficiency and competence criteria, promotes continuing professional development and safe conduct, and accredits university undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Information about health conditions (*)
Nutritional therapy can help enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting nutritional therapy or making any major changes to your diet or lifestyle.
For one to one support:
Initial consultation £75 (more if room hire is required)
Face to face consultations £75 (more if room hire is required)
Email support* £80 for block of 5 emails (emails under 20 words free)
Telephone support* £30 for 15 minutes
*For email or telephone support, you will usually need a face to face consultation first.
Weaning courses are £45 per adult for the course (3 sessions in length)
Workshops prices vary depending on the length and location of the course.
For professional supervision £100 a month plus travel gives a 1 hour face to face meeting and up to 3 support emails per month. I can also offer group supervision in Manchester (£125 annual subscription).
Please contact me for more information
Flexible on times - please enquire. I can offer evening appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Fussy Eating
- Teenagers nutrition
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