Ann-Marie Bunyan RNutr MSc BSc PgCert
Ann-Marie Bunyan, Registered Nutritionist
I am a Registered Nutritionist specialising in sport and exercise nutrition as well as public health nutrition. I first started my career as a Community Nutritionist where I delivered nutrition and cooking programmes. I then went on to work in research and as a visiting lecturer on undergraduate Nutrition degree programmes.
However, my main passion is working directly with people and helping them to find a healthy balance with food. I now work on a consultancy basis, offering nutrition and food advice to individuals and companies. I use a person-centred approach providing education to individuals so that they have all the tools that they need to be able to understand their own nutrition needs going forward.
- ONE-TO-ONE CONSULTATIONS
Sport and exercise nutrition
In order to sustain your training, achieve better performance, and recover optimally, good nutrition is extremely important. More importantly good nutrition helps to maintain health. As they say ‘health fuels performance’. Together, we can look at ways in which training, performance and recovery can be optimised.
Weight loss and general health
You may be struggling to lose/gain weight or just want to make some healthy changes to your lifestyle and would like to know what you can do. My philosophy is around education, so that by the end of your time working with me you should really be able to understand what your body needs and how to implement this in everyday life going forward.
HOW TO GET STARTED WITH ME
You can call or email me to set up an initial consultation. The consultation will last one hour. The initial consultation involves gathering information on your current lifestyle and diet, your medical history, and your health and nutrition goals, allowing me to get a good understanding of your needs to that I can develop a plan for you going forward. I provide ongoing support, accountability and education with follow up consultations.
- FOOD MANUFACTURERS AND CATERERS
From 2016, it became mandatory to provide back of pack nutrition information for most pre-packed foods. In addition, nutritional information is becoming more commonly used to cater for people’s needs. I provide nutritional analysis for food manufacturers and caterers which includes: Recipe analysis, Nutrition labelling information, Allergy information, Nutrition content for magazines, websites, and recipes.
- GROUP NUTRITION TALKS
I deliver talks and workshops to different groups. Whether that be a running group that is preparing for a marathon, a sports team, or a group that want to learn about other nutrition topics. Examples of previous talks/workshops have included:
Nutrition for marathon running
Nutrition for sport and exercise
Nutrition for young athletes
Food and mood
Training, qualifications & experience
- Master of Science in Advanced Nutrition
- BSc (hons) degree in Sport Exercise and Nutrition
- Postgraduate Certificate in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
- UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) Advisor
- Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
- Learning to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)
- Registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition
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.
If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have this medical condition, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
"When training for a 6-day endurance cycling event, I decided to seek nutritional advice from Ann-Marie. She helped me create simple strategies to make sure I was fuelling sufficiently and effectively before, after and during training. Her advice was definitely the most valuable part of the build up towards the event! It’s safe to say that I wouldn’t have been able to complete even some of the long training rides, let alone the final event without her help and advice. Even if you think you are already very knowledgeable about nutrition, it’s amazing what you can learn, implement and maintain with the support of a professional in sports nutrition"