Ann-Marie Bunyan, Registered Sports Nutritionist (SENr, RNutr)
I am a Registered Nutritionist specialising in sport and exercise 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 or weekly coaching.
- 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 weight loss
Training, qualifications & experience
- Master of Science in Advanced Nutrition
- BSc (hons) degree in Sport Exercise and Nutrition
- Postgraduate Certificate in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
- Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
- UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) Advisor
- Learning to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)
- Registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition
- Registered Sports Nutritionist with the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr)
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.
Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register
The Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENR) is a voluntary register designed to accredit suitably qualified and experienced individuals who have the competency to work autonomously as a Sport and Exercise Nutritionist with performance oriented athletes, as well as those participating in physical activity, sport and exercise for health.
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.
"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"
“I felt instantly at ease. It was clear from the beginning that she was only there to help and not judge. After taking a food diary, Ann-Marie put together a bespoke plan to ensure I was in prime condition to match my energy requirements throughout the week, from what to eat the day before match day, what to eat and drink on match day as well as recovery plans. I have seen huge benefits. An increase in energy as well as mood have been clear. The plans are very simple to follow and she has a great way of explaining complex scientific information into lay terms. I 100% recommend anyone who needs help in any way to contact Ann-Marie. Whether that be a drastic lifestyle change to tweaking current habits to create an extra 1% improvement”
Andy Madley, FIFA and Select Group 1 referee