Carolyn Jackson

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RD BSc (hons) SP
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE13
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About me

I’m Carolyn (Spooner) Jackson, a registered dietitian, and founder of Spooner Nutrition, an online dietetic practice. I have 16 years of experience as a dietitian, predominately working in the NHS and in more recent years private practice and freelance. I'm based in Newcastle upon-Tyne, North East England. 

My specialised services encompass diabetes management during pregnancy, tailored nutritional guidance for type 1 or type 2 diabetes, professional recommendations for reducing blood glucose levels, nutritional counselling for heart health, cholesterol, and blood pressure, as well as recipe modifications to promote healthier eating habits.

In recent years I have gained experience working in nutrition support, supporting patients living with disease related malnutrition. I enjoy helping my clients make realistic food adaptations to their diet which are not only balanced but enjoyable in helping to prevent malnutrition. 

My love for food and science ignited long before pursuing a career as a dietitian. While still in high school, I delved into the culinary world by taking on a part-time role at a quaint restaurant in North Wales, where I assisted chefs with fundamental food preparation. I then went onto work in another two restaurants, earning a NVQ in food preparation and catering along the way. This experience laid a solid groundwork for mastering culinary essentials like crafting soup from scratch using a roux, developing rich meat stocks, and flawlessly frying eggs during bustling breakfast shifts. 

While thriving in the culinary world, I realised my yearning for the scientific and health aspects of food. After six years in the culinary realm, I made the decision to retire my chef whites and focus entirely on pursuing a degree in nutrition and dietetics.

In 2008, I became a registered dietitian and embarked on a diverse career within the NHS. My journey has encompassed roles in adult weight management tier 3 programmes, oral nutrition support on the wards and community setting, and my true passion diabetes. I have had the privilege of collaborating with accomplished doctors, nurses, psychologists, and esteemed dietitians.

As well as working freelance, I currently work as a Lead Primary Care Network Dietitian specialising in diabetes within the NHS.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Nutrition and Dietetics
  • BDA member
  • HCPC registered
  • Non-medical Prescriber 
  • Behaviour change trained 
  • DAFNE educator 
  • Type 2 diabetes structured education educator 
  • NVQ in food preparation and catering (level 2)

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Nutrition topics

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When I work

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE13

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Carolyn Jackson
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