Cherry Hagger BSc (Hons) BA (Hons) RD mBDA

Cherry Hagger BSc (Hons) BA (Hons) RD mBDA


Great Notley

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About me

My passion is helping people to improve their gut health with conditions such as; IBS (FODMAP trained), acid reflux, coeliac, chronic constipation, issues post gallbladder removal, diverticular disease, chronic diarrhoea, & other gastroenterology conditions (see The ability to make a positive difference to patient’s lives through dietary and lifestyle change gives me a great sense of satisfaction.

Whether you’re seeking help with gut issues such as IBS, think you have a food allergy or intolerance, worried about an ageing parent who is losing weight or if you have just been told you have high cholesterol, each client is individually evaluated by a professional Dietitian and provided with a well-researched and comprehensive plan that will fit around their lifestyle.

Since graduating from the University of Hertfordshire with a BSc Dietetics I have worked exclusively for the NHS as a registered dietitian - in variety of locations across Essex and Cambridge including Addenbrookes Hospital. I have enjoyed the last few years as a specialist gastroenterology dietitian working in Essex and I am an experienced Kings College trained FODMAP practitioner.

I am experienced and comfortable caring for patients with a broad range of other diet related conditions including; liver issues, high cholesterol, post stroke/heart attack dietary change and diet optimisation with those with food intolerance and allergy. I have supported 100s of patients and their families with slowing and reversing weight loss associated with conditions of advancing age such as dementia, Parkinson’s Disease and post hip replacement etc;

At Cherry Nutrition we are able to offer bespoke care, up to date quality patient resources and up to 60 minutes per standard appointment which is not possible in the NHS.

Cherry Nutrition has clinic space located at a modern GP practice with ample free parking just outside of Chelmsford Essex (5 mins from the A12). I also offer Skype appointments for people who struggle to get to clinic during the week.

In 2018 I began studying part-time for a MSc Allergy at University of Southampton with the aim of offering a Specialist Dietetic Gastroenterology and Allergy combined service for both adults AND children by 2019/2020.

I am HCPC registered, a full member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) including the Freelance dietitian group, a member of the British Society for Gastroenterology (BSG) and British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) amongst others. I regularly attend conferences and professional training across the UK to keep my knowledge up to date.

In my free time, I like to spend time with my husband and 3 children; cooking, walking in the beautiful Essex countryside and travelling both in the UK and further afield!

Training, qualifications & experience

Experienced in Dietetic interventions

Gastroenterology conditions including:

IBS (FODMAP trained),Coeliac disease, Bile Salt Mal-absorption, GORD, Chronic Constipation, Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency (including Creon Dose adjustment), Chronic and Acute Pancreatitis, Alchasia, Diverticular disease, Gastroparesis, Decompensated Liver Disease, IBD (Crohns and Ulcerative colitis) including total food exclusion using elemental ONS & Lofflex diet therapy, Post bariatric surgery issues with bowels, Elhers Danlos and short bowel syndrome.

Food intolerance and allergy interventions and support including:

Completing detailed patient histories and assessments considering whether IgE & non – IgE food allergy, Oral Pollen Allergy Syndrome or food intolerance indicated.

Onward referral via GP of those requiring specialist Allergy service.

Use of Exclusion and Food Challenges to consider food intolerances using NICE evidence based guidance.

Assessment of diet to ensure nutritional adequacy and quality of life, both during and after dietary input, with use of alternative foods and when necessary prescribed products.

Dietary support for patients with EOE.

Neurological conditions support and dietetic interventions including:

Nutrition support in MND, PD, MS, post stroke.

Degree Qualifications

University of Southampton - Sep 2018 - ongoing

MSc Allergy - Including Food Allergy in Adults and children

University of Hertfordshire - Sep 2012 - June 2015

BSc (Hons) Dietetics - 2:1
Honours degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Modules included Biochemistry and Metabolism, Human Physiology in Health and Pathology, Pharmacology, Nutrition in disease, Interprofessional education.

Birkbeck, University of London - October 2011- June 2012

Foundation Degree in Life sciences in Subjects Allied to Medicine – Distinction

Nottingham Trent University - October 1991- June 1995

BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management - 2:1

Vocational Courses

  • Practical Management of Food Allergy in Children - Allergy Academy - St Thomas Hospital, London - 2018
  • Low FODMAP Diet - Advanced Dietary Management in IBS - Kings College London – 2018
  • National Dietetic and Gastroenterology symposium - BDA  2017
  • Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency - Nutrition Interest Group of the Pancreatic society 2016
  • Allergy & the Gut, Cows milk protein allergy and the allergic infant – Addenbrookes 2016
  • Gastroenterology Nutrition and Dietetics Management – University of Herts 2015

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Areas of nutrition I deal with

        * If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, 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.


        FREE initial call can be booked on my website please click on BOOK ONLINE - up to 15 minute call to discuss your issues and see if I can help you.

        Supermarket Dietetic Tours and other services - from £40

        Initial Appointment for dietetic advice - £70

        Initial Appointment for Gut Health Consultations - £85

        Specialist Dietitian supervised Food Intolerance assessment, exclusion and diet optimisation - from £175 (2 face to face clinic appointments + online support and dietary analysis report)

        Complex FODMAP Intervention package over 3-6 months - (see website for more details)

        Further information

        Cherry Nutrition has clinic space located at a modern GP practice with ample free parking just outside of Chelmsford Essex (5 mins from the A12). I also offer Skype appointments for people who struggle to get to clinic during the week.

        PLEASE NOTE - We can not see patients with Eating disorders or those patients under 16 years of age. Patients between the ages of 16-18 need to attend appointments with a parent or guardian aged 18 +

        Chelmsford, CM3
        Braintree, CM77

        Type of session

        Online nutrition support: Yes
        Telephone nutrition support: Yes
        Face to face nutrition: Yes
        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: No
        Other languages: French


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Yes

        Wheelchair accessible bathroom facilities, Step free entrance, Ample free parking, Air conditioned, and Chaperone service available on request


        Monday to Thursday - 7.30am- 7pm Friday - 7.30am - 5pm Saturday 9am -12pm - Skype Consultations only