Elaine Allerton, Registered Dietitian RD, BSc (Hons)
Need non-faddy, expert nutritional advice? I'm a friendly and empathetic Registered Dietitian, located on the Surrey/Sussex border, who can help you improve your relationship with food; empower you to change your eating habits and reach your health goals.
I translate evidence-based nutritional science... holistically with a healthy dose of pragmatism so that any dietary changes suggested will be easy for you to fit into your lifestyle... if it's not practical and sustainable, it's not going to work for you, is it?
So whether it's weight loss, muscle gain, improving IBS symptoms, improving blood glucose levels and reducing insulin resistance, managing energy levels or supporting a healthy digestive system, I'll help you to understand how your diet affects your wellbeing. I've wide-ranging experience of all areas of nutrition and dietetics, but my particular areas of specialism include:
- weight management
- support and advice following bariatric surgery
- cardiovascular health
- gastrointestinal/digestive disorders
- IBS (including the low FODMAP approach)
I offer 1-2-1 consultations in my Guildford town centre clinic or via Skype/Facetime, or I can come to see you in the comfort of your own home/office if you prefer (there may be an additional fee depending on your location). Following a complimentary initial telephone chat, if I feel I am not the right nutritional expert for you, I'll signpost you to one of my specialist dietetic peers. I'm also available for teaching sessions or workshops, and any other type of consultancy work, including recipe / menu analysis and article writing.
Please see my website for further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law.
Training & Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Dietetics (University of Surrey)
Eating Our Way to a Healthy Old Age (Caroline Walker Trust)
Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency (NIGPS)
IBS & the FODMAPS diet (University of Nottingham)
Coeliac Disease (BMJ)
Motivational Interviewing (BMJ)
Nutritional Genomics (BDA Freelance Dietitians Specialist Group)
Gastrostomy (Vygon UK Ltd)
Optimising Patient Outcomes with Nutritional Management (Nutricia)
2016-present: Freelance Dietitian
2016-present: Diabetes Specialist Dietitian (NHS)
2015-present: Mental Health Specialist Dietitian (NHS)
2015-present: Media Spokesperson Dietitian (BDA)
2015-2016: Community Specialist Dietitian (NHS)
2014-2016: Ward Dietitian (General Medicine, Care of the Elderly, Surgical, Respiratory, Vascular)(NHS)
TV Nutrition Expert on Channel 4: Food Unwrapped Summer Special 2015, ITV: Save Money Good Health January 2017,
Training (including development, delivery and evaluation)
Recipe / menu analysis
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
British Dietetic Association (BDA)
BDA Freelance Dietitians Group
BDA Diabetes Specialist Group
Health Insurance Registrations:
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
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.
Please see my website: www.elaineallertondietitian.com for current fee structure
Please see www.elaineallertondietitian.com for more information, or follow Elaine on Twitter @RD_ElaineA for nutrition tips.