The Food Nutritionist Jeraldine Curran Bsc (Hons) Nutritional Consultant
A happily married mother of three young boys, who had put on a bit of weight after having my children so decided to be come a fitness instructor. After a few months I found myself running fitness classes as well as being a full time mum. It was a fun time and life was good. However overnight my life was about to change….
One Sunday afternoon, while having dinner, my youngest son, who was four at the time, asked me if he could have the chocolate bar my friend, who had been on holiday, had brought back for him. Even in those days I have always been careful about what my children ate but it was Sunday afternoon and they could have the odd treat, it couldn’t possibly hurt him could it?
That afternoon was to change my life forever. My son took one bite from the chocolate bar and immediately said he felt sick and tried to vomit in the bin. After that he had difficulty breathing and felt hot and clammy. My husband and I decided that we had to get him to hospital as soon as possible. Halfway on route my son pass out and his breathing was laboured. When we got to the hospital I ran with him in my arms, at the desk they waved me through and we went to the children’s A&E. After that everything was like slow motion, he was still unconscious and struggling to breathe, he needed to go to resus but he had to be stabilised first. A young doctor managed to stabilise our son and he was moved to resus. Which was when things became really serious, he was not responding to the adrenaline as his blood was too thick. Suddenly a senior doctor came through the door threw her bags on the floor and started working on our son. All of a sudden he came back to us and asked were he was we told him that he was in hospital. After that my son was moved to a ward and stayed in for a few days.
This was the beginning of my journey to find out more about the food we eat and the consequences of what could happen if we have allergies to certain foods.
My journey has taken me on a path of education from a diploma which was completed in 2008 to a BSc which was completed in 2012. My dedication to life-long learning has led me to embark on a MSc Nutritional Medicine at University of Surrey which I will complete in 2018.
My passion is helping others embark on their own journey towards abundant health, at the pace and intensity that works for each individual. Over the past few years I have worked with a broad spectrum of health disorders in a wide range of individuals.
I particularly love working with teenagers, children and babies.
What do people say?
I contacted Jeraldine when my son was suffering a severe flare up. His health had been slowly deteriorating for months. His consultant had increased his medication but he was still going downhill to the extent that he was hardly eating and his energy levels were at an all time low.
Jeraldine was fantastic - explaining why his body couldn’t tolerate certain foods and craved others. She advised on diet and supplements and we haven’t looked back. He’s going from strength to strength - happy and energetic and back at school. Jeraldine was great at providing support during this time and is still there for us now. We’re very grateful to have found her and would wholeheartedly recommend her.
Catherine – Beaconsfield
I have known Jeraldine for many years and witnessed the hard work and passion that she has for nutritional health. This practitioner wants to make sure that as many people as possible know the benefits and improvements that make a world of difference in choosing the right food for them. I have attended Jeraldine's workshops and demonstrations, they are informative and never dull. Jeraldine passes her passion on to her audiences and her recipes are practical and easy to make.
Keep on your path Jeraldine, you are inspirational.
Louise – High Wycombe
Jeraldine is very knowledgeable and explains everything in simply terms which is back up with research and history. With her advice I achieved great results.
Tania - Beaconsfield
Very professional and informative Jeraldine has helped me achieve my goals. Daily I use to struggle with eating healthy foods, Jeraldine helped me kick start the process and I have turned my life around.
Hayley – High Wycombe
It’s been a really positive and enlightening experience. I feel so much better in myself; have more energy and no longer feel constantly hungry. I came away from our meeting feeling very positive and happy.
Denise – Woburn Green
Training, qualifications & experience
Currently studying for an MSc Nutritional Medicine at University of Surrey
- BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy July 2012
- Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner April 2010
- Dietary Educator Certificate December 2009
- Diploma in Optimum Nutritional Therapy May 2008
- Diploma in Advanced Optimum Nutrition Theory March 2008
- Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology June 2007
- Certificate in Nutritional Advice January 2007
Full member of The Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Full member of British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)
British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy
The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy is the professional body for Nutritional Therapists.
There are different BANT membership classes, including Full Member, Fellow Member and Student Member.
All BANT practitioners must have met the required standards of training, be fully insured and adhere to the BANT Code of Ethics and Practice.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including massage, aromatherapy and nutrition.
In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.
A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of nutrition deal with
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.
Initial consultation: 90 mins
- Detailed analysis of your dietary and nutritional intake.
- Detailed health and family case history.
- A strategy for health – linking the symptoms to nutritional imbalances and providing support and encouragement to change diet and lifestyle.
- Action Plan - personalised advice for diet and lifestyle changes.
- Supplement Programme if required – advice on nutritional supplements
- The recommendation of nutritional clinical tests if required, to help ascertain any suspected underlying conditions. Blood tests can also be arranged.
Follow up appointments: 60 mins - different packages available. Call for more details and charges
Cookery demonstration Consultation – in your own home or location of your choice
- Cooking demonstration (one day meal plan) including food and tasting
- Explanation of nutrients and equipment required
- Step-by-step guide to the foods and nutrients to include
- Easy to follow recipes designed with you in mind
- Make healthy nutritious meals fun, fast and fabulous
Please allow two and half hours for a demonstration consultation
Cookery consultation £150.00 including food and recipes (maximum of 2 people)
A graduate of the renowned Centre of Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management (underwritten by Middlesex University), a member of the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Jeraldine has arrange and deliver presentations at symposiums and conferences to teach other healthcare professionals about nutrition and the use of supplementation, attended London hospitals talking to nurses and doctors about the benefits of using supplements and appeared on local radio answering nutrition based questions from the general public.
Jeraldine was also a member of BANT Continuing Professional Development (CPD) committee for nearly three years, (which included being chair of the committee for just over one year) featured on BBC2s Working Lunch, ‘Mums making money from home’, in 2006 and worked in Wycombe Hospital specialising in working with heart surgery patients alongside a team of healthcare professionals.
She is an experienced public speaker on a range of subjects encompassing wellness in the workplace, sports nutrition, stress management through diet and has an extensive knowledge of the nutritional aspects of all matters relating to health and wellbeing.