Jessica English | Registered Dietitian at Level Up Nutrition | Brighton & Hove
I launched my private practice to focus on providing a nutrition service that helps people to reach their health goals in a realistic and sustainable way.
Nutrition is never black and white and these days we’re overloaded with information. My passion lies in helping people to cut through all of the nutrition science and simplifying it; tailoring it to work for them, their budget and their lives.
My training and time as clinical NHS dietitian and in public health, working with adults, schools, children and families, has shown me that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach in nutrition. I was lucky enough to be able to provide a mostly tailored approach but in so many cases that just wasn’t possible.
Changing health behaviours can lead to positive health outcomes – things like learning how to cook or prepare balanced, satisfying meals to suit all budgets, finding a way to move our bodies that we enjoy, finding a way to deal with our emotions that doesn’t always involve food. These things can be game-changers.
I offer individual dietetic consultations for information and advice about:
- allergies and intolerances,
- irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – including low FODMAP,
- coeliac disease,
- gastric discomfort,
- heart health, general health,
- fitness and wellbeing,
- nutritional advice for conception and pregnancy,
- specialised diets (like vegan and vegetarian)
- overall dietary assessment.
These are available in one-off appointment slots following an initial consultation – to suit you and your schedule.
These will vary according to your needs but will generally involve a full nutritional assessment and health history. We’ll discuss your likes and dislikes, your health goals and I can answer any questions you may have. Then together we’ll formulate a realistic, flexible plan which meets your needs and suits you and your lifestyle.
Making sustainable changes to your diet and lifestyle takes time – at your follow-up appointments we will re-visit your goals and challenges, reflect on your progress and see if there’s anything new that’s come up. We can then work together to figure out what your next steps might be to reach your goals.
Workshops and Events
I love how food has the power to bring people together - and so I run regular cookery and nutrition workshops covering different topics and busting nutrition myths whilst we enjoy cooking delicious recipes and meeting new people in Brighton and Hove. Sign up for my newsletter (by copying the link below) to stay in the loop about my next events.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm fully qualified and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Association for UK Dietitians (BDA).
I have also completed the post-graduate Monash Low FODMAP diet training for registered dietitians.
Specialist Public Health Dietitian: Brighton & Hove Food Partnership - my role included:
Specialist weight management services for children and families. Providing education and support for schools in Brighton and Hove. Development and delivery of Jamie Oliver's Sugar Smart campaign for Early Years settings.
Royal Sussex County Hospital: Acute Band 5 dietitian - my role included:
- Management of IBS, digestive problems and intolerances
- type two diabetes
- weight management
- diverticular disease
- high blood pressure
- cardiovascular disease
- renal disease
Staff training: MUST (overseas nurses, HCAs, nurse preceptorship) and volunteer training.
Patient education: Cardiac rehabilitation
BSc Hons Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Surrey - 2015
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 14 professions.
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.
Initial 50 minute consultation: £70
40 minute follow-up consultation: £50
I offer all clients a free initial 20 minute phone consultation - book yours by copying the link: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=16834676