I am an experienced nutritionist with a wide range of experience in areas including (but not limited to) weight management (weight loss and weight gain), food intolerance and nutritional analysis. I am passionate about supporting and educating both adults and children to enhance their diet and make positive lifestyle choices.
I have a special interest and experience in weight management for children and young adults and understand the benefits of consuming a healthy, balanced diet. I can provide detailed information, advice and guidance allowing individuals to help themselves better manage their diet and to improve and enhance their food choices.
One of my most recent interests is infant nutrition, with this interest being enhanced after having a baby with food intolerances/allergies. Having also suffered from food intolerance myself, I understand the difficulties firstly around the detective work related to finding any culprit food, and secondly around sourcing support to make lifestyle changes and source alternative foods/ingredients/recipes.
I have experience in undertaking and completing nutritional analysis’s in the UK, South Africa and Uganda. These nutritional analysis’s include analysing school meals, recipes, individual diets, and food served within community projects.
Experienced and knowledgeable in whole school healthy-eating approaches.
Recently involved in the successful delivery of corporate nutrition education sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Nutrition.
Experienced in weight management and lifestyle education for overweight and obese children, young adults and adults.
Special interest and experience in infant nutrition and intolerance.
Knowledgable in whole school healthy eating approaches.
Experienced in nutritional analysis in Uganda, South Africa and UK.
Information about health conditions (*)
Nutritional therapy can help enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting nutritional therapy or making any major changes to your diet or lifestyle.
To be discussed depending on support required.
In light of the current global pandemic, I am able to offer email/ telephone/ Skype appointments at a reduced rate - please contact for more details.
Article: Nutritional Analysis of School Meals at Ruhanga Development School in Uganda - Volume 71 Issue OCE2 - L. Pearson, L. Santos-Merx https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lourdes_Santos-Merx/publication/259426152_Nutritional_Analysis_of_School_Meals_at_Ruhanga_Development_School_in_Uganda/links/5538d6670cf247b8587d5aa4/Nutritional-Analysis-of-School-Meals-at-Ruhanga-Development-School-in-Uganda.pdf?origin=publication_detail