Laura Westwood ANutr (Tailored Nutrition)
I am a Registered Associate Nutritionist, this tells you that I am regulated by the Association for Nutrition (AfN), the AfN has a register of fully qualified nutritionists, meaning they must adhere to specific ethics and codes of practice to ensure a client’s safety and partake in continuing professional development (CPD) by keeping on top of current research. This register is available to the public so you can be confident when choosing a nutritionist who is regulated by the AfN.
My goal is to support the nutrition needs on an individual basis. Good nutrition plays an important role in your health and can help with a variety of health issues. We need nutritious sources of food for energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins, and minerals to live, repair and function properly. A wide variety of foods will provide all the right nutrients when in the correct balance, keeping you in good health. Everyone is different in how we interact, consume and digest food; Tailored Nutrition was created with the individual in mind, making food work for you.
Outside of Tailored Nutrition, I'm a T2D prevention coach for Reed Momenta. Those who have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic are referred to us by their GP for a 9-month programme.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in human nutrition at the University of Worcester. My degree went in-depth on the biological chemistry of the human metabolism, physiology, and anatomy, and how nutrition plays its part within these systems. A particular favourite module, and where I excelled the most, taught me how to use nutrition in disease management.
Another important aspect of my training was how to critically evaluate research. This means when reading any scientific research, I know if their study design has any flaws, meaning it gives me a better understanding of whether the outcomes of any particular study is significant.
My degree was accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN), there are many nutrition courses out there, but a nutrition degree which is regulated by the AfN ensures there is a strong scientific background and contents is at a very high standard. When I chose to study nutrition, I ensured it was AfN accreted for these reasons.
Areas of nutrition I deal with
- Adults and elderly adults
- Balanced diet
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME *
- Coeliac disease *
- Constipation *
- Crohn's disease *
- Diabetes *
- Diarrhoea *
- Digestive problems *
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Healthy eating
- Heart disease *
- High blood pressure *
- High cholesterol *
- Irritable bowel syndrome *
- Menopause *
- Migraine *
* 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.
Please note: the price is not only based on the time for the consultation but the hours of work that goes into building your case and tailoring your experience so you can get the most out of this service
Prior to our first meeting I will analyse a food diary and health questionnaire provided by you, investigate details you provide of your family/medical history - this is so I can tailor the consultation for your needs. During the consultation itself, I will discuss the above and talk with you about any health issues/concerns and together we will put in place a plan to manage your symptoms/health issues or to meet your health goals. I will also take some body measurements, so I can better understand your health status. In the days after your appointment I will put together everything we have discussed, reaffirming the main focus of your next steps, so you have it to hand for your own reference. The appointment itself will take up to 60 minutes costing £90
It is always a good idea to have a follow-up to review the plan put in place for managing your symptoms/health issues or to meet your health goals, make changes as appropriate and to discuss, and possibly identify a potential food trigger if applicable. This usually takes place 6-8weeks after your initial consultation. I will also analyse a second 7-day food diary and retake your body measurements to update your health status. In the days after your appointment I will put together everything we have discussed, reaffirming the main focus for you to continue progress, so you have it to hand for your own reference. The appointment itself will take up to 45 minutes costing £70
Following initial and follow up consultation(s) you can opt to have continued support by submitting a food diary that I will analyse and provide an advisory report on. This service costs £45 for each diary submitted and returned via email (you can also opt to have it sent by post). You can do this as often as you feel necessary
I have a range of packages available also. Please find the details about these packages and any discounts on my website. Below is an overview of length and cost:
Tier one is carried out over the course of 12 weeks and costs £270
Tier two is carried out over the course of 24 weeks and costs £450
Tier three is carried out over the course of 36 weeks and costs £630
Additional services included in the consultations if you are eligible include:
- HbA1c test - I can test the level of sugar in your blood, the result is an average over the last 3 months
- Determine your metabolic age
- Percentage of body fat
- Determine your resting metabolic rate
- Current BP
Type of session
|Online nutrition support:||Yes|
|Telephone nutrition support:||Yes|
|Face to face nutrition:||Yes|
Home visits are offered to anyone with a preference of the comfort of their own home.
Flexible Monday - Saturday. Please contact for an appointment to suit you.