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Dr Laura Wyness (PhD, MSc, BSc, RNutr)

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH8
07545 144155 07545 144155
Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH8

About me

I am a Registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition and have many years of professional experience. You can be confident that the advice I provide is trustworthy and based on the latest accurate scientific information.

If you want to lose weight, eat healthier or get nutritional advice specific to your needs, contact me for a one-to-one consultation. Whether it is nutrition around pregnancy, healthy vegan diets or key nutrients for older adults, I can help you get the most out of your food. My aim is to provide you with practical advice that is easy to understand and evidence-based.

Individual Consultations

Over the last several months I have moved all my Nutrition Consultations online via Zoom. Don't worry if you struggle with technology, I can send you instructions on how the consultations work to ensure everything goes smoothly.

An initial consultation of up to 60 minutes will explore your previous and current diet and lifestyle, your current health and well-being, and any diet or food related issues you may have. I will provide you with advice tailored to your specific needs, and help you set goals that are realistic and achievable. You will benefit from a personalised plan that matches your individual requirements and will be given the right information and advice to ensure you maintain your goals once you have achieved them.

Follow-up consultations last around 40 minutes, depending on your needs. These can be arranged as and when required.

Workplace Talks

Nutrition can have a positive impact on the physical and mental health of your staff – from supporting their immune system and helping them manage stress, to aiding their sleep and energy levels.

Unfortunately, there are many confusing nutrition messages and myths from various sources.

I offer engaging talks to help your workforce gain a better understanding of their nutritional needs and provide practical suggestions on how to eat more healthily. These talks can be delivered online, or in person (where possible).

Feedback from previous workplace talks:

“Laura has a professional approach and was great at making the session really interesting and engaging for all of our staff. We really enjoyed the session!" Tiffany Nicol, iZettle

“I found Laura to be very easy-going, informative and she pitched at just the right level…I particularly enjoyed the breakdown of the macro ingredients and how they affect the body” Staff member, DLA Piper

“Thank you very much for taking the time to come to site and give the presentation. We found it very informative and I know a few are already reviewing their diets” Kenny McLellan, Dunbia

Contact me at nutrition@laurawyness.com for more details on the workplace wellness support I offer.

Training, qualifications & experience

Since completing my doctoral degree at the University of Aberdeen in 2006 I have worked in a variety of positions within research, policy and nutrition communications.

My areas of expertise include diet around pregnancy and early years nutrition, weight loss and maintenance and healthy eating for older adults. I have also appeared on several BBC TV and Radio food and science programmes talking about nutrition.

  • Winner of the Caroline Walker Trust 'Freelance Nutritionist of the Year' Award 2019
  • PhD in Public Health Nutrition
  • MSc Health Services Research and Public Health (Distinction)
  • BSc Health Sciences (Health and Nutrition)
  • I am a Registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition - the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) (http://www.associationfornutrition.org)
  • I also have the role of Scottish Representative for the Association for Nutrition
  • Member of the Nutrition Society (https://www.nutritionsociety.org)
  • Member of Sense (www.sense-nutrition.org.uk)

Member organisations

AfN

Association for Nutrition

The Association for Nutrition is the professional body for the regulation and registration of nutritionists, including public health nutritionists, exercise nutritionists, and animal nutritionists.

The Association aims to protect the public and promote wellbeing by admitting to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) only those who demonstrate high ethical and quality standards, founded on evidence-based science.

It sets proficiency and competence criteria, promotes continuing professional development and safe conduct, and accredits university undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Nutrition topics

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.

Photos & videos

Further information

As well as offering one-to-one advice for individuals, I am an experienced nutrition writer for magazines and provide evidence-based nutrition content for company websites and social media. I also offer workplace wellness support through nutrition talks, menu plans and individual nutrition advice for staff.  For more information on the range of services I provide to the food industry, media and businesses please see my website www.laurawyness.com for further details.

Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Availability

I am available for consultations during normal business hours and some evenings/weekends - Just ask!

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Dr Laura Wyness (PhD, MSc, BSc, RNutr)

Dr Laura Wyness (PhD, MSc, BSc, RNutr)