Ruth Shattock

Lichfield WS14 & London SW13
07761 652095
Lichfield WS14 & London SW13

About us

With so much information available on what and when to eat you might feel you should be able to tackle this on your own. But life has a habit of getting in the way of our best-laid plans.

This is why having someone keep you accountable really improves your chances of success. My step-by-step approach supports you in making long-lasting, manageable diet improvements.

Are you feeling... want a healthier lifestyle but don't have the time or the willpower?'re starting to think about your long-term health and ageing healthily?

...your waistband is tight, and stretchy waistbands are way more comfortable?

I aim to make being healthy fun and tasty, without being time-consuming, so that you feel in control of your food behaviours without feeling deprived. I'm more interested in supporting you to make progress rather than you being perfect.

I offer a range of nutritional programmes from free 5 day challenges you can do on your own to bespoke 1:1 12 week packages. Individual sessions are online (via Zoom) so you don't need to be local and can be during the evenings/weekends to fit in with your commitments.

I also offer corporate wellness packages (around Birmingham, London and Manchester) that can include:

  • Nutrition talks, such as Healthy Lunches, Stress and Energy, Avoiding Post-Lunch Fatigue
  • On-site nutrition days offering individual consultations
  • Full 12 week nutritional wellness programmes

I offer talks to groups and have a particular interest in nutrition for runners.

Please book a free call to discuss your requirements; go to

My Mission

I want to support midlifers in becoming their healthiest selves, to feel their best and to have great long term health. I think good food behaviours can be tasty, easy and don't require life to be put on hold.

I started my company, Midlife Menu, after noticing friends (over 40) were talking about their health because they could no longer get away with eating and drinking whatever they wanted. And they were thinking long term rather than just about what they looked like.

As a result, I started Midlife Menu to support fellow midlifers with this process.

My Story

I was doing OK until I hit 45!

Within 12 months I put on 10 pounds and from the feel of my clothes, most of it was around my middle. I wanted to shift it - partly because I didn't feel good about it, but also I knew it wasn't good for my long term health.

I still wanted to enjoy life and eating. So I combined my nutrition knowledge with my passion for cooking to come up with a long-term eating plan that would help me get back into my wardrobe and with the best chance of a healthier future.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Human Nutrition (with Distinction)
  • Registered with Association of Nutritionists
  • Post-graduate certificate in post-16 Education; 14 years experience as university lecturer
  • MA (Adult Dyslexia) & BSc Ergonomics

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

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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.

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Having one-off consultations can result in an overwhelming list of things to change.

I work with clients for 4 weeks, 6 weeks or a 12 week period so that the steps are personal to you and your lifestyle, they're doable and there's time for them to become permanent so that results are on-going rather than a quick fix.

Please have a chat with me to discuss your requirements and we can discuss the price and make any changes to fit your situation.

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"I feel so much more energised at key times for me, especially after lunch and in the evenings. The extra energy has allowed me to be patient and reduce my stress levels especially when dealing with the children. This is really important because I am juggling so many things such as after school clubs and homework, not to mention my own job! Plus I can now fit into the work skirt I never could before." Pippa P.

"It was great...Ruth was very engaging, managed to fit a lot of useful information into a short session and it wasn't at all overwhelming. I have already implemented 2 things today as per her recommendation. I can see an opportunity for long term change in bite size chunks (excuse the pun) which was exactly what I was looking for." (Feedback from a 45 mins talk)

"Before Ruth worked her magic on me I had felt that regaining my health and figure was a pipe dream. Ruth's happy, positive, nurturing demeanour has given me enormous hope and has already given me great benefits. I can now buy clothes two sizes smaller, and no longer feel embarrassed about myself." Lucy W.



Type of session

In person
Home visits

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a nutritionist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the nutritionist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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Evening and weekend sessions are available.

Plus all day Monday.

Sessions are online (via Zoom) so there is flexibility around appointment times.


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