Dr Stephanie Fade PhD Dietitian
The Eating Mindset Approach
Hello, I’m Dr Stephanie Fade lover of food, science and health and founder of Eating Mindset. Eating Mindset helps people understand how their ideas and attitudes about food shape the way they eat and enables them to embrace food as a positive, enjoyable and nourishing part of their lives whatever their nutritional needs.
What to expect
One:One Nutrition Consultations
I offer a totally individualised service. Before seeing clients I like to fully assess their current food and drink intake, their current understanding of diet and health and their lifestyle and dietary challenges. I do this using food diaries and simple questionnaires. By the time we meet face to face we can focus on your goals and discuss tailored strategies to tackle your specific issues. I help individuals and their families eat more healthily, lose weight and manage any diet related medical conditions they might have. I see clients at various locations around Watford and London. After your initial consultation you will receive a detailed, personalised report including links to recipes and practical resources to help you on your journey to better health. Follow up consultations can be offered via Skype/e-mail for your convenience.
Workplace Wellness services
I also help organisations discover fresh ideas to enable their employees to eat more healthily at work. The focus is on bespoke, innovative solutions that are relevant to your work environment. I also offer workshops and seminars for staff to help bust myths around nutrition and equip people to eat more healthily.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a degree (BSc) in Nutrition with First Class Honours and a Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics from Kings College, London University. As a Dietitian my work is regulated under UK law by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC.) To stay registered with the HCPC I have to demonstrate that I continue to meet the high standards they set throughout my career.
I use the title Dr because I have a PhD. This means that I have demonstrated expertise in assessing the quality and value of other people’s research and in designing, conducting and presenting my own research. I use these skills to make sense of the science behind the nutrition headlines and bust myths about diet and health. This is crucial in a popular field like nutrition where sensational claims are made almost every week.
I have learnt a vast amount from over 20 years' experience in my profession and from parenting 2 children with additional needs that make it hard for them to eat healthily. It’s a pleasure to support other parents in their labour of love to help their children achieve a healthy diet.
All this means that you can be assured that I maintain expertise about how our bodies and minds work in relation to the food and drink we consume and that I can apply this knowledge to the practical challenges you face.
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.
Areas of nutrition deal with
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.
I charge £100 for an initial 1 hour face:face consultation and all my charges are in line with the usual range for my profession.
I recognise that people often need support over a period of time and I have put together several packages to give the best value for money. Please see my website for full details.
I also offer webinars which offer fantastic value for money and the chance to get peer support as well as expert help from me.
"Stephanie provided a great consultation which included a pre consultation questionnaire, detailed discussion and assessment of my lifestyle and requirements. She was able to tailor make some great suggestions which have changed my food mindset and have enabled me to lose a bit of weight without feeling like I am on a diet. This has been great as it has enabled me to change my lifestyle in an ongoing and sustainable way without getting involved in faddy diet plans which have never worked. Overall I feel a lot healthier and have also increased my exercise regime”
"Dr. Stephanie Fade's diet diagnosis and advice has really helped me to eat healthier and maintain my weight loss! Her approach is sympathetic, friendly and professional. Stephanie was clear in explaining my challenges to me. The practical changes she put in place with me were easy to follow . And the new foods she recommended were tasty as well as nutritious. Stephanie is an intelligent, encouraging dietitian. I heartily recommend her programme."
"If you are looking to lose weight, then you can do no better than looking to Dr. Fade for her professional advice & support.
When I first approached her in April 2017, I had already lost 10kgs on my own, but I was slowly gaining weight. Since my first appointment in May till today (Jan 2018), I have lost 17.3kgs. I have found Dr Fade to be knowledgeable, approachable & easy to talk to. Our partnership has reaped all the benefits I had hoped for and I look forward to reaching goal weight and maintaining it with her very able guidance."