What is a Nutritionist?
The term ‘Nutritionist’ refers to professionals who work in jobs which apply scientific knowledge to food. Nutritionists who are registered with the UKVRN will provide treatment and advice which is based on evidence and not personal opinion.
At TryNutrition I believe in tailoring an approach that is based on the needs of the individual – there is ‘no one size fits all’ diet just as there is no ‘one size fits all’ way of life. With this in mind, it is key to make changes that are realistic and manageable – no shocks to the system or shock tactics – there is no point in asking you to Try something that you have never liked and never will!
Although my approach is holistic in attitude, it is also underpinned by scientific research and evidence. As an Associate Nutritionist I am bound by a voluntary code of ethics which encourages continuous professional development, and this is something I strive to achieve through subscribing to several on-line peer reviewed journals from the scientific community, such as the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and also through attendance at seminars, undertaking research when the opportunity presents itself and giving lectures and demonstrations.
More About Me….
BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition; MSc Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health, ANutr
I am an Associate Nutritionist, I studied Human Nutrition for 3 years at Bath Spa University gaining a 1st Class degree and latterly at the University of Bristol where I gained a Merit in my Masters degree. I have 3 years experience advising people with a range of concerns and interests, which include post-natal weight loss, performance sports nutrition and cooking on a limited budget amongst other areas.
I have given lectures to students attending a performing arts school on the importance of nutrition and hydration and have helped a PhD student complete her research into overweight and obesity amongst South Asians living in Cardiff as well as volunteering at a health promotion centre in Cornwall teaching healthy eating and cooking skills to people from disadvantaged backgrounds. My interest in nutrition stems from a love of food as a whole and I am often impressed and appalled in equal measure by how people, our education system and the media describe food and nutrition and it’s importance.