My road to nutrition coaching
For 15 years I worked in public health with global food manufacturers, UN institutions and Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs). I developed behaviour change programmes and lobbied for nutrition policy change at a global level.
My focus changed when I began studying postgraduate biochemistry and growing my knowledge and understanding of human nutrition. I began applying the science of the relationship between diet and health to people and communities I was working with. I was blown away by the impact that making small changes over time was making to people’s lives. It was the motivation I needed to grow my practice. I now work with people 1-1 and deliver behaviour change through community programmes.
Qualifications & Practice
I am a Registered Nutritionist (RNutr) which means I meet rigorously applied training, competence and professional practice criteria set out by the UK’s governing body - the Association for Nutrition.
From years of working on large-scale behaviour change interventions I am super aware of the importance of change psychology. My nutrition practice is based on the same behaviour change principles - I deliver sustainable lifestyle change rather than short-term ‘diet’ advice.
I have a Masters degree (MSc) and supplementary Nutrition Coaching Certification from Precision Nutrition, the world’s largest nutrition coaching organisation (advisors to companies like Apple and Nike, with a coaching methodology validated by three peer-reviewed scientific publications).
In my daily practice I use the skills that come from 15 years work in public health - analysis of scientific data for evidence based decision making - coupled with a person centred coaching methodology to deliver 1-1 and community based nutrition support.
With 3 young children,
I fully understand the challenges that come with prioritising your own nutrition and feeding your family healthy food.