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- I am passionate about good nutrition and recognise the benefits to health. I would love to see this knowledge more widely understood and used in everyone’s life.I have always been interested in food, I guess we all are, but for me it began when I started to understand its wonders through my father’s career in food processing. I followed in his foot-steps and, after gaining a BSc in Chemical Engineering, worked for a major cereal manufacturer and later for a ready meals supplier . This has given me a broad understanding of the processed food industry and its market influences.My life then took an interesting change in direction. I was made redundant whilst on maternity leave with my first child and decided to change career. My interest in nutrition began when I consulted a nutritional therapist when trying to conceive, and then, with a responsibility for my daughters health, I wanted to know more. I enrolled on a course which was originally written by Dr Lawrence Plaskett, a naturopath who originally trained as a biochemist and medicinal doctor and was the first in the UK to train nutritional therapists. This opened my eyes to the amazing truth of the body’s ability to heal itself given the right nutrition and life style. The course was developed to keep abreast with massive acceleration of research into nutritional science and thus equipped me to continue to take onboard new scientific evidence, whilst having a good foundation. After 6 years of studying I received a degree in Nutritional Medicine from the University of West London.I’m continually learning by attending seminars, meeting like-minded people and reading new research. My ambition is to share this knowledge, as it’s only through education that we can change the lives of people.I am now a mother of two and volunteer in a variety of activities in Thame including giving Nutritional talks at the Red Kite Children Centre.
- My BSc in Nutritional Medicine from University of West London meets the National Occupational Standards (NOS) in Nutritional Therapy and the NTC Core Curriculum
- I am a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT). It is the UK’s professional body for nutritional therapists and those working in the nutrition profession. As a BANT member I agree to abide by the BANT Code of Professional Practice. This Code is designed to ensure that members of the public receive a consistent, professional and safe experience when visiting a qualified Nutritional Therapist.
- I’m also registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CHNC) which is the national voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners and has been developed with support from government funding. The CNHC key purpose is to protect the public. The Department of Health has recommended that, where CNHC registers the complementary therapists in question, you consult with someone who is CNHC registered.