Who am I
Welcome to my page. You are here because of your interest in food and I am here because I love helping people discover the true value of eating well.
- Registered Dietitian B.Sc (Hons) Nutrition & B.Sc. (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics
- Mum to 8 year old twin boys
- Fitness fan (mainly running, cycling, swimming, skiing, hiking)
- Recipe book contributor (Baby Food Universe 2017)
- Recipe developer
I love food, I love nutrition and I am fascinated with how we can make ourselves feel better, just by changing what we eat.
My interest in food started at school, mainly because of my skills in the sciences and home economics. I did shadowing at local hospitals and loved it so much that I ended up completing my first nutrition degree in 2003.
During my studies I was involved in a TV series and several public events (e.g. BBC Fat Nation, The Clothes Show Live) as a nutrition consultant, where I was on-hand to offer nutrition consultations to the public as well as do live presentations on stage.
I loved what I had learnt so far in my studies about functional nutrition and the biochemistry of the human body, but I wanted more.
I spent several months working at our local NHS trust in the Dietetics department, where I ran nutrition courses for the medical staff and helped the dietitians with simple jobs. In 2006 I had completed my second BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics, thus allowing me to prescribe nutrition plans/supplements to inpatients and outpatients. I absolutely loved my job. I worked in the areas of surgery, critical care and oncology, plus I had 2 weekly outpatient clinics where I saw patients with a variety of nutrition-related issues, such as diabetes, obesity, bariatric surgery, allergies/ intolerances, Crohn’s disease, IBS, Coeliac disease, paediatric patients, eating disorders, fish odour syndrome…..you name it and I have probably seen it!
Then in 2009 I moved to Switzerland to be with my now amazing husband. This meant a complete change in my career as my German was nowhere near good enough to work in a hospital environment. After 8 months of networking, meetings and planning I began working for a premium health club in Zürich as the lead on rolling out a nutrition service for the company. I developed the nutrition service and packages, created products to sell and recruited the expert teams. We then began a pilot of nutrition services for the Swiss clubs, and after a few months I was the European Nutrition Manager for the company and I was supporting the roll-out of nutrition departments in Austria, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and also liaising with the departments in Greece and Israel. I was responsible for driving the business, managing the teams & products, providing articles for magazines, online content and proposing business plans to the Executive Committee and CEO.
Then in 2012, another twist of fate, I fell pregnant with identical twin boys. Life changed.
I continued to work for 1 year after the boys were born, but then at the end of 2014 I realised that my own health was suffering (ironically my diet and a lack of exercise) so I chose to end my employment and focus on family. This is when I started this page.
In 2017 I contributed to a baby food/weaning recipe book (Baby Food Universe).
I now work with private clients as well as seeing high profile clients at a luxury rehabilitation clinic in Zurich. I have delivered nutrition presentations at the FIFA headquaters in Zurich as well as for numerous large companies that wanted to invest in their employee’s health.
I love discovering new foods, creating recipes and sharing what I learn with others. I hope you love my page and find it a go-to resource for your own healthy lifestyle needs.