2022 in review – a nutritionist’s year

Aliya Porter Registered Nutritionist

I like to look back on the year and see what I have done. It’s been a year of challenge for my family, including all having Covid twice (and still suffering the consequences) but it has also been a year when I have tried lots of new things. And, of course, kept up with some of the old things – because I enjoy them!

2 highlights were being shortlisted for the CN Award Community Nutrition Professional of the Year 2022 and being highly commended in the British Nutrition Foundation Community awards. I don’t do this work for awards but it was lovely to be acknowledged in this way.

This is not an exhaustive list but here are some of the things I have done:

Pregnancy and weaning

  • Ran the First Foods Course multiple times
  • Said goodbye to my paid weaning Facebook group and made it FREE!
  • Gave away free copies of mhttps://weaningcentre.co.uk/ebook/y Weaning on a Budget ebook as part of Baby Week in Manchester
  • Developed a free resource on ‘Eating well during pregnancy
  • Increased the website content to include further resources on allergies, nappies and growth charts
  • Joined Active Mums Club Manchester – a collaboration of small businesses and CICs which promote healthy lifestyles during pregnancy in Manchester
  • Recorded a podcast with Phoebe App

One to ones

One to one consultations in a range of issues with both adults and children – including weight gain, weight loss, fussy eating, family nutrition, blood pressure, cholesterol and many more.

Workshops on nutrition

Consultancy and writing

  • Wrote a recipe for the Fortnum and Mason Platinum Pudding Competition – my recipe is here
  • Worked with a small food company to help them with their new product development
  • Interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland about tinned food
  • Interviewed for Delicious Magazine about flavonoids.
  • Worked with a big not for profit company on a nutrition campaign (can’t say who!)
  • Writing articles for a number of magazines and websites including NHD, Happiful and Bloss

Support for other nutritionists and nutrition students to develop their careers

  • 4 trainings teaching other nutritionists about delivering one to one nutrition consultations
  • A session for Nutrition Graduates on ‘Is freelance for me?’
  • Developed a new training for nutritionists on running a nutrition workshop – and have delivered it twice
  • Spoke to students and nutritionists at a Nutripd conference at Atlantic Technological University (Galway) on 1-1 ConsultationsGuest lectured at the University of Chester and Oxford Brookes University
  • Supported many nutritionists so set up their own businesses through the consultancy package
  • Provided supervision to a number of ANutr and 3 transferred to RNutr this year (one more has submitted their portfolio)
  • Supported students to register as ANutr – one has become an ANutr, others are in the pipeline

Community work highlights

  • Securing funding for new equipment in the local park including play equipment, a table tennis table and bench for older adults, and resurfacing the sports area. Over £40k in total.
  • Secured funding to get baby weighing scales at our local toddler group – which I run as a volunteer

And lots of admin!

I know I haven’t included everything here. I work part time with further reduced hours in school holidays. I am proud of what I have achieved and I am confident I always give my clients a great service. I look forward to seeing what next year has in store.

Published by Aliya Porter

An experienced Registered Nutritionist helping you to live healthily without breaking the bank or chaining you to the kitchen.

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