2023 has been busy!
2 highlights for me this year:
Being part of the small team which created the Association for Nutrition ANutr Development Framework – a support framework which helps Registered Associate Nutritionists as they begin their careers in nutrition and then develop a specialism to transfer to Registered Nutritionists (RNutr). Having supported many new graduates over the years, I knew the importance of this work and volunteered to be on the working group when the opportunity became available.
I was also shortlisted for the CN Award Community Nutrition Professional of the Year 2023, for the second year in a row. I may not have won but I was delighted to be shortlisted.
Alongside the 2 highlights, this year has been full of new adventures and watching people I work with succeed too.
This is not an exhaustive list but here are some of the things I have done:
Pregnancy, weaning and early years
- Worked with a national nursery chain to develop and deliver a new menu across their nurseries – including training for staff
- Worked with Phoebe AI on the development of a tool to support parents with children with allergies using AI technology. This exciting project was funded by Innovate UK
- Updated my Weaning on a Budget ebook
- Developed a new course on postnatal nutrition, which I launched in Manchester’s Baby Week
- Ran the First Foods Course multiple times
- Spoke at my local Neighbourhood Forum on the importance of a positive food environment in the early years
One to ones
One to one consultations in a range of issues with both adults and children – including weight loss, menopause, general healthier eating, fussy eating, family nutrition, blood pressure, cholesterol and many more. It has been a privilege to work with people to improve their health.
Workshops on nutrition
- Ran a new workshop for engaged couples all about food
- Ran healthy eating workshops refugees in Manchester
- Ran weaning and toddler nutrition workshops with Factory International
- Continued to offer the ‘Eating well during menopause’ on demand workshop
Support for other nutritionists and nutrition students to develop their careers
As well as the AfN Development Framework mentioned above this part of my work has been really busy this year.
- 4 trainings teaching other nutritionists about delivering one to one nutrition consultations
- 3 trainings teaching other nutritionists about delivering nutrition workshops
- Spoke at the Nutrition Society Nutrition Futures conference to nutrition undergraduate and postgraduate nutritionists about being freelance
- Guest lectured at the University of Chester and University of Plymouth
- Supported many nutritionists to set up their own businesses through the consultancy package
- Provided supervision to a number of ANutr and seen one transfer to RNutr
- Supported students to register as ANutr through my portfolio service
Consultancy and writing
Community work highlights
- Supporting our local park (I chair the Friends group) to get Thriving in the Britain in Bloom awards
- Continuing to support families through the toddler group I run (that’s why I don’t work on Mondays!)
And lots of admin!
Keep in touch to see what happens in 2024