2023 in review: A year in the life of a freelance Registered Nutritionist

Highlights of the year

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

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.

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

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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