Hi, I’m Aliya Porter, a Registered Nutritionist, mum of 3 and a community campaigner.
I am passionate about healthy eating on a limited budget and in as little time as possible. My focus is helping my clients to break down the barriers they have to eating healthily. I use the same principles in my own life and with my own family so I can give lots of practical examples. No food is banned, unless it is inedible of course!
I am an experienced Registered Nutritionist. I have worked in the voluntary sector, the NHS and in private practice. I have 3 children which has helped me to understand first hand some of the challenges faced by parents when it comes to weaning and healthy eating. I have been a Registered Nutritionist since 2006.
I am based in Manchester but can offer services across the UK online.
What is a Registered Nutritionist?
Nutrition covers many fields. There are many people who claim to be professionals who do not have the recognised qualifications to meet your needs. If in any doubt, speak to your GP. Registered Nutritionists have at least 3 years experience and recognised qualifications using science based on evidence. There are certain areas which they are not qualified to deal with though so they will always point you in the right direction. There has been much bad press about nutritionists recently but this is usually about those who are not registered with the Association for Nutrition. You can trust a Registered Nutritionist, just as you can trust a Dietitian.
About my service
I offer a tailor made service. Here are some of the things I do:
- one to one nutrition consultations
- weaning workshops,
- healthy eating workshops for all ages,
- consultancy services to food businesses including menus and website copy
- articles and interviews
- training for health visitors/community workers/voluntary sector staff/GPs (basically anyone working in the community) on nutrition and how to put across nutrition messages.
- professional training and supervision of other nutritionists,
For a full list of services, click here
Prices vary according to the service you are wanting. Please contact me for further information.
Training, qualifications and experience
I graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2006 with a BSc Hons in Food Science and Nutrition, and German Studies. I also have an NVQ Level 3 in Advice and Guidance.
I have worked in the voluntary sector as a Health Outreach Worker and a Health Development Coordinator. I have also worked in the NHS in health promotion as a Health Improvement Programme Manager. As a freelancer I have worked with a number of companies including the BBC, World Cancer Research Fund, Just Childcare, Phoebe AI, and a number of universities.
Want to work with me? Get in touch today.
My blog contains my own views and are not representative of all Registered Nutritionists. I have tried where possible to research behind the ideas I talk about but all information should be taken alongside professional advice.