Porter Nutrition is run me, Aliya Porter.
I am passionate about healthy eating on a limited budget and in as little time as possible. My focus is helping people to break down the barriers they have to eating healthily. I use the same principles in my own life and with my own family. No food is banned, unless it is inedible of course!
I am self employed as a Registered Nutritionist. I can offer one to one nutrition support, weight loss or weight gain support, group nutrition support, weaning workshops, toddler nutrition workshops, and 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. I am also available to professionally supervise nutritionists who do not currently have this kind of support. I also offer consultancy services to food businesses. For a full list of services, click here.
I am based in Manchester but can offer services across the UK online.
I am a Registered Nutritionist with experience working in the community as part of the voluntary sector, the NHS and as a volunteer in London. 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.
What a Registered Nutritionist is
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.
I am registered with the Association for Nutrition.
About my service
I offer a tailor made service. I have Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance and am registered with the Association for Nutrition. I have to follow their Code of Conduct which is available on their website.
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 have a BA Hons in Food Science and Nutrition, and German Studies from Oxford Brookes University. 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.
I have experience in the following (not an exhaustive list):
- One to one support in healthy eating, weight management, fussy eating
- Development of a group weight management programme
- Delivering workshops on healthy eating for adults and children
- Delivering workshops on weaning and toddler nutrition
- Professional supervision and professional development, including lectures and training
- Management of health promotion projects
- Development of menus
- Writing blog and magazine articles
- Giving radio interviews
Fees and other information available on request – please use the contact form below.
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.