Nutrition BSc (hons), ANutr.
Benjamin has a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition from Bournemouth University and is a registered associate member of the Association for Nutrition (registration number: 12056).
The importance of good nutrition
The food we consume plays a vital role in our wellbeing; having the ability to positively or negatively impact our overall health. Poor diet is one of the major contributing factors to the development of non-communicable diseases (cancer, cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes) and dietary modification can help to reduce these risk factors. Equally, good nutrition can make us feel better and have more energy to do the things we love in life.
Why see a nutritionist?
There seems to be a new fad diet or miracle superfood in the media spotlight every week promising the earth but never really delivering on said promise. This problem is often compounded by conflicting advice given on social media making it hard to know what recommendations to follow and if they will actually work. The constant barrage of conflicting advice may make even the most enthusiastic person lose motivation and sight of their goals.
A nutritionist will provide you with individually tailored, evidence-based advice and set realistic goals to help you achieve and sustain dietary changes.
Areas I can help with:
What is a registered associate nutritionist?
At first glance, the world of nutrition is quite confusing. This confusion generally arises due to the variety of different roles within nutrition. For instance, dietitians, nutritionists and nutritional therapists all fall under the umbrella of nutrition but each require differing levels of training and have their own remit to work within.
Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals regulated by law and usually complete a BSc Hons in Dietetics. Dietitians work clinically from an evidence base to treat complex conditions such as diabetes, IBS and food allergies. On the other hand, anyone can call themselves a nutritional therapist. Nutritional therapists often lack formal in-depth training and usually make recommendations that are not recognised as valid treatment in conventional medicine.
Like dietitians, registered associate nutritionists work from an evidence base and are qualified to provide scientifically sound dietary advice. Although the title ‘nutritionist’ is not protected by law, registered associate nutritionists have often completed a degree in nutrition and have met strict standards of professional education set by the Association for Nutrition. Individuals that have completed this vigorous training are eligible to register with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (my registration number is 12056).
A more comprehensive description of the roles of and differences between dietitians, nutritionists and nutritional therapists can be found here. (insert link - https://www.bda.uk.com/publications/dietitian_nutritionist.pdf)
Consultations: pricing and structure
I recommend an initial 1 hour consultation to take a 24-hour dietary recall, discuss your medical history, long-term and short-term goals, current eating habits and any barriers to dietary modification. After this consultation, I will analyse your 24-hour dietary recall using professional software to identify the micro and macronutrient breakdown of your diet to help offer targeted advice. You are more than welcome to record a 3-5-day food diary at home for me to analyse.
After this first consultation, I recommend a 45-minute follow-up consultation to discuss the results of your dietary recall, set goals and to offer in-depth dietary recommendations.
1-hour initial consultation = £65
45-minute follow-up consultation = £45
For more details or to book an appointment please call 01963 251860 or email email@example.com