Hello, I’m Beth, a North Dorset based registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition (AfN). This means I belong to a well respected professional body recognised by the NHS, have a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Human Nutrition, and am qualified to offer evidence-based advice.
Although I’m a Nutritionist I don’t look at healthier eating in isolation, preferring to use a holistic approach that considers the mental, social, and environmental factors which influence our decisions. Consequently, I’m also involved in projects addressing the wider determinants of health such as physical activity and social isolation; I’m a walk leader with Walking for Health, a scheme approved by Public Health England, and I’m the coordinator for Gillingham Coffee Companions, a Social Enterprise that creates contacts and builds communities.
Eating a balanced diet, being physically active, and sleeping well are the main components to healthy living, but achieving these is often easier said than done. For example, if like me you struggle with formal exercise regimes and feel out of place at the gym, we would need to get creative regarding the physical activity element. Or if your stress level is affecting your sleep and diet we can work on ways to reduce that.
I can work with you to set manageable goals, creating the foundations so these fall into place, signposting you to individuals and organisations that can help if it is beyond my area of expertise. So contact me and let’s talk through solutions that work for you.