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Disclaimer & Disclosure Policy

General

As a Dietitian practising in the UK, I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This means that I am bound by an ethical code to provide accurate and clear information to the public about nutrition, and not to provide any false or misleading information. Transparency is very important to me – not only does it build trust within my Expert Dietitian brand and dietetic profession, but it is important to me on a personal, moral and ethical level too. I have signed up to RDs4Disclosure and have pledged to blog with integrity. All information on my website, blog and social media activities is independent, unless declared otherwise.

Information or resources seen on my website should never be seen as a substitute for personalised advice from a Dietitian, nurse or doctor.

All information and resources on Expert Dietitian’s website and blog are the intellectual property of Expert Dietitian and are covered by Copyright law.

My Blog

  • The aim of my blog is to provide useful information to help my readers make better choices about their nutrition. I blog about things which are interesting to me as a Dietitian and as a mum of 3 children. I have a particular passion for childhood nutrition and reducing obesity in both adults and children. My blogs therefore often feature family mealtime recipes, weaning information, children’s nutrition information, healthy eating tips and weight loss advice. My blogs are usually a mix of my personal life and professional opinion
  • Any blogs that are sponsored will be clearly disclosed as such, with the words “sponsored by…” at the end of the article. If a company has paid or sponsored me to write a blog or an article, the product or company will not be promoted as better than other counterparts.
  • As the science of nutrition is often changing as new evidence comes forward, please note that older or archived blogs may contain outdated information. Please contact me if you have any queries about this.
  • Information in my blogs should never replace getting personalised nutrition advice from a nurse, doctor or registered Dietitian.
  • Product Reviews – From time to time, I am sent samples of products or services to review. If I like the product / service, and I feel it is appropriate to include and will benefit my readers, I will write a review about it in my blog and/or in video format. If I do not like a product or service, I will not include it in my blog (and will email the company who sent the product to let them know my reasons for not including it). I will be transparent in terms of any financial gain involved in writing a review, and will include a sentence about this in each review. All products / services reviews are my own personal account of that product or service, and will not be influenced by the company itself. My review will usually include nutritional information (e.g. interpretation of the label, nutrient levels) based on my professional knowledge and experience, personal taste, my thoughts on the packaging, and may include a score out of 10. If you would like me to feature a product review, please contact me on expertdietitian@gmail.com.

 

Social Media Disclosure

I use several social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest and youtube. In addition to my blog posts, I will always prominently display any affiliations, employment, financial or material relationships that influence or appear to influence my posts of social media channels. This usually involves #spon on Twitter, or “sponsored by…” on other channels.

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About Me

I graduated from the University of Southampton in 2003, with a first class honours degree in Physiology with Nutrition. I went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics in Cardiff, leading to State Registration as a Dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council. I am also a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA). Since qualifying as a Dietitian in 2005, I have worked in various roles within the NHS, before setting up my own private practice in 2013. I have gained experience in a very wide range of dietetics and conditions, including weight management, diabetes, allergy and intolerance, malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies.
  In the last three years, I have specialised in the following areas:
  • Infant & toddler nutrition (including infant feeding, weaning, healthy eating and childhood obesity)
  • Health Promotion — working with local organisations to promote healthy eating and optimum nutrition, resource development and training
  • Nutritional support, including building up advice, effective use of nutritional supplementation and artificial feeding (e.g. PEG and nasogastric (NG) feeding)
  • Providing bespoke training courses and workshops
  • Sports nutrition (more recently)
Since qualifying, I have undertaken a number of training courses, including 'Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)', which is an initial teaching qualification, Paediatric Dietetics Module 1 and a Postgraduate Certificate in Sports Nutrition with Distinction (2015). As well as seeing patients privately, I have a growing portfolio of project work. I am currently a consultant Dietitian for a local Council on a project to improve nutrition and healthy eating for Early Years settings. I write articles for the British Heart Foundation, and also various websites. I am also a consultant Dietitian for Slim & Save, supporting clients on maintaining their weight after completing the diet. For your peace of mind, I have an Enhanced DSB Certificate. I am also a busy mum of three and enjoy the challenge of balancing my work and home life. The children provide lots of opportunities to practice my own advice, such as managing child and infant nutrition, including weaning and healthy eating!