Emilia grew up interested by the link between food and health. She took A-Levels in Chemistry, Art, and Psychology and was interested in all three of them. While she wanted to go to University, she wasn't sure what one she wanted to study. One day while looking through courses, Nutrition came up, it felt like the pieces began to fit like a puzzleand she knew straight away that it was the start of an exciting journey. In 2016, Emilia went on to study for a BSc in Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Leeds including a year abroad. She chose this programme to gain a background in food science, to understand the chemistry and food and machinery of the industry in addition to human health and the way diet and lifestyle affect it.
"It felt like the pieces began to fit like a puzzle."
The rest is really history! Emilia loved her time studying at Leeds, and abroad. Whilst in Australia, Emilia took the opportunity to expand her learning, taking psychology, paediatric health, anatomy, sports nutrition, and cultural modules. In Australia, her passion for Nutrition further developed while learning about nutrition from a different perspective, and immersing herself in local life. Throughout her studies, Emilia learnt about how chronic diseases are linked to food such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
During the final year of her Undergraduate degree, Emilia worked as a part-time Commis Chef at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons which taught her a lot about leadership, organisation, and cookery - skills which she now applies to her everyday life, and enjoys combining with her nutrition knowledge at Nutrition Nourishment.
Emilia applied via portfolio to the Association for Nutrition in the Summer of 2020 and was awarded her Registered Associate Nutrition title. It was also around this time Emilia established The Nutrition Nourishment Podcast which evolved to share other nutrition journeys and expertise.
It was Emilia's interest in the link between food and disease and her desire to provide the best quality nutrition care she can which drove her to pursue further study at UCL with an MSc in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition. This degree piqued Emilia's interest in specifically clinical nutrition, which lead to a job as a Dietetic Assistant in the NHS.
"My personal mission is to empower you with evidence-based nutrition knowledge, as well as cooking, and movement advice so you can make decisions about your dietary pattern and lifestyle that support your health and happiness."
Throughout her training, Emilia has taken time to upskill in various areas. For example, she has focused research on gut health and interned with Sian Shepherd (a gut health specialist Dietitian); completed Laura Thomas' course for professionals on intuitive eating and shadowed Sophie Bertrand (a Registered Nutritionist specialised in this area), and learnt about children nutrition completing Early Start courses and working with Lucy Upton (a paediatric specialist Dietitian).
What is Next?
Emilia is now a Registered Associate Nutritionist enjoying working as a freelance Nutritionist and pursuing further studies in Dietetics at KCL, inspired by her time in the NHS. She is enjoying sharing evidence-based nutrition on Instagram, is excited to see where her current ventures will take her and is so excited to keep on sharing her journey with you all of you.