I have always been passionate about cooking, food, health, movement, and the environment. Now a Registered Associate Nutritionist, studying Clinical and Public Health Nutrition while sharing journeys in nutrition.
Since I can remember, the link between food and health has fascinated me. I took A-Levels in Chemistry, Art, and Psychology. My AS-Level was in History. While I knew I wanted to go to University, I was passionate about all of these subjects and was confused about which one I wanted to pursue. It was one day in my final year of school my mum was looking through University Prospectus' (we had mountains of them) and she said to me Nutrition and I thought about it and knew it was for me!
At this point, we started looking at Universities which offered Nutrition and the University of Leeds offered a fantastic programme, with lots of interesting modules and lots of links with University's to go abroad to. It was also a campus-based University, close to the city. I chose to apply for a BSc in Food Science and Nutrition to get a background in Food Science, understand the chemistry of food and machinery of the industry, to help support my Nutrition learning. I was very excited when I was accepted!
After working hard, the pieces begun to fit like a puzzle.
The rest is really history! I loved my first 2 years studying for my degree and was so excited to study abroad. Whist in Australia I took the opportunity to expand my learning, taking psychology, anatomy as well as a range of exercise and sports modules all related to nutrition. In Australia, my passion for my subject further developed as it became more a part of my everyday life.
In my final year of study, I have loved learning about how chronic diseases are linked to food such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. I have loved combining my experience as a chef at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saison with my nutritional knowledge and sharing these on my Instagram @nutritionnourishment.
I am now a Registered Associate Nutritionist and am excited about what my future in nutrition has to bring. I am enjoying my Masters, and cannot wait to see where my podcast journey takes me!
I am only at the beginning of my journey, but I am so excited to keep on sharing it with you all of you.