Jennifer is a Registered Dietitian, with a post-graduate diploma in Dietetics, an MSc in Nutrition and a degree in Psychology. She has been a qualified dietitian for over 10 years and has had experience of both private and public/NHS services in both the UK and New Zealand. She now works freelance in a variety of roles.
Jennifer is on the expert panel of the Healthy Food Guide magazine and writes monthly features and blogs for them. She also writes for many other consumer and trade press, both in print and online. She has peer-reviewed and peer-edited Rhiannon Lambert’s book, Re-Nourish, and Dr. Hazel Wallace’s second book, The Food Medic for Life.
Jennifer is a media spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association and has been on live news programs, as well as radio, in this capacity. Jen has recently been the dietitian for a “transformation” reality TV show and has sucessfully helped the contributors to meet their nutrition goals and overhaul their lifestyles. She is now working on a similar programme for Channel 4.
Jennifer is often asked to speak at various events, including speaking to MP’s and peers on “fad diets” at the House of Lords.
Jennifer is the consultant dietitian for a NHS severe eating disorders team and also the lead dietitian at Weight Loss Surgery Kent, specialising in bariatric surgery.
Jen has a very balanced approach to nutrition, she does not believe in “quick fixes” and really believes that being healthy and living a healthy, balanced lifestyle, in terms of nutrition, exercise and mental wellbeing, is key to happiness.
She is a busy working Mum and can easily empathise with the minefield of nutrition information and the lack of time most of us have to focus on our nutritional intake. Through her work and background degree in psychology she understands that emotional and psychological issues, as well as medications, can have a substantial influence on a persons ability to follow a healthy lifestyle and she works effectively and gently with people to overcome these barriers.
PgDip Dietetics (Merit, King’s College London)
MSc Nutrition (Merit, King’s College London)
BSc Psychology (2:1 University of Birmingham)
Sports Nutrition for Dietitians (Australian Institute of Sport)