Hannah graduated from Bath Spa University with a BSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition. She is a Registered Associate Nutritionist (RNutr) with the Association for Nutrition (AfN), the voluntary regulator for registered Nutritionists. Being registered with the AfN means that she is held to the highest standard of evidence-based practice.
Hannah is a goal-oriented nutritionist and wellness professional focused on conducting detailed nutrition consultations and creating personalised nutrition and lifestyle plans to meet the needs of each client. She is an advocate for long-term, achievable and realistic nutrition and lifestyle changes, promoting a ‘non-diet’ approach to nutrition.
Hannah will work with you, putting her knowledge of nutrition into practice in order to help make the right diet and lifestyle changes for you.
Nutritional Therapist VS Dietitian VS Nutritionist
This is a common question amongst clients. Here's what you need to know:
Nutritional therapists or "diet experts" give recommendations for diet and lifestyle in order to alleviate or prevent ailments. These recommendations are often based on complementary ‘medicine’ recommendations and are not recognised as valid treatment in conventional medicine. Nutritional therapists are not eligible to register with either UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) or the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am not a nutritional therapist.
A dietitian is someone with a degree in Dietetics. Dietitians generally work in the NHS and are qualified health professionals that can assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems, working with both healthy and sick people. I am not a dietitian.
Nutritionists work with people who are well, without any pre-existing medical conditions, to prevent disease. Although anyone can call themselves a 'nutritionist', only registrants with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionist (UKVRN) can call themselves a Registered Nutritionist. Registered Nutritionists are qualified professionals that provide information about food and healthy eating. Graduates from an Association for Nutrition (AfN) accredited course have direct entry onto the voluntary register and must commit to the promotion of strong evidence-based nutrition, meeting science-based competencies in nutrition and agreeing to abide by the rigorous Code of Ethics. Registrants are expected to keep up-to-date through Continuous Professional Development (CPD). As a Registered Associate Nutritionist, I work with clients to help prevent disease, manage weight and improve their relationship with food using an evidence-based approach to nutrition.
When taking advice from any healthcare professional, always check they have appropriately qualified, are registered and belong to a regulated governing body.