1-2-1 Nutrition Mentor: working with individuals to improve their personal nutrition needs

Learn Sweet Learn style and methods as a Nutrition Mentor involve personalised research, facilitation and support for your individual circumstances and objectives:

  • understanding nutrients in foods and drinks
  • understanding the relationship between nutrition and physical activity
  • understanding how to manage a budget cost-effectively for specific nutritional requirements

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Unhealthy eating/diet can lead to health and weight problems. Life changes such as ageing and menopause require a personal review to ensure optimal health, via nutrition and diet, for the ageing society. Over-eating and under-eating can result in typical weight/health issues which can then develop into more serious health problems like eating disorders and Type 2 Diabetes, for instance.

Learn Sweet Learn nutritional mentoring work has evolved from previous work as a lecturer and researcher:

* As a college lecturer in abnormal psychology and mental health, for instance, which involved understanding the different explanations and approaches to eating disorders.

* As a researcher and experiencing a plethora of nutrition related workers such as Dietitians; Nutritionists; Nutrition assistants; Midwifes; Infant feeding advisor; General Practioners (GP’s); Health Coordinator; Health visitors; Family support workers; Early years workers; Nursery staff; Healthy eating workers; PCT Nursery Nurse Food workers; Food advisors; Nutrition lecturers; Menopause Nurses; Food and hygiene workers; Horticultural workers; Nutrition Network; Community food advisors; Parent Forum volunteers; Health; Community Weightloss/Diet advisors (Rosemary Conley; Weight Watchers, Slimming World); Infant health link workers; Librarians; Play and Learning teams = complex isn’t it!  

Keeping healthy  as we get older includes updating ideas about regular physical exercise and an individuals capacity/energy to get prepared to exercise safely which is an important aspect of physiotherapy.  The PhysioPlus website has resources and courses created by physiotherapists for professionals who work in physiotherapy.

To investigate, with the aim to understand and combat health problems, it is essential that clinical research work is managed and informs new practise via the research networks. More information can be found on the UK Clinical Research Network website.

International charities like Oxfam have established initiatives to support young children and their families living in poverty (such as mango fruit and goat meat farming) to support better nutrition health.  Resources are also available on  Birkbeck College London University  website for further information of support for England early years services for children and families prior to 2007  which informed the ‘nursery/early years child services’ (Sure Start Government Office)    including nutrition related information (although not specific to the ageing society issues, this work did relate to  family services,  in poverty problem areas,  with a focus on health as well as education) .

This Nutrition Mentor service involves personalised research, facilitation and support for your individual circumstances and objectives.