Melanie has a BSc (Hons) Nutrition as well as a BA (Hons) Health Studies.  Registered with the Association for Nutrition as well as the Nutrition Society, Melanie’s nutritional advice is not anecdotal or based on what worked for friends, it is backed by scientific evidence.  Melanie's vision for her clients is to enable them to 'age well' so that they will live active and fulfilling lives in old age.

Melanie works as a Nutritionist with private patients at the Broadstone Clinic.  She has worked with clients with various health conditions such as obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome, diverticulitis, toddler fussy eating, elderly malnutrition as well as general healthy eating.

 

Melanie delivered group seminars, as well as one-to-one consultations, on behalf of BNY Mellon in Poole, Wayfund Managers Ferndown, as well as Reboot Dorset at their bootcamp in Bridgwater.  She has also worked with Jurassic Climbing at Vauxwall Climbing Centre in London. 

 

Qualifications & Experience

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My motivation

My passion in nutrition started when my husband and I were planning our first child.  I read articles about foetal programming and how important a mother's diet is to the developing child and how it can affect the baby's future health by either creating risk factors for chronic diseases or elevating risk factors.  The importance of nutrition continued throughout breast-feeding, weaning and then through the fussy eating years. ​​

After my children started school, I decided to go back to university and learn about nutrition from a scientific perspective.  I have a BA (Hons) Health Studies and also a BSc (Hons) Nutrition.  I am also a registered Nutritionist.  

I have since been diagnosed with Crohn's disease.  My diet has taken a very strict turn.  I have had to cut out dairy, gluten, red meat, fried food, sugar and fizzy drinks.  My new diet changes constantly depending on my symptoms but mainly consists of tofu, lentils, beans, fruit & vegetables and gluten free/dairy free alternatives.  I am embracing my new diet with all the new tastes and textures.

I look at nutrition from a scientific perspective, meaning not only lifestyle changes but behavioural change.

Registered with the Association for Nutrition - www.associationfornutrition.org

Protecting the public and promoting high standards in evidence-based science and professional practice of nutrition.

© 2020 Melanie Smith Nutritionist, ANutr