Qualifications & Experience
Melanie has a BSc (Hons) Nutrition as well as a BA (Hons) Health Studies. She is registered with the Association for Nutrition as well as the Nutrition Society. She has just received her CPCAB level 2 certificate in counselling skills and is currently working on level 3.
Melanie works as a Nutritionist with private patients at the Broadstone Clinic and also on zoom. 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 and Sean Burgess Fitness in Broadstone.
Melanie is also a Registered Nutritionist Professional with Early Years Nutrition Partnership, going into nurseries to guide them on healthy eating and communicating this message.
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 different 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. I am embracing my new diet with all the new tastes and textures. I am also learning to adapt to my life with a chronic illness. Crohn's disease is something I will have to live with for the rest of my life but it is not a death sentence nor will I be defined by it.
I look at nutrition from a scientific perspective, meaning not only lifestyle changes but behavioural change.
© 2022 Melanie Smith Nutritionist, ANutr
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.