After 15 years of being a stay-at-home mum, I decided that I needed to do something for myself that I was passionate about. I have always been interested in food and wellbeing, and how to encourage a healthy environment in the household, therefore I chose to become qualified as a Community Nutritionist.
I went back to college, and at the age of 35, I became a student again! I took a Science GCSE, then an Access Course and finally my Bsc Degree in Nutrition, Excercise and Health. I loved every moment and met some great friends along the way.
Since I have been qualified, I have had many opportunities to work with a wonderful array of people, offering them hints and tips that have helped them lead healthier lives.
I have directed 'Meet and Eat' sessions for over 50-year-old's, helping them become more confident in the kitchen and eat healthier meals, as well as making new friends.
I have worked with a big selection of families, in children centres and schools, developing their cooking skills and sharing practical nutrition advice.
In the last few years, I have been involved with people with learning difficulties, and I have enjoyed helping them and their carers learn about portion sizes and giving advice on healthy choices.
I created Wise About Food as a community interest company in order to offer community groups the nutritional advice and general wellbeing that has not been previously available to them.