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How a career in nutrition can help improve consumer health and wellbeing

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown the links between good nutrition, diet and overall health, and consumers are showing a heightened interest in the nutritional benefit that the food they eat offers. This interest is bound to grow, and will mean more demand for specialised nutritionists to improve health and wellbeing. Sadly, like many areas of the food industry that are facing a pronounced skills shortage, many are unaware of just how rewarding a career in nutrition can be.

The third in our podcast series focused on the many rewarding careers available in food and nutrition, join our panel including Moira Howie, Health and Nutrition Manager, Waitrose, and Claire Baseley, Registered Nutritionist and Nutrition Consultant as they explain their roles discuss their day-to-day responsibilities, and talk about why it’s so rewarding to pursue a career in nutrition.

About our panel

Moira Howie, Health and Nutrition Manager, Waitrose

Moira Howie is the Health and Nutrition Manager for retailer Waitrose. Waitrose & Partners is provides a range of products, services and experiences to help its customers lead healthier lives. Earlier this year, the supermarket announced the launch of Healthy Eating Specialists. In a retail first, these shop floor specialists direct customers who ask towards healthier choices.

Claire Baseley, Registered Nutritionist and Nutritional Consultant

Claire is a highly qualified, experienced Registered Nutritionist. With a degree in Biological Science from Oxford University and a Masters of Medical Sciences in Human Nutrition from Sheffield University, Claire takes an evidence-based, professional approach to all her nutrition projects. Registered with the Association for Nutrition, Claire continually develops her expertise, so you can be sure you will always receive up to date, trusted advice. Claire is also passionate about health and nutrition and always goes the extra mile to achieve the best results.

Claire has worked for the Food Standards Agency and then with the Food Industry for many years, building up in-depth experience in areas as diverse as infant and child nutrition, weight loss, adult nutrition, sports nutrition, nutrition for older people. She is experienced in product development, nutrition communications and strategy building, nutrition legislation, copy writing, and recipe analysis.

Claire now runs a successful nutrition consultancy, CLB Nutrition Ltd offering a wide range of services for the food industry, individuals, families and the media. Claire has worked with the media for many years, appearing on ITV’s Save Money Good Food, Channel 4’s Jaime and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast and Food Unwrapped, as well as numerous TV and radio appearances to comment on topical nutrition news issues. A keen writer, Claire is often quoted in the press, particularly in OK! Magazine, as well as the Telegraph, Daily Mail and Mother & Baby Magazine.

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