What’s feeding the future of the nutritionist?
The role of the nutritionist is constantly changing, but what might it look like in the future?
Over the last few decades, there have been big advances in nutritional science, and technology is transforming the industry too.
There is a whole plethora of apps offering personalised nutritional advice and, as consumers, we are probably more aware than ever of the nutritional value of the food we eat.
It is an exciting time to be a nutritionist, but what will the job look like in 10, 20, or 30 years’ time?
In this episode of the Food Matters Live podcast, we dive into the role of the nutritionist, explore the jobs they do today and what they might look like in the future.
This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at the BFI in London as part of our Inspiring Careers in Food events.
Rosie Martin, Registered Dietitian, Rosemary Nutrition
Rosie is a UK registered dietitian working in the NHS and as a plant-based diet specialist in private practice through her business Rosemary Nutrition & Dietetics.
As a former zoologist with experience in animal behaviour and welfare, Rosie turned to a fully plant-based diet in 2014 and retrained in nutrition.
Having studied the theory of plant-based nutrition and experienced the real-life physical and psychological benefits, Rosie now works to support others embrace a plant-based diet and lifestyle for human, animal and planetary health.
Lizzie Hennig, Nutritionist, BaxterStorey
Nutritionist working at BaxterStorey, with a passion for nutritious and delicious food and inspiring others.
BaxterStorey operates in more than 800 locations across the UK, Ireland, and Europe, specialising in in-house catering for a variety of clients across sectors including retail, banking, and manufacturing.
Its offer is simple: fresh locally sourced, good food made by talented well-trained teams.
Lizzie works closely with BaxterStorey’s creative chef teams, front-of-house colleagues and operations to ensure they are equipped with the best and latest nutritional and data-led information to deliver food excellence to customers across the country.
Bringing a wealth of experience and expertise – including her previous role as Wellbeing Consultant at ToHealth – Lizzie provides nutrition and wellbeing support to colleagues and clients, delivering internal training, consulting on recipe development and advising the business on nutrition and health legislation.
She’s a registered associate nutritionist with a degree in Food Science and Nutrition from Newcastle University. Her role enables BaxterStorey to make healthy eating more accessible and exciting across its locations.
Laura Street, Senior Nutritionist, Marks and Spencer
Laura is currently senior nutritionist at Marks and Spencer where she provides strategic direction to the business and guidance to support execution of marketing, product development, impact of government policies and new legislation as well as seeking innovation opportunities in the health arena.
Also holding the position of registrar, charity director and member of council for the Association for Nutrition, which is the registered list of nutritionists within the UK.
During Laura’s career, she has worked with elite sportsmen, written obesity programmes for children, taught sports nutrition and worked in food industry.
Current interests in nutrition include gut health and vitamin D research.
Laura’s sport nutrition work specialised in International sport with England Rugby Football Union and Premiership rugby.
Laura set up her own nutrition consultancy whilst also holding a sports science and nutrition teaching post at Greenwich Community College whilst obtaining a PGCE.