Jen graduated in 2013 with a First Class BSc Hons in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Cardiff Metropolitan University. That same year, she moved to Brussels and worked as a freelance dietitian before moving back to make her home in the Cotswolds in 2016.
Currently, Jen works part time for the NHS as a Specialist Weight Management Dietitian, covering behaviour change and bariatric surgery. She also runs her own private consultancy supporting people with a wide range of nutrition related queries and conditions.
Jen has a wealth of experience working for the NHS covering areas including; weight management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gastroenterology, surgery, cancer and enteral feeding. Across the years, Jen has worked on hospital wards and community settings, providing people with support both face to face and virtually. Jen continues to work closely with consultants and surgeons across Gloucestershire, and is currently one of the Specialist Dietitians within the bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) team. Jen is also trained in delivering FODMAP guidance and support for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Experienced at designing group education programmes, Jen has delivered talks in areas including; healthy eating, weight management, nutrition before and after bariatric surgery, dietary management of IBS, cooking skills and cardiac rehabilitation.
Working privately in Brussels for three years, Jen provided dietary advice to the English-speaking community. During this time, she worked closely with the Schuman Medical Practice to establish individual and group dietary support for their patients.
Jen has contributed to or coordinated several health initiative projects, and is trained in health promotion with both adults and children. She has a special interest in children’s nutrition and was a regular guest speaker at the Mum and Baby Group run by Antenatal and Baby Brussels.
Jen practices a step-by-step lifestyle change approach, often starting with supporting people in noticing what things influence their diet, weight and health. As such, Jen works holistically, and appreciates that for most people, making dietary changes is just one element of many that can impact wellbeing; so she also explores things such as sleep, pain, mood and emotions in her consultations.
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