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About Me

My Philosophy

I was lucky enough to be taught from an early age basic cooking skills and over time I learnt the importance of eating well and taking regular exercise and its positive impact to our overall health and wellbeing. I aim to help inspire people achieve a healthy, balanced lifestyle through food and exercise.

My Background

My passion for food comes from having cooking lessons at a local college from the age of 10, and the nutrition side from a fascination for how foods can fuel the body. I went onto study food and nutrition at college and University, before entering the food industry working for various food manufacturers building up my work experience in product development for a few years. I began working for Jamie Oliver in 2008 and after a number of promotions and becoming a Registered Nutritionist I worked my way up to ‘Head of Nutrition’. Having worked for Jamie for almost 10 years and having my son during this time, in 2017 I decided to take the leap to go it alone into the freelance world!

Exercise is an integral part of my life. I’m a keen runner having run many half and full marathons around the world. On a day to day basis I also love HIIT workouts and training at the gym. As of Summer 2019 I’m a fully qualified Personal Trainer through Future Fit Training.

I’m a keen runner having run many half and full marathons around the world, and am also LiRF qualified (Leadership in Running Fitness).

How I Work

I am based in Berkshire and work remotely, but commute regularly into London and the Home Counties for projects and meetings.  I am flexible and available to work on long or short term projects. Feel free to get in touch to discuss any potential opportunities to work together.

Who I’ve Worked With

Here is a snapshot of some of the brands and businesses I’ve worked with to date:

Why work with me?

QUALIFIED & EXPERIENCED

I’m a highly qualified, experienced individual with over 15 years experience, having worked with many big food brands and businesses, so can immerse myself into your business or project quickly and smoothly.

EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH

I apply evidence-based information to all my nutrition projects and continue to supplement my knowledge and personal development with further studying and reading.

RESTAURANT BRAND EXPOSURE

I’ve worked with a variety of restaurant brands from high street restaurant chains to independent outlets and have worked closely with chefs to develop recipes and menus to create healthier options for both adults and children.

REGISTERED NUTRITIONIST

I’m a Registered Nutritionist (RNutr) and a level 2 fitness instructor so you can be confident you’re dealing with a credible nutrition and exercise expert.

FOOD RETAIL EXPERIENCE

I’ve vast experience of working with food retail brands and the multiple teams involved, including product development, marketing and technical. I can help your business interpret EU health and nutrition claims to create unique product selling points to target your audience.

FANATICAL FOODIE!

I’m an avid and passionate foodie! I love cooking, trying out new foods, recipes and restaurants and I’m aware of the latest food and nutrition trends, changing consumer behaviour and how this can influence your business objectives.

Testimonials

Laura is incredibly knowledgeable and well thought of in her field. As Head of Nutrition at Jamie Oliver, she was integral in establishing and implementing the nutrition brand standards. She played a key role in campaigning activities including making the sugary drinks tax a reality. She is a pleasure to work with and would bring clarity and solutions to any given challenge.

Claire Postans

Ex-Director of Food and Brand Strategy at Jamie Oliver Ltd

Laura combines her professional expertise and first-hand experience to help us ensure our food meets all baby and toddler specific nutritional standards.  Laura helps us amplify our key messages by engaging with our customers in our campaigns and is proactive in keeping us up to date with industry news.

Alex Bellis

Brand Manager at Kiddylicious

Laura’s food industry experience and research skills made her the perfect individual to investigate how to maximise the nutritional quality of school food in Tower Hamlets. Her recommendations now underpin our plan to improve school food.

Fran Eatwell-Roberts

Public Health Programmes Manager, London Borough of Tower Hamlet