Inspiration to develop healthy balanced lifestyles



I’m Charlotte, School Catering Nutritionist for HES Catering, a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) and a massive foodie!

I graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2013 with BSc Honours in Nutrition, Exercise and Health and have worked for HES since April 2014.

I am a firm believer that everyone is different and has different needs. Therefore, one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to nutrition and leading a healthy lifestyle.

My main passion is to inspire and educate young people and their families by providing them with the essential information they need to develop healthy balanced lifestyles. This means everything in moderation without having to eliminate foods… A little of what you fancy can sometimes be good for you but always within moderation! Restricting yourself could lead you to over-indulging in foods that could impact your health in the long run. Remember, when you eat food, you are nourishing your body but, at the same time, eating is one of the many pleasure we get in life – so eat well!

Cooking from scratch is the single most important thing we could do as a family to improve our health and general wellbeing Micheal Pollan


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