Inspiration to develop healthy balanced lifestyles



I’m Charlotte, School Catering Nutritionist for HES Catering Services (HES) and 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 believe 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? Being able to inspire and educate young people and their families by providing them with the essential information, they need to develop healthy balanced lifestyles.

By healthy balances lifestyles, I mean eating foods within moderation and without eliminating foods… a little of what you fancy can sometimes be good for you but again- within Moderation! By 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


Packed Lunches & School Food Policies

Last week, I had the pleasure of working alongside the London Borough of Havering Public Health Team, helping schools create their school food policies. As a catering service within schools,…

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Fairtrade Fortnight 27th February - 12th March 2017

As a service we try and incorporate ingredients that aren't only sustainable but benefit to others who produce them. HCS supports the work Fairtrade do, by ensuring all our units…

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LACA SCOTY 2017 Results

As promised – a quick update on the LACA SCOTY event... The event was held on Tuesday 10th January, at Nestle HQ in Gatwick. Michelle our entrant was in the…

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HCS enters for LACA School Chef of the Year 2017

Recently, I have been working closely with one of our school chefs who entered the LACA SCOTY (School Chef of the Year Completion). This is an Annual event held by…

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HCS brings Healthy Eating to Pyrgo Priory's Science Week

As part of Pyrgo Priory’s School Science Week, HCS were invited into the school to talk to the children about Healthy Eating. A number of workshops were held over the…

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Kids Activity Expo 2016

This year the Kids Activity Expo was held on 22nd May at Coopers Company & Coburn School in Upminster. Nearly 2000 visitors attended the Expo to encourage the children of Havering…

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National Vegetarian Week 16th -22nd May 2016

National Vegetarian Week kicks off on the 16th until 22nd May.  In the UK, it is estimated 2-3% of the population are vegetarian, with a further 5-7% describing themselves as…

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The Eatwell Guide - by Claire Alp, Public Health Specialist (London Borough of Havering)

Just before the Easter break, the new Eatwell Guide was published.  The aim of this is to guide us on the different types of food we should eat – and…

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International School Meals Day Thursday 3rd March

International School Meals Day (ISMD) falls on Thursday 3rd March and this years theme is "Fresh and Healthy Local Foods". ISMD aims to raise awareness of the importance of good…

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