Lucy is an award winning dietitian, best known for her TV presenting roles. She works in various roles from supporting people to make dietary changes in clinics, to helping companies with their nutrition messages and presenting as a nutrition expert on TV and at various events. She is an experienced dietitian, having worked in many NHS trusts across London and the South East. This includes Chelsea and Westminster NHS foundation trust, Homerton hospital NHS trust, Whittington Hospital NHS trust and Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust.
She is passionate about the Nation's health and improving lives through good nutrition. She is well known for trialling innovative approaches to care.
Lucy studied Nutrition and Dietetics at London Metropolitan University, and has since studied at Masters Level at both the University of York and the University of Manchester, where she gained a Clinical Research Masters.
She is fully registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and a member of the British Dietetic Association.
Best known for her TV roles, Lucy has extensive presenting experience. She is a spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association and for Sense About Science. She regularly appears to current affairs and news programmes, providing expert comment on nutrition stories. This includes BBC News 24, Sky News, BBC Breakfast, ITV's Loose Women, BBC1 Rip off Britain and The One Show.
She has appeared in various documentaries including helping those on channel 5's 'When Gastric bands go wrong' , clearing the confusion on fats in BBC1's 'The Truth About Fat' and helping the team on BBC1's 'The Food Inspectors'.
She was a lead presenter on Channel 4's The Food Hospital from 2011-2013, supporting people with a variety of health conditions reduce symptoms or improve their outcomes by altering their diets.
She was a feature copresenter on ITV's The Titchmarsh show for two series during 2013 and 2014, helping Alan to unearth the truth about how diet can support various ailments and health concerns.
More recently, she has been working with Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin to help the nation save money on the food shop whilst striving to improve their diets on BBC1's 'Eat Well for Less', whilst on Channel 4, helping Jamie Oliver to get to the bottom of the Nation's sweet tooth on Jamie's "Sugar Rush".
For her presenting and broadcasting, Lucy was named the British Dietetic Association's Media Spokesperson of the Year in 2013 and Nutrition and Health's Nutrition Writer and Broadcaster of the Year in the same period.
Lucy also works behind the scenes on the production side of food and nutrition programmes. She acted as series dietitian, supporting all of the participants on Channel 4's Weighing up the enemy.
Lucy is currently the director of Nutrifit Health Ltd, from which she offers private consultations to the public. Lucy holds face to face at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital in Surrey and in Central London, on Wimpole Street and opposite City Thameslink station. She is also the lead dietitian for Nuriss in central London, which has clinics on Wimpole Street and in Mayfair. Together with the clinic director and renowned GP, Dr Anita Sturnham, Lucy offers complete health MOTs for people to gain a real insight into their current state of health.
For those further afield, Lucy is able to support patients remotely. She is the Head of UK Dietetics for Oviva; a company striving to bring dietetics into the 21st century through remote video conferencing and a communications app. Lucy can support those in the UK, who are unable to attend clinics right through to those living in Australia and New Zealand with this novel approach to care. Patients are given an initial video conferencing assessment and then receive daily support and feedback from Lucy through the app, by keeping a photo food diary and activity tracker. This can help those wanting to lose weight right through to those with complex medical conditions needing intensive personalised advice. You can find out more about this service by looking at Oviva's website.
Lucy is able to support people for a variety of health concerns including but not limited to:
- Healthy eating and lifestyle advice for each stage of life
- Obesity and Bariatric Surgery
- Gastrointestinal conditions including IBS, coeliac disease and Crohn's disease and complex digestive issues following gut / bowel surgery such as high output stomas.
- Food Allergy and Intolerance
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Mental Health
- Cardiovascular health including post heart attacks or strokes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
- Infertility, Conception, Pregnancy and early years nutrition in addition to postnatal support for mums
- Underweight and nutrition support
- Support during cancer treatment and for health recovery / optimisation post treatment
- Fussy / faddy eating in both childhood and with adults
Lucy presents at both national and international conferences and is an experienced conference chair; adding warmth and humour alongside the more formal chair roles.
Previous Conference roles include:
- British Dietetic Association Live 2013 – Chair
- British Dietetic Association Vision 2013 Speaker on' working in the media'
- Hospital Caterer's Association Conference 2013 – Speaker on 'Food as medicine'
- FAB research conference on Nutrition and Mental Resilience 2014 – Chair
- National Obesity Forum: Welsh Assembly 2014 – Speaker on 'Bariatric care'
- FAB research conference on DHA and learning 2013 – Chair
- Nutrition and Health Live – Speaker in both 2013 and 2014 conferences
- FAB research conference 2014 – Speaker on fussy eating management
- IASO Scope summer school 2011 – Speaker on 'weight loss before bariatric surgery'
- Nutricia Nutrition Support Conferences in London and Manchester 2016 - Motivational Speaker
Lucy offers support and advice to a number of companies. This can be as a spokesperson or behind the scenes, helping on product innovation or communications advice regarding nutrition. Lucy will host days focusing on brand awareness with both the public and health professionals, undertake radio days for specific projects / topics and present at conferences.
Previous / current roles include work for the Almond board of California, Lactofree (2013-2014), Little dish, Abbott, Robinson's, Slendertone, Exorex, Upbeat and DSM. Here are some examples of work Lucy has completed for some of these companies: