Anita Bowes is a freelance nutrition and behavioural change consultancy who provides expert advice to promote health and reduce illness. Anita is a registered Dietitian and Nutritionist.
She appreciates how hard it is to make dietary and lifestyle changes, therefore she will support you in achieving your goals with behavioural change and motivational techniques at each step of your journey.
Anita is a Registered Dietitian with the Health Professions Council (HPC) and a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA).
She has been working in the NHS alongside leading UK consultants and nurses for more than 10 years running diabetes and obesity clinics, facilitating education workshops and leading research trials. She has had the opportunity to work on projects developing new innovative approaches in helping people living with diabetes and those at risk of the condition to make changes to their lifestyle that helps to reduce the need for medications and reduce the risk of long-term health complications.
Her key specialist clinical expertise lies in Weight Loss and Diabetes.
She is highly specialised in helping people with Type 1 Diabetes to manage their condition, including carbohydrate counting, insulin pumps and sensors continuous blood glucose monitoring (sensors).
Type 2 Diabetes management is one of her key passions as this is the condition where purposeful blood glucose monitoring and lifestyle changes can help to reverse or at least delay the progression of the disease.
Type 2 Diabetes prevention is one of her main areas of research and has involved her in developing programmes aimed to preventing the condition.
She is a certified FODMAP diets dietitian – a new approach to help people suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
After graduating from Oxford Brookes University with the BSc (1st class hons) in Nutrition, Anita spent most of my professional training in Dietetics at the Leeds Metropolitan University where obtained Post Graduate Diploma and Masters degree in Dietetics and Nutrition.
She appreciates the difficulty her clients face when trying to make permanent lifestyle and dietary changes, therefore she has completed additional training in behavioural sciences: She is an accredited NLP practitioner, a trained hypnotherapist and has extensive training in CBT.
Apart of her private practice, she continues to work in the NHS as a Specialist Diabetes Dietitian ( Dorset Healthcare NHS) with some of her time being spent on diabetes innovation projects (Royal Bournemouth Hospital).
Her private practice is based at the Ocean Health Westbourne Medical Centre, Bournemouth.
She is a frequent presenter at various national and international diabetes conferences and have several publications.
Anita is caring and non judgemental. She motivates her clients at each step of their dietary change journey.
Anita’s professional memberships:
What is Registered Dietitian?
Registered Dietitians (RD) translate the complex science of nutrition into practical dietary advice. As well as providing advice about nutrition and health, Dietitians are also highly skilled to advise about food related problems and treat disease using nutritional treatment.
Title “Registered Dietitians” are the only nutrition professionals in the UK to hold a legally recognised science based degree in nutrition and dietetics and are the members of the British Dietetic Association. This title is protected by law and can only be used by those appropriately trained and who have registered with the Health Professions Council. The minimum training requirement is a 4-year BSc Hons in Dietetics or BSc Hons in related biological science with 2-years post graduate diploma or degree in Dietetics and Nutrition.
The Health Professions Council (HPC) guarantees assurance of quality and commitment to high standards and its role is to protect the public. The HPC ensures that registered professionals meet their standards and keep up-to-date with compulsory Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
What is the difference between Dietitian, Nutritionist and Nutritional Therapist?
See the DBA Guidelines