Anita is a highly skilled award-winning registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with a degree in Nutritional and Health and a Masters in Dietetics. She is registered with the Health Professions Council and the British Dietetic Association. 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.
She has over 16 years of wide-ranging experience working in the NHS alongside leading UK consultants and nurses and as freelance dietitian in her private practice. Anita has clinical expertise in various areas of nutrition, such as Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, weight loss, reactive hypoglycaemia, polycystic ovaries and gut health and particularly Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). For almost a decade she worked as a Research & Innovations Dietitian, leading cutting-edge research into developing new approaches to weight loss, diabetes prevention, diabetes reversal and management as well as use of technology in Type 1 diabetes. She is a frequent presenter at various national and international conferences and have several scientific publications under her name. She is involved working with a local radio such as Wave 105 and Solant South giving updates on diet and lifestyle. She also provides consulting services to early stage health tech companies in developing diet and lifestyle related content.
Anita is caring and non-judgemental. She motivates her clients at each step of their dietary change journey.
Her private practice is based at the Total Theraphy, Meyrick Park Club Bournemouth, but since the COVID out brake all appointments have been changed to video appointments.
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).
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.