Rita Carmichael BA (Hons) DipION FdSc, MBANT, CNHC
After several years of poor health, nutritional therapy put me back on the road to recovery. I had been fascinated by the powerful effects of food on health for a long time so training as a nutrition practitioner was the next logical step. I qualified in 2006 and love to see how my clients regain their health, energy, happiness and confidence by rediscovering real food bite-by-bite.
My qualifications and professional status: I am a registered nutrition practitioner with a foundation degree and diploma in nutritional therapy from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition. I am registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the UK regulator for nutritional therapists, and a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), the professional association for nutrition practitioners. I continue with regular training updates to keep pace with the fast-moving area of nutrition science.
Having worked in the IT sector before qualifying as a nutrition practitioner, I understand how the demands of corporate life can take their toll on health. I help companies to put together wellness programmes tailored to the needs of staff to enhance their energy, happiness and wellbeing. My corporate services include one-to-one nutritional therapy sessions in the workplace, “half-an-hour to health” workshops on a wide range of topics and help with menu planning for staff restaurants.
For four years, until February 2017, I worked for the Penny Brohn Cancer Care charity as a facilitator delivering the life-enhancing “Living Well with the Impact of Cancer” course for people affected by cancer.
While you’re here, don’t forget to visit my Nutri Natters blog for simple, tasty recipes bursting with health, including gluten-free baking, easy-cook meals, sauces, energising breakfasts and Metabolic Balance® meal ideas. These are some of the quick and delicious dishes that I cook at home. I hope you’ll enjoy them too.