Monthly Archives: August 2020

NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST

Louise Digby Nutrition is looking for a nutritional therapist to join the team part-time, delivering remote 121, group and online support for my peri and menopausal weight loss clients.

The role of the Nutritional Therapist is to ensure that all client needs are supported and handled in a timely manner (same day or next business day) with love, compassion, patience and with enough explanation/instruction/guidance that the client is left feeling surprised and delighted by the interaction.

You will be providing support and guidance to our Nourish clients; perimenopause & menopausal women
want to lose weight and achieve a healthy relationship with food. You will provide a combination of remote 121, group and online (FB & email) support.

This role is part-time (5-8 hours per week) with the opportunity for this to become 10+ hours per week in the next few months- year. Approximately 12 hours per week will be required for 4-5 weeks per year to provide cover for absences.

Job Responsibilities:
● Deal directly with clients electronically via email, Zoom & Facebook.
● Provide 121 remote consultancy to our clients
● Review interpret test results and create action plans
● Provide online group momentum sessions
● Support the development & review of processes and programme materials
● Support with moderating Facebook group
● Respond the same day or next business day to client enquiries
● Handle and resolve client complaints
● Handle and resolve client tech issues
● Handle and process client refunds
● Process orders, forms, applications and requests when necessary
● Direct requests and unresolved issues to the designated person
● Keep records of client interactions and refund transactions when necessary
● Record details of actions taken in client files
● Follow up on client interactions
● Complete some administrative activities

Key Competencies:
● Ability to provide solutions to problems
● A go-giver attitude
● Positive mindset and energy
● Be able to work autonomously
● Process-oriented and organised
● Communication skills – verbal and written
● Listening skills
● Problem analysis and problem-solving
● Attention to detail and accuracy
● Customer service orientation
● Adaptability
● Initiative
● Stress tolerance
● More than comfortable knowledge of social media, Google docs (office equivalent), Zoom & Facebook

Must Have’s & Experience:
● Live and work in the UK time zone.
● BANT registered Nutritional therapist & insurance
● Be available and online during daily regular business hours
● A personal computer
● Strong internet connection
● Ability to type
● Knowledge of administrative procedures
● Self-employed.

If you feel like a good fit please record a 2 minute or less video letting us know why you are the best person for the job and send the view link to [email protected]

Nutrition Evidence Database Enhanced Study – Food Allergies in the Elderly

FOOD ALLERGIES are becoming more common in the ELDERLY.  This article discusses a number of underlying mechanisms for this observation.

This study has been BANT enhanced on the NUTRITION EVIDENCE database to provide a full plain language summary to allow quick and easy access to the science. Read it here

NUTRITION EVIDENCE is open access and FREE so please have a browse through some other content whilst you are there http://www.nutrition-evidence.com

If you like what you see, why not register as a user of Nutrition Evidence and receive monthly expert-generated alerts on the latest findings in nutrition science?  The next alert is due out soon so sign up quickly, so you don’t miss out! Click on Subscribe on the database homepage.

 

Nutrition Evidence Database Enhanced Study – Cinnamon and Metabolic Syndrome

This clinical trial found that 3g of CINNAMON for 16 weeks improved blood glucose control, body composition, body mass index, lipid profile and blood pressure in Asian Indian individuals with METABOLIC SYNDROME.

This study has been BANT enhanced on the NUTRITION EVIDENCE database to provide a full plain language summary to allow quick and easy access to the science. Read it here

NUTRITION EVIDENCE is open access and FREE so please have a browse through some other content whilst you are there http://www.nutrition-evidence.com  If you like what you see, why not register as a user of Nutrition Evidence and receive monthly expert-generated alerts on the latest findings in nutrition science?  The next alert is due out soon so sign up quickly, so you don’t miss out! Click on Subscribe on the database homepage.

BANT Baffled by Contrary Government Initiatives: The ‘Better Health’ Campaign Versus ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ Scheme

BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) was pleased to announce its support for the recently announced Governmental obesity campaign, ‘Better Health’. The launch of the Government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ with inclusion of ultra-processed food and drink offerings such as McDonald’s is, however, completely baffling and goes against any progress towards the Government’s aim to ease the burden on our over-stretched NHS.

BANT absolutely supports initiatives that boost the economy and thus protect employment, however, including restaurants that serve ultra-processed food and drinks which are at the very heart of the obesogenic environment and which target low-income families, is absolute madness.  Stealing from our health to pay our food industry is a knee-jerk solution.  Supporting the nation’s farmers and offering monetary incentives to purchase minimally processed foods like non-starchy vegetables, fruit and healthy protein, which are more satiating and elicit less of a glycaemic response than ultra-processed foods, would have resulted in both campaigns being successful.

Whilst the reasons behind obesity are multifactorial, research is very clear that the addictive nature of ultra-processed foods and drinks, socio-economic factors and the ease of availability of these foods within the local environment, play a very large part in the obesity epidemic today. BANT published an article ‘Nutrition in the Age of Convenience’ in 2019 highlighting how the prevalence of highly addictive ultra-processed foods and drinks have massively impacted the nation’s health.

BANT was launched in 1997 to meet the needs of practitioners who were looking to practice a different approach to nutrition, one that was based on personalising evidence-based recommendations to the individual. BANT has, since its foundation, continuously called out for a different approach to the obesity crisis and has suggested: education about healthy eating; how diet and lifestyle can influence health over the short and long-term; and promotion by Government Agencies of the consumption of healthy ingredients and of foods and ingredients that are not ultra-processed.

BANT continues to promote its Wellbeing Guidelines campaign to encourage the British people to eat more individual ingredients and unprocessed food. Going back to some old-fashioned values, such a family meal times, and improving the nations cooking skills to use fresh ingredients, will go a long way to help the obesity targets and health of the individuals.