We had the pleasure of interviewing Nelly Bennett, our Food and Nutrition tutor. Nelly is a qualified Nutritionist with over 13 years experience working with children and families. You can read more about Nelly below.
1) Tell us a little bit about you?
I am French and have been living in London for the past 17 years. I have 2 children aged 10-11 years.
2) What is a Nutritionist ?
A Nutritionist is an expert in the field of food and nutrition, and typically work with private clients using food to promote health. Nutritionists can work with acutely-ill patients under the supervision of a Dietitian or other regulated health professionals.
3) When did you start working as a Nutrionist?
I decided to study Nutrition 13 years ago before having kids. I wanted to gain the knowledge to have healthy pregnancies and bring up my children healthily.
4) What does the role involve?
I offer Nutrition program for children, families as we cannot isolate the child’s diet, it needs to be placed into the family context. Nutrition Workshops involve teaching children basic nutrition skills at school.
5) What is the best part of your job?
When a child is not keen on some healthy food, try a new food and enjoys it.It is rewarding also to find patients’ health improve through tailored treatment plans
6) How do you feel Nannies benefit from the course?
I find that most Nannies coming to the course are very keen to improve their nutrition knowledge in order to implement these in their lives and at work. They get practical guidance on how to cope with fussy children (common issue) and how to prepare balanced meals. It helps them take their cooking to a more fun and exciting level. Also, being able to ask all sort of questions relating to health, children and having answers from a professional therapist who is also a parent is very valuable to them.
7) When not working as a Nutritionist what do you do?
In my free time, I like cooking with my children or for them. I also like to do yoga, cycle, play tennis and help with homework
Are you interested to learn more about Food and Nutrition for children and young people ?
Click here to book a course! Our next Nanny Cooking Course is on the 13th of May 2017. The course addresses essential topics including preparing healthy food for children, food hygiene, over coming fussy eating and to adapting meals to meet the individual needs of children.
Bon appétit !