My name is Sarah Danaher, I am 43 and have been a registered dietitian for 20 years.
My undergraduate degree in Neurophysiology from Bristol Uni. It taught me to ask questions, take nothing at face value, and to be curious.
In 1999 I channelled my energy in to a two-year Masters degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Ulster. That was twenty years ago, and the world of food, health, and people never fails to fascinate me.
I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of working in the NHS, journalism, university lecturing, the medical nutrition industry, elite sport as well as running my own private practice.
Among my 1000s of patients, I’ve been responsible for the nutrition of tiny premature babies at the Chelsea and Westminster NICU, teenage mums with their toddlers in high rise flats in Acton; cancer patients at the Belfast Cancer Centre; pre teen international gymnasts, and middle aged 40 something blokes with worrying beer bellies and cholesterol results. Each patient and client is unique and has a story to tell.
While nutrition is a constantly evolving science, with complex research, equations and figures; it is an art to translate this in to real food for real people.
That, is my job.