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Nutrition

Penny Vlachou (MSc, RD) Nutritionist and Dietician

 

I am a HCPC Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, and I offer tailored advice to individuals or small groups who desire to improve their dietary habits after medical advice, for fitness, weight loss and/or optimal health achievement. My approach is evidence-based and up-to-date, as well as practical and supportive.

My educational background is a Nutrition and Dietetics degree, followed by a Masters with specialisation in Weight Management. I currently work as a full time dietitian at a private hospital. I also offer private consultations at the Natural Health Service directed to individuals and small groups if suitable. Educational sessions for larger groups such as schools and companies are also offered.

Changes in food consumption and lifestyle can make an absolute difference on your health. However, these changes are more likely to be successful and sustained when they are accompanied by professional support.

What will happen during the sessions?

During the consultation, I will complete a detailed dietary assessment which includes clinical history, anthropomentry, weight history, physical activity levels, diet history, assessment of diet overall and any other relevant parameters. I will set realistic lifestyle goals, give specific dietary and physical activity advice, supplement recommendations (if required) and cooking suggestions. All this information will be provided in a written form shortly after our session. You may be asked to bring recent blood test results with you, depending on your health condition.

During the follow up sessions, I will make dietary and lifestyle amendments when required, while further dietary, physical activity and cooking tips will be provided, as well as motivation and support.

Analysis of diet via nutrition software and assessment of intake of macronutrients and micronutrients can be provided with extra charge.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

Specialist Eating Disorders Dietician at Priory Hospital (June 2013-current)
-Dealing with inpatients and outpatients with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other eating disorders. 
-Delivering dietetic groups, Liaising with Multidisciplinary team and catering staff.

Nutritionist consultant at 'Eat Balanced' for developing nutritionally balanced packaged meals (September 2012-May 2013)

Volunteer in the 'High Five for Fruit' project (Lanarkshire community Food and Health Partnership). (July 2012-February 2013)

Transferring scientific information in fairs for parents (e.g. cooking lessons)
Participating in healthy eating activities for young children
Hospital placement in Tzaneio and Sismanogleio hospital (September 2010-May 2011)

My duties included nutritional training for patients and planning a individualised diet plans for them.


Qualifications

MSc Human Nutrition, University of Glasgow; specialisation in Obesity and Weight Management

I gained in depth knowledge of currently available weight loss and maintenance practices and psychological counselling. This masters course enabled me to enhance my skills in critically reviewing scientific evidence and guidelines. My core modules included: ''Food and nutrient requirements and nutrition through the life-cycle ', ''Dietary and nutritional assessment'', ''Public health and eating behaviour'', ''Digestion, absorption and metabolism''

BSc Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences, Harokopio University (Greece)

I became competent in a range of fields related to nutrition including dietary assessment, nutrition education, sports nutrition, clinical nutrition, nutrition during pregnancy and lactation etc. My four years of studies also acquired me with skills in patho-physiology, nutrigenetics, statistics, human metabolism etc.

 

Areas of nutrition I deal with:

  • Adults and elderly adults

  • Anorexia nervosa *

  • Balanced diet

  • Binge eating disorder *

  • Bulimia nervosa *

  • Constipation *

  • Controlling cravings

  • Diabetes

  • Diarrhoea *

  • Digestive problems *

  • Eating disorders *

  • Healthy eating

  • Heart disease *

  • High blood pressure *

  • High cholesterol *

  • Infants and pre-school children

  • Iron deficiency anaemia *

  • Irritable bowel syndrome *

  • Life stages

  • Malnutrition

  • Mental health *

  • Obesity *

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome *

  • Pregnancy and preconception

  • Premenstrual syndrome *

  • Schoolchildren and teenagers

  • Sports nutrition

  • Tiredness *

  • Weight gain

  • Weight management

  • Weight-loss

 

* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.

Fees

Initial consultation: £75 face to face session, £65 skype/telephone session

Follow-up consultations £35 face to face session, £30 skype/telephone session

15% discount is available for students and OAP members.

Further information & appointments

Call Penny 07715 405307

email penny.V@live.com