Company Nutritionist, Marks & Spencer
Laura is currently senior nutritionist at Marks and Spencer where she provides strategic direction to the business and guidance to support execution of marketing, product development, impact of government policies and new legislation as well as seeking innovation opportunities in the health arena. Recognising the importance of sustainable diets considering the impact on both health and the environment.
Also holding the position of registrar, charity director and member of council for the Association for Nutrition, which is the registered list of nutritionists within the UK. Nutritionist is currently not a protected title but the register ensures that the general public are protected and that every nutritionist on the list is qualified and meets specific competencies to work as a nutritionist.
During Laura’s 15 year career, she has worked with elite sportsmen, written obesity programmes for children, taught sports nutrition and worked in food industry. Current keen interests in nutrition include gut health and vitamin D research (with a publication in 2020).
Qualifications include a Bsc in Nutrition and Health and Msc in Sports Science (with pathway to Nutrition) from Roehampton University. Laura’s sport nutrition work specialised in International sport with England Rugby Football Union and Premiership rugby, predominantly for 5 years. Laura set up her own nutrition consultancy whilst also holding a sports science and nutrition teaching post at Greenwich Community College whilst obtaining a PGCE.
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