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About Sue

Sue is a Registered Dietitian with several years’ experience in community dietetics, primary care, research and training. She worked for ten years as a Lecturer in Nutrition and Public Health at the University of Bristol and now runs her own nutrition consultancy, Nutrition Basics. She never tires of talking about (or eating) good food!

Sue has a wide experience of training and writing resources for a variety of health care professionals including Practice Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Health Trainers and GPs. She has published widely for both the public and health professional audiences in the field of diet and health. Her books include the best selling Nutrition for Dummies and A Guide to Teaching for Dietitians published by the British Dietetic Association. Sue feels passionately about translating nutrition research evidence into practical strategies which can help people improve their lifestyles.

She has an engaging and lively teaching style which inspires audiences to learn. She appears regularly on TV and radio talking about diet and health and is a media spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association and the Science Media Centre.

Up to date, evidence based knowledge and understanding of the links between diet and health is invaluable for health professionals working a range of areas including NHS Health Checks, weight management groups and chronic disease management clinics. Sue’s areas of expertise include: heart health, hypertension, obesity, ethnic groups, women’s health & pregnancy, malnutrition and novel methods for promoting nutrition education such as store tours.


I have worked with Sue on many occasions and she is the lady I rely on when diet related articles or presentations are required. They are always brilliant. She has the skill of being lively, engaging and at the same time clinically sound but realistic
Jan Procter-King | Editor in Chief British Journal of Primary Care Nursing and Health Trainer

Sue is highly knowledgeable in her field and a great enthusiast. This comes over very strongly in her teaching sessions which are always excellently presented, entertaining and appropriately tailored to the learning needs of her different audiences. It is always a pleasure to attend her lectures and workshops and I always leave feeling informed and inspired.
Dr Rosie Heath | GP Wsi Cardiology and Vascular Lead for NHS Plymouth