Child and Youth Nutrition

Pathway Contributor: Amanda Avery

Amanda is a registered dietitian with more than 20 years of experience working as a community dietitian in the NHS before moving into academia. While on a secondment in Public Health in 2000, Amanda was tasked with exploring the feasibility of referring patients from primary care to the commercial slimming sector. This was part of a larger agenda focussing on the development of a local obesity strategy. She is currently vice-chair of the British Dietetic Association’s Obesity Group. She is involved in the Public Health England Task Group investigating fiscal and other measures to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened foods and beverages. She is also a member of the European Dietetic Association’s Public Health Group. Her active research includes looking at weight management during both pregnancy and the post-natal period as well as the effect of target setting on weight loss outcomes at 12 months. For the past six years Amanda has worked at the University of Nottingham as part of the core team delivering the Masters of Nutrition and Dietetic Programme and a portfolio of postgraduate modules including Obesity Management, Paediatric Nutrition, Diabetes, and Public Health Nutrition.

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