Qualified Nutritionist and food and health enthusiast with an honest, practical and evidence based approach.

About Charlie

My Mission

My career has been devoted to making healthy eating easier through developing healthier products and tools that trigger behavioural changes. I love cooking, especially for my 3 little ones; enthusing the next generation to cook and eat well is a real passion of mine.

What My Experience Has to Offer

My practical, commercial and balanced approach to nutrition has been gained from over 17 years of working within the food industry and public health sector. Working across nutrition, marketing, and packaging and product development functions, I am:

  • Commercial, strategic, and pragmatic
  • Consumer-focused
  • Adept in the practical application of complex nutrition science & legislation to product development and communications
  • Media-trained and capable of engaging audiences at Governmental and senior management level as well as the general public
  • Well connected within the industry, and across academia, government, NGOs, health care professionals and media

My Qualification & Memberships

  • BSc (Hons) in Food & Human Nutrition from Newcastle University
  • Member of the Nutrition Society, Nutritionist In Industry and SENSE

Some of my High Profile Work

I was the project lead for the review of the Nutrient Profiling Model at Public Health England for 9 months, before which I was Sainsbury’s Company Nutritionist for 9 years, where I headed up the Nutrition Team. Responsible for their market leading and nationally renown front of pack nutrition labelling, we achieved the first set of Government salt targets ahead of other retailers, developed a nutrient profiling model, which received recognition and praise from the Secretary of State for Health and introduced the first retail branded 1% fat milk; an achievement that saved customers 92 tonnes of saturated fat in the 1st year of sales alone. At Nestle my pioneering employee healthy eating project, received a BBC Healthy Employer Award. Whilst at Marks & Spencer my Count on us cookbook became the second best selling non-fiction book in the UK.

Charlie is an authoritative voice, extremely customer focused and engaging, and it’s quite clear to see how passionate she is about making a difference to people’s diets.

Charlie’s unique skill set and experience makes her a highly sought-after individual within the nutrition and food industry.

Charlie has the rare ability to strike a balance between complex nutrition science and practical advice that makes sense to the audience, whether that be a product developer, chief exec or a consumer!