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The British Nutrition Foundation

The British Nutrition Foundation

Nutrition Scientists

Ayela Spiro, Helena Gibson-Moore and Sarah Coe are all nutrition scientists at The British Nutrition Foundation. All three work together to be expert bloggers in the Nursing in Practice nutrition resources centre. Individual descriptions are below:

Ayela Spiro is a senior nutrition scientist at the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF). Ayela began her nutrition career as a research dietitian at Imperial College and King’s College, London where she developed a special interest in cancer and malnutrition. Ayela has been involved in nutrition research required for the Department of Health and the National Patient Safety Agency including reviewing the relationship between food quality, food intake and clinical outcomes. Ayela has a particular interest in child nutrition. She is involved in writing and disseminating resources across the whole spectrum of childhood from preconception through to adolescence.

Helena Gibson-Moore is a nutrition scientist at BNF. She has a BSc in Nutrition from Kingston University and is registered with the Association for Nutrition as a Registered Nutritionist (Public Health). Helena has a particular interest in child nutrition. She has been involved in developing healthy eating resources for toddlers and has written several articles for BNF’s Nutrition Bulletin on early-life nutrition. Helena has also updated BNF’s website information on nutrition and health of schoolchildren. As part of her role, Helena also conducts horizon scanning activities, which includes monitoring the latest research in relation to child nutrition.

Sarah Coe is a nutrition scientist at BNF. She has a BSc in Nutrition from the University of Surrey and is registered with the Association for Nutrition as an Associate Nutritionist. Sarah has been involved in developing website and social media content around infant feeding, as well as updating BNF’s information on the nutrition and health of schoolchildren. As part of her role, Sarah also conducts horizon scanning activities, which includes monitoring the latest developments and research in relation to child nutrition.

Nurses have an important role to play in child nutrition; this blog team is delighted to be working with Nursing in Practice to help nurses improve child nutrition.