Vegetarian Harley Street Nutritionist Visits Newcastle United

March 04, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
It's not coals to Newcastle more fruit and veg and nutrition messages of 5 a day that celebrated Harley Street Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston will take to Newcastle United.

The Food For Life event has been arranged by Peter Mawer, the Employer Engagement Officer for Newcastle's 14-19 Learning Partnership and will be attended by 50 students from Westgate Community College who are all studying Health & Social Care.

Peter says "The aim of the event is to stimulate the students' thoughts as to what constitutes a healthy diet and what influences dietary needs."

The students will attend 5 workshops during the day. Workshops will be run by: NHS Trust Dietician, Foods for Life (Harley Street nutritionists), a working mother and homebuilder, Public Health for Nutrition and the Centre
for Sport. A varied and exciting lunch menu will introduce students to
tastes which they may have never come across before.

The 14-19 Learning Partnership is funding the event with Flexible Curriculum Programme funding which aims to provide students with opportunities to experience high quality vocational, occupational, enterprise and employability activities.

Yvonne a vegetarian and co-author of vegan Cookbook (Hamlyn £12.99)denies she will be trying to convert students to veganism.

"The aim of my workshops is to communicate 10 basic principles of optimum nutrition and healthy living and destroy a few stereotypes about what constitutes healthy food."

"For example Low fat yoghurts often contain up the equivalent of 5-6 spoonfuls of sugar"

As the song says a spoonful of sugar may well "help the medicine go down", but there's a new generation of nutritionists, trained at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition that are determined to help people be healthy enough to avoid the need for medicine.


Pete Mawer
14-19 Newcastle Learning Partnership
Employer Engagement Officer
0191 277 4618

Yvonne Bishop-Weston London Nutritionist
07944 068432

Cookbook (recipes on BBC food)

Foods For Life News

Yvonne's Healthy Chocolate