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Lisa Rowlands BSc (Hons), PGDip

Clinical & Sports Dietetics



I am a registered Freelance Clinical and Sports Dietitian with 18 years of clinical NHS experience working in variety of clinical specialities. My passion is to provide reliable, practical and tailored nutritional advice for each and every client that appropriately fits their lifestyle or any existing medical conditions.

I am an empathetic, friendly and caring dietitian who takes pride in helping others to manage their symptoms.


Qualifications & Memberships

2.1 BSc Honours degree in Human Nutrition & Dietetics

Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Sports nutrition passed with Distinction

International Standards for Anthropometric Assessment (ISAk) - Level Two

Full member of British Dietetic Association (mBDA)

Registered with Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) - DT07577, and

Sport, Exercise and Nutrition register (SENR)

BDA Gastroenterology & Sports Nutrition & Freelance Dietitians Specialist Groups

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Why choose a Registered Dietitian?

The title 'Dietitian' is legally protected, the only nutrition profession that is regulated by law and governed by a code of conduct and ethics working to highest standards - experts in the field of food and nutrition. Dietitians provide reputable dietary advice promoting sustainable healthy eating habits that are based on current scientific research.

All UK based dietitians are regulated by the BDA, and must have a specific qualification at degree level before they are allowed to register with HCPC.


More About Lisa Rowlands Clinical & Sports Dietetics

I aim to empower and educate clients on the relationship between nutrition and health to give you the confidence to make informed dietary choices that suit your individual needs. I aim to provide you with expert, high quality, evidence-based dietary advice in a caring and supportive professional manner.

Advice from an experienced dietitian that translates the science of nutrition into easy to understand, practical and tailored advice to empower and enable you to make informed food and lifestyle choices for the long term management of your condition or symptoms.

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Sports Nutrition

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Nutrition plays an important role in training, competition, rehabilitation and recovery. For those athletes requiring nutritional guidance for their sport, competition requirements or on improving or maintaining general health and body composition, I can provide baseline advice or specific periodised nutrition plans based on the most up to date science. I translate the science of nutrition into easy to understand information to help you achieve your sporting goals.

My Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Sports Nutrition has qualified me to be on the Sport, Exercise and Nutrition register (SENR), which is part of the British Dietetic Association (BDA). SENR is a voluntary register which accredits qualified and experienced individuals who have the skills / competency to work with both professional and recreational athletes as a Sport and Exercise Nutritionist using the latest evidence-based practice. SENR plays a role in protecting the athlete by setting, maintaining, enhancing professional and ethical standards.

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As a dietitian who specialises in Sports Nutrition, I am passionate about working with my athletes to provide individualised dietary advice based on up to date scientific research. The role of nutrition in sports performance is very important. Proper nutrition and fluid strategies are paramount to meet your nutritional needs both before, during and after training or competition to fulfil your sporting potential, whilst optimising training adaptations, promoting muscle rebuilding / maintenance. This ensures the body has the vital nutrients to recover afterwards.

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Clinical Nutrition

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I offer flexible one-to-one appointments (initially 60 minutes compared to a maximum of 30 minutes in NHS) to suit your needs in a range of areas:

  • Kidney disease (Renal)

  • Diabetes 

  • Irritable bowel syndrome 

  • Coeliac disease

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Weight management

  • Healthy eating / plant based eating.

I also see people requiring nutritional support who may have specific nutrient deficiencies, being underweight or malnourished, including frail, elderly people with poor appetites or early satiety.

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I am trained in the dietary management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), both first line advice and low FODMAP diet which has been shown to help people with IBS and digestive issues to gain relief from your symptoms. I have completed the BDA course on 'Evidence-based first line dietary management and Low FODMAP diet for IBS.

'Trained on the use of a Low FODMAP diet for IBS by Monash University'. 

This may also help alleviate symptoms associated with exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome due to strenuous exercise.

Schedule a Session

Please see the 'Services' page regarding consulting fees and initial 20 minute consultation.

Little Gables, Foundry Lane
Copford, Colchester, CO6 1BH

07870 673887

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