I am a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Nutritionist with experience of working within three large NHS Trusts in London.

I have worked extensively with children and young people, both in the community and charity setting and as a nanny for several years. My passion for cooking and good nutrition resulted in me gaining a degree in Human Nutrition & Dietetics (BSc Hons) from London Metropolitan University.

I currently work from clinics in central, north and south London. I am a full member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and the Healthcare Professions Council (HCPC).

I am a keen advocate of an active and healthy lifestyle, I train regularly with a running club and have completed three marathons.

I have worked for several private healthcare providers offering corporate fitness assessments, blood cholesterol/glucose testing and roadshows.

Projects undertaken include community diabetes education, group weight loss and teenage obesity prevention programmes.

Health and Care Professional Council registered Full Member of the British Dietetic Assciation

Clinical Areas covered

Weight management

Whether you are looking for lose, maintain or gain weight, YLN offers a structured plan suited to your own individual needs and circumstances. Not only will I help you to achieve your goals but also help nurture lifelong positive food habits and health.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

The symptoms of IBS can be a source of stress and disruption to daily activities. YLN uses an evidence-based diet plan to alleviate symptoms and improve gut health for the long-term. Success rates using this approach for the treatment of IBS are high.


A diagnosis of diabetes can be overwhelming and confusing. Understanding how diet affects both the condition and the treatment is paramount in reducing the risk of future health complications.

Taking into account your circumstances, medication and health goals, YLN can help you to control the condition and achieve a balanced diet. I have worked extensively with both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.

Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS)

Weight gain is one of the most common side effects in PCOS which has been shown to further exacerbate symptoms and increase risk of fertility problems. Adjusting dietary intake has been shown to improve the symptoms associated with PCOS. A plan is agreed taking into account lifestyle, activity and current diet.

Cardiovascular Disease

Being overweight, high blood pressure and high cholesterol are all risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). All can be modified by changes to our diet and physical activity levels. Whether you have recently suffered a cardiac event, or have been identified as at risk, YLN can work with you to improve your nutritional status. I also run healthy eating workshops for the prevention of CVD.


Although essential for life, high blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease as it can lay down fatty plaques in our arteries over time. Adjustments to diet can reduce your levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol whilst improving 'good' HDL levels. Often people are unaware of their cholesterol status and the importance of knowing this increases with age. YLN can provide a cholesterol testing service.

Coeliac Disease

Coeliac Disease is an auto-immune disease which affects approximately 1 in 100 people many of whom remain undiagnosed. A strict gluten-free diet must be followed to avoid health complications associated with the disease. Using a structured plan, YLN can help you to achieve optimum nutritional status whilst avoiding gluten and help in identifying foods containing it.

Weaning, Child and Adolescent nutrition

Weaning is a critical time to introduce foods to your child following breast/formula feeding. My interactive workshop will help you to safely introduce foods at the right time and gain a greater understanding of key nutrients for your baby's development.

I offer fun but evidence-based workshops for Children from 1-5 and 5-11 years with a focus on improving overall nutritional intake, strategies for dealing with picky eating behaviour and interactive food-based activities to improve the mealtime experience for both children and parents.

Teen and young adult workshops can be tailored to each group. Eating well for energy, exam performance and sports nutrition are just a few of these popular sessions.

All of the above can be offered as individual or group sessions.

Allergies and Intolerances

A diagnosis of a food allergy can be worrying, especially with so much confusing advice out there and it can be difficult to know the best path to follow. Understanding your diagnosis and working together to ensure you achieve optimal nutrition whilst successfully avoiding the offending allergen is essential.

Whether a food intolerance has been diagnosed or you suspect that you may have one, YLN can look at presenting symptoms and your dietary intake to make a full assessment and diagnosis.

Sports Nutrition

Our physical performance is greatly affected by our nutritional intake. Whether you are just about to embark on an activity programme, are training for a marathon or simply want to get the best out of your performance, I can work with you to achieve this.

Your nutrition plan will take into account your current lifestyle and activity levels, your goals and any time constraints.

I also work with athletes seeking to gain weight, improve their intake of specific nutrients or improve their nutritional status prior to competition.


  • Thank you Leo for all your advice regarding Joe's weaning. Your down to earth approach gave me the confidence to expose him to a huge variety of foods much to his delight. I would recommend your help to any parent

    Sally Fox, Research Nurse
  • With so much confusing crazy nutrition info out there it was so reassuring to have Leo's expertise to assist me with my pre-wedding weight loss. Since following his realistic & healthy food plan the weight has stayed off. My eating habits are changed for life. Who could ask for more?

    Mary-Ellen, Life Coach
  • Before coming to Leo, I had already seen several practitioners regarding my IBS symptoms without any improvement, This was having an impact on my morale, work performance and sleep. Leo worked with me to get to the root cause and I was able to follow his diet plan easily. Finally the recovery I had been hoping for! Highly recommended.

    Lindsay Urquhart, Company Director
  • I approached Leo to ask him to work for my start up social enterprise that produces and manufacturers baby, toddler and young children food.

    His knowledge, advice and guidance around new product and recipe development has been absolutely invaluable.

    Without Leo's support and dedication, our organisation would not be in a position to launch our inaugural product range as soon as we are.

    Adam M., Charitable Trust Fundraiser
  • I found Leo's nutritional advice invaluable- he has helped me to understand IBS, manage and improve my symptoms and improve my diet. He is thorough, professional and knowledgeable.

    B.M., Teacher
  • Our daughter loved Leo's cook-and-eat sessions, they were fun, enjoyable and her interest in healthy eating increased. Even her school report mentioned her knowledge of the importance of good nutrition!

    Ian Turton, Computer Programmer