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Dr Sarah Schenker

Dr Sarah Schenker PhD

Sarah is a qualified Registered Dietitian, Registered Public Health Nutritionist and an Accredited Sports Dietitian. Sarah is a member of the British Dietetic Association; The Nutrition Society; The Guild of Health Writers and has served on both professional and government committees.

As a Mum of two children under 5, Sarah is perhaps best well known for her work with young children, uniquely qualifying her as a professional who understands the needs of young mums everywhere. Dr. Schenker has worked with the Pre-School Learning Alliance training their trainers and authored the Early Years Recipe Book and Nutritional Guidance for under 5s. Sarah is particularly proud of her work with Jamie Oliver and his Feed Me Better campaign to improve school food and contributed to the accompanying book Nora's Dinners.

Sarah graduated from the University of Surrey with a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and State Registration in Dietetics. After gaining three years clinical experience at St. Thomas' Hospital in London and the John Ratcliffe Hospital in Oxford, Sarah entered the world on academic research at the University of Oxford and the Institute of Food Research in Norwich. There she gained her PhD in human nutrition.

• Member of the British Dietetic Association
• Member of the Nutrition Society
• Member of the Guild of Health Writers
• Nutrition Scientist at the British Nutrition Foundation

Sarah has worked with government bodies including the Department of Health and the Food Standards Agency as a consultant on educational and community projects. Sarah also works with a range of corporate clients as a nutritional consultant.

Is The War On Sugar Stopping Children Eating More Fruit And Veg?

The fact that health messaging is so confused, and even contradictory, is not part of a deliberate attempt by experts to mislead consumers. And, with something as important as children's health at stake, it is not surprising that in the face of such uncertainty parents might opt for indiscriminate elimination.
02/09/2016 11:14 BST

Are Your Cholesterol Levels Putting You at Risk?

High cholesterol should be a cause for concern because it usually has no obvious symptoms, but can lead to a heart attack or stroke without warning. The condition is common, it is estimated that up to two thirds of adults have raised cholesterol levels without realising it. Consuming the wrong type of foods and a lack of exercise often contribute to high cholesterol levels.
30/10/2014 17:24 GMT

The Cholesterol Conundrum - How Heart Health Concerns All in the UK

Cholesterol is the single greatest risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD), responsible for nearly half of all heart disease-related deaths in the UK. Cholesterol is also a major risk factor in stroke, contributing to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease associated with diabetes and obesity.
26/06/2014 15:11 BST

Running a Race and Worried About Your Heart? Foods to Keep Your Heart-Healthy

It is worth noting that men are more at risk of developing heart disease than women. This is largely to do with the balance of hormones they have in the body. The risk also increases with age, and really shoots up once you hit mid 40s. It is also compounded further if anyone in the family has heart problems.
19/05/2014 14:58 BST

Forget Superstars, We've Got Superfoods

Just as the Academy Awards celebrate 'superstars', nutritionists and health enthusiasts everywhere celebrate 'superfoods' - those stars of the food world that are packed with nutritional value. The latest addition to superfood status is a national British breakfast favourite - oats.
17/03/2014 14:09 GMT

Feed Your Child to Better Results

There is a widespread belief among experts that nutrition and diet influences cognitive function in a number of ways; nutrients such as certain types of fats and vitamins have a positive effect as do eating habits such as starting the day with a healthy breakfast, whilst excessive amounts of sugar can cause problems.
13/12/2012 15:08 GMT