Helen Ruckledge

Registered Associate Nutritionist
MA, MMedSci, ANutr

I am a highly qualified nutritionist, registered with the Association for Nutrition.

With a first-class Masters degree in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Edinburgh and a distinction in my Master of Medical Science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Sheffield, I am continually updating my academic knowledge and broadening my professional experience. I assess current nutritional issues in the context of scientific research and incorporate the latest evidence into my dietary advice and presentations.

As the mother of four children and having personally experienced several serious health issues myself, such as breast cancer, gestational diabetes and thyroid disease, I am passionate about the importance of nutrition.

My consultancy is called FadFree Nutrition. I offer trusted, professional advice to a diverse range of clients in the corporate, school and home environments. My dietary advice is rigorously based on scientific evidence, not fads, trends or gimmicks. 

Managing a busy family, I understand the dietary issues facing everyone with busy and demanding lives. I strive to offer practical and realistic nutritional solutions which fit into real life. My background in psychology allows me to recommend effective strategies for dietary behaviour change.

Helen’s Blog

Are All Calories Created Equal?

Which is best for weight loss, a lemon muffin with a crunchy sugar topping or a handful of cashew nuts? Surprisingly, the energy (calories) in both are identical.

It's a Minefield!

Wondering which will kill you first, bacon sarnies or celery juice? I am passionate about fighting the fads, and reveal who you can and can't trust for your nutritional info.

Can You Feed Your Sleep?

A huge cat lover, I have always admired their ability to sleep any place, any time. Having suffered with insomnia myself for three decades, I can really sympathise with how much this issue can affect your wellbeing. Can what we eat change how well we sleep?