About us

Nutrition and Cake is run by Nutritionists, Hannah and Elysia, a duo who met whilst studying for their Masters in Oxford. They have been working together since 2018 and have never looked back. They are a great source of knowledge, both having worked in the NHS and clinical research for many years. Their areas of interest and expertise vary therefore, you will find them working on separate projects, as well as a duo. To find out more about them as individuals, read below.

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Work experience.

Hannah has 11 years experience working in both the NHS and private health sector, to now freelancing. See below an outline of her work experience:

  • Nutritionist
  • Clinical Research Assistant, Neurosciences (Oxford University)
  • Adult Inpatient Rehabilitation (NHS)
  • Stroke Rehabilitation (NHS)
  • Social Media marketing/ content producer / website design (Private Health Sector)
  • Disability sports coaching (children and adults)
  • Children’s sports coach
  • Catering roles


Bachelors of Science in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences – Bangor University (Wales) and Central College, Iowa (USA).

Masters of Applied Human Nutrition – Oxford Brookes University.

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Registration with the Association for Nutrition (AfN) – a UK voluntary register to ensure Nutritionists meet rigorous applied training, competence and professional practise criteria to help protect the public from misinformation.

Fertility Nutrition for Healthcare Professionals – Dietitian Ro, Ltd.

Why Hannah became a Nutritionist.

Hannah played sports from a young age and had a healthy relationship with food. Until her early twenties, where she developed an eating disorder (anorexia nervosa) which changed her relationship with food. This lead her on a path to becoming a Nutritionist.

Hannah went on to study Sport and Health Sciences in the U.S.A. where she learnt more about dietary patterns and behaviours. She had spent time travelling the world and visiting low-middle income countries as well as developed countries and was intrigued by the vast cultural differences regarding food and health.

What started as a love of Hannah’s (travel, sport and health) soon became a passion. She went onto study a masters in nutrition so that she could have the knowledge to help people.

How can Hannah help you?

Hannah is passionate about all aspects of health and nutrition, and has an array of knowledge. She provides nutrition education through various outlets. Please visit our services to find out more.

Hannah has worked in the health sector for many years and has the compassion, empathy and scientific knowledge to help guide you through your sessions. She has worked with people of all ages and background and understands the limitations that some people face which impact dietary behaviours, patterns or choices.

Hannah has a non-diet approach to nutrition which means that she will not suggest or recommend any specific diet which limits food groups. The only exception to this is if there is a specific medical reason to do so, then this will be required. Hannah believes that all food has a place in the diet (unless medical reasons limit this) and it is about finding a balance and what works for YOU.

To find out more, please contact us.


Hannah specialises in plant-based diets (vegan, vegetarian, lacto-vegetarian, ovo-lacto vegetarian, ovo vegetarianism, pescetarianism). However, in December 2022 she started a new specialism in Fertility Nutrition which she continues to grow in.

Other areas of key interest (but not limited to):

  • Women’s health (including fertility, pregnancy and menopause)
  • Malnutrition (a diet which does not provide adequate nutrition to maintain health. For example: nutrient deficiencies, under eating, over eating but not getting adequate nutrition)
  • Dietary intolerances and allergies
  • Gut health
Elysia Nutrition and Cake Nutritionists

Work experience.

Elysia has 12 years of experience working in the nutrition and research field. Elysia has worked in the following settings

  • Community weight management programme
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Diabetes research
  • Research and Development
  • Commercial nutrition 


BSc Sports and Exercise Nutrition, University of Abertay Dundee 2010 – 2014

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MSc Applied Human Nutrition, Oxford Brookes University 2017 – 2019

Association for Nutrition (AfN) registered – (20690)


Bennett, G., Young, E., Butler, I. and Coe, S. 2021. ‘The impact of lockdown during the COVID-19 outbreak on dietary habits in various population groups: a scoping review’. Frontiers in nutrition. (8) pp.626432.

How Elysia became a Nutritionist.

Elysia developed an interest in health and nutrition from an early age. Playing football at a high level led to an interest in nutrition and how it could play a role in improving sports performance.

Elysia went on to study sport and exercise nutrition at undergraduate level which changed her focus in nutrition from improving personal sports performance to helping others through nutrition to lead a healthier and happier lifestyle.

A career in health research working on the largest diabetes prevention study in Europe encouraged Elysia to further her knowledge by completing a Masters in applied human nutrition.

How can Elysia can help you?

Elysia uses evidence based research to tailor nutrition education to client’s individual needs and goals. Elysia adapts her teaching methods to suit the clients desired method of learning. There is no one size fits all plan and individualised nutrition is the most effective strategy to reach clients goals.

Elysia’s approach is to help clients make small changes which make big differences and support a lifestyle that is both healthy and enjoyable. Elysia is a kind, empathetic person with a strong desire to help clients reach their goals.


Elysia specialises in Diabetes and Weight Management.

Other areas of key interest (but not limited to):

  • Family Nutrition
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • General Wellbeing