Toni Steer is a Family and Children Nutritionist
"I'm a public health nutritionist with a special interest in childhood nutrition, weight control and nutritional analysis.
My first degree was a BSc in nutrition and dietetics. I then went on to do a PhD at Reading University How carbohydrate is broken down in our gut."
PortfolioToni has worked for a variety of commercial clients as well as the public sector. She has appeared on numerous Radio and TV programmes and contributes nutritional analysis to several publications.
- Media appearances
A list of client quotes
A list of projects appearing here, such as the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, work on childhood obesity and dietetic work in the community.
Toni has appeared in many Print, TV & Radio programmes such as BBC Radio Five Live, Channel 4's Dispatches and The Guardian
- About Toni
Who is Toni?
Toni Steer is a Public Health Nutritionist
with a special interest in childhood nutrition, weight control and nutritional analysis.
"My first degree was a BSc in nutrition and dietetics. I then went on to do a PhD researching how carbohydrate is broken down in our gut."
Before working for myself, I worked for the Medical Research Council, Human Nutrition Research (HNR) in Cambridge for 8 years.
My first role at HNR was all about how to communicate nutrition science to the public, as it can be a bit tricky to get to grips with! (link to blog). Later on I managed the dietary assessment team there, where we specialised in measuring what people eat. We did this mostly by using food diaries and one of the big projects I was involved in was the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey.
Good nutrition in a hectic world?
The good bit is that with all the communication experience I've had I'm always thinking about what nutrition science really means in our everyday life. You know, the reality, not some glossy perfect kitchen stocked with every possible ingredient and a fresh fruit bowl the size of a bath tub, but the reality of our busy lives, squeezing in work, family life and all the rest - which means food can't always come first! Whether you want to demystify nutrition so you can improve your diet or your families' diet, or understand what nutrition means for your organisation, I believe that good nutrition shouldn't be complicated. Good food and healthy diets shouldn't be some extreme sport but something we do easily to fit in with our lives.