Alison Preston

Alison Preston

Bristol & Bath
Registered Nutritionist (Public Health)
BSc (Hons) IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition; specialist in encouraging behaviour change through solution focused support

Alison studied to be a nutritionist having chosen to follow her love of food in a different direction after a 25  year career in the food industry, during which she was front of house manager at a prestigious Bristol restaurant and owned her own outside catering business.

Alison is registered with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) and since qualifying as a nutritionist in 2010 has developed a portfolio of roles including facilitating family weight management programmes and providing nutritional support to the healthy living zone within a sports centre. She has worked as a health improvement practitioner running family cookery courses and delivering programmes such as HENRY (Health, Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young).

Alison’s experience also includes developing and delivering an adult weight management programme called HELP (healthy eating and lifestyle programme) and more recently coordinating an adolescent weight management programme. These programmes highlighted the difficulties in changing established eating patterns and the importance of developing healthy eating habits in the early years - which Alison works to achieve through the provision of healthy food and the modelling of healthy eating habits.