National Award win for dietitian, Rachael Brandreth

There’s fantastic news for RCHT dietitian Rachael Brandreth this week as it’s been revealed she is the winner of the 2017 Complete Nutrition Award for Paediatric Nutrition Professional of the Year.
We highlighted Rachel being shortlisted as a finalist back in May, when colleagues were invited to support her in an open national vote to decide on this year’s award winners.

The Award is much deserved recognition for Rachel who has worked hard to establish a tertiary weight management service for young children in Cornwall, as well as having leading roles in national work with the British Dietetic Association, including sitting on the All Party Parliamentary Group for a Fit and Health Childhood, and being instrumental in the ‘Chuck the Junk at the Checkout’ campaign. Busy mum Rachel also runs a family food blog (doubleyummy.uk) promoting healthy lifestyle choices and providing up-to-date evidence-based information.

A delighted Rachael, said,

“I am honoured and thrilled to have won this award. I am lucky enough to work with a fab, passionate and innovative team in Cornwall and feel privileged to volunteer with and learn from such great dietitians in the BDA’s Obesity Specialist group. I’m also continually inspired by, and thankful for, the support of some great dietitians and friends on social media. Without all of these people I would not be accepting this award. Getting it right in the early years gives the foundation for happier and healthier lives in the longer term. Thank you to everyone who voted as it means a lot to me.”

Rachael, who’s also celebrating starting a new role at RCHT this week as Professional Lead for Dietetics, is now looking forward to a trip to the presentation event in London on 27th September, which is fully sponsored by CN Awards.

Added on September 11, 2017, in News - Therapies