Caroline Walker Trust 30th Anniversary Award

Freelance Nutritionist of the Year

Dr Laura Wyness

Dr Laura Wyness is an award winning Registered Nutritionist specialising in

evidence-based nutrition writing, workplace wellness and nutrition communications


Dr Laura Wyness


Laura is a widely experienced, media-friendly Registered Nutritionist. She has a strong track record of research and development for institutions and companies in the UK and Europe, and is passionate about all aspects of nutrition and health.  


Laura is happy to assist with consumer research, conducting evidence-based reviews, interpreting nutritional data and communicating complex science into clear consumer messages.  She is a member of the Guild of Food Writers and has extensive TV and radio experience, having provided advice for the BBC and industry publications, and has featured on BBC2’s The Food Detectives.


Laura has been selected by Scotland Food & Drink and the Scottish Tourism Alliance as one of Scotland's Regional Food Ambassadors.  Over the next 2 years, she'll be working along with 24 other Regional Food Tourism Ambassadors to help businesses within the food & drink and tourism sectors to not only recover from the pandemic but to thrive.

As well as having been Senior Research Fellow in the Scottish Centre for Food Development and Innovation,  Laura has also been asked to undertake projects for the World Health Organization in Copenhagen and worked in global health and health policy and management at Trinity College, Dublin. 

Laura can provide guidance on any of your organisation's health/nutrition needs, from the creation and targeting of consumer information to help increase your brand credibility, to supporting your team's diet, health and motivation at work.    

Why choose an AfN Registered Nutritionist?


It is important to check qualifications when choosing a nutritionist. The Association for Nutrition (AfN) is the independent regulator for Registered Nutritionists. Their role is to protect and benefit the public. 

A Registered Nutritionist will be found on the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists. To be listed on the Register a person must be a competent, qualified nutrition professional who meets rigorous standards of competence and professionalism.


The UKVRN is the only Register of qualified nutritionists recognised by Public Health England, NHS Choices and NHS Careers. Search the Register here

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