What is mBANT?

BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) is a professional organisation for Registered Nutritional Therapy Practitioners and Registered Dietitians which are trained and qualified in clinical practice to meet national standards and work in a one-to-one setting.

BANT practitioner members are required to be registered either with Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) or be statutorily regulated. CNHC holds a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA), an independent body accountable to the UK Parliament. BANT members are also required to meet Continuing Professional Development (CPD) standards.

Being a BANT member highlights the high standard of my training and work practice, reassuring clients of the quality of the consultations and plans I provide at Food Power Nutrition.

What happens if I don’t manage to fill in the questionnaire 72 hours ahead of the appointment?

Please contact me at least 72 hours before our appointment date asking for it to be rescheduled if you realised you won’t have time to fill in the questionnaire and read the T&C.

The information provided in the questionnaire are key to start building your plan and provide you with the best service possible, and I won’t go ahead with the initial appointment without those as I aiming to deliver a high standard service and consultation to all my clients.

When is an appointment considered booked?

You will receive an email via “Practice Better” asking to confirm your appointment. I will consider the appointment confirmed once the invoice is settled and the questionnaire received.

What shall I do if I have questions in between my two appointments?

Please contact me at my email lucia@foodpowernutrition.com or via Practice Better chat service for support – I am always happy to help.

What should I expect to achieve after our appointments?

Food Power Nutrition plan are highly personalised, created around around your needs and your goal in order to obtain the best results possible. Saying that it is important to note that results vary from person to person as we are all unique and our body responds differently. Expectations and goals will be discussed during our discovery call.

What is the difference between the Diet Review plan and the other 1:1 services?

Packages differ for the level of support offered in terms of length of the follow ups and their frequency. The Diet Review is a stand alone service to provide a nutritionist approved new version of your current diet in order to address some simple health concerns and thrive. For more complex conditions a more structured 1:1 service is recommended.

What is the difference between a 4 week plan and the other 1:1 services?

Packages differ for the level of support offered in terms of  number, length of the follow ups and their frequency. The 4 and 9 week packages include a complementary 7 day food plan (worth £70) and extra recipes, and the 9 week plan also offers support in between sessions via whats app and not only email.

What is the difference between the 9 week plan and the other 1:1 services?

Packages differ for the level of support offered in terms of number, length of the follow ups and their frequency. The 9 week package is the most complete which offers many extras, including a complementary 7 day food plan (worth £70) and extra recipes, as well as offering support in between sessions via whats app and not only via email.

Can I pay the Packages and Weeks Plans in instalments?

Yes you can – you can divide the total fee in 3 instalments. For the Gut Health, Hormones Balance and Increase Your Energy packages the first payment will cover the cost of the test ahead of ordering it, while the remaining fee can be divided in 2 instalments. The  week plans can also be divided in 3 instalments, with the first one being £170.

What is the difference between the testing packages and the 1:1 packages?

With the data provided by functional testing we will have further data to address deep seated issues and unbalances and create a very targeted and efficient plan.

I want to address my IBS – is this the right service for me?

For complex conditions such as IBS, but also any other diagnosed condition I advice a 1:1 service (initial+follow up, 4 week plan, 9 week plan) or the Gut Health testing package.

One hour appointment won’t be sufficient to understand the root cause of the problem and provide a plan which can help, and follow ups are essential to monitor the progress and work on further action points in order to restore health.

If I need more follow up sessions, do I need to book a new package?

Whilst working together we will evaluate the progress of the plan, and if further sessions are needed 1/2 hour fortnightly follow ups can be booked for existing clients for £70 each.

Is Nutritional Therapy covered by any insurance or private health cash plan?

As a Nutritional Therapist, I am registered with CNHC and BANT. CNHC nutritional therapy registration is recognised by some private health cash plans, such as Westfield Health and Health Shield.

Please check with your provider for your cover details.

What’s the difference between nutritional therapist, nutrition coach and nutritionist?

In the ever-evolving landscape of health and wellness, the importance of seeking legit professional guidance for optimal nutrition cannot be overstated. Registered Nutritional Therapists play a pivotal role in promoting well-being by providing personalized and evidence-based nutritional advice. I wanted to explore the significance of consulting a Registered Nutritional Therapist, shedding light on their qualifications (a degree) and the importance of being registered with professional bodies like BANT (British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine) and CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council).

What is the difference between Nutritional Therapists, Nutrition Coaches and Nutritionists?

  1. Nutritional Therapists:
    • Focus: Holistic, addressing underlying health issues.
    • Qualifications: Hold a degree in nutritional therapy or a related field.
    • Registration: Registered with professional bodies like BANT and CNHC.
    • Approach: Personalized, evidence-based recommendations.
    • Scope: Work one to one with individuals dealing with specific health concerns.
  2. Nutrition Coaches:
    • Focus: Goal-oriented, often centered on fitness and weight management.
    • Qualifications: Vary; it is not a regulated profession and only some may have certifications in coaching or attended courses in
    • Registration: Not typically required, but some may hold certifications from coaching organizations.
    • Approach: Goal-focused, motivational, and lifestyle-oriented.
    • Scope: Assist clients in achieving specific health and fitness goals.
  3. Nutritionists:
    • Focus: General nutrition advice, public health, and community settings.
    • Qualifications: Hold a degree in nutrition or a related field.
    • Registration: Registered with professional bodies such as the AfN, but not always required.
    • Approach: Broad nutrition education and advice, which is not personalised to a 1:1 approach.
    • Scope: Work in diverse settings such as public health, research, or education.

In the pursuit of optimal health and receiving personalised and tailored 1:1 advice, consulting a Registered Nutritional Therapist stands out as a wise choice. Their holistic approach, personalised guidance, and commitment to professional standards set them apart. Ensuring that a nutritional therapist is registered with BANT and CNHC adds an extra layer of assurance, highlighting their dedication to excellence, knowledge and high standard of practice.

What is Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritional therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. Nutritional therapy practitioners use a wide range of tools to assess and identify potential nutritional imbalances and understand how these may contribute to an individual’s symptoms and health concerns. This approach allows them to work with individuals to address nutritional balance and help support the body towards maintaining health. Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine. It is relevant both for individuals looking to enhance their health and wellbeing and for those with chronic conditions wishing to work with or ‘consult’ a nutritional therapist in collaboration with other suitably qualified healthcare professionals. Practitioners consider each individual to be unique and recommend personalised nutrition and lifestyle programmes rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Practitioners never recommend nutritional therapy as a replacement for medical advice and always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional. They will also frequently work alongside a medical professional and will communicate with other healthcare professionals involved in the client’s care to explain any nutritional therapy programme that has been provided.

How long would it take to see results?

Nutritional Therapy aims to create long lasting change. Those changes will be gradual but definitive, differently from allopathic medicine that aims to suppress symptoms for immediate relief. As each person is unique, also the speed on which results will be obtained is different and this is also impacted by how closely the suggested nutritional and supplemental plan is followed.

Will I get supplement recommendation with every plan?

The main source of nutrients is wholefoods, and the plans are aimed to provide adequate nutrient levels for each client. Supplementation may be recommended only for a short period of time in case of significant nutrient deficiencies or to kick start your body systems. Food Power Nutrition does not have any affiliation with any supplement company and specific supplements are suggested because of their unique therapeutic properties.

What is the cancellation policy?

Understanding we all lead busy lives, I can reschedule or cancel appointments without any charge if communicated with more than 48 hours notice. Appointments cancelled or rescheduled within 48 hours of the consultation time will be charged at 50%. Appointments cancelled or reschedule within 24 hours of your appointment time will be charged at 100%. A delay of more than 15 minutes for your consultation will lead to the appointment being cancelled and charged at 100%.

Does Food Power Nutrition operates only online?

Food Power provides online consultations via a dedicated platform. Online consultations will be held via telehealth/zoom and can be easily accessed via the client’s “Practice Better” portal. In person consultations will be held on Thursday evenings at Elpis Therapy Rooms, 14 Hanover Square, Mayfair, London W1S 1HN


How can I get in touch with Food Power Nutrition for more information about packages and costs?

Please feel free to ask for information via the contact form, specifying if you wish to be contacted via email or via phone. I am happy to offer a free discovery call to talk through your current health concerns and discuss how we can work together.

How is my data protected?

Food Power Nutrition is an ICO compliant practice. All information provided via questionnaire and during the consultations are treated as confidential and won’t be disclosed without your consent. Consultations will be held via telehealth, a HIPAA approved video consultancy platform used by medical providers.Payments, personal information and sensitive data are managed with “Practice Better”, a HIPAA and GDPR compliant platform. You will have full access to your patient portal with your records, test results and appointment reports.