Food Composition Expert

Susan Church BSc (Hons), RNutr (Public Health) is a Registered Nutritionist with over 30 years experience in food composition.

Susan spent 13 years working for the UK government on nutrition surveillance and policy, specialising in dietary surveys, such as the National Diet and Nutrition Survey and the Low Income Diet and Nutrition Survey, and food composition, including management of McCance & Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods.

She provided advice on food composition, food consumption and nutrient intakes to individuals, organisations and committees at local, national and international level, including participation in European projects.  Susan managed surveillance and research and development programmes on dietary surveys and nutrients in food, from design, commissioning, and monitoring of projects, to evaluation, reporting and publication of results.

Nutritionist to Business

Since 2005, Susan has been a freelance Registered Nutritionist, remaining closely involved in this area, working on major food composition initiatives such as the European Food Information Resource network, Public Health England’s nutrient analysis programme and the production of the 7thsummary edition of McCance & Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods. 

She also undertakes nutrient analysis of recipes and diets using nutritional analysis software and has undertaken recipe analyses for a range of applications, including for government, food manufacturers, websites, magazines and cookery books.   In addition, Susan provides training and advice to nutrition professionals on food composition and nutritional analysis of recipes.

Professional Nutritionist

Frequently Asked Questions

Recipe Analysis: Maximising Accuracy is usually held twice a year in April and September, in London. A virtual version of the course is now available and is held regularly, according to demand. To be kept informed of future dates, or to enquire about bespoke training for businesses, please contact Susan .

No, I do not offer this service to individuals.  If you would like nutrition advice, I recommend that you consult a Registered Dietitian (Find a dietitian | British Dietetic Association (BDA)) or Registered Nutritionist (Search the Register – Association for Nutrition) offering individual consultations.

Fees are available on request as they vary depending on the number of recipes, their complexity, and the outputs required.  However, owing to low overheads, Susan is able to offer very competitive rates.

Susan has specialist expertise in nutritional analysis and an outstanding knowledge of food composition data sources.  She is able to offer impartial advice and accurate recipe analysis at competitive rates.

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