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Lynn Burns, RNutr

@lynnburnsnutrition

Lynn has a BSc(hons) in Food and Nutritional Science and worked for various government departments including the Food Standards Agency and Department of Health in both nutrition and food allergy teams.  Her roles included managing government funded nutrition research (with particular focus on healthy aging and bone health), supporting the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition, working with other government departments and stakeholders on nutrition policy and working with the communications team handling press enquiries and maintaining web content.

As a independent nutritionist, Lynn has worked with providers of school meals ensuring nutrition standards were met and developing menus for children with food allergies and has written numerous articles and delivered presentations for older people or people with long term health conditions, such as MS and Parkinson’s Disease, and their carers on eating well in spite of the challenges that frailty and illness can bring.

Lynn was also a Trustee for The Caroline Walker Trust, a registered charity whose aim is to improve public health through good food.

Lynn is currently living near Paris, discovering French markets and boulangeries and sharing British cookery with many different nationalities.  As a Scout Leader with British Scouts Overseas, she takes every opportunity to get young people cooking for themselves and learning about food – if that can be done outside on a fire then all the better, especially when toasted marshmallows can be on the menu!

Dr Suzanne Zaremba, RNutr   Suzanne Zaremba School Of Medicine_ - Copy2

@SuzZaremba

Suzanne has a sound science background having completed an Honours degree in Applied Pharmacology and later turned her focus to completing a MSc in Public Health Nutrition in 2013.

Suzanne completed her PhD in October 2018 in the department of Dietetics, Nutrition & Biological Sciences at Queen Margaret University, where her research focussed on the influence of oat beta-glucan on acute appetite and energy intakes in both normal and overweight individuals. Suzanne collaborated with DSM Nutritional Products Ltd. and Nairn’s Oatcakes Ltd. to carry out her Doctoral studies.

Suzanne’s current role is Lecturer in Nutrition, where she teaches nutrition on the MBChB undergraduate medical programme. She is based in the Centre for Public Health Nutrition Research, School of Medicine at the University of Dundee. Suzanne delivers training to FY1 and FY2 medics, as well as students studying dentistry and public health.

As a fellow of the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network, Suzanne assists in developing strategic initiatives for the network, contributes to the content and development of the e-digest as well as writing blogs and helping manage the SCPN’s social media presence.

Suzanne is also a part-time student, working towards achieving Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy status and is an active mentor to Associate Nutritionists.

Suzanne enjoys travelling, creating info-graphics and is a self-confessed gut-health nerd! 

Vicki Pyne, RNutr

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Vicki has an MSc in Public Health Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She subsequently stayed at the school to perform a systematic literature review update for World Cancer Research Fund International.

Since then Vicki has worked as a nutritionist within different Governmental organisations. She worked closely with the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition on the draft Carbohydrates and Health report from its inception to publication. Vicki has also been involved in work aimed at translating evidence into practice to support local authorities in tackling their population’s excess weight. More recently she has been involved in working with the food industry on sugar and calorie reduction.

Vicki is experienced in evaluating scientific evidence to inform public health policy and communicating complex information to both scientific and lay audiences.

Vicki likes to take a holistic, balanced and compassionate view of nutrition and health. Most of all, she loves her food!

Vicki’s involvment with @AfNutr is in a personal capacity and any views expressed during the chats are strictly her own.