Lucy Patterson DipION FdSc mBANT CNHC set up Southville Nutrition to help others to better manage their health conditions and achieve their health goals. Passionate about food and healthy eating, after being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in 2005 Lucy was inspired to study Nutrition after finding how improved nutrition and specific nutrients benefited her personally. She embarked on a personal journey to better manage her own health and now gives others the knowledge and guidance to do the same.
Having graduated from the world-renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition, science-based nutritional advice is one of the most important aspects in Lucy’s practice .A fully qualified Nutritional Therapist, Lucy is a full member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutrition Therapy (BANT) and the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) and is also registered with the Complementary Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the only register for Nutritional Therapy recognised by the Department of Health, and abides by their strict codes of ethics and practice.
Lucy regularly attends continual professional development (CPD) training, seminars and conferences on genetics and nutri-genomics, obesity, fertility, diabetes, digestive disorders, female health and weight loss to keep up to date with the latest science and research.
Lucy works as lead Nutrition Practitioner for Foresight Preconception 3 days per week supporting individuals on their path to conception. Please visit Foresight Preconception for more information.
Lucy has set up Community Interest Company Community Health and Wellbeing, which delivers training courses to third sector agencies on how to improve nutrition for their service users. Please visit Community Health and Wellbeing for more details.
Lucy has previously worked as Nutrition Consultant and Functional Food expert for international award winning retreat company Bodhimaya in 2013 and 2014 using her passion for creating healthy gourmet dishes that look and taste good, whilst fitting with specialist diets such as gluten free, dairy free, grain free and vegan options. Other nutrition work has included Children’s Charity Clover House, Corporate Wellness Company Work Life Body and Addiction Rehabilitation Services Bayberry Ltd. She has also worked in pharmacies as part of a new project called Face to Face Wellbeing Centres which see’s BANT registered Nutritional Therapists working out of high street pharmacies.
Lucy has featured in the Bristol Evening Post and in the Guardian newspapers discussing nutrition and functional foods.
Metabolic Balance Coach
GAPS Certified Practitioner
Institute for Functional Medicine Member