Hello and welcome!
I am Georgine, a UK Registered Nutritionist who has been studying and working in food and nutrition education for around 15 years. My family goes by my Chinese birth name ‘Chikchi (植芝)’ – which translates as ‘botanical/nurture’ 「植」 and ‘Lingzhi’「芝」which is a precious Chinese plant with traditional medicinal properties. They must have foreseen my future career in the world of food and health!
I enjoy translating and unpacking complex messages about food and nutrition. But after all, food is social and cultural. So I see my main role in practice to help people understand how nutritional messages are applied within the context of eating in real life.
Most recently, I have appeared on BBC2’s Victoria Derbyshire show and Channel 4’s How to Lose Weight Well, and have spoken on BBC Merseyside and Radio Television Hong Kong.
Having worked in the charitable and higher education sectors, I am currently a freelance food and nutrition consultant who writes educational materials, runs food and nutrition workshops and practicals, and helps with recipe development and analysis.
I am the nutrition columnist for the UK’s Back to School magazine which features nutrition tips and recipes to try out with little ones, tried and tested with my own 5 year-old. I am also a part-time PhD researcher at the Institute for Global Health at University College London where I study the food practices of new Chinese mothers.
Do get in touch to say hello!