I am passionate about food and its impact on health and planet. With nearly 30 years’ experience in public health nutrition and communications, I enjoy articulating and applying science, policy, legislation and opinion in context. Combining dietetics and communications with a keen business sense, I work with our amazing team, partners and clients to create and implement and food strategies that are good for health planet and businesses too.”
TANYA HAFFNER RD MBDA
Tanya specialises in public health nutrition communications offering almost 30 years’ experience.
Tanya is a qualified dietitian and nutritionist, specialising in public health nutrition communications. During her almost 30-year career she has advised and supported organisations, stakeholders and the public on nutrition and sustainable matters.
As founder and Managing Director of Nutrilicious, she works with partners on insight-led strategies and initiatives designed to support healthy sustainable food choices. She is proud to have impacted on thousands of stakeholders and millions of consumers.
Tanya co-founded the National Nutrition and Health Conference in 1990 – the first cross sector stakeholder event of its kind. She went on to set up Nutrilicious to expand the influence and support given to organisations and stakeholders.
Driven to support and impact as many people as possible, more recently she founded NutriWebinar – a successful online platform providing tailor-made training and support in public health nutrition matters.
As a spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and Nutritionists in Industry (Nii) over many years, she has sat on several expert committees, as well as speaking at and chairing many events.
Tanya is interviewed regularly in the media and has been ask to give her expert advice for television programmes including BBC Breakfast, the BBC’s Truth about Food series and on BBC’s Rip off Britain. She has authored a number of books for health professionals and consumers, and continues to write as often as possible.
Her interest in sustainable nutritious diets and fixing our broken food system started from a young age. At 15 she won ‘The Cook of All Ireland’ competition, with a final involving cooking healthy, tasty dishes. She found a passion for food health and the environment at a time when it was a largely unspoken topic. Studying nutrition and dietetics gave her the platform she needed for her aim to help the public eat well for health and planet.
Tanya recently received a Roll of Honour from the BDA for her leadership and contribution in the development of the BDA’s ground-breaking One Blue Dot report and toolkit on sustainable diets.
WHERE CAN YOU FIND HER ON THE WEEKEND:
Mostly cooking and eating with family and friends, snoozing or walking across the beautiful Heath with anyone willing to join in.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:
Family, friends and tea!