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Lynne Garton

Lynne Garton BSc (Hons), RD is a qualified nutritionist and dietician with over 23 years experience in food, diet and health. She has a first class degree in Nutrition and a Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics from King's College, London and has worked within the NHS and in industry.

She now runs her own nutrition practice, providing consultancy to various organisations and associations and to the media, and running programmes for corporate clients.

Lynne practised as a clinical dietician in acute and community health settings for six years within the NHS and then moved into industry where she was responsible for launching a range of medical nutrition products to healthcare professionals. 

Passionate about communicating the role of good nutrition towards positive health and well-being, Lynne now runs her own nutrition practice, Alimenta Ltd, providing consultancy and dietetic services to the media and a number of organisations and associations. She also runs nutrition and well-being programmes for corporate clients and speaks at and chairs professional nutrition conferences. Her philosophy is to provide nutritional advice that is based on sound science, yet is practical and realistic for today’s way of life.

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  • Director, Alimenta Ltd, 2000 onwards
  • Product Manager, Novartis Consumer Health, Medical Nutrition Division, 1996-1999
  • Senior Community Dietitian, West London Healthcare NHS Trust, 1994-1996
  • Senior Cardiothoracic Dietician, St. George’s Hospital, 1992-1994
  • Dietician, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, 1991-1992

Education and qualifications

  • BSc (Hons, First Class) Nutrition, King’s College, London University (1989)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics (Distinction), King’s College, London University (1990)
  • Winner of the 1990 Van Den Berghs Prize in Dietetics, Kings College, London University
  • Advanced Certificate in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing (1998)

Membership of professional societies and institutes

  • British Dietetic Associations
  • American Dietetic Association
  • Nutrition Society
  • Health Professions Council
  • Dieticians in Obesity Management

Media roles

  • Editor of Complete Nutrition magazine (leading title for nutrition health professionals)
  • Educational articles for health professionals and consumers 
  • Dietetic consultant for TV programmes, including the Truth about Foods (BBC), Cook Yourself Thin (Channel 4), Horizon: Did Cooking Make Us Human? (BBC), My Big Fat Diet Show (Channel 4)
  • Series Dietitian for Secret Eaters (Channel 4) and the award winning TV programme, Supersize vs Superskinny (Channel 4)
  • Contributions to national newspapers including the Daily Express.

Publications and articles

  • Harland JI, Garton LE (2008) Whole-grain intake as a marker of healthy body weight and adiposity. Public Health Nutr. 11(6): 554-63
  • Garton (2008) Role of Soy in Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention and Treatment. Complete Nutrition 8(6): 53-57
  • Garton (2008) Get the whole of it! Achieving recommended intakes of whole grains. Complete Nutrition 8(5): 51- 54
  • Garton (2008) Children’s bone health, calcium and Vitamin D: how much do nurses and health visitors know? Journal of Family Health Care 18(5): 175-177
  • Garton (2006) Soya and Health: getting the facts straight. Nursing in Practice 27: 54-55
  • Garton (2006) Nutrition through Life study day review. Complete Nutrition 6(3): 44-45
  • Garton (2003) The Health Benefits of Tea. Health Matters 5(1): Si-iv
  • Garton (2003) Ketogenic Diets for Epilepsy; a practical guide. Complete Nutrition 3(4): 26-28
  • Garton (2002) The Heart: Food for Thought… and Function. Functional Nutrition 2(1): 13-17
  • Garton (2002) Diet and Heart Health. Complete Nutrition 2(6): 23-25
  • Garton (2010) - International Experts Confirm Soya's Health Benefits. Washington 2010. Complete Nutrition 10(6): 55-57
  • Garton (2011) - Plant-based Eating: A dietary plan that provides health, environmental and financial benefits. Complete Nutrition 11(5): 39-42
  • Garton (2012) - Eco-Nutrition: Food for the Future. CN Focus 4(1): 37-39


  • Co-author of 'The Plant-Based Plan: Reference Guide for Plant-Based Nutrition'. Lannoo sa. 2011. ISBN 978-9020998986.

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