In association with our proud partners, SuperValu Ireland, Kevin Dundon of Dunbrody Country House Hotel & Restaurant will be presenting cooking demonstrations at both the Dublin & Cork Expos.
Kevin will cook a Starter, Main Course and Dessert for “The Perfect Free-From Dinner Party”. Kevin will showcase the wealth and quality of free-from food options available with SuperValu as well as affordable food choices required to support a healthy diet.
Kevin Dundon is the Chef/Proprietor of Dunbrody Country House Hotel & Restaurant, located in Ireland’s sunny South East. Dunbrody was established in 1997 by Kevin and his wife Catherine. It is now considered to be one of Ireland’s Premier Hotels & Restaurant. Kevin’s runs a cookery school at the hotel as well which is already recognised as one of the most respected in the country.
Over the past few years Kevin has steadily built his media profile and has appeared on numerous TV channels including ESPN Cable, CBC (Live) Canada, UKtv Great Food Live, BBC1s Saturday Kitchen, RTE (Live) the Today Show, as both Chef and panellist. Kevin’s programme of Christmas Made Easy with Kevin Dundon was one of the highest polling cookery shows on RTE. He is also a regular on Irish radio. More recently he appeared on the NBC Today show live on St. Patricks Day while in New York representing the Face of Irish Food. He was the only Irish Chef selected in 2012 to market his new line of products on QVC and ShopNBC in the US.
He also gives culinary advice at it’s best in the Sunday papers with Independent News and Media, and through the local media. Kevin is also working with SuperValu Ireland, one of Irelands leading retailers, assisting them with product and recipe development, marketing and promotion.
Kevin has published 4 books, “Full on Irish”, “Great Family Food” and “Recipes that Work”. His fourth book “Modern Irish Food” has been published to accompany his TV Series “Kevin Dundon’s Modern Irish Food” on RTE1. His new book “Back to Basics with Kevin Dundon” will be launch in September 2014. He has also launched his own App “For the Love of Food”.
Kevin is a great supporter of food festivals and conferences, whose message is to spread the word of good quality food and food production. Kevin and Catherine have three Children; Emily, Sophie and Tom.
JEANNETTE BRAZEL – Irish Skin Foundation
Living with Eczema – A Parent’s Perspective.
Jeannette is parent of a child with severe eczema and Board Member of the Irish Skin Foundation and their mission is to support in all ways possible, to advocate on behalf of, to educate all involved with, and to bring comfort to those affected by skin disease in Ireland, their families and their carers.
Eczema can often be seen as a common mild skin condition that people ‘grow out of’. However, as parents of children who suffer from eczema will know this skin disorder can interfere with school and home life and affect social adjustment. At the Expo, Jeannette will speak as a parent and will offer practical advice and guidance for people suffering from eczema. As a member of the Irish Skin Foundation, Jeannette will discuss support services available to families within Ireland.
Speaking on Sunday, November 9th in City Hall, Cork at 1.30pm on Living with Allergies – Practical Tips for Day to Day Life.
Laura is the mother of two boys, both of whom have cow’s milk protein allergy. She is the author of dairy free kids – a blog about being a mammy and a parent of children with a food allergy. She started the blog to share ideas, product information and recipes with other parents of dairy free children. Laura hopes to provide tips to help parents in a similar situation – and adults on dairy free diets too. dairy free kids was a finalist in the Blog Awards Ireland 2014 in the Best Parenting Blog category.
At the Expo in Cork, Laura will give a parent’s account of the everyday practicalities of a family living with allergies.
Speaking on Saturday, November 8th in City Hall, Cork at 12.30pm on Nutrition & Food Intolerances/Allergies
Mary Carmody Nutrition was set up to help people improve their overall Nutrition and health. Mary believes that a combination of healthy eating, making time for exercise, having good quality sleep at night and minimising stress are the keys to a healthy and balanced life and to our overall health.
Mary specialises in Corporate Nutrition doing talks, presentations, demonstrations and one to one private consultations to many corporate clients throughout Ireland. Mary has worked with a number of pharmaceutical, Medical Device Electronic companies in the Cork area, helping their staff become healthier through the power of good food. Mary also has private Clinics in Cork City and Carrigaline. Mary does Food Intolerance Tests using a blood prick sample with results in a few days.
Mary sends out her clients a questionnaire where she will identify different ailments they may be having like poor digestion, bloating, intolerances, poor diet, IBS, low mood, lack of motivation, fatigue, restless legs and much more.
Mary will identify elements in your diet, lifestyle and other factors, which may be contributing to your symptoms of not feeling well.
Food is just so enjoyable and by figuring out what foods you enjoy most, you can too be healthy and feel good. Call Mary on 087 2884461 at Mary Carmody Nutrition and let her help you.
Speaking on Saturday, November 8th in City Hall, Cork at 1.30pm on
Living with Coeliac Disease: A Practical Perspective – Why Information
and Support are Key.
Mary Twohig-Murray is Chairperson of the Coeliac Society of Ireland, a post she has held since 2012. Mary was diagnosed with coeliac disease in 1993 and is one of three members, who restarted the Cork Branch of the Society in 1994. Mary has been Chairperson of the branch, since 2002, working locally to support coeliacs, as well as being involved at national level, since the late 90’s.
Mary has worked in the Mercy University Hospital since 1977 and during this time was PA for a Consultant Gastroenterologist for over 17 years. Currently, Mary is Medical Records/Secretary Manager.
Speaking on Sunday, November 9th in City Hall, Cork at 12.30pm on
Bordering on Healthy.
Peter is a pharmacist who argues that measurable nutritional and dietary therapy protocols should be a routine part of primary care and that food intolerances and other chronic ailments are mostly linked to our diet and lifestyle..
Food intolerances and formerly rare immune disorders are becoming commonplace in Ireland. Other countries have shared, or not shared, this experience. What makes the difference? Drawing on international cross-border research and twenty years working in healthcare on different continents, Peter will look for pointers to maintaining good health or for drawing back from the brink.
Soon after graduating as a pharmacist, Peter Conry left Dublin to work in the pharmaceutical and biomed industry. After postings in Germany and Austria, and further studies in Ireland, he relocated, fortuitously, to Asia. He spent 15 years in Korea and Japan, China and Taiwan.
Peter believes no ailment should go unchallenged and there is sound evidence that good diet will, more often than not, trump inherited risks. He argues that measurable nutritional and dietary therapy protocols should be a routine part of primary care and that food intolerances and other chronic ailments are mostly linked to our diet and lifestyle. When he returned to Ireland, he began working again in pharmacy. Here, his crack team of patients, colleagues and guinea pigs lent their eyes and ears to confirm that changes to diet and lifestyle also change health and wellbeing.
Nutricentric Healthcare, the company he established in 2009, provides diagnostic tests to nutritional therapists, pharmacies and GPs. Peter devotes much of his time to educating fellow health professionals that products on supermarket shelves should also be recognized as pharmacologically active.
DR. EDEL KEAVENEY
Topics covered include:
• New rules on labelling: what allergens will be highlighted on labels?
• Understanding nutrition information on food labels
• Eating out with an allergy
• Useful resources for people with allergies
• Experiences of staying healthy on a restricted diet
Edel is a nutritionist and coeliac. She runs a Nutrition consultancy and gives talks on healthy eating & nutrition, sports nutrition and other topics to groups. She also gives 1-on-1 nutrition consultations to clients, online (via Skype) or in person. During a consultation, she examines the nutritional adequacy of the current diet, and gives tailored practical tips and sample meal plans to improve the diet, for optimum health. Specific guidance is given for clients with allergies/intolerances, and clients wishing to optimise their diets for sports performance.
Edel has extensive experience advising on food-law relating to nutrition for example health claims, composition of specialised foods (such as gluten-free foods), and food labelling. She previously worked in the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, the University of Ulster, Danone and Kelloggs.
As a coeliac, Edel understands the challenges of reading labels, cutting out foods from the diet, and maintaining health. In her spare time, she enjoys experimenting with recipes for gluten-free food. Her latest creation is gluten-free butternut squash and coconut bread. Find more information on her website www.peachynuggets.com
Keith Kenny is an award-winning chef and author of Cookability – Ireland’s first Dairy & Gluten Free recipe book. Keith has compiled over fifty recipes and cooking suggestions suited to Irish tastes and for people on a gluten-free or dairy-free diet such as soups, sauces, seafood, lamb, pork and beef dishes all feature in the cook book along with delicious, quick and easy desserts.
“I was constantly adapting popular dishes to suit gluten-free, dairy-free, or coeliac-friendly diets, and I realised in my restaurant La Banca in Lucan that there was huge demand for this kind of freshly prepared meal. People with an intolerance often find themselves settling for very bland, unoriginal dishes when eating out, as there is not enough culinary imagination put into creating dishes to suit their needs.”
The Cookability meals contain the key nutrients people need in a healthy diet, like iron, calcium, and fibre but are also great-tasting and healthy. All proceeds of the book go to the Irish Cancer Society and Keith is currently working on his second book.
Giving a demo at 11am on Sunday, November 9 in City Hall, Cork
Ditte will delight us with a gluten free, dairy free, soy free, additive free baking demo including a master class on how to make her trademark Walnut Muffins and delicious Coconut Pudding.
Giving a demo at 12.30pm on Saturday, November 8 in City Hall, Cork
Donal is the owner and award-winning chef of The Botanica Food Co who make and deliver super-healthy, freshly made meals in the Kinsale area.
They aim to take the hassle out of healthy creative eating by providing really healthy, really nourishing but really tasty food delivered to your workplace, your gym or your home.
Donal recently won a nationwide challenge to find the country’s most cost-effective cook and his objective is to make healthy eating easy and delicious. In this demo, Donal will cook a delicious dinner for six people for less than €5 and impart tips on how to cook and eat well on a budget.
Giving a demo at 3.30pm on Sunday, November 9 in City Hall, Cork
Marie is a passionate cook who has developed lots of recipes, all of which are wheat free, gluten free, dairy free, egg free and nut free. As a Mum to Cathal, who was born with severe and multiple food allergies, and severe eczema, Marie found it difficult to cater for Cathal, until she learned how to cook allergy free meals. Marie’s overall message to new allergy parents is, DON’T GIVE UP!
Her aim is to provide support to parents of children with food allergies, and/or anyone struggling to cook allergy free meals. In this demo, Marie will cook a Thai green curry and bake Pumpkin and Ginger cookies and impart helpful advice and encouragement to make ‘free-from’ meal times more exciting and nutritious.
Giving a demo at 12.30pm on Sunday, November 9 in City Hall, Cork
FIONA GANNON & VIRGINIA O’GARA are foundersof MY GOODNESS,an ethical, health focused business that specialises in vegan, raw, sugar free, gluten free food and probiotic products.
They will demonstrate how to make a raw, sugar and gluten free dessert and how to make Kombucha, a fermented probiotic tea.
Anna will give a presentation titled Around the World Gluten Free: Travel Healthy and Happy with Food Restrictions
Anna Sonnenberg is a gluten-free travel writer and consultant based in the United States. She writes about where to go, what to eat, and how to stay healthy on the go at her blog, Gluten-Free Jet Set (glutenfreejetset.com). As a coeliac, she knows firsthand that eating gluten-free away from home can be incredibly difficult. To help other ‘free fromers’ navigate this challenge, she recently launched a worldwide travel project, Around the World Gluten-Free, which will take her to dozens of countries to learn more about the global gluten-free experience. Anna’s talk will provide encouragement, inspiration and trustworthy information to other coeliacs and gluten-free travellers. Join Anna to learn how to travel healthy and happy despite food restrictions.
DR. DENISE KELLY
Denise will give a talk on Food Allergy, Intolerances & Quality of Life Issues.
Dr. Denise Kelly is Managing Director of Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free Ltd., a company trading as “The Gluten-Free Foodie” that supplies gluten-free, wheat-free, artisan-quality, baked products to the retail and food-service sectors.
A graduate of the B.A. (Hons.) programme at DIT, she went on to become the first Ph.D. graduate in this discipline.
Her research explored the nature of food anxiety in Ireland and the potential implications for the food sector.
Having extensive experience working as a chef herself, she assisted Safefood Ireland in assessing the food industry’s knowledge of food allergy and intolerance and chefs’, culinary educators’ and environmental health officers’ understanding of food allergen management.
A coeliac herself, she recognises the challenges food allergic/intolerant consumers experienced in sourcing quality allergen-free food in both retail and food-service settings. So on completing her doctoral studies, she developed a range of gluten-free wheat-free baked products which she brought to market in 2010. Her products are now stocked nationwide.
When not developing new products and managing her business, Denise lectures part-time at both graduate and post-graduate level in Dublin Institute of Technology.
EMMA CLARKE CONWAY
Emma Clarke Conway is PR & Communications Manager of the Coeliac Society of Ireland, where she has been working for 11 years. Having first become involved with the Society as a volunteer, Emma was the first full-time staff member of this national charity organisation, that now has 6 staff members, based in Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups.
Since 2003 Emma has been responsible for communications, developing the various communications tools, such as the magazine, the ezine, the website and social media, as well as working to raise the profile of the Society and the issues facing coeliacs. Diagnosed with coeliac disease since infancy, Emma understands the need for information and support to ensure that coeliacs remain well, sticking to the gluten-free diet. Emma has appeared on various television programmes highlighting coeliac disease through her own experiences. Previously she worked at Elan Corporation and has a Diploma in Public Relations from the PRII, and a Certificate in Journalism. She lives with her family in Co. Meath.
DR. DILIS CLARE
Speaking on Sunday, November 9th in City Hall, Cork at 2.30pm on Helpful Herbs for Allergies.
Dr Dilis Clare is a leading authority on Herbal Medicine in Europe. Dr. Clare is a qualified GP and medical herbalist. She offers the best of both orthodox and herbal medicine. She is the clinical director at her integrated health clinic, Health and Herbs.
Her background in Family Medicine combined with her Clinical and Academic Credentials in Herbal Medicine mean that you are assured of the highest level of medical care.
Dr Clare’s graduated from University College Dublin Medical School (MBBCh, DRCOG) and from Middlesex University BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine. She has been in full time Integrated Medical Care since 1999.
The clinical team at Health and Herbs offer the highest levels of training in the various disciplines of natural medical care. Their approach is always to integrate natural healing with any necessary pharmaceutical treatments.
Dr Clare works with a team approach, tailored to each individuals’ needs.
Selene will give a talk on Eczema – Practical Management
Selene is a Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist at Sligo General Hospital. Having graduated in General Nursing in 2000 she discovered the world of dermatology shortly after and obtained a Dermatology Nursing Diploma from the University of Wales and subsequently went on to complete a Skin Surgery Skills course from the University of Hertfordshire along with Nurse Prescribing from the Royal College of Surgeons. Selene is associated with the Irish Skin Foundation.
Selene’s areas of special interest are Childhood Eczema and Skin Cancer Prevention and she has been involved in rolling out awareness programmes at both regional and national level. According to Selene “eczema or dermatitis is one of the most common skin conditions. It is a growing problem in Ireland particularly among young children with recent research indicating that up to 20% of Irish children suffer from atopic eczema by the age of four. Eczema can often be seen as a common mild skin condition that people ‘grow out of’. However, as parents of children who suffer from eczema will know this skin disorder can interfere with school and home life and affect social adjustment.”
At the Expo, Selene will be providing practical advice and guidance for people suffering from eczema and there will be an opportunity for questions and answers. There are lots of practical solutions to many of the problems caused by eczema and this will be an opportunity to share information and tips. As a parent herself, she will also discuss issues around food choices for families and the peaks and troughs of parenting today.
Eddie has been working with Cornucopia since 2007, and has been working solely on vegetarian food since 2005. First and foremost, Eddie is a committed family man and is married with 2 adorable little girls. Originally from Sweden, he spent a lot of time in America and his cooking influence reflects both these backgrounds.
This demo will be about how to prepare homemade nutritious meals for a family with different dietary requirements. Maybe your teenager is talking about becoming a vegetarian or has your husband had to restrict his diet to become gluten or dairy free? How would you go about that practically in the day-to-day cooking in your household? Our massively popular Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake is a family recipe that started in the kitchen of his Granny! He tweaked the recipe slightly so it became a vegan treat. It has quickly become a Cornucopia staple and favourite, much loved by customers and staff alike!
He is not a vegetarian himself, but has always been interested in vegetarian cuisine and special diets.
Erika Doolan is a nutrition practitioner, motivator, fitness coach and writer. She also has her own range of raw juices in conjunction with Cornucopia, wholefood and vegetarian restaurant.
Erika created Rustic Stone Restaurant’s Raw Menu with Dylan McGrath which is based on using raw food ingredients in a way that enhance and complement the dishes’ flavour and nutritional value. She is currently working on a ‘Kidsize Me‘ menu at Rustic Stone Restaurant and Fade Street Social.
Kidsize Me is a joint initiative from the Nutrition & Health Foundation (NHF) and the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) on the provision of child size portions of adult meals in restaurants. The initiative aims to ensure children have access to healthier food options when dining out by making child size portions of adult meals available as an alternative to ordering from the standard children’s menu.
Erika is passionate about helping people enjoy great-tasting, healthy options at restaurants worldwide. At many restaurants and food establishments nationwide, Erika highlights the nutritional content of the menu and provides a comprehensive nutritional analysis of each dish. Through her nutrition consultancy, Nutrition Ireland, she is an expert in helping chefs and restaurateurs identify key areas on the menu where dishes can be made more nutritious without compromising on flavour. She spends her time educating the staff in food establishments to understand the importance of healthy eating and provides restaurants with a range of nutrition services including nutrient analysis (calories, fat, sodium content etc.) and allergen identification. This advice encourages you to take control of your own health, through the food you eat and the way you live your life. It provides a clear understanding of the nutrient profile of the menu to inform consumer choice. This valuable information helps to facilitate a more healthy eating approach to menu selections.
Erika’s research proves that everything we eat, think and believe can either nourish or destroy our health and that far too often, the medicinal and healing properties of whole foods and lifestyle habits are overlooked.
DR. JOE FITZGIBBON
Dr. Joe FitzGibbon is a medical doctor with specialist interests in allergy, fatigue, and nutrition. He is the author of three books, namely:
Feeling Tired all the Time, Could it be an Allergy? And Weight Loss for Health Gain
Dr. Joe FitzGibbon qualified in Medicine from the National University of Ireland, Galway, in 1981. After his internship he studied laboratory medicine at the Royal Liverpool Hospital, UK. 1984 was spent in a voluntary capacity as medical officer to the Ameva Bible School, Zimbabwe. On returning to Europe he started vocational training for general practice, completing the certificate of Prescribed Experience in 1988, and receiving Diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (1987) and Geriatric Medicine (1988).
Dr FitzGibbon then worked as a Principal in general practice and as a Clinical Assistant in Accident and Emergency Medicine in the UK. During this time his wife, Aoife, became very ill with debilitating fatigue and hemiplegic migraine. The story of her illness and subsequent dramatic recovery is detailed in Feeling Tired all the Time.
As a direct result of this personal experience, Dr FitzGibbon developed a lasting interest in allergic medicine, chemical sensitivity, and states of chronic debilitating fatigue. He eventually left general practice in 1990 to return to his native Ireland where he has pursued these interests.
Whilst working with patients who suffered from food allergy and/or intolerance, Dr. FitzGibbon became interested in other aspects of Nutritional Medicine. In particular, he became interested in the health issues of overweight and obesity. He completed a Masters degree in Nutritional Medicine 2002 at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
Dr. FitzGibbon currently resides in Galway with his wife, Aoife. They have four children. He receives referrals from colleagues throughout the country, as well as from Northern Ireland and the UK. He is also actively involved in writing articles and books on these subjects, as well as giving lectures and seminars to interested groups. He has published in scientific journals and provides the module on Chronic Debilitating Fatigue for the Diploma in Therapeutics offered by Irish College of General Practitioners.
Lorraine Fitzmaurice opened Blazing Salads in 2000 with her siblings, Pamela & Joe. Growing up, they were raised on macrobiotic cooking and their lunch boxes were the subject of much discussion in the 1970s Irish classroom! As revolutionary as it was at the time, this kind of cooking has become part and parcel of what it is to eat well today.
Dublin’s Blazing Salads has been serving up honest-to-goodness vegetarian wholefood to many fans over the last decade, distilling two generations and four decades of the Fitzmaurice family’s food philosophy.
At its heart, Blazing Salads food is deli food. It’s food made to move and to be convenient but food that absolutely refuses to compromise on taste and flavour.
Lorraine is the author of two cookbooks, the latest being Blazing Salads 2: Good Food Every Day. In this book you will be encouraged to eat well every day and enjoy the added benefits of higher energy levels and sense of well-being using vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy-free recipes.
Rita will discuss the Role of Allergy in Respiratory Conditions such as Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis
Rita will discuss the role of allergy in the development of Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis, their prevalence and methods of testing. She will look at how these respiratory conditions are diagnosed and managed in adults and children and how allergy treatments play a part in reducing symptoms as there are many treatments but sometimes patients respond differently. Most common allergies will be discussed as well as their management. Finally, Rita will look at why asthma and Allergic Rhinitis are on the increase and look into prevalence of both conditions in Ireland.
Rita is a healthcare professional and is associated with The Asthma Society of Ireland. She trained in the Mater Hospital as a Cardiac Scientist and then St. James Hospital in Dublin as a Respiratory Physiologist. She is presently undergoing a postgraduate Masters in Allergy in the UK and has an MSc in Animal Physiology and MPPM – majored in Cardiology and Respiratory Science.
Rita joined Allergy Counts in 2003 and works in the area of asthma and allergy with both children and adults.
Rita has presented many talks on the area of asthma and allergy, and is regular expert on TV and radio discussing the role of allergy in asthma conditions. Food allergy is also one of her interests and she works daily with patients to diagnose food allergy conditions and their management.
Tara Canning is a well-established nutritional therapist based in Galway city and county. Her food knowledge, after years working as a chef in Michelin star restaurants to hearty brasserie cuisine, both in Ireland and Germany, lead to her interest in good nutrition. After having her two children, she decided to go back to the books and study nutrition in Irish Institute of Nutrition and Health (IINH) for 3 years.
Tara’s nutrition and functional medicine approach to health and well being allows her to offer her clients a focused, long term plan to achieving optimal health.
She has worked the West Mayo Drug Task Force lecturing young adults about the importance of good nutrition both on and off the pitch and is often called to give talks in GAA, rugby and gym clubs.
Last year, Tara started to guest lecture in Athlone Institute of Technology and is also aiming to give more talks in primary and secondary schools around the country to raise awareness of the importance of a good diet in school children.
She is also the resident nutritionist for both the healthy heart and digestion clinic’s in Dr.Dilis Clare’s Integrated clinic respectively.
Through her own practice it became apparent to Tara that people were crying out for practical ways to improve eating habits. She started her highly successful nutrition based cookery classes a few years ago. The most popular classes are the snack attack and gluten free demonstrations. Tara is also Nutrition Ambassador at Arrabawn Co-Op.
Dr Ranbir Kaulsay of the Clontarf Clinic, Consultant Allergist will give a talk on Hayfever, Nose & Sinus Allergies
Dr. Ranbir will speak on the problem of hayfever, nose and sinus allergies and how the impact the quality of life of patients in Ireland. He will be discussing new and future medical therapies of how we can be desensitised to certain airborne allergies.
Dr Ranbir Kaulsay is a Consultant Medical Allergist, with undergraduate training in Medicine and Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1996. Subsequently my postgraduate training consisted of Allergy and Clinical Immunology training with an emphasis on ENT and respiratory Allergy. Dr Kaulsay has a special interest in allergies of the upper and lower airways.
Born in Dublin, Aveen has practiced widely in hospitals both in Ireland and the UK prior to setting up the Dublin Nutrition Centre in 2003. She graduated from Trinity College with a BSc. (Hons) (Human Nutrition and Dietetics) and is a current member of the I.N.D.I (Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute).
Since qualifying Aveen has gained a wide range of experience in various different medical fields. Having trained in St. James’s Hospital, her professional experience began in the Dietetic Department of the Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust, UK. On returning to Ireland, Aveen rejoined her training ground hospital, St. James, as a senior Clinical Nutritionist.
Since setting up the Dublin Nutrition Centre, Aveen has provided a consultancy dietetic service to many health institutions including the Beacon Renal Unit, the Beacon Cancer support centre, RehabCare, ARC Cancer Support Centre, Lucena Clinic and the Marie Keating foundation. Aveen regularly gives talks and presentations to companies at health & wellbeing seminars and provides regular nutrition consultancy for food companies.
Aveen runs weekly clinics in the Dublin nutrition centre and has a keen interest in health promotion and weight management and specialises in helping those with eating disorders and those with digestive problems.
Aveen provides regular nutrition consultancy for media communications such as print, TV and radio and made regular appearances on RTE’s The Afternoon Show during its four year run. Aveen wrote a weekly food labeling column for the Sunday World Magazine for five years and a weekly column in the Irish Independent health supplement for 3 years.