Getting ready to study Nutrition | School of Life and Health Sciences

You may want to start preparing and thinking about your degree in Nutrition and Health, and this blog will provide you with some ideas that for both new and continuing students. Don’t worry if you cannot find the time, we know many of you have a lot on your plate right now and these suggestions are all optional. We will ensure you have the right academic and tutorial support when we start back in September.

Popular Nutrition Books

We have asked some of the nutrition lecturers for their favourite popular books related to nutrition and they suggested:

· Why Calories Don’t Count by Dr Giles Yeo

· Just Eat it by Laura Thomas PhD

· Is Butter a Carb by Rosie Saunt and Helen West

· Tin Can Cook by Jack Monroe

Academic Books

We recommend all the Nutrition Society Textbooks but a good first book to invest in is:

Lanham-New S, Hill TR, Gallagher A & Vorster HH (2019) Introduction to Human Nutrition. 3rd edition. Wiley Blackwell.

If it’s been a while since you have done any chemistry you might like to have a look at this book:

Fisher J. and Arnold J. R. P. (2013) Chemistry for biologists. London: Garland Science.

You might also want to check out The National Food Strategy:



Podcasts are also a great way to being to learn about the many nuances in nutrition:

A Thorough Examination with Drs Chris and Xand – the Van Tulleken twins investigate ultra-processed food and the effects on our brains, bodies and the environment.

Dr Giles Yeo Chews the Fat – Giles chats with doctors and scientists about genetics, body weight and the food environment.

Food for thought with Rhiannon Lambert: Rhiannon is a Registered Nutritionist and one of our alumni. Her evidence based advice and interviews with special guests are well worth a listen


Nutrition Organisations

Our degree is accredited by the Association for Nutrition, so do have a look at their website:

The Nutrition Society is one of the largest learned societies for nutrition in the world and highly regarded. They also have student membership:

The British Nutrition Foundation is a good source of information and they organise many conferences and webinars:

My Nutriweb also host some amazing free webinars and an online journal club for students


New Books Coming Soon….

In December alumni Rhiannon Lambert will be releasing her latest book ‘The Science of Nutrition’ and, we are excited to announce, Roehampton Nutrition Lecturers Drs Sue Reeves and Yvonne Jeanes will be launching their first book ‘The Study Skills Handbook for Nutritionists and Dietitians’


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Looking forward to seeing you in September!


– Sue Reeves and Adele Costabile 

The University of Roehampton changes lives by helping our students to develop the confidence, knowledge and values they need for a successful and fulfilling life. We produce world-class research that helps us understand the world and change it for the better.

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