Mrs Vanessa McMinn
I qualified as a Dietitian in 2000 from University of Ulster. I began my dietetic career in Greater Manchester before returning home to NI in 2002. I have always had a keen interest in sport nutrition. In 2003 I successfully completed my BDA Accredited Sports Dietitian course and started up my own Part-time Freelance Sports Nutrition Consultancy: Victory Nutrition. This has given me the opportunity to work within the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland where I got experience working alongside elite athletes, County Football teams and the NI football team. I continue to support the IFA ladies development squad and other aspiring athletes through various clubs and societies.
With my varying dietetic roles over the past two decades, I have gained extensive experience in many medical conditions, health promotion, school nutrition and performance nutrition. I am also a volunteer member of the British Dietetic Association N.I. Board and I am a nutrition spokesperson for Safefood. I have recently completed FODMAP training via King's College, London and Nutrition for Fertility via Early Life Nutrition Alliance.
With each individual client that I meet, my aim is to brush away and dispel any dietary myths that may have been inherited by generations of conflicting and confusing dietary information. All dietary advice is tailored to the individuals unique personal requirements with the aim of getting the individual back to enjoying their food but also achieving their desired goals.