Monika Jakiel-Rusin

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Monika Jakiel-Rusin

BSc IN NUTRITION WITH HONOURS, MSc IN DIETETICS, PERSONAL TRAINER

  • Bath, United Kingdom

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I am currently working as a Community Dietitian for Great Western Hospital in Swindon providing a nutrition and dietetic service for a range of community services to include intermediate care, community hospital inpatients, and outpatient clinics for both adults and children. I strive for the delivery of excellent patient care through education, and the empowerment of patients, their family and/or carers.

I have also worked on a voluntary basis with Sirona Healthcare and Off the Records Centre with parents, children and whole families to improve nutrition and lifestyle. I found this work extremely rewarding and inspirational. It is important to me as an individual to be able to care for others.

I acknowledge that people are individual and that dietetic interventions and support need to be tailored to suit the person and their own situation. Therefore, I completed a three-day Psychology of Eating course giving me a good foundation in understanding people’s choices and appropriate behaviour change. Being aware of a person’s willingness to change and gauging the level of motivation affects my approach. In working with parents and their children I found that the family dynamic often compounded issues surrounding behavioural change. By taking a relaxed and empathetic approach I engaged with the families, sometimes guiding small changes yielding significant results. I gained confidence in my communication and behavioural change skills when parents returned to compliment and thank me for really helping.


Industry Services

  • EVENTS
  • PRIVATE PRACTICE
  • Recipe & Menu analysis
  • Recipe development

Clinical Expertise

  • allergies
  • attention deficit disorder
  • autism
  • breastfeeding
  • coaching
  • Coeliac disease
  • COPD
  • counselling
  • diabetes
  • early years nutrition
  • Elderly
  • falls prevention
  • FODMAP
  • food sensitivities
  • fussy eater
  • gut health
  • healthy ageing
  • hyperactivity
  • IBS
  • malnutrition in the elderly
  • metabolic syndrome
  • nutritional supplements for elderly
  • paediatric
  • PCOS
  • pregnancy & pre-conception
  • respiratory health
  • skin health
  • sports nutrition
  • Teenagers / Child Nutrition
  • vegan diet
  • vegetarian diet
  • weight management
  • women's health

Geographical Areas Served

  • Europe
  • South West
  • UK