Samantha Howard

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Samantha Howard

MNutr RD mBDA

  • Phone (Day): +44 7414 641026
  • Phone (Evening): +44 7414 641026
  • Mobile: +44 7414 641026
  • Company: Sunlight Nutrition Limited
  • Worksop S81 0TF, United Kingdom
  • Website: sunlightnutrition.co.uk
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Samantha is a HCPC Registered Freelance Dietitian and Full Member of the British Dietetic Association. She graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2007 with a Master of Nutrition Degree.

Samantha’s first Dietetic Role was at Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham and later at Nottingham City Hospital. Samantha worked on adult wards including gastroenterology, orthopaedics, stroke rehabilitation, oncology, cardiac and health care of the elderly. Samantha also ran outpatient clinic’s providing nutrition support to patients with disease related malnutrition, weight management advice, and cardiac rehabilitation advice. Samantha also provided group education to patients on the cardiac rehabilitation programme and those attending the weight management programme.

In 2009 Samantha moved to a more senior position working at Bassetlaw Hospital in North Nottinghamshire under Vera Todorovic. Samantha looked after adult patients on the Intensive Care Unit, she also worked on the adult surgical wards and covered the maternity unit. Samantha ran a clinic supporting patients with coeliac disease, a specialist gastroenterology clinic (for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome), a clinic for patients requiring nutrition support (for disease related malnutrition) and set up a multidisciplinary clinic for patients with Alcoholic Liver Disease.

In 2011 Samantha moved into Paediatrics at Doncaster and Bassetlaw where she covered the Children’s wards and neonatal units in both hospitals. She ran outpatient clinics in hospitals, special needs schools and in children’s centres and provided home visits. Samantha is very experienced at managing patients with complex medical conditions, including those with reduced mobility, those requiring modified texture diets and those which are tube fed. Samantha also has a lot of experience working with infants and children with a variety of medical conditions including food allergies, pre-term babies, Autism, ADHD, constipation, anaemia and many more. She was instrumental in developing a group education session for infants and children requiring a milk free diet. Samantha has also provided group education to children with coeliac disease and those with a nut allergy.

Samantha is passionate about providing a high quality patient led service. To achieve the best outcomes for her patients Samantha has completed Behaviour Change Training led by Dympna Pearson, an expert in this field, and has regularly facilitated on Behaviour Change courses.

In March 2016 Samantha undertook a new role as Specialist Schools Dietitian in Harrogate to broaden her knowledge and experience. This involves advising the school and catering department on The School Food Standards and how to meet them. Samantha works with the catering department to identify and label allergens on the menus. Samantha supports children with food allergies and those with other medical conditions requiring dietary adaptations. Samantha also provides health promotion and education to pupils within the school including GCSE and A Level food technology students.

Samantha also registered as a Freelance Dietitian in March 2016 and has been working with patients privately since then. Samantha has found freelance work incredibly rewarding. It has given her the ability to see patients in their own environment, at home, to truly understand their circumstances and provide a personalised dietary plan.

Samantha gained accreditation as a BDA Work Ready Dietitian in August 2016. She is keen to support workplaces to improve the health of their workforce.

Samantha enjoys living on a farm with her husband and three young children. She is an active Committee Member and Volunteer for her local NCT (National Childbirth Trust) Branch who have recently won an award at the National NCT Star Awards as Volunteer Team of the year.

Sunlight Nutrition Limited is a company formed by Samantha and Dr Lynda Rigley to provide a high quality and personalised dietetic service to their patients.


Industry Services

  • AGRICULTURE & FARMING
  • BUSINESS CONSULTING
  • Catering
  • CHARITABLE SECTOR
  • Cooking demo´s
  • EDUCATION & ACADEMIA
  • EVENTS
  • FOOD
  • MEDIA /PR / MARKETING / ADVERTISING
  • PRIVATE PRACTICE
  • PUBLIC HEALTH & FOOD POLICY
  • Recipe & Menu analysis
  • School Health
  • Workplace Education Sessions
  • WORKPLACE NUTRITION
  • WRITING & EDITING

Clinical Expertise

  • allergies
  • attention deficit disorder
  • autism
  • blenderised / texture-modified diets
  • breastfeeding
  • Cancer
  • cancer prevention
  • Coeliac disease
  • dental health
  • early years nutrition
  • FODMAP
  • food composition
  • food sensitivities
  • food/recipes
  • fussy eater
  • gut health
  • Health Promotion / Public Health / Mother and Child
  • Healthy Eating/Lifestyle/Behaviour/Wellness
  • heart health
  • hyperactivity
  • IBS
  • ketogenic diet
  • learning disabilities
  • liver
  • medical nutrition
  • mental health
  • metabolic health
  • neurological disorders
  • nutrition screening
  • paediatric
  • palliative care
  • pregnancy & pre-conception
  • Teenagers / Child Nutrition
  • weight management

Geographical Areas Served

  • East Midlands
  • North East
  • UK